The life cycle of a brand is dictated by its ability to deliver the product welcomed by a wanting marketplace. When that product drifts into territory foreign to the consumer, the once reliable revenue streams created by these individual consumers will follow.
Annette Funicello was truly America's girl next door -- the girl every boy wanted to bring home and every girl wanted as their best friend. From Mouseketeer to Beach Bunny to Skippy Peanut Butter spokeswoman -- we loved her.
America has always prided itself on being a forward-looking nation. Yet our election system is mired in the past. We can rescue our election system from the horse-and-buggy era and infuse it with the dynamism of our digital age. It's happening now.
Available only on Hulu, free for now, The Booth at the End is both a serial and episodic, web-only video production that is gripping beyond belief and the Internet TV watching, addictive equivalent of oxycontin.
I don't see much evidence that those proposing ways to fix what isn't working about America understand what really needs to be done. My concern extends to the biggest "fix what's broken" manager America has: President Barack Obama.
This episode features interviews with Don Hahn and Peter Schneider of Waking Sleeping Beauty, the documentary that looks at how, in 1984, the Disney Company sought to revivify their moribund animation division.