• FCC Launches Full-Scale Probe Of Wireless Industry

    After months of controversy surrounding wireless companies, the Federal Communications Commission voted unanimously on Thursday to launch a wide-ranging probe of the wireless industry. "We are transitioning from a voice-centric world to a world of ubiquitous, mobile Internet access," said FCC Chairman Julius Genachowski. "This transition promises to increase the pace of innovation and investment, but only if we have an open and competitive marketplace that gives every great idea a chance to make its way to consumers so that the best products or services win." ...Read the whole story

  • Publicis' Goerlich, Vinson Land At Rentrak: Will Develop New Video Ad Research

    Bruce Goerlich, a long-time Madison Avenue media research guru who most recently was the top researcher within Publicis' ZenithOptimedia Group, has landed as Chief Research Officer at Rentrak Corp., one of a group of companies vying to develop a commercialized research marketplace from the burgeoning universe of digital set-top devices. ...Read the whole story

  • Mobile Phone Accessories Have Multiple Appeals

    "It is not necessarily true that younger consumers spend more on accessories, although they have more physical accessories. Older consumers may opt for top-of-the-line Bluetooth headsets while younger consumers may be purchasing silicone protective cases for their iPhones and a set of wired earbuds," ABI Research's Michael Morgan tells Marketing Daily. ...Read the whole story

  • Captain Morgan Adds Voicemail Pranks To Effort

    Diageo Rums Director of Marketing Tom Herbst describes the voicemail tool as "another outlet to interact with friends in the playful and fun-loving fashion synonymous with the Captain Morgan brand." It also, of course, meshes with the tone of the overall Calling All Captains campaign, which is squarely aimed at young male adults. ...Read the whole story

Fall Mobile Resolutions

"You need a vacation, Dad," says my daughter. "Knock it off or I will write about you in the next column," I reply. "Fine," my daughter says. "And don't forget to tell them what a crank you are because you spent all summer down in that cave of yours writing about media and programming conferences where other people talk even more about media." Consider it done. Since I now have been sworn to a new resolution that summers must include a vacation, let's spread the joy around. The one thing I have learned after all of these months here in ...More