No, a little brother chopping off Barbie’s bleach blonde locks didn’t inspire this. Instead, the Facebook page titled “Beautiful and Bald Barbie! Let’s see if we can get it made
” is the vision of two female cancer survivors who have urged the doll’s manufacturer, Mattel, to produce a bald version
of its toy to support and raise awareness of children with cancer.
Perhaps you weren’t aware that McDonald’s might have just landed the “Egg McMuffin of” taglines
Maybe so, but not even that could land the Golden Arches a spot on Business Insider’s list of the nine brands with better reputations than Apple
Also happening right now: Gawker
is dusting off an old feature (from its sister site Deadspin
) called “PR Dummies
,” in which it aims to “improve the PR industry through ridicule,” namely, making fun of bad press releases.
Kodak is trying to solve a problem not with ridicule, but instead with a lawsuit. The company, which will reportedly file for bankruptcy in the coming weeks
, has filed suits against Apple and HTC for patent infringement
Some might argue the legal battle is just another example of the problem with patents, or as this infographic
puts it, “a tool for tech-industry shakedowns and litigations.”
Patents aside, The Atlantic Wire
argues why, as Facebook rolls out its latest News Feed and ad product development, it might face problems with unhappy users
Oreo doesn’t have a problem taking advantage of the social network’s advertising features; the iconic cookie is using its brand page
to wish one lucky fan a happy birthday—ever day. It’s all in honor of the cookie’s 100th birthday.
The world’s favorite cookie isn’t the only one celebrating a century milestone. In commemoration of Universal Picture’s 1-0-0, the studio not only unveiled a revamped logo, but also plans to restore 13 of its classic films
, including “Frankenstein,” “Schindler’s List,” and “To Kill a Mockingbird.”
Two out of the three of those movies are based on classic novels, apropos to the new stop-action short “The Joy of Books
” that celebrates both the written word and film.
And for any lovers of the British melodrama “Downton Abbey” on PBS, The New York Times
reports many publishers are capitalizing on the program’s popularity with relevant reading lists
Seems Chelsea Clinton might not be all too popular with TV audiences, the New York Post says
her days as an NBC correspondent might be numbered.
Meanwhile, Gayle King—that’s right, Oprah’s BFF—recently debuted as a co-host of “CBS This Morning.” She sat down with First Lady Michelle Obama, who “answered every single
While Gayle plays Big Three morning anchor, the faux campaign for Austrian International School of Sex played the world for fools
. It was an inspired brainchild of Swedish artist Ylva-Maria Thompson and The Bird Base.
Although fake, the campaign was a hit. But for marketers looking for ways to drive real revenue, Fast Company
lists these four
ways that it claims will bring in the ca-ca-cash immediately—and enable marketers to prove it to their superiors.
And finally, Phone Stacking
, the latest trend to hit the dining room table, is trying to prove it’s more than just a game—it might just be the answer to poor dinner etiquette.