Archives for July 20, 2009

Music Monday – Nirvana vs Rick Astley – Never Gonna Give Your Teen Spirit up

This is your double dose of #MusicMonday this week because we couldn’t help ourselves.

Bubblelgum 80s pop meets 90s Grunge sweat = Kurt Cobain Is Probably (Rick)Rolling in His Grave.  

“It’s eerie just how well [Read more…]

{Rules of PR. no 15} Dear Starbucks, Rebranding, FYI, is NOT the same as Lying

Image by Pierofix via Flickr.

UPDATE: July 24, 2009 9:07 a.m. ET
Funny, how in a more PC-way, ABC News & GMA this morning (as well as Nightline tonight) have said what I said below. With the excpetion of my giving Starbucks credit for their new wine and beer choices, and small menu alterations — FYI, saying “inspired by Starbucks” in your stores, doesn’t mean rebranding. It means you’ve missed the point and the reason you’ve needed to close 600 stores.

I don’t get it, why doesn’t “big coffee” understand? And sneaking into smaller, “mom and pop” shops with a lovely black binder that says “Starbucks” in order to scope out their “scene” — umm, yea. Too obvious.

*ahem*

What a tangled latte we brew…Starbucks, I do heart you, but WTF is wrong with you these days?

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Word on the Mocha Latte street is that everyone’s favourite love-to-hate, overpriced, coffee chain — aka Starbucks — is getting a makeover…but, you just wouldn’t know it.

No, I’m not talking about their new snack line to compete with The Hut and McCafe — I’m talking about a real makeover. I promise they won’t look the same; they said so.

Opening this week, that’s right, “Your Neighbourhood Coffeeshop” is about to become  [Read more…]

Music Monday – Heathcliff, It’s Me I’m Cathy…

Love or hate Brontë, it doesn’t matter because you’ll love “Wuthering Heights”…the [Read more…]