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Robert Klara
These Over-the-Top Holiday Gift Baskets Won't Be Regifted Big things come in ginormous packages

There's an old joke that circulates every holiday season about how there's really just one fruitcake in the world--the one everybody keeps regifting. But actually, that most unwanted of all presents…

October 27, 2014, 12:01 AM EDT

How Louisville Slugger Became the Only Bat You Know by Name From Pete Browning to Derek Jeter

Photo: Nick Ferrari It happens at two minutes and 12 seconds into this Major League Baseball video. No, not Derek Jeter's final hit—a high chopper to the left side of the…

October 27, 2014, 12:01 AM EDT

How One Man Hopes to Restore the Legacy of Kodak Steven Overman is the new CMO

Steven Overman has been passed a torch that is very bright but awfully heavy. On Oct. 1, he was named CMO of Kodak. Remember Kodak? With the first handheld camera…

October 20, 2014, 12:01 AM EDT

The Old Flame That Indiana Jones and Don Draper Have in Common Zippo's windproof still knows how to light America's fire

Photo: Nick Ferrari Indiana Jones considered his a lucky charm. Ricky Ricardo pulled his out at the club. And Don Draper’s is key to the guy he really is. What is…

October 20, 2014, 12:01 AM EDT

7 Hipster T-shirts Featuring Brands Hipsters Would Never Buy Days Inn? Brillo soap pads? C'mon

Even if you count yourself as a hipster, there’s a good chance you’ve grown weary of all the other hipsters sporting a certain piece of street gear: the retro brand…

October 14, 2014, 12:16 PM EDT

The Most Powerful Woman in Restaurants Whom You’ve Never Met Claire Dorland-Clauzel is the marketing mind behind the Michelin Red Guide

You’ve probably never heard of Claire Dorland-Clauzel, even though she’s among the world’s most important culinary figures. Dorland-Clauzel is svp of brands (the French equivalent of the CMO) for Michelin,…

October 12, 2014, 9:07 PM EDT

Why America Still Gets Fired Up Over Fiestaware The colorful plate that shattered tradition

On a January day in 1936, The Homer Laughlin Co. set up its booth at a trade show in Pittsburgh, poised to introduce a new line of dinnerware. Laughlin had…

October 12, 2014, 9:06 PM EDT

Why Did BFGoodrich Toss a Truck Tire Out of an Airplane? The story behind the big radial free-fall

So let’s say it’s your job to do a little marketing for a new type of heavy-duty radial tire. Are you going to go all tire-geek and talk about stuff…

October 7, 2014, 6:18 AM EDT

Why George Clooney Wears James Dean’s Pants After 141 years, Levi's 501s are still the coolest jeans in America

In May 2001, a relatively new auction site called eBay had the media world abuzz. For sale was an artifact, dated to 1880, and dug up from the mud of…

October 6, 2014, 7:59 AM EDT

This Year's Most Popular Halloween Costumes Are (Surprise) Straight From the Multiplex Ninja Turtles and Disney's Frozen characters top list

When you answer the door this Halloween, there’s an extremely high likelihood that you’ll be dropping candy into the bags of Elsa, Olaf, Raphael or Donatello. Wait a sec. Those…

September 30, 2014, 1:39 PM EDT

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