September, 2012 Archive

Lady Gaga Ignites a Body Revolution

Thursday, September 27th, 2012

Lady Gaga is taking her clothes off to start a body revolution. In response to news stories about her weight gain in recent weeks, Lady Gaga has taken matters into her own hands. On September 25, she posted unvarnished photos of her body on her Little Monsters social media site and ...

Apple Causes Panic in the First World

Friday, September 21st, 2012

Apple is such a well-oiled machine that a rare misstep by one of the world's most admired brands is front-page news. Consider Page 1 of the September 21 The Wall Street Journal: "Apple Makes a Wrong Turn as Users Blast Map Switch," reports the WSJ breathlessly alongside an article about ...

Location-Based Marketing Is More Than a Foursquare Game

Wednesday, September 19th, 2012

The next time your boss insists you create a Foursquare scavenger hunt to make your brand "fun," ask yourself who your audience is and what they'll get out of the experience. Using location-based services such as Foursquare to build your brand is all about providing useful content like deals and ...

A Slice of Hip-Hop: “What Would Jesus Do (WWJD),” by DATz DEM

Monday, September 17th, 2012

Are you ready for some gospel hip-hop? Check out "What Would Jesus Do (WWJD)," from DATz DEM, which consists of artists ILL Son and Focist P. The opening moments of "WWJD" evoke Marvin Gaye's gospel side, with a soulful vocal floating above strings before ILL Son and Focist P trade ...

Welcome to Bucky’s

Sunday, September 16th, 2012

"Welcome to Bucky's." I heard the greeting from a voice that sounded ragged but sincere behind a partition as I walked into a Mobil gas station on a warm Friday night. It's not every day that you get welcomed to a gas station. I glanced over to the partition. A tired, rumpled ...