I was in New York through the horror of 9/11 and I well remember the sense of shock and “waiting for the other shoe to drop” in the days and weeks that followed. Although the whole nation and in fact most of the world reeled in sympathy, the gaping wound soon became a New York [...]
One of the biggest winners at the 2009 Cannes Lions International Advertising Festival in June was a brand the whole world has quickly grown to love: Barack Obama. Actually it was his Presidential campaign headed up by David Plouffe that won two major awards. The news sent my thoughts racing.
Although I’m a marketer through and [...]
A quick glance at newsstands and TV schedules confirms that consumers have an insatiable appetite for celebrities and human-interest stories. News coverage of the controversial Iranian elections and street protests had begun to die down until the murder of a pretty 20-something woman, Neda, was caught on camera and video and broadcast worldwide, putting a [...]