Within a month of each other, two articles appeared in BusinessWeek about  luxury brands.  The articles, about Coach and Tiffany & Co. respectively, describe how the brands are dealing with the decrease in demand due to the recession.  Each has devised a strategy for lowering its prices without tarnishing its brand. […]


John Caddell, owner of Shop Talk – Innovation, Marketing and Alliances, “a daily look at marketing, strategy and management, highlighting trends, focusing on what works and what doesn’t,” was kind enough to feature a guest post from me on his blog — my piece points out the “excuse culture” that seems to be pervasive these […]