Fred Franzia, creator of ‘Two Buck Chuck’ and champion of affordable wine, has died

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Description: Fred Franzia, the man behind the famous “Two Buck Chuck,” died on Tuesday at age 79. Source: NPR.org Date: Sep 15, 2022 Link: https://www.npr.org/2022/09/15/1123070279/fred-franzia-two-buck-chuck-wine-bronco-dies Questions for discussion: What does the article say about the marketing of wine and consumer perception of price, in particular? Do you think $2 wine could sell as well in… Read more »

Peloton co-founders John Foley and Hisao Kushi are leaving the company in a broad executive shakeup

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Description: Peloton on Monday announced the resignations of two of the company’s founders and another top executive, marking the end of an era for the struggling fitness-equipment company as CEO Barry McCarthy dramatically reshapes the business. Source: CNBC.com – video report Date: Sep 13, 2022 Link: https://www.cnbc.com/2022/09/12/peloton-co-founders-john-foley-hisao-kushi-are-leaving-company.html Questions for discussion: What has happened at the firm… Read more »

TikTok is upending the music industry and Spotify may be next

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Description: Artists have soared to the top of the charts because of trends on TikTok, muddling the music industry’s business model. Source: CNBC.com – video report Date: Sep 05 , 2022 Link: https://www.cnbc.com/2022/09/05/tiktok-is-upending-the-music-industry-and-spotify-may-be-next.html Questions for discussion: What is happening to the music industry as a result of TikTok? How has marketing changed? What role is… Read more »

Tom Brady asks Gen Z athletes to ditch toxic comparisons in Under Armour ads

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Description: Under Armour is encouraging young athletes to stop comparing themselves to established greats through a star-studded new ad campaign, per an announcement. Source: MarketingDive.com Date: September 8, 2022 Link: https://www.marketingdive.com/news/Under-Armour-Tom-Brady-Morgan-Freeman-Gen-Z-football-ads/631404/?utm_source=Sailthru&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=Issue:%202022-09-08%20Marketing%20Dive%20Newsletter%20%5Bissue:44380%5D&utm_term=Marketing%20Dive Questions for discussion: What do you think about the intended message in this ad? Do you think it is successful? Why do you suppose Morgan… Read more »

1 in 5 home sellers are now dropping their asking price as the housing market cools

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Description: Home sellers are getting nervous, as the once-hot housing market cools fast. One in 5 sellers in August dropped their asking price, according to Realtor.com. A year ago that share was just 11%. Source: CNBC.com – video report Date: Sep 02, 2022 Link: https://www.cnbc.com/2022/09/02/more-home-sellers-drop-their-asking-price-as-the-housing-market-cools.html Questions for discussion: What does the report say about how… Read more »

Queen Elizabeth II’s Relationship With Media Technology

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Description: Technology innovations shaped the world in which Queen Elizabeth II reigned. She embraced all. Perhaps it’s because she realized the connection media technology — and ultimately, the internet — could create between the monarchy and people. The 96-year-old, who represented an institution dating back centuries, was more tech-savvy than many imagined. Source: MediaPost.com –… Read more »

Burger King unveils $400 million plan to revive U.S. sales with investments in renovations and advertising

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Description: Burger King on Friday said it plans to spend $400 million over the next two years on advertising and renovating its restaurants as part of a broader strategy to revive lagging U.S. sales. Source: CNBC.com Date: Sep 09, 2022 Link: https://www.cnbc.com/2022/09/09/burger-king-400-million-plan-to-revive-us-sales-with-remodels-advertising.html Questions for discussion: Summarize the highlights for the future. What do you think… Read more »

Why the Housing Market Is Not in Recession

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Description: Wharton real estate professor Fernando Ferreira doesn’t believe the U.S. housing market has entered a recession. Source: https://knowledge.wharton.upenn.edu Date: Sep 06, 2022 Link: https://knowledge.wharton.upenn.edu/article/why-the-housing-market-is-not-in-recession/ Questions for discussion: What does the article say is happening in the real estate industry? Why is this industry so important to understanding the economy? How are business decisions affected by changes… Read more »

SPOS #842 – Andrea Belk Olson On Secret Customer Needs

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Description: Here it is: Six Pixels of Separation – Episode #842. Have you ever met a “differentiation expert”? That’s the role of Andrea Belk Olson (who is also a speaker and author). As the CEO at Pragmadik, where her team helps organizations of all sizes better understand customers (their wants, desires and secret needs). She is the author of The… Read more »

Here’s why tall cans dominate the craft beer market

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Description: The tall can — a.k.a. tallboy or pounder — projects both trendiness and blue-collar appeal, experts say Source: CBC.ca Date: Sep 04, 2022 Link: https://www.cbc.ca/radio/costofliving/craft-beer-tall-cans-1.6570989 Questions for discussion: What does the article say about marketing, consumer behavior and the size of beer cans? What do you think about these views? What should marketers do… Read more »