This short (2:47) video, “Doggy Day Care Beats Recession,” from CNN.com (July 23, 2009), provides a nice supplment to one of the great new videos in our books’ video package. I really like “Targeting the Premium Dog Market: Cashing in on ‘Doggy’ Love” – and students can relate to it as well. This provides a confirmation or shorter alternative and addresses issues of consumer behavior, product (service) design, and pricing.
This article, “GoodGuide Puts Brands’ Ethical Claims to the Test,” at AdAge.com, (September 28, 2009) describes the new GoodGuide website. This site has a database rating about 75,000 consumer products on health, environmental, and social impact using a 10-point scale. The article discusses some possible strategies that might be employed by the website. Even if you cannot check out the article, you can link to www.GoodGuide.com and check out the website.