A week or two ago, on a sunny afternoon, a small business owner set up a folding table in a park near my house. He was selling various small Judaica items, and he parked himself on a bench for a few hours, equipped with his phone and a portable credit card reader. My wife found … Continue reading “I don’t know which half is wasted”
Much has been written about Quibi — the streaming video service launched a few weeks ago by Jeffrey Katzenberg and Meg Whitman. The central conceit of the platform was that it was premised upon shortform, mobile-first videos – “quick bites,” thus the name Quibi. Unfortunately for its creators, Quibi has largely been a flop. Which … Continue reading Disney+ and Quibi. It’s a Small Screen World, After All.
When I first got this email from United, about their new hygiene + cleaning standards, it just kinda rubbed me the wrong way. I had trouble figuring out why exactly it felt a little off, but I think I’ve boiled it down to a few things.For starters, it strikes me as odd that this new … Continue reading CleanPlus℠
Looks like Knob Creek Bourbon is following Coke’s lead with a create-your-own-label campaign for folks who like their drinks on the rocks. Thanks to Ilan Regenbaum at Venturing Capitalist for the Knob Creek tip. Continue reading Labels
If Twitter partners with Amex to take on eCommerce, you can be sure that Facebook will make its own effort, too.
Some of you may recall our brief piece several weeks ago, where we wondered whether Microsoft is guerilla marketing the Surface. Thanks to Apple Insider, we now know that it is. Just thought we’d say “toldja so.” Continue reading Microsoft is Guerilla Marketing the Surface
Facebook posted its first ad this morning, depicting, among other things, chairs, airplanes and bridges – in short, the things that connect us. The minute-and-a-half long spot, produced by Wieden+Kennedy, places gentle violin strings over images that are both urban and rural, developed and developing, young and old – all of them rather banal. The … Continue reading The Facebook Ad
I think it’d be a cool extension of the whole crosshatching theme. Just saying. Continue reading Microsoft Should Totally Do a Hashtag-Windows Campaign
There seems to be nothing new under the sun – er, fire, that is. Mercedes-Benz just unveiled a fiery brushstroke design that its marketing gurus have dubbed “Aesthetics S.” Interestingly, the whole fiery car outline motif seems to have been begun by Infiniti last year, under the marketing tagline of “Inspired Performance.” Compare the designs … Continue reading Brushstrokes
I walked past this rather corporate graffiti yesterday in Williamsburg, Brooklyn. Is Microsoft taking a Banksy-esque approach to on-the-street advertising? Or is someone just putting Windows on the wall? Would love your thoughts. Continue reading Is Microsoft Guerilla Marketing the Surface?