Roses are red; violets are blue. I know that may sound pretty generic, but would you’ve rather I given this card
to you? Usually such a happy place (at least for us) we’d expect Target to be a pink and red mecca of tenderness and affection around Valentine’s Day, but the store is in a bit of a lover’s quarrel with consumers who find its “stalker” card rather offensive.
Maybe we’ll drop the idea of a card altogether and stick to something handcrafted like we used to do in elementary school. And if you’re not quite the artist per se, perhaps one of the people who worked on this hand-painted mural of David Beckham’s H&M ad on the side of a New York City building be of some assistance. We’d prefer it be one of Victoria’s angels, but … (via AgencySpy
If the rumors are true, Matt Lauer’s wife should expect something really good for V-Day, and by really good, we mean really expensive. He can afford it. According to sources
, the “Today” host is willing to stay on the NBC morning show after his contract ends come December, but only if the price is right—a $30 million a year kind of right.
Meanwhile, quirky gifts
for your Valentine seem to be the trend this year.
Speaking of quirky, if Blue Ivy wasn’t already one of the strangest celebrity baby names you’d come across recently, add to that the notion that proud parents Jay-Z and Beyonce have filed to trademark their daughter’s name
. Yeah, because it’s that great of a name.
Adele was the only name people might remember from Sunday night’s Grammys, where the soulful songstress deservingly belted her way to six awards, sweeping each of the categories she was nominated
, included the most-coveted “Album of the Year.”
And after the 2011 telecast posted its highest ratings in 11 years, marketers and advertisers were more than willing to shell out big money for air-time during this year’s program. CBS garnered an estimated $800,000 per 30-second spot
Since its Super Bowl debut, Clint Eastwood’s commercial for Chrysler
—a company once thought had driven far too long on a spare tire—not only delivered the message that the company is bouncing back
, but has even reaped the “Saturday Night Live” parody treatment, the real gauge of success.
A successful surge in album sales both in the U.S. and across the pond marred by the death of the late Whitney Houston has some fans outraged
after discovering retailers hiked music prices of said albums, distastefully looking to turn a profit on such a tragedy.
Tennis pro Rafael Nadal is also outraged, but it’s with a French TV puppet show that used his likeliness in multiple skits alluding to illegal drug abuse
by the Spaniard, as well as fellow sportsmen from Spain.
People are none to pleased with AT&T, as well, as many of its customers were upset upon learning some surprising limits placed on their “unlimited” data plans
In contrast, Ogilvy & Mather are aiming to please, using the first day of Social Media Week to launch Social@Ogilvy
, its new means of bringing together the company’s digital experts from around the globe.