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Paul Buchheit
Tropicana Line's Sales Plunge 20% Post-Rebranding - Advertising Age - News - http://adage.com/article...
Tropicana Line's Sales Plunge 20% Post-Rebranding - Advertising Age - News
"After its package redesign, sales of the Tropicana Pure Premium line plummeted 20% between Jan. 1 and Feb. 22, costing the brand tens of millions of dollars. On Feb. 23, the company announced it would bow to consumer demand and scrap the new packaging, designed by Peter Arnell. It had been on the market less than two months." - Paul Buchheit from Bookmarklet
I wonder why they started to re-design. The old package design is very good and distinctive. - Pavel Senko
Wait... you mean when you're selling a commodity, packaging is important in brand recognition? Never saw that one coming... :-/ - Ken Sheppardson
-20% is actually not bad between Jan - Feb. I liked the old packaging myself. Rounded orange lid is neat but gets slippery. - Andrew Smith
+1 to Benjy's comment. The new design is horrible. It looks like the store brand at best. It's not distinctive at all. - Alex Power
Wow, it's just like New Coke, only without changing the taste. - Gabe
I don't like the new half-sphere lid. If I drop it, it rolls off the table. - Morton Fox
that looks cheap! sorta like a knock-off brand...lame ! - Susan Beebe
"Peter Arnell Explains Failed Tropicana Package Design": http://www.youtube.com/watch... - Simon
I actually liked the new design - looked less "fake" for some reason. Plus, the new design makes me think more of a mimosa. ; ) - JP Maxwell
The only thing wrong with the new design is that it was not immediately recognizable as a known brand. - Gabe
I dislike the Font on the old Logo, but the rest of it was fine. - Iain Baker
trying out a "beta" and "rolling back" in the package design world sure is a lot different than it is in the web world :) - Nathan Chase
I've wondered about this. It happened around the same time as the economy crashing, so I wonder if it was all due to the change, or because a "premium" orange juice suffers in this economy. That said, I hated the packaging, too. - Stan Scott
Donna Fontenot
10 Winning Science Fair Projects That Will Make You Feel Dumb - http://www.sciencefairprojects411.com/article...
10 Winning Science Fair Projects That Will Make You Feel Dumb
Donna Fontenot
Why France has the solution to online piracy | U2 news article from @U2 - http://www.atu2.com/news...
Why France has the solution to online piracy | U2 news article from @U2
Matt Cutts
Want more links to your site? Use Google to change 404 errors to higher-quality links: http://www.mattcutts.com/blog... All SEOs should know 'bout this?
It's weird that few search blogs picked up this post. But SearchEngineLand noticed it: http://bit.ly/3wa4CV - Matt Cutts
Sounds spammy. :) - Andrew Smith
Andrew, if anything it's making the web better by cleaning up broken links. :) - Matt Cutts
This is pretty awesome. Thanks for pointing us to the right place Matt! - Stu Andrews
Matt Cutts
Supersweet: http://waxy.org/2008... Andy Baio color-coded political blogs as red or blue based on SVD of linking patterns.
wow - mjc
Matt Cutts
If you want to get your "Matt Cutts SEO interview" fix, I did one with the Spanish webmaster blog that just launched: http://googlewebmaster-es.blogspot.com/
Donna Fontenot
For all of u who didnt make it to @wordcampbham , u can at least ck out the presentation i did - http://www.seo-scoop.com/seo-wor...
Ross Settles
Django | The Web framework for perfectionists with deadlines - http://www.djangoproject.com/
Django is a high-level Python Web framework that encourages rapid development and clean, pragmatic design. - Ross Settles
Matt Cutts
@brianwhite , it's scary. I talked to someone about U2's The Joshua Tree and he said "The what?"
Matt Cutts
@cmaddison , I checked with the Spreadsheet folks and I think it the last half-hour or so it should be working for you?
Matt Cutts
I don't always agree with Stephen Arnold, but I agree with this: http://arnoldit.com/wordpre... . Once you have Google App Engine, Moderator is easer.
Ross Settles
is thinking about the implications of vertical social nets for traditional magazine publishers.
Matt Cutts
Google Book Search just added some really nice APIs: http://booksearch.blogspot.com/2008... . You can do some fun things with these APIs.
Matt Cutts
How to install Google Chromium (open-source version of Chrome) on Ubuntu: http://www.ubuntu-unleashed.com/2008...
Google Chrome through CrossOver / Wine? No thanks. :) - Giuliastro
I think this like a opportunity to test Chrome at Linux. Not for final user. - Renê Fraga
thanks... just looking for this - Sean Reiser from twhirl
Ross Settles
The Weepies – Old Coyote - http://www.last.fm/music...
Ross Settles
Iron & Wine and Calexico – he lays in the reins - http://www.last.fm/music...
Simon
Google leaps, Microsoft drops in brand value | News - Digital Media - CNET News - http://news.cnet.com/8301-10...
Google leaps, Microsoft drops in brand value | News - Digital Media - CNET News
"According to the study by BusinessWeek and Interbrand [...] Google showed the strongest gain, with a value that increased 43 percent to $25.6 billion". - Simon from Bookmarklet
Measuring "brand value" is obviously such a precise science that they can report the value to 3 significant figures. Here's a different article from April 2008: "The search engine's marque is worth more than $86.1bn according to the Brandz list ". http://www.independent.co.uk/news... - Simon
Matt Cutts
A new version of Chrome is coming with several nice fixes: http://googlechromereleases.blogspot.com/2008...
Is it going to surf the web for me? I'm much too busy these days. Maybe I could program it to handle all of my social networking. - Damien Franco
Mac version? - Roger Kondrat
Can't wait for the Linux & Mac versions - imabonehead
Simon
YouTube - Riccardo Patrese drives wife crazy in Civic Type-R - http://www.youtube.com/watch...
YouTube - Riccardo Patrese drives wife crazy in Civic Type-R
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"[Ex Formula One driver] Riccardo Patrese drives wife crazy in Civic Type-R" The contrast between the serenity of the driver and utter terror of the passenger is quite a sight to behold. - Simon from Bookmarklet
The pair only realize at the end of the lap that there is a camera in the car... - Simon
I wonder how fast they were going. - April Buchheit
Matt Cutts
Shiny Chrome bits, plus a fresh tip - http://www.mattcutts.com/blog...
I haven't seen the Control-Shift-V trick to paste raw text, but I'm sure someone else on the web wrote about it and I missed it. - Matt Cutts
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