Archive for March, 2011

Mar 21 2011

VCs Who Loathe (and Misunderstand) Marketing

Great blog post today by Brian Morrissey at DIGIDAY. Brian discusses why celebrity NY venture capitalist Fred Wilson (he made his bones investing in Twitter and Foursquare) hates marketing. Wilson apparently delivered his anti-marketing comments during the recent SXSW event in Austin. Actually, Wilson hates advertising, but he confuses that with marketing. What is painfully clear is that Wilson really does not [...]

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Mar 14 2011

The "Post Empire" Fights Back

This post is about Charlie Sheen (groan), but it is not your typical Sheen observation. Yes, he is the pop-art, Internet meme of the moment. The breakout sensation of 2011 in all of his craziness and out of control, over the top panache. But, Sheen is much more than that. And it took Bret Easton [...]

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Mar 05 2011

Pork Get's a Brand New Tag

Did you hear the big story yesterday about the branding of pork? The pork producers have finally decided to change their famous tagline — Pork…the other white meat — and have adopted the following: Pork, Be Inspired.   Does that inspire you? I am not so sure. In an NPR interview yesterday, the spokeswoman for the pork [...]

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