This was a fascinating week for deciding on topics. Yahoo! and Bing hashed out a deal. GM's Bob Lutz and his remarks became heated topics of debate. Cash for clunkers was a huge controversy. But it was my little alternative subject in the original topics list that rose to be our lead-in discussion.
As soon as I began to pose questions to listeners and guests alike, we were on fire with the discussion over Chinese brands and the growing importance of China to our economy. Some news outlets had taken to calling this past week's US/China meetings as a "G2" summit, denoting the advent of China as the sole rival to U.S. economic supremacy.
It was a great discussion and one you won't soon forget. And believe it or not, the show gets even better from there.
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A Future of Chinese Brands?
- Ad Age Reports on Intended Deal
- Adweek Announces the Agreement
- Brian's Article on Agency Opinion
- Ad Age Discusses The Potential Size of Search Market
- NYT on Looks To Future
- The Washington Post Characterizes Yahoo! as Coming Full Circle
- Ad Age Opinion Piece Critical of Projected Search Share
GM's Lutz In Spotlight
- Adweek Reports on Lingering Negative Brand Perceptions
- Ad Age on Agency Concerns Over Lutz
- Ad Age Reports on Lutz's Assurances
- Al Ries Vilifies Lutz
- Jack Trout Counters Ries' Arguments
Cash For Clunkers
- NYT on the Unexpected Results of Plan
- NYT Wheels Blog Offers Opinion
- Adweek Reports on Refunding of the Plan
BlogHer Raises Payola Questions
Opening Theme, Joe Sibol (pick up his latest album on iTunes)
Closing Theme, CJACKS
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