Monday, June 28, 2010
  • Kia Preps Tour, Facebook Effort for Soul

    The latter involves a mash-up program using the hamsters from the new "This or That" ad campaign and the online gaming page PetVille, where players can take care of virtual pets. The program lets Facebook users make mash-ups -- self-edited versions using a cut-and-paste program -- of the ad and then share their creations with friends. ...Read the whole story

  • Eight O'Clock Coffee's N.Y. Promo Celebrates WOM

    On June 28, commuters passing through Grand Central Terminal will have a unique opportunity to put in a good word about the great taste of Eight O'Clock Coffee -- and a chance to win one of eight iPads and other prizes throughout the day. ...Read the whole story

  • ANA: Events, Sponsorship Metrics Are Inadequate

    Nearly 8 in 10 respondents said that the need for validated sponsorship/events marketing results has increased in the past two years because of the need to justify expenditures to senior personnel. Yet, 65% are not taking all of the steps needed to measure results adequately. ...Read the whole story

  • Group Urges Mothers To Avoid 'Booby Traps'

    "Everybody likes to have a laugh," says Best for Babes co-founder Bettina Forbes. While many ads promoting breastfeeding take a heavy-handed approach that virtually shames a mother into breastfeeding, Forbes hopes the lighthearted approach shows the subject can be handled wryly. ...Read the whole story

  • Aprilia Vid Mocks Out BMW Table Trick

    An Aprilia RSV4 motorcycle rolls into a dingy garage where a table for six is set on white linen. The bike gets hooked up and, as in the BMW spot, takes off. But the Aprilia fails, pulling half the dishes off the table. A super comes up: "Tricks are not our talent ...," followed by footage of Aprilia racing bikes winning Moto GP events, "... winning is our talent." ...Read the whole story

  • Chevy Corvette Named 'Sports Car Of Kentucky'

    General Motors reports that Gov. Steve Beshear officially signed House Bill 104 stating that the Chevrolet Corvette is now the Official Sports Car of Kentucky. To be fair, the legendary sports car has been built at GM's Bowling Green plant for nearly 30 years. It is the only place that the car is made, so no other state is likely to have an argument. ...Read the whole story

  • Ford: It's T-Bird Time

    Ford will begin celebrating the famed Thunderbird nameplate's 55th anniversary this year with a display of some 300 Thunderbirds with their owners on hand, from 30 states and Canada on Saturday. ...Read the whole story

  • Nivea Partners With Singer Natasha Bedingfield

    Nivea's happiness campaign helps people connect by bringing them together to celebrate what makes them happy. As the official sponsor of the 2010 AVP Nivea Happiness Tour, the skin care brand aims to share happiness with more than a dozen communities across the country where beach volleyball fans will gather. ...Read the whole story

  • Dunkin' Hires Marketing, Operations VP's
Who Goes Bowling?

Top 10 DMAs in which reside adults who went bowling in the last 12 months: 1 Detroit 2 Salt Lake City 3 Chicago 4 Las Vegas 5 Grand Rapids/ Kalamazoo/ Battle Creek, Mich. 6 Minneapolis/ St. ...More