Pepsi is upgrading their look. The Arnell Group are the creatives behind the look, with the skewing of the logo to resembele more of a smile.
Accidental music mogul Dave Brown helped launch the careers of Death Cab for Cutie, Bright Eyes and The Album Leaf, among others. These days his record label turned consulting company, Holiday Matinee, beefs up the resumes of dot-coms and other merchants of cool. I got a chance to talk to Brown about the details of his journey from music enthusiast to a record label founder. Illustration by Matt Stallings.
On 9/8 United Airline's stock plunged 75% because Google News was featuring a 6 year old article from the Chicago Tribune. Shares drop to a low of $3 per share. The craziness didn't stop until the Nasdaq halted trading on the stock. Apparently it was a slow news day on South Florida Sun-Sentinel, when some guy happen to read the old article of United Airlines' bankruptcy, which caused the aritcle to become one of the day's popular articles, which inturn got add to Google News then added to Bloomberg's wire. Everyone is pointing fingers, but this is what happens when we trust to much in computers and algorthims, it makes people do stupid things. (Wargames my friends, just in stocks not war.)Would have been amazing time to double up on some cash.
This is Malcom Gladwell speaking on hiring in the modern world for the 2008 New Yorker Conference. Its ironic how many conferences have surfaced on the net after the popularity of the TEDTalk vids.
Gladwell is an amazing speaker and author and his research on topic is informative as well humorous.
Six Flags announced the sale of seven parks to PARC 7F-Operations Corp, a Florida based group for $312 million . PARC will sell the parks to a real estate company and lease the land from them. Six Flags has been trying to sell these parks from a few months to relieve there massive 2 billion dollar debt. Parks include Six Flags Darien Lake and EIlitch Gardens. Six Flag had also attempted to sell Magic Mountian but it was not included in the sale. It's should be interesting in a few years to see how many of the parks sold today are still parks and how many have been closed for some other investment. With a real estate company holding all the cards in the end; it maybe only a matter of time before the parks are closed and condo's are built.
I musted of woke up in a pissy mood today, all I want to do is diss every especially Helio commercial because they are horrible.
The gist of their advertisments if the "Faux Pas," calling Helio a phone is a faux pas. I understand they are trying to illustrate that the Helio is more than a phone, probably close to a close to a smart phone because of its Myspace capabilities. But to make be sit down and which his crappy commercial, about how it is not a phone, it just juvenile. I am directing saying to Tom Anderson and Rupert Mudoch and who ever you runs Helio, to fire your the ad firm behind those commercial they are so not well thought.
Get the ad firm that did the Playstation 1 commercials or the MTV commercials a few years back those are priceless moments in branded into my head. Actually put ME to the test, call me up and I will make you an awarding winning commercial, your offices will be full of so many ADDY awards you have to start giving them away like candy. (ADDY is are awards given for advertising, which the Helio ads will not get.)
How you ask? Well the same way Myspace pretty much did, but with just a little more class.
The plan was for facebook to change their admission policy today, but because of the "Live Feed" fiasco last week they are postponing it.
NEW YORK (AdAge.com) -- Social network Facebook plans to completely ditch its admissions policy, welcoming anyone with internet access. The major change was scheduled for today, but has now been postponed until next week while the company struggles to regroup from last week's member revolt in response to new activity-tracking features.
I really don't know if this will work in facebook's favor. One of the nice parts about facebook was it's exclusiveness. It's kind of ironic because in a interview last year, Mark Zuckerberg was celebrating the fact the users feel comfortable puttin private/real information in their profile because of the limited membership. Many people I know already have both a Facebook and Myspace account, and many are saying Myspace is better, for communicating with people (mainly people that can't have facebook accounts) and the profiles are more
annoying personalized, I don't think anyone is going to be embedding Youtube videos into facebook anytime soon.