Eugene David
...The One-Minute Pundit

Sunday, June 19, 2011

If it's Sunday it must be Big Double-A-Scribble Time:

1. Lord Springer and SUMNER have fashioned a real cosmetics firm from a fictional one on a soap opera.

This looks like a job for LULZSEC! (Sorry.)

2. Raise your hands: How many people believe changing widgets at the high administrative end of a consumer products firm can help sales? Somebody? ANYbody??


3. Kids Flock to Social Nets, but Few Advertisers Dare to Follow

Kellogg, Kraft Foods, Coca-Cola, PEPSICO, Mattel, Hasbro, Mickey Starbucks -- gee, I can't imagine ANY reasons WHY!

It's not just kids' understanding of advertising that's a lightning rod of controversy for social networks, which mainly rely on virtual and real goods and subscription business models. It's the public perception of how advertising affects kids. Besides law enforcement and the government watching over anyone working with kids online, pediatricians are getting in on the act. A March report by the American Academy of Pediatrics suggests doctors ask kids how much time they spend online and warn parents and children about social media including kids' obsession with popularity and status, sleep deprivation, social anxiety, depression, bullying -- and interactions with advertising.

Here's someone who could advertise to kids on Facebook: PFIZER!

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