NCAA Basketball Ticket Options at Ticket Reserve

Michael Giberson The 65 teams for the NCAA men’s basketball tournament have been selected. Maybe your team has been seeded well and suddenly you think there is a chance they will make it through to the Regional finals (aka the “Sweet 16”). Can you still get tickets? Sure, from some casual searching, I found online … More NCAA Basketball Ticket Options at Ticket ReserveMore NCAA Basketball Ticket Options at Ticket Reserve

Is Coke’s Franchising Business Model Obsolete?

Lynne Kiesling There is a fascinating article in today’s Wall Street Journal (sub. req.) about a lawsuit that Coca-Cola bottlers have brought against Coca-Cola. The issue is Wal-Mart’s request to the company for direct shipment of Powerade to Wal-Mart warehouses. One large bottler, Coca-Cola Enterprises (which is responsible for 77% of C-C sales in the … More Is Coke’s Franchising Business Model Obsolete?More Is Coke’s Franchising Business Model Obsolete?

Incentives Matter: How to Price Internet Service

Lynne Kiesling Yes, incentives do matter … Brian Micklethwait finds that how he pays for Internet access changes how he uses it. In transition between service providers, he finds himself with a slow, pay-for-time connection, which has changed how he uses the Internet: Suddenly, I find myself back in the world of “the news”, in … More Incentives Matter: How to Price Internet ServiceMore Incentives Matter: How to Price Internet Service

Distributed Network Innovation at Mit Medialab

Lynne Kiesling Today is a dynamism day here at KP, whether it’s marketing or technology or business models. Business Week has an interview with Frank Moss, the new head of MIT’s MediaLab. He points out the importance of several things that I think are crucial for dynamic innovation: entrepreneurship, new models of collaboration and invention, … More Distributed Network Innovation at Mit MedialabMore Distributed Network Innovation at Mit Medialab

So Where the Bloody Hell Are You?

Lynne Kiesling I knew Grant McCracken would pick up on and analyze the new Australian travel marketing campaign. If you haven’t seen it, here it is. What’s good about the line “So where the bloody hell are you?” is that it captures what I take to be a peculiarly national endowment. Australians have so perfected … More So Where the Bloody Hell Are You?More So Where the Bloody Hell Are You?