Noteworthy from the past couple days…
Google, Skype, Apple among the most impactful brands of 2005. Results from BrandChannel’s Reader’s Choice Awards.
A Generation Serves Notice: It’s a Moving Target. Mainstream media brings us one of these stories per quarter it seems, all about the elusiveness of young people to marketers. As David Card notes, this one does a good job of describing the implications of media fragmentation in market research terms.
The Seattle Post-Intelligencer kills dayparting on its site. The move has only to do with content layout, but the thinking behind the decision certainly has ad implications. (via)
Big Film Festival Focuses on Small Screen. A Sundance panel on mobile distribution of films.
180solutions Spyware Practice Far From Perfect. The Center for Democracy & Technology complains to the FTC that the company has “deliberately and repeatedly” engaged in illegal and unethical spyware practices.
They're arguably the most annoying video ad formats in existence, but soon they'll be a thing of the past, at least on YouTube.
On Thursday, Twitter reported its earnings for Q4 2016, and the results have raised questions about the company's long-term future.
From its $1.5 billion air cargo hub to its growing network of contract last-mile delivery drivers, Amazon is increasingly looking like a logistics company; but shipping and logistics giant FedEx isn't sitting idly by.
Havas Group's Meaningful Brands report delivers sobering news for brands: consumers wouldn't care if 74% of the brands they use disappeared off the face of the earth.