Bleak Friday

Get ready. The stories about Black Friday will start ramping up today. And by the time you awaken from a tryptophan induced haze on Friday morning,  you can expect your TV to be chock-a-block with shots of reporters standing outside Walmarts and Best Buys and Apple stores and within some big fancy mall opining on … Continue reading Bleak Friday

Hype-y Holidays: The Mythology of Black Friday and Cyber Monday

The media hype around "Black Friday" and "Cyber Monday" is already at a fevered pitch--and the din will only grow louder over the next few days. But can we get real for a moment? To be sure, these are very large volume days. Black Friday sales will likely push $20 billion, and Cyber-Monday revenues are … Continue reading Hype-y Holidays: The Mythology of Black Friday and Cyber Monday