Interesting animations of Walmart & Target geographic expansion. is promoting Obama and McCain videos from the homepage.

Where does your brand fall on the practicality vs. style spectrum?

Can Word Of Mouth Marketing be done well and done honestly?

AdAge reports the Top 200 brands in terms of ad spend, who collectively spent $24.73 billion in media during the first half 0f ’06, up 9%. Internet spending among theTop 200 jumped 25.6%, to $1.65 billion. Among the 20 retailers in the Top 200, their online spend was up 152.3%.

Business Week outs a seemingly independent travel blog about the wonders of working at Walmart.