The Toshiba “medical test subject” ad is edgy, a bit gross, and caused a stir. From the buzz, viewers remember Toshiba after seeing it. Yet, the images and portrayal of medical trials are disturbing and can lead to unintended negative connotations for the Toshiba brand. So why may Toshiba have chosen this commercial? Toshiba’s “medical [...]
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by Angela McIntyre | July 9, 2012 | 1 Comment
by Angela McIntyre | May 9, 2012 | 2 Comments
“Most people don’t know Microsoft sells PCs,” is how James at the Microsoft Store responded to my initial surprise at the layout of their new store. Microsoft has 19 retail stores in the US, and the Microsoft Store at the Stanford Shopping Mall opened a couple weeks ago. I was surprised that the Xbox and [...]
by Angela McIntyre | November 28, 2011 | Comments Off
I was behind the mirror for a few consumer focus groups Gartner held recently. We asked consumers in six cities about how they use technology, attitudes about consumer electronics, and what influences their purchase decisions the most. The focus groups highlight how differently consumers think about mobile, video and social media than marketing directors, product [...]