The first Monday in March might be reserved for Polish war hero Casimir Pulaski
, but Urban Outfitters is already celebrating Irish heritage. Too bad this culturally insensitive T-shirt
and other merchandise sold by the retailer are more likely to get it slapped in the face than kissed.
Meanwhile, Oreo is celebrating its 100th Birthday
. The cookie is not quite as old as Chicago, which turned 175 this weekend
, but a century of milk dunking is certainly something to celebrate. You twisters, however, disgust us.
The Gay and Lesbian Alliance Against Defamation (GLAAD) found itself disgusted with
Kirk Cameron after the former “Growing Pains” star appeared on CNN’s “Piers Morgan Tonight,”
where the evangelical Christian described his belief that homosexuality is an “unnatural” sin.
If Cameron wants to rejoin the (secular) TV world, he had better be careful. Those remarks are bound to offend people in Hollywood (and elsewhere). But what about offending people on Twitter? Fast Company
outlines five stupid social media mistakes
you could make.
Another mistake your brand or company might make is deciding to cut costs and corners by designing your own website
. According to Forrester Research, a cheap, cookie-cutter site could spell disaster for your business’s share of the $316 billion in online spending expected by 2016.
Looking to earn profits as a high-end, fast food chain, Wendy’s has placed hope in an “intense,” three-year overhaul
of its image.
The image of Madison Avenue might forever be associated with that of Don Draper and Joan Harris, so it’s a good thing Advertising Age
shared details of the real ad men and women
of industry lore.
Something those advertisers never dealt with in their time—DVR, a time-shifting treasure for television audiences, yet ratings-altering
dilemma that networks and marketers are still trying to figure out.
If you’re still trying to figure out how to better keep track of your data usage as more mobile providers limit customers’ access, consider an app
If you already downloaded one to your iPhone before this weekend, Apple thanks you for getting its App Store to its 25 billion downloads
But even if many of those apps were free, Apple products still come at a cost. And as this infographic
shows, the cost for many of its overseas employees could very well be their lives.
A life worth remembering today is that of Ralph McQuarrie, the designer credited with conceptualizing such popular “Star Wars” characters as Chewbacca, Darth Vadar, R2-D2, and C-3PO. McQuarrie died this past weekend at the age of 82
, though his influence lives on.
Brands are living on—or rather, lingering—with the help of electronic scent diffusers
, an increasingly popular trend among marketers.
Just ask Siri if your curious about even more trends. Oh, you’re an Android user? Well, thanks to Google, your “Assistant
” is coming.