What makes us believe in brands, true brands, is that they are expressions of a dream made real. When a good one is lost, or screwed up, it’s sad, not because we care about the brand itself, but instead we care about the human component that made it happen. It’sMORE HERE

We just thought this was fun. It’s at Disney’s Pop Century Resort. A brilliant opportunity for brand promotion. Play-Doh began in 1956, developed by Rainbow Crafts in Cincinnati and is first sold in the toy department of Woodward & Lothrop Department Store in Washington, D.C. It later became part ofMORE HERE

PAWTUCKET, R.I. – As part of a massive promotion to celebrate the 45th anniversary of the iconic Easy-Bake oven, Hasbro (NYSE: HAS) is searching for the next Easy-Bake Baker of the Year. The EASY-BAKE 2009 “Baker of the Year” contest invites kids to enter with their baking “sous chef” parents,MORE HERE

It’s time for Romper Room. Again. A Chicago company, River West Brands, has re-registered the defunct brand name, according to the USPTO. If you lived at the tail end of the baby boom and into Generation X, you remember Romper Room. It was a brilliant concept, led by Baltimore schoolteacherMORE HERE