Last week we ran a story about Chino Latino's offensive ad campaign for its latest Indian street food-themed menu and the outcry it prompted in the Desi community, as those from the Indian subcontinent refer to themselves. A Facebook group, "Hipsters Against Parasole," quickly formed, and a very voc ... More >>
Falling under the category of "things we already could have guessed without conducting a market research study", a new market research study from Scarborough Research shows that Minneapolis is one of the top 10 cities in America for drinking microbrews, particularly those that are locally made, repo ... More >>
Mpls' social media job market is very solid. Social media has revolutionized the way we publish and disseminate information. No longer are journalists ink-stained wretches trying to put together a story before a print deadline -- now we're more like carpal tunnel-plagued pixelheads trying to be t ... More >>
After a disappointing holiday season, Target dropped its lead ad agency. Fresh off news that Santa gave Target a lump of goal this Christmas, the company is making changes. Target has dropped Portland-based Wieden and Kennedy, the company's lead advertising agency for the past six years.
Two years before its scheduled opening, the area along the Met Council's $957 million Central Corridor project is already undergoing redevelopment -- but is it a case of government throwing good money after bad?
BarryJudge.com.In a letter, Judge says no other info was stolen in the hack.This is one computer problem the Geek Squad can't solve. For the second time in a month, the private information of Best Buy customers has been compromised. This time, a hacker broke into files of a former Best Buy ... More >>
Lady Gaga has a thing for Minnesota companies. In addition to working as a creative director for the Minnetonka-based Polaroid, Gaga announced today that she's partnering with Target to release an "exclusive deluxe edition" of her new album, Born This Way, which is due out May 23.
PepsicoDoes this soda make me look fat?In honor of New York Fashion Week kicking off this week, Pepsi unveiled a new tall and sleek Diet Pepsi can design. In the company's official press release, chief marketing officer Jill Beraud commented, Diet Pepsi has a long history of celebrating women t ... More >>
The new catchphrase makes a big buck impact. It's every brand manager's dream to see a celebrity endorsing their product--drinking it, driving it, wearing it, and whatnot. And while no snack food manufacturer has yet succeeded in having its name subbed into the colloquial phrase, "all that ... More >>
Gary on TV.WineLibrary.com"The larger the crowd, the more I curse," admitted the man who would be the highlight of yesterday's big marketing conference at the downtown Hilton. Wine entrepreneur and lovably crass motivational speaker Gary Vaynerchuk kicked off The Minnesota Interactive Marketing A ... More >>
Users can toggle between remixes of the song as the video plays.
Would you be more or less likely to drink Bud Light if the can was in your school's colors? Bud's betting the former.
Who are the local hot shots on Twitter?
Can the fast food chain convince recession-conscious coffee drinkers to switch to the Golden Arches?
Starbucks pays big buckolas for hourly mention on MSNBC's "Morning Joe" program.
Marketing firm First Flavor is hoping newspapers will latch on to its "edible film strips."
No ball-dipping orgies for the liberals. Just some good old-fashioned "Thank You" cards to taxes.
Paisley swirls sell, but where is the soul of San Francisco?
Welcome, friend, to the booming field of "subprime" mortgages. Think you can't afford a house? You're probably right, but that won't stop us from putting you in one!
You scrubbed radioactive toilets. You fleeced tots at carnivals. You ground the beaks off baby birds. You sent City Pages your summer job stories--and we didn't even give you minimum wage in return.
GOP telemarketers harass the elderly, groove on hip hop, and scream like monkeys
The governor's right: Many "public servants" do what he and the friends of Tim have done. That's what reeks about it.
Why Telegate matters
At the Mall of America, Pokemon packed 'em in
How a Minneapolis consulting trio discovered the "iconogasm," and other tales from the trendspotting business.