Tuesday, June 30, 2009
For My Final Entry: My Top 10 Favorite Stories for Marketingshift.com
For the past year, I've had the privlidge of writing and editing content for this blog, but career opportunities have led me down a new path. Before I click the "publish" button one final time, the nostalgic part of my personality compells me to list my top 10 favorite stories for MarketingShift, starting with No. 10.
Google's growth and dominance could lead them down a path similar to the one Microsoft took before it faced the wrath of the U.S. Department of Justice.
Amazing parallels were found between the global economic recession and a map created by Thomas P.M. Barnett, Barnett's map illustrates his viewpoint on globalization, which claims the world is divided by the functioning core and the “non-integrated gap". The "core" consists of economically advanced or growing countries that are linked to the global economy and bound to the rule-sets of international trade.which outlines the a New York Times best selling author and military strategist.
This clothing trend turned out to be a virtual neccesity during the drug wars in early 2009.
The unveiling of the GM Segway Puma was just begging for a satire piece, and I couldn't resist the urge to mock the dorkiest looking vehicle I've ever seen.
McDonalds CMO and Global Promotions Officer, Mary Dillon, was courteous enough to designate an hour for a bloggers-only press conference at Mplanet2009. Dillon was very honest and open about McDonalds approach to social networking.
71% of readers responded "Never", the next-highest vote was "Rarely", at 17%, and no readers responded "daily."
Gatorade's ambigous and mysterious commercial during the BCS series drove viewers to Google "What is G? As a result, Gatorade created a remarkable online buzz for the new logo and new line of flavors.
I was blown away by some of the submissions we received from around the nation, but the best house was in our own county. Jenna Crawford discovered this Shrine to Christmas decorations in Viera, Florida.
The incredible amount of reader mail inspired the creation of www.bringbackthe12pack.com. Six months later, the wish was granted.
No story stirred up more controversy than my post describing Joe Babiasz's site against the state known as the "Heart of Dixie."
To my loyal readers, I appreciate you tagging along. It's been a great ride, full of twists, turns and other surprises along the way. In the words of one of my favorite humor columnists- Lewis Grizzard, "It wasn't always easy, but I sure had fun."
So long, everybody!
By Matt O'Hern at 11:12 PM | Comments (1)