The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) has finalized another rule that requires all direct-to-consumer television advertisements for prescription drug and biological products covered by Medicare or Medicaid to include the list price.
The June special issue of Fast Company featured "The 100 Most Creative People in Business". The section about JP Morgan Chase Foundation's President, Kimberly Davis, caught my attention instantly because her story helps illustrate some of our own findings here at Media Logic about brand engagement, and similar transparency versus authenticity obstacles that we have encountered with our financial clients and observed in our recent research whitepaper.
We have a Firestone Complete Auto Care Store across the street from our office here at Media Logic. They mainly sell tires and do some other car care maintenance. I hadn’t been in the store in a year or so, but this week I had to stop in to get my wiper blades replaced (I know, I should’ve gone to Pep Boys and saved $20, but I didn’t). Upon entering the store it was clear that the interior had been completely overhauled since my last visit. They did a really nice job. It was as if Firestone decided to tap the modern marketing ethos – facilitate conversation and establish authenticity – as their design inspiration.