Marketing analysis, opinion, and links by Marian Burk Wood, the author of two Pearson Education textbooks for college students: "The Marketing Plan Handbook" (US) and "Essential Guide to Marketing Planning" (Europe).
The parent of Redbox, which started the frenzy for DVD rentals via kiosk, is looking for that next big kiosk idea. Just click to Coinstar's The Next Big Idea Contest and write down the big idea you think will appeal to a $1 billion-plus market. Your reward: $10,000. Think fast! Deadline is October 8th.