MOLLUSK, Virginia – One of the most brilliant recent relaunches of a great American brand is the rebirth of Gulf. The company almost totally disappeared, the only remnant being the assorted consumer products branded with Gulf. Pictured here, a new Gulf station and pump in the tiny “town” of Mollusk,MORE HERE

And remember, it is “fancy” people who buy and recommend stock purchases for others. It is “fancy” people who decide on environmental regulations. It is the “fancy” public television watching bureaucrats that make the government regulations. MORE HERE

FAIRFAX – Mobil has always known how to brand itself through television. The idea? Don’t engine up your name everywhere, but instead attach your name to television shows that reach a key opinion-leading segment of your target market. Hence the once sponsorship of Mobil Masterpiece Theater (no longer sadly) andMORE HERE