According to 24/7 Wall Street we will be saying goodbye to these ten familiar brands in 2012 . . . Here are my choices of brands that should be getting the boot!

I love this time of year for many reasons . . . decorating the tree, turkey with stuffing, the smiling faces of anticipation of our 4 kids on Christmas Eve . . . and the fact that as the holiday season fast approaches we all tend to dawn our prognosticative hats in an effort to predict what the year ahead holds in store for us.

From a business standpoint this exercise includes 24/7 Wall Street’s prediction of which familiar brands will bite the proverbial bullet in 2012.

While I would suggest that you use the above link to access the original article which provides the reasons why the widely read equity blog has zeroed in on these particular brands, the following is the list in short form:

  1. Sony Pictures
  2. A&W
  3. SaaB
  4. American Apparel
  5. Sears
  6. Sony Ericsson
  7. Kellogg’s Corn Pops
  8. MySpace
  9. Soap Opera Digest
  10. Nokia

Based on your review of the above list, with which selections are you most surprised or take exception?  With which of the 24/7 Wall Street pundits’ selection are you in agreement and . . . in the passing of the prognosticators hat, which brands are not listed that should be?

If you are talking about the “should be” list, here are my choices for the brands (and/or movements) to whom we should be waving goodbye in 2012 (with the link to my corresponding article explaining the reason why):

  1. Groupon (Madoff and Blodget cross swords over Groupon)
  2. Occupy Wall Street – (All that is missing from the Herman Cain and Occupy Wall Street advocates “debate” is Kevin Costner and Sean Young . . .)
  3. Wall Street – (All that is missing from the Herman Cain and Occupy Wall Street advocates “debate” is Kevin Costner and Sean Young . . .)
  4. Zynga employees (I know not a brand but they annoyed me) – (The pendulum of greed in the markets swings both ways as demonstrated by employee reaction to Zynga management’s share recall)
  5. Wall Street Journal – (How the Wall Street Journal scandal killed traditional print media)
  6. Tesco – (Fascism is alive and well at . . . Tesco?!?)
  7. U.S. Postal Service – (U.S. Postal Service Shuts Down: Neither snow nor rain nor heat nor gloom of night . . . just a lack of money and responsible management!)
  8. Cigarettes (all brands) – (The “you just proved that bench advertising works” axiom doesn’t when it comes to cigarette package warning labels)
  9. The Marijuana Movement . . . For Pets – (According to Hemp News we forgot to include an important group in our poll on the legalization of Marijuana . . . our pets!)
  10. Self-proclaimed gurus offering door prizes – (Find the life, flow, peace, and joy that were meant for us . . . and in the process win cash, a laptop and an IPAD 2!)

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One Response to “According to 24/7 Wall Street we will be saying goodbye to these ten familiar brands in 2012 . . . Here are my choices of brands that should be getting the boot!”
  1. Whew
    …thought I saw Kelloggs “Corn” flakes there for a second…whew. I’m safe.

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