Facebook Users Receive More, Give Less; Robust Sites Lift In-Store Sales; Social Media and Software Industry

March 9th, 2012 by

▶ Facebook Users Receiveth More, Giveth Less: A Feb. 2012 Pew Internet study that combines server logs of Facebook activity with survey data finds that over one month, 40% of average Facebook users made a

Netflix: Who Am I? Why Am I Here?

February 16th, 2012 by

After another round of bad news, Netflix seems to be switching gears once again, and is perhaps sending a message to customers and investors that it is unsure of its own identity. On Oct. 24,… Continued

PepsiCo’s Big Gulp: ‘Team, Great Q4! 8,700 of You Have to Go’

February 10th, 2012 by

Companies often claim that their greatest asset is their employees. PepsiCo is sending the opposite message with its Feb. 9 announcement that it is cutting 8,700 jobs globally and increasing its investment in advertising and… Continued

Exit the Scapegoat at Komen. Who’s Next?

February 8th, 2012 by

As expected, Karen Handel has resigned as VP of public affairs for Susan G. Komen for the Cure. Her resignation can be perceived as part of the organization’s response to the public outcry over its… Continued

Clint Eastwood Replies to Critics With Magnum Force

February 8th, 2012 by

Clint Eastwood’s Super Bowl ad for Chrysler did not make some Republicans’ day, but his no-nonsense rebuttal to criticism is a marvel of concision and emphatic message control. The political impartiality of Eastwood’s two-minute tome… Continued

News Hooks, Sneak Peeks Prime PR Pump for Super Bowl Spots

February 3rd, 2012 by

Once upon a time, one week separated the NFC and AFC Conference championship games and the Super Bowl. There's nothing really in it for the fans to have to wait two weeks for big game,… Continued