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San Francisco Makes Kids Frown: Bans Toy Giveaways in Meals

Posted: Nov 3, 2010 12:00am ET BY Cara Brooke Schultz

San Francisco lawmakers approved legislation on Tuesday, November 2 that would limit toy giveaways in children’s meals specifically those with high calorie intake.

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Message to TV Networks: Don’t fill sidebar pillars of ads with your logo or network promotions

Posted: Oct 29, 2010 12:00am ET BY Bill Duggan

MediaPost’s Dave Goetzl wrote a story recently on how TBS is promoting its Conan show using “pillars” that appear to the left and right sidebars of some ads on their HD feeds.

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Intuit Makes TurboTax Snazzy with Social Media

Posted: Oct 26, 2010 12:00am ET BY Cara Brooke Schultz

In case you missed it, Seth Greenberg, VP, global media & digital marketing at Intuit spoke at this year’s ANA Annual Conference – The Masters of Marketing. Seth talked about how Intuit is successfully utilizing the social media space to get the word out.

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Raw, Flawed, Ugly, Confusing

Posted: Oct 21, 2010 12:00am ET BY Bill Duggan

According to SI.com, Wednesday night's baseball playoff game between the San Francisco Giants and Philadelphia Phillies was “raw, flawed, dazzling, ugly, confusing and entirely wonderful.”

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Biting the Hand that Feeds You!

Posted: Oct 18, 2010 12:00am ET BY Bill Duggan

Fox and Cablevision are in a nasty battle over the retransmission fees that Cablevision pays to Fox to carry their programming. Negotiations have reached a stalemate and after the contract between Cablevision and Fox expired at midnight Friday, Fox pulled its New York and Philadelphia affiliates from Cablevision’s system.

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The $ocial Revolution at TurboTax

Posted: Oct 18, 2010 12:00am ET

Seth Greenberg, the VP of Global Media and Digital Marketing for Intuit, took the stage as the final speaker of the conference to discuss TurboTax’s social media activities. He asked how many people in the audience had used one of their brands, and then said thanks, but his focus was really on those who hadn’t!

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Darden Restaurant’s John Caron Addresses Marketers

Posted: Oct 18, 2010 12:00am ET

John Caron, Chief Marketing Officer of Darden Restaurants, spoke to marketers this morning on day three of the ANA Annual Conference. With their headquarters located within miles of the Rosen Shingle Creek hotel, Mr. Caron opened with a history of the company and how it began with a small, Floridian restaurant located across from a swamp, literally.

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The Future of Advertising: Reinvention for Growth — Cindy Gallop

Posted: Oct 18, 2010 12:00am ET

Just when I was settling in to what was shaping up to be a "good" day at the 2010 ANA Annual Conference, Cindy Gallop, Founder & Chief Executive Officer of IfWeRanTheWorld stepped onto the stage and instantaneously made it a "great day."

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Fidelity and The Green Line Campaign: Staying the Course with One of America's Largest Financial Services Companies

Posted: Oct 18, 2010 12:00am ET

As marketers over the past 3 years of the global recession, we’ve all probably wished for “guidance through the storm”, and as brand advertisers, wouldn’t it have been nice to have had a friendly green path to help us navigate these uncertain times?

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Becoming a Culturally Infused Mass Brand: The Future for Samsung

Posted: Oct 18, 2010 12:00am ET

How will the world’s largest consumer electronics company, a 40 year old Korean giant known primarily for its engineering prowess, achieve its goal to more than triple its current $120B sales to $400B by 2020? It's already No. 1 in mobile, No. 1 in LED TVs, No. 1 in 3D TVs, No. 1 in French door refrigerators.

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