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Apple’s Seductive Brand Promise: Cultural Capital and Social Mobility

On the most powerful aspect of the computer giant’s emotional branding strategy.

 

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Be as Young, Be as Cool, Be as Happy … as an Apple Consumer

What is Apple promising consumers in its famous “Silhouette” commercials?

 

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Teach Me How to Brand

Paul Hiebert talks with the co-founder of the country’s first Masters in Branding program.

 

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How Apple Does Sentimental Consumerism

In marketing and branding materials, the computer giant promises to strengthen your relationship with loved ones.

 

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How Apple Hides the Exploitation of Workers Behind Whimsical Branding

Overwhelmingly positive commercials that inspire happiness can go a long way.

 

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Friend Request Denied: The UC Logo Debacle

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America’s Streams Are Awash With Pesticides Banned in Europe

You may have never heard of clothianidin, but it's probably in your local river.

How Textbooks Have Changed the Face of War

War is more personal, less glorious, and more hellish in modern textbooks than in the past. But there’s still room for improvement.

NASA Could Build Entire Spacecrafts in Space Using 3-D Printers

This year NASA will experiment with 3-D printing small objects in space. That could mark the beginning of a gravity-free manufacturing revolution.

The Most Popular Ways to Share Good and Bad Personal News

Researchers rank the popularity of all of the different methods we have for telling people about our lives, from Facebook to face-to-face.

Do Not Tell Your Kids That Eating Vegetables Will Make Them Stronger

Instead, hand them over in silence. Or, market them as the most delicious snack known to mankind.

The Big One

One in two full-time American fast-food workers' families are enrolled in public assistance programs, at a cost of $7 billion per year. July/August 2014

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