Say goodbye to Satisfries. Most Burger King locations are phasing out their lower-fat alternative french fries for a good reason: they weren’t selling. How they got on the menu in the first place, however, is a cautionary tale that could save you from an expensive mistake of your own. Continue Reading
Gotta love Batman. Amazing skills. Cool tools. Resolute commitment. Nice. But, what good would all that be were there no Riddler, Joker, or, more recently, no Bane.
It doesn’t take a hero to make a villain. Quite the contrary. Heroes rise in their conquest of a villain. This good-vs-evil juju makes for great direct response ads.Continue Reading
“Houston, Tranquility Base here. The Eagle has landed.”
Ask anyone over 55 and they’ll recall with crystal clarity the moment Neil Armstrong spoke those eight words into our generation’s identity. We were changed by NASA’s feat in a way I can’t explain to my children. Their reality naturally includes boot marks on the moon. To those of us who remember, though, seeing it happen made us wish we could be astronauts on a mission. Continue Reading
You and a friend agree to go fishing. You have the boat. He brings lunch. Fair deal—until you reach the middle of the lake. Sitting with hook in the water, you’re startled by a sawing sound. Turning, you find your pal, saw in hand, cutting a hole in the boat. As water rushes in, he says, “yeah, I know this looks bad. But, I brought lunch!”
That’s the deal made with YouTube every time you upload a video. The boat is your video. Lunch is free streaming. YouTube’s ad content is the saw. The water rushing in? Competitors getting access to the eyeballs your video attracted. There’s good news: you have a choice.Continue Reading
Just before 7pm Monday night, May 26th 2014, a woman in red nurses scrubs walked into the Quebec hospital room of Mélissa McMahon. She asked for McMahon’s newborn infant saying the baby needed to be weighed.
Just like that, her baby was gone. What happened next is being portrayed as a striking example of how social media is gaining an upper hand over traditional media. But, is it?Continue Reading