Today’s Adrants newsletter included a story about what I think is a grossly inappropriate ad for the Columbian dog food brand Nutrecan Senior. From a marketing standpoint, I think it’s telling that most of the items on the first page of a Google search for the brand were about this ad, which featured a blow-up … Read moreNow this one is DISGUSTING!
I finally finished reading Pet Food Politics by Marion Nestle I delayed starting the book to read one of her earlier books, Food Politics which details the forces behind US food agencies and policies. Pet Food Politics details the the story behind the pet food recall of 2007 which was ultimately traced to deliberate melamine … Read morePet Food Politics
Hard to believe I hadn’t heard of this vertical ad network until I read this article in MediaPost today. The DogTime Media site claims they have 180 high quality pet site partners; the MediaPost article mentions another 130 bloggers. The network claims to reach more than 10 million visitors a month and enables content sharing … Read moreDog Time Media
This weekend I’ve decided to update my personal website, dog website and this blog. I thought I’d set up some Google Alerts to help me find content. Of course it’s always wise to start with a search to make sure one’s Alert pulls up the right sort of content, so I started with the obvious … Read moreDog – Marketing Metaphor?
I’m taking advantage of an unexpected break in employment to get back to posting. Yeah! (for the posting opportunity, not the renewed task of job-seeking) This summer Retailwire published a series of pet department retailing tips from Nestle Purina. I’ll start with the one talking about allocation of space within the pet department. They recommended … Read moreRetailing Tips for the Pet Department
I found a report online from the financial analysis company William Blair on veterinarian attitudes regarding the future of their business and how that impacts the outlook for major pharmaceutical companies. In general, they found that spending on pets is less affected by fluctuations in the economy than other categories and veterinarians were cautiously optimistic … Read moreVeterinarian Survey
It’s about time I did some posting. Amazing how being employed and pursuing multiple awards and titles on three dogs simultaneously can interfere with my attention to this blog, which has lately been limited to attending to an amazing number of spam comments. I can’t quite remember how I stumbled into this, I’m pretty sure … Read moreAlltop Blogs: Pets
Between work and actually going to dog shows, I haven’t been disciplined about blogging, but since I work in automotive, I do see articles about dogs and cars – and once again Honda is in the news with a Dog Car initiative in Japan.
My co-worker Libby tipped me off to a piece in Media Post talking about how Honda decided to take the Element’s top rating on DogCars.com and develop a dog-centric campaign with TV and online elements (no pun intended.) The article refers to 95 Google dog-sites, one of much must be dog show superintendent MB-F’s Infodog, … Read moreHonda Element takes a hint from dogcars.com
That VDeck “upgrade” at iPower was pretty darn frustrating, especially since they didn’t tell me I couldn’t have more than one blog with my account. My nascent “show dog blog” which didn’t contain any posts kicked Dog Marketing off the map, I finally came to the realization that I’d just have to start over. My … Read moreReturn to Dog Marketing!