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Restaurant Employees Fleeing? Bring Back the Automat!

According to multiple news reports, the exodus of restaurant employees from their jobs has reached Biblical proportions, as Business Insider’s Juliana Kaplan and Madison Hoff reported last month. A record-high 1 million restaurant and hotel workers quit in November — and it … Continue reading

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Starbucks Is Not Just a Coffee Shop

You think the Seattle-based coffee chain is just a place to plant yourself, open your MacBook Air, and drink some overpriced Charbucks Latte? No. Starbucks is not just another outpost in Laptopistan. Starbucks is . . . a lifestyle brand. A … Continue reading

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When Journalists Rent Out Their B(u)ylines . . .

. . . nothing good can come of it. There’s a growing trend among journalists of co-authoring books with subjects they probably would be better off covering. Exhibit Umpteen, from Sunday’s New York Times.     Rajiv Chandrasekaran is a senior correspondent and … Continue reading

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Ask Dr. Ads: Does Starbucks Really Fit Oprah to a Tea?

Well the Doc opened up the old mailbag today and here’s what poured out. Dear Dr. Ads, So there I was, minding my own business and reading the New York Times when I came across this full-page ad. A boldly … Continue reading

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Ask Dr. Ads: What’s Up With The Starbucks Shutdown Ad?

Well the Doc opened up the old mailbag today and here’s what poured out. Dear Dr. Ads, I was enjoying a latte at the Coolidge Corner Starbucks and reading the New York Times yesterday when I came across this ad: … Continue reading

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Starbucks Is Not A Coffeehouse

It’s long been clear that Starbucks, despite its 17,651 franchises worldwide, is not just a coffeehouse chain. It’s a lifestyle/culture brand, producing CDs, co-producing movies, publishing books, and serving as an art gallery. Not to mention operating as a political … Continue reading

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NYT Adstravaganza: Starbucks Fixing, Yoko UnFracking

Interesting full-page ads in Friday’s New York Times. On Page Five, this ad for Starbucks’ Come Together campaign to Fix the Debt: Furthermore, here’s the message chairman Howard Schultz posted on the Starbucks website: Let’s Come Together, America Wednesday, December … Continue reading

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Let The $4 Billion Rumpus Begin! (Starbucks Political $$$ Edition)

By now it’s clear that Starbucks CEO Howard Schultz is overcaffeinated on the topic of partisan gridlock in the nation’s capital. But his crusade is really percolating thanks to this full-page ad in Sunday’s New York Times (via Mogulite): The text … Continue reading

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