We live right next to the staging area for the Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade. For 2 days our neighborhood becomes a giant No Parking Zone and the streets are decorated with blue police barricades.
Watching all of the tow-trucks over the past couple of days reminded me of a piece I wrote for AdWeek about a new LoJack advertising campaign.
So, for your reading pleasure, I am attaching the article. Happy Thanksgiving Weekend everyone. Shop early and shop often!
Published November 18, 2012
I was going to write a post about a terrific branding conference on January 31st, 2013, Corporate Image and Branding Conference, produced and presented by The Conference Board. And then also a write-up on the NYAMA’s brand innovation event featuring Kim Bealle SVP of Kraft; Peter Kaye head of marketing at Honest Tea; Mike Megalli, the brand strategist of Microsoft Windows; and Allen Adamson of Landor.
But I can’t. I’m rushing to watch a new episode of Homeland.
Yes, I confess. I am a Homeland watcher. Obsessively. Compulsively. I dissect the plot lines from the past, looking for the hints and foreshadowing which will influence this week’s episode. I guess where the story is going next, the character motivations. I swap clues on who is the mole inside the CIA.
So, gotta go.
Before I do, I want to invite you to join the NY marketing community at our annual holiday party on Tuesday, December 4th. A portion of the registration fees are going to the Mayor’s Fund to help NY recover from the recent hurricane. Sign up at nyama.org. See you there!
Published November 1, 2012
Getting around town is nearly impossible if you aren’t walking, bicycling or using a scooter. Nobody is taking the buses because they are too crowded.
The traffic is horrendous on Wednesday, as you can see from this photo along Central Park West in the 80s. And there, in the distance, hanging over us like the sword of damocles is the broken sky crane on 57th Street.
Sword of Damocles dangling above us
Central Park is closed and guarded by park workers and volunteers. This is the first time in over 30 years that I’ve ever seen Central Park truly closed. All of the parks are closed and all of the public schools. For my daughter it is a mixed blessing because it means her high school cross country meets in Van Courtland Park are cancelled.
Guarded entrance to Central Park
Toppled trees around the Museum of Natural History are a reminder of…natural history…
Museum of Natural History
And there are more trees lining the sidewalks. They were standing tall on Monday afternoon and then toppled on Monday night.
Caution: Falling Trees