In case you missed the ads or didn’t get the chance to swing by its historic St. James’s Gate Brewery in Dublin this year, Guinness celebrated its 250th anniversary in 2009. While such an incredible milestone is most worthy of celebration (250 years!), what is particularly remarkable from a branding perspective is that its stewards have remained steadfast to the storied stout’s ingredients, kept its brand image equally pure and never turned their back on its rich Irish heritage. To put it bluntly, Guinness has never “put a lime” in its beer.
Tim Adams, chief private brand officer of Macy’s, will chair the Two Ten Footwear Foundation’s 2009 Annual Dinner. In addition to being Two Ten’s most critical fundraiser, this year’s event, slated for Dec. 2 at the Marriott Marquis in New York’s Times Square, celebrates the industry charity’s 70th anniversary.