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How to Cut off Arguments Before they Start

https://www.businessinsider.com/relationship-experts-how-to-resolve-a-fight-2018-7

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Christmas toys made in ‘a world of misery’

Santa’s workshops are actually sweatshops. So says a holiday spirit-crushing report out Tuesday uncovering unfair labor practices at Asian toymaking plants where popular brands like Barbie, Thomas the Tank Engine, Hot Wheels and others are made so kids can enjoy … Continue reading

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Memo to the Public Relations Department

Memo to the Public Relations Department Posted by Derek @ Pipeline After seeing a recent in-house promotional brochure, I’d like to issue a brief request on behalf of my fellow researchers. This is addressed to all professional photographers: please, no … Continue reading

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Pirates in Advertising

Where have all the pirates gone? http://www.secretfunspot.com/pirates.htm It can be said without exaggeration that pirates are loved dearly by everyone.  This includes animals.  The statement: “all people love pirates more than their own families” is truthful, and without hyperbole.  It … Continue reading

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Christian ad about Code gets pulled

Christian ad about Code gets pulled Theatre chain drops spot that was to appear before film Brian Hutchinson | National Post VANCOUVER – A movie house commercial that encourages churchgoers to see and discuss Hollywood thriller The Da Vinci Code … Continue reading

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Wal-World

Wal-World Inside the empire of the world’s largest company An excerpt of Tony Bianco’s new book, The Bully of Bentonville (via the Willamette Week online).  H. Lee Scott Jr. looks every inch the chief executive of America’s biggest and most … Continue reading

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Conspicuous Little Consumers

by Kelly Sharp | the Texas Observer Juliet Schor’s latest book, Born to Buy: The Commercialized Child and the New Consumer Culture, represents the culmination of many things: her training as an economist and sociologist, her ongoing analysis of consumer … Continue reading

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Wal-Mart Enlists Bloggers in P.R. Campaign

Wal-Mart Enlists Bloggers in P.R. Campaign I usually follow the Wal-Mart war with some interest — and came across the following article in yesterday’s NYT:  By MICHAEL BARBARO | New York Times Brian Pickrell, a blogger, recently posted a note … Continue reading

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Magic Bus!

Magic Bus! Edmunds.com 1950 GM Futurliner Sells for $4.1 Million SCOTTSDALE, Arizona — Meet the world’s most expensive bus. This stunning-looking vehicle has just gone under the hammer at Arizona auction house Barrett-Jackson for a non-mass-transportation price of $4.1 million. … Continue reading

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Advertising with Google Maps

Advertising with Google Maps From the MIT Advertising Lab: Advertisers are slowly discovering the potential of Google Maps, and some, like the Target store shown on the left (more at Google Sightseeing), are even enjoying some unexpected windfall.  Poynter Online … Continue reading

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