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Archive for September 8, 2008

Computerworld: Major advertisers protest Google-Yahoo search advertising deal

September 8, 2008

  September 8, 2008 (Computerworld) A trade group that represents large national advertisers like Ford, Sara Lee, Wal-Mart and Pepsi has sent aletter to the U.S. Department of Justice objecting to a proposed Google-Yahoo search partnership. The Association of National Advertisers — which represents 400 companies that spend more than $100 billion annually in advertising — said yesterday that it sent […]

OregonLive: Economic index shows hopeful economic signs

September 8, 2008

by Richard Read, The Oregonian Monday September 08, 2008, 11:44 AM John M. Vincent Building permits in Oregon are up, but an economic index suggests the state is in a mild recession. Oregon residential building permits rose in July, as did U.S. manufacturing orders and consumer confidence. But a monthly University of Oregon economic index […]

FinalCall.com: Memories of the life, work of Jabir Muhammad

September 8, 2008

By Richard Muhammad Contributing Editor Updated Sep 8, 2008, 12:45 pm   Alif Muhammad and his brothers and sisters thank the Muslim community, family and friends for kindness following the death of their father Jabir Herbert Muhammad. Photos: Richard Muhammad CHICAGO (FinalCall.com) – Jabir Herbert Muhammad, a son of the Hon. Elijah Muhammad, was fondly remembered […]

Newswire: Targeted Marketing of High-Calorie Foods Promotes Unhealthy Eating Habits Among African Americans

September 8, 2008

    Newswise — Targeted marketing of high-calorie foods and beverages exposes African Americans—compared to Caucasians or the general population—to more unhealthy messages about eating and limits their access to healthy foods finds a new study by Sonya Grier, an associate professor of marketing at American University’s Kogod School of Business.   The overall effects […]

PRnine: New Firm Seeks to Level Search Marketing Playing Field

September 8, 2008

Atlanta Based ODDulent Global Marketing Plans to Expand African American Role in Search Engine Marketing Atlanta, GA (PRnine – September 8, 2008) – ODDulent Global Marketing, an Atlanta based interactive marketing company, seeks to be the first prominent African American owned and operated firm to offer a full suite of search engine marketing services. Officially launching in September 2008, the […]

Blackvoices: Sanaa Lathan Talks ‘The Family That Preys’

September 8, 2008

Posted Sep 8th 2008 3:59PM by Wilson Morales Filed under: It’s All Reel With the exception of ‘Out of Time’, most of the roles that Sanaa Lathan has played is where she is the good girl. Even when she did ‘Alien Vs. Predator’, you just knew that she would be there to save the day because she […]

AdAge: Esquire Unveils E-Ink Digital Cover

September 8, 2008

75th Anniversary Issue Looks to the Future, Not the Past By Ann Marie Kerwin  Published: September 08, 2008 NEW YORK (AdAge.com) — Esquire began planning for its 75th-anniversary issue a year ago, and that’s when it began to explore how to make the October issue a look into the future rather than a guide to the past. […]

AdAge: ‘Remote-Free TV’ Debuts With Fox’s ‘Fringe’

September 8, 2008

Lincoln-Mercury, Paramount Among First to Advertise By Brian Steinberg  Published: September 08, 2008 NEW YORK (AdAge.com) — “Fringe,” a new sci-fi drama that makes its debut tomorrow on Fox, relies on lots of farfetched ideas and spurious technologies as the basis of its stories. One intriguing notion the program will introduce isn’t crazy at all. The show […]

ADWEEK: Premium M&M’s Make Fashionable Debut

September 8, 2008

September 8 2008 -By Della de Lafuente NEW YORK Mars’ new line of premium chocolate M&M’s made a fashionable debut Sunday when new pitchwoman Eva Longoria Parker unveiled the candy collection at Mercedes Benz Fashion Week in New York. The launch of the upscale chocolate candy line coincides with a multiplatform marketing blitz by Mars Snackfood […]

South Florida Caribbean News: More evidence emerges about value of African-American market

September 8, 2008

NEW JERSEY – Veteran journalist and communications strategist Andria Hall, wants Caribbean tourism stakeholders to take another serious look at the African American market. Responding to a recent study on the purchasing power of affluent African Americans, Hall, who regularly travels throughout the Caribbean conducting workshops, crisis communications training and delivering keynote addresses, said smart […]

NY Times: Magazines Assert Their Power to Sell

September 8, 2008

By STUART ELLIOTT Published: September 7, 2008 AS advertising spending in magazines continues to decline, publishers are intensifying their search for revenue from marketers. An ad promoting the idea that readers will buy what is advertised. Related Accounts, People, Miscellany (September 8, 2008) The trade association for the industry, the Magazine Publishers of America, is […]

Brandweek Magazine: NBA Star Howard Asks: Got Chocolate Milk?

September 8, 2008

Sept 8, 2008 -By Barry Janoff NBA all-star Dwight Howard, tennis star Ana Ivanovic and teen soccer star Jozy Altidore will be the latest athletes to be featured in a Got milk? Effort. The effort will differ from past campaigns in that it will promote chocolate milk as well as support milk’s role in exercise […]

findingDulcinea: Top Saudi Cleric Says Birthday Cake is Devil’s Food

September 8, 2008

September 08, 2008 11:41 AM by Anne Szustek Saudi Arabia’s highest religious authority issued a fatwa against the celebration of birthdays, saying they are not permitted in Islam. Other Muslims, including one cleric, disagree. Mufti Says Blow Out Candles for Good Well-known Saudi cleric Salman al-Audah, speaking out against Saudi religious law, said last month […]

ADWEEK: Old Navy Looks for Right Agency Fit

September 8, 2008

Struggling with its identity, the retailer launches a creative review Sept 8, 2008 -By Gregory Solman Old Navy struggles with its identity at the bottom of the Gap Inc. empire. LOS ANGELES Old Navy will hear from top shops next week as part of a review to choose an agency to handle creative on its $210 […]

RickyGervais.com: Complete Fifth Season of Ricky Gervais Show Podcast available on iTunes September 16

September 8, 2008

Daily Journal of Commerce: Corvallis pushes urban renewal for downtown

September 8, 2008

POSTED: 04:00 AM PDT Thursday, September 4, 2008 BY DJC STAFF Corvallis city councilors Tuesday unanimously approved a draft plan outlining details for raising urban renewal funds for downtown and south Corvallis. The funds would apply to a zone that would stretch from Fillmore Avenue to Crystal Lake Drive and from Sixth Street to the […]

OregonLive: Portland Jazz Festival is calling it quits

September 8, 2008

by Luciana Lopez, The Oregonian Sunday September 07, 2008, 2:06 PM Tim LeBarge/The OregonianOrnette Coleman greets the audience before a performance in February at the Arlene Schnitzer Concert Hall. The Portland Jazz Festival, strapped for cash after losing its title sponsor in April, plans to stop operating as of Sept. 15. Barring a “miracle” infusion […]