We all know it’s incredibly crass to use a national day of mourning to promote your brand. But still, every year on Martin Luther King Jr. Day, Pearl Harbor Day and Sept. 11, companies do it anyway.
We understand the temptation. If your tweet includes the #MLK hashtag, chances are it’s going to be seen and even retweeted many more times than a regular missive promoting toilet paper or Oreos.
69-year-old McDonald has a beef, EE-I-EE-I-O.
George McDonald, a Republican mayoral candidate who’s seen a moderate surge of interest in his long-shot campaign since Democratic rival Anthony Weiner called him “grandpa” before a Tuesday forum, is not willing to let the issue go.
In addition to doing a batch of interviews responding to the remarks, Mr. McDonald fired off a combative statement this afternoon that once again blasted Mr. Weiner for the jab as well as his sexting controversy.
Senator Charles Schumer will be moving out of his Manhattan office at 757 Third Avenue building and will relocate to 780 Third Avenue, the same building that houses fellow Democrat Senator Kirsten Gillibrand’s New York City office, The Commercial Observer has learned.
The move is expected to happen at some point in 2012.
“Our lease Read More
Add magazines to the list of things Americans are foregoing due to the rising cost of living. Based on the Audit Bureau of Circulation (ABC) numbers released today, sales of U.S. magazines dipped 6.3 percent according to the Associated Press’ Jeremy Herron.
According to a chart presented by Portfolio‘s Read More
A Virginia Tech study suggesting that most of our six million annual car crashes involve drivers distracted by cell phones, food, liquor and the like reflects the worst drivers in the First World. But, like curbing the drugs, guns or obesity with which America also leads the richest nations, we do little to fight a Read More
To anyone who has observed professionals working a con, the high-pressure sales pitch for Social Security privatization seems suspiciously familiar. Come to think of it, so does George W. Bush’s back-slapping style, which is well suited to promoting his vague, wildly expensive “reform” proposal to the nation’s teeming rubes.
Like a grifter conjuring visions of Read More
Following George W. Bush’s lead, Howard Dean and John Kerry aren’t taking any federal campaign money, which frees them from fund-raising caps. The sky’s the limit, assuming that they have the political rocket power to get up into the rarefied air where Mr. Bush flies with $200 million or more to spend in getting himself Read More
Have you ever wondered why New York is always teeming with Oscar parties, but you never hear anything about Grammy parties? We’ll tell you why: Rock stars can’t dress! Their idea of a snappy outfit is a shredded T-shirt over some tights, and maybe some kind of big shearling coat. Also: The Read More