Category: News

September 2, 2009

Many of the readers of Marketing Pilgrim likely had a rough 100 or so minutes yesterday when Googles popular Gmail application crashed and went dark via the web. Watching the Twitter stream of panic and rage caught in 140 character snapshots was amusing for a while but when everyone tries to out Tweet the next […]

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August 29, 2009

If I were to tell you that Apple’s app economy was worth more than$2.5 $2.4 billion a year, you would laugh hysterically, shake your head and walk out of the room, yes? Surf on over to some other web site? But here I am telling you exactly that! According to mobile advertising startup AdMob, there are […]

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February 26, 2009

From CNN’s Lauren Kornreich One of the most intense guessing games of President Obama’s new administration is finally over: the choice of first dog. (CNN) – One of the most intense guessing games of President Obama’s new administration is finally over: the choice of first dog. First Lady Michelle Obama told People magazine that her family has […]

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February 21, 2009

Fate of Iconic Jack in the Box Founder, Jack, Hangs in the Balance  SAN DIEGO–(BUSINESS WIRE)– Jack in the Box®, one of the nation’s largest hamburger chains, kicked off a multi-week marketing campaign during the Super Bowl with a cliffhanger ad that left the fate of famed Jack in the Box founder, Jack, up in the air. […]

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January 22, 2009

Wasn’t Barack Obama supposed to be the president to lead us to a “post-racial” America? Wasn’t Barack Obama supposed to be the president to lead us to a “post-partisan” America? Obama’s inauguration is the first I can recall where a racial smear was contained in a prayer while the president’s speech attacked those who didn’t […]

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January 22, 2009

My friend, CNN Contributor Donna Brazile, said the inauguration of the first African-American U.S. President is a day to rejoice. On CNN.com, she explains why President Obama succeeded where others before him have failed. What surprises you the most? Only four years ago, Barack Obama became the junior senator from Illinois. He was a virtual […]

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January 20, 2009

Barack Obama is hosting the party of a lifetime, and it seems that there’s no penny pinching going on in spite of the recession. US President-elect Barack Obama and his wife Michelle wave during yesterday’s ‘We Are One’ concert, one of the events of Obama’s inauguration celebrations. Estimates are that total costs for Obama’s inauguration […]

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January 17, 2009

Chesley B. “Sully” Sullenberger III is being hailed across America after heroically landing his disabled US Airways jet in the Hudson River. All 155 passengers on board the “Miracle on the Hudson” survived. YOU DECIDE: What would you like to tell the pilot of US Air Flight 1549? Click on “Leave a Comment” below. We […]

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January 14, 2009

President Bush gave his last scheduled news conference yesterday and now plans to give a farewell address to the nation on Thursday night at 8pm. He’s asked the networks to give up some of their coveted prime-time schedules for it. President Bush plans to give a farewell address on Thursday night. He will deliver the […]

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January 13, 2009

Samuel Wurzelbacher, aka Joe the Plumber, is in Israel. (Getty Images/Israeli GPO) (CNN) – ‘Joe the Plumber’ Wurzelbacher told a group of journalists covering the conflict in Israel and Gaza that he didn’t think the media should be allowed to report on war. “I think media should be abolished from, you know, reporting,” Wurzelbacher said. “You […]

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