How Ford Can Ramp Up It’s Social Media Turnaround Story of 2009

Can Ford be the Social Media Turnaround Story of 2009? I would love to see that! They are off to a good start; here are my ideas on how they can ramp up their efforts and increase the chances for success. Caveat: My father worked for Ford for 37 years, retiring as Vice President of Marketing worldwide, so I was raised in…

Be Here Now Marketing: How United Airlines Can Take Advantage of Flight Delays

Everyone knows the airlines are hurting. What I don’t understand is why they seem unable to learn from the recurring problems they experience to be both more efficient and to actually convert them into marketing moments. Here’s a real life example with several free ideas I have for United Airlines, or any airline really. The Case of the Cancelled Flight Shane and…

Online Video: Can it save advertising?

We are currently in negotiations with a very large global company, inside of which are a very few brave souls trying to bring new media and new thinking into a well-established, well-rated company that moves at a molasses pace like most corporate behemoths. The product in play is online video. My ears and eyes are tuned in to conversations happening about how…