Battle of the Brands

Marketing That's Anything but a Gift

Marketing That's Anything but a Gift

Ah, the holidays. 'Tis the season for back massagers, key locators—and less than stellar marketing from these two titans of the stocking stuffer.

Apple's Marketing Does the Job; Samsung's is Less Than Galactic

Apple's Marketing Does the Job; Samsung's is Less Than Galactic

The biggest rivalries are born of great passions: Red Sox versus Yankees, Coca-Cola versus Pepsi. This year the prevailing matchup is between Apple's iPhone 5 and Samsung's Galaxy S4.

Does M&M's or REESE'S Win the Real Candy Crush?

Does M&M's or REESE'S Win the Real Candy Crush?

In a battle of the taste buds, there's no clear winner between Hershey's-owned REESE'S and Mars-owned M&M's.

Shoppers Wait to See What JCPenney and Kohl's Have In Store

Shoppers Wait to See What JCPenney and Kohl's Have In Store

Despite their shared focus on the "cost-conscious mom" demographic, retailer giants JCPenney and Kohl's have very different marketing strategies.

Which Hotel Marketer Puts the Luxe in Deluxe?

Which Hotel Marketer Puts the Luxe in Deluxe?

Staying in a luxury hotel like the Ritz-Carlton or the Four Seasons is about one thing: the experience. The question is, who has the sleekest marketing?

Is Baskin-Robbins still the flavor of the month, or can Cold Stone Creamery scoop it?

Is Baskin-Robbins still the flavor of the month, or can Cold Stone Creamery scoop it?

We all scream for ice cream, but what two of the top ice cream chains are screaming for is a clue.

Can the Man of Steel Beat an Iron-Strong Franchise?

Can the Man of Steel Beat an Iron-Strong Franchise?

Superman may be faster than a speeding bullet, more powerful than a locomotive, and able to leap tall buildings in a single bound, but how does the last son of Krypton stand against the "cool exec with a heart of steel," Iron Man?

Breakfast at Tiffany's or the Red Carpet With Harry Winston?

Breakfast at Tiffany's or the Red Carpet With Harry Winston?

Tiffany & Co. and Harry Winston are both "a girl's best friend, but from a marketing standpoint, only one brand can wear the crown jewels.

Which iconic luxury automobile brand has the drive to finish first?

Which iconic luxury automobile brand has the drive to finish first?

In the luxury car market, Lincoln and Cadillac both have deeply rooted reputations—but which one has a more successful marketing strategy?

Microsoft's Xbox Runs 360s Around Sony's PlayStation 3

Microsoft's Xbox Runs 360s Around Sony's PlayStation 3

Game time: Who wins when it comes to marketing, Sony's PlayStation 3 or Microsoft's Xbox 360?

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