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May 24, 2010
Has Domino's given Democrats a playbook to skirt disaster in the midterm elections? It seems to have worked in Pennsylvania.
May 03, 2010
I said it once and I'll say it again: British Petroleum should get off its high horse and concentrate on being a better oil company.
April 26, 2010
Why stressed-out and skeptical clients need trusting advertising agency relationships in today's changing landscape.
April 12, 2010
With all that's going on, you could easily build a case that these are not the best of times for brand building -- and they're the perfect storm for brand teardowns.
March 29, 2010
What do I like most about my favorite publication's 80th birthday? It's that we've renewed our ties with young people through the academic community.
March 15, 2010
Philip H. Geier Jr. has had to deal with some pretty tough characters in his years as chairman-CEO of Interpublic Group of Cos.
March 01, 2010
I'm very much afraid the government has created a dangerous precedent by bailing out the "too big to fail" banks, insurance firms and auto companies.
February 15, 2010
If newspapers had faith in their medium, they'd embrace pay-per-inquiry advertising.
February 01, 2010
The editor of our German-language newspaper, AutomobilWoche, was denied entry into the U.S. to cover the North American International Auto Show in Detroit because he didn't have a visa.
January 18, 2010
Hiding behind "politically correct" financial terms that have the effect of denying reality won't help bring the changes Dubai Chamber of Commerce President Obaid Humaid Al Tayer thinks are so necessary.
January 04, 2010
If it's true, as the Wall Street Journal reports, that the new consumer is "embarrassed by flashy shows of wealth," then it's marketing's job to encourage inconspicuous consumption.
November 30, 2009
How could so many things go wrong in one decade?
November 09, 2009
Stan Cohen -- my first boss and my best boss -- celebrated his 90th birthday recently amid a gala get-together of his many friends and business associates.
October 26, 2009
It doesn't matter if you win or lose, it's how you play the game. Baloney, say major marketers who are apparently tired of paying hefty sponsorship fees no matter if their teams win or lose.
October 12, 2009
The University of Illinois advertising department celebrated its 50th anniversary last month by hosting a daylong symposium on both the challenges and opportunities facing ad students at the school.
September 28, 2009
Instead of providing access to their responsive and involved audiences, B-to-B publishers now find themselves being paid on a per-lead basis.
August 24, 2009
The way out of the recession is not to wait for an uptick. The way out is to create our own uptick. Here are a few examples of what we're doing at Crain Communications.
June 29, 2009
Why are so many of our major industries in trouble, beyond the current economic meltdown? Al Ries and I recently wondered why marketing wasn't being blamed for its share of the problem.
June 01, 2009
Barack Obama won the election based on his promise of meaningful change, yet his own regulatory agencies are stuck in the Dark Ages. And we'll continue to spend billions on drugs that promise more than they deliver, are based on often shoddy research and have unknown side effects that could be worse than what they're supposed to cure. I fear that this resistance to change has infiltrated our whole society. Everywhere you look you see a relentless rallying around the status quo.
May 18, 2009
Walter Anderson just retired as chairman-CEO of Parade Publications, and he's already accepted a new job.