Posts Tagged ‘BMW’

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    Oligopoly: Two Great Ads

    Sep 6, 13 • 511 Views • Behavioral Economics, Businesses, Demand, Supply, and Markets, Economic HumorNo Comments

    During August, 2010, this picture of VW’s headquarters appeared in Google Street View. Fiat actually was following a Google car and then parked, at the right moment, in front of VW for the shot. In Santa Monica, CA, Audi and BMW got into a billboard...

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    Mass Production: A BMW

    Jun 4, 13 • 152 Views • Businesses, Demand, Supply, and Markets, Economic Growth, Economic History, Innovation, Labor, Macroeconomic MeasurementNo Comments

    I wonder if Henry Ford would have been surprised by this 15 minute BMW factory production video tour (below). Few people, lots of robots, the process begins with a colorless shell and ends with the BMW moving off the assembly line. Slow moving and yet...

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    Naming the Weather

    Feb 9, 12 • 96 Views • Businesses, Demand, Supply, and Markets, GovernmentNo Comments

    BMW had to apologize for bad weather.  It all began when their advertising agency decided to buy naming rights to a high-pressure area. Like hurricanes are named alphabetically in the U.S., high- and low-pressure weather areas that approach Central Europe...