Tuesday, September 27, 2011

Tuesday Night Marketing News from Mediapost

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by Karlene Lukovitz
In a perhaps-inevitable latest iteration of marketers' use of '60s and '70s culture to woo Baby Boomers to food products with digestive and other health-oriented benefits, General Mills has launched videos featuring Cheech & Chong promoting its new Fiber One 90 Calorie Brownies.< ...Read the whole story >>
by Sarah Mahoney
It's no secret that Under Armour is gunning for Nike, nor that it considers women to be one of its primary growth markets. But as the companypreps its first-ever marketing campaign just for women, it's also looking to broaden its demographic reach -- launching the Under Armour Challenge this week, a gauntlet-style competition on campuses. ...Read the whole story >>
Packaged Goods
by Aaron Baar
"People's music tastes vary. But one thing we hope most people will agree with: whatever you're listening to, when you mix in the Energizer Bunny beats, the unstoppable energy and positive attitude amplifies the fun," Serge Traylor, brand manager for energizer, tells Marketing Daily. ...Read the whole story >>
by Karl Greenberg
Chrysler is launching a program one typically associates with either very high-end cars, custom-production programs for vehicles like Corvette, niche vehicles with a certain cachet like Mini, or brands with a very passionate and particular owner base. ...Read the whole story >>
Packaged Goods
by Tanya Irwin
"While woman are a primary purchaser, that's only one part of the story as to why Sharpie got involved with City of Hope," Sally Grimes, Sharpie global vice president of marketing, tells Marketing Daily. "On a more personal level, breast cancer is a disease that touches so many lives, including people within our own company." ...Read the whole story >>
by Karl Greenberg
Ford is hoping a new website will help people "get" Sync, its multifarious voice-activated, in-vehicle connectivity system. The site is meant both to give owners a resource for the platform and to give people at the lower end of the purchase funnel a nudge toward Ford and Lincoln vehicles. ...Read the whole story >>
by Mark Walsh
As the second season for Verizon's NFL Mobile app gets underway, both sides say the partnership has gotten off to a strong start, with the app drawing 4.5 million downloads and a mostly positive response from fans. But Verizon isn't cashing in just yet. ...Read the whole story >>

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