Archive for April, 2010

Apr 23 2010

New Coke Fiasco Turns 25!

Interesting historical milestone today: Ad Age reports that the historic marketing fiasco, the introduction of New Coke and the brief killing of Original Coke, turned 25 today! Can you believe that happened 25 years ago? Feels like yesterday. The brilliant “mastermind” behind that fiasco was Coca Cola’s marketing chief, Sergio Zyman (the infamous “AyaCola”). Zyman [...]

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Apr 22 2010

The Web's Ticking Time Bomb Called 'Privacy'

I have been thinking for a long time that privacy is literally a ticking time bomb for the web and all the companies using it (which is essentially everyone). As I have written on this blog many times, too many organizations (especially web-based companies) play fast and loose with privacy issues online. That hurts their [...]

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Apr 02 2010

Buggy Whips by Blockbuster, Inc.

Talk about a modern day buggy whip story: Blockbuster, Inc. Here is a company that literally is existing on fumes right now. Even the famed raider Carl Icahn has lost faith in the company, dumping shares and resigning from the Blockbuster (NYSE:BBI) board. The NYSE has warned Blockbuster that it is in danger of being [...]

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