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Entries from May 17th, 2010

Do you remember Slam Books?

May 17th, 2010 3 Comments

You’ve heard me speak positively about social networking.  It’s caused behavioral changes in our society and I think most of it is positive both personally and in marketing.  We are living in a 24/7 Digital world that we need to understand and embrace.   HOWEVER, there is a social network out there that scares the [...]


Betty White rocks SNL

May 14th, 2010 No Comments

When I was growing up (yes, my friends, the early years of TV), SNL was the kind of show you’d talk about in school and try to reinact some of the skits.  Catch phrases like “Pepsi, no coke”, “We are two wild and crazy guys…”  and “Well, isn’t that special”  were worked into every conversation [...]


Too little too late

May 13th, 2010 3 Comments

Just read in Inside Radio that more than $2 million in promotional spending has already been announced to spread the message that the massive oil leak in the Gulf of Mexico has not yet impacted any of the beaches in the region. BP will be paying part of the bill.    Goodness Gracias.  A key safety [...]


I love my Smartphone like it’s another child!

May 12th, 2010 No Comments

How many times have you been enjoying a good meal just to look over to your child (or colleague) to see them desperately texting away on a message that just can’t wait!  Okay, as my husband, Tim, will gladly tell you, I’ve been guilty too! conducted a recent survey of 1,500 teens and young [...]


iPad launches the future

May 11th, 2010 1 Comment

I just had a meeting with my boss and he showed me his new iPad.  OMG!  I thought I was the bomb with my iPhone and Kindle, but this takes technology to a new level.  It’s the future for our children that will become their everyday (like cell phones have become for all of us).  [...]


Nutrition Guides

May 10th, 2010 No Comments

My husband and I have always limited soda for our daughter.  In fourteen years, she has rarely had caffeine.  Limited Sprite if we’re at a restaurant, but she even monitors herself and asks for water if she finishes her first.  It’s all about TEACHING our children to know not to overdo soda, sweets and junk food [...]


Package says Natural…who’s kidding who?

May 7th, 2010 No Comments

What does Natural mean? We all want to feed our families the most healthy food we can get in their little bodies without fighting to conduct a sit-in at the dinner table.  But what does “Natural” mean?  You see it everywhere you look on food products as manufacturers seek to capitalize on the vague sense [...]


Everyday Dawn Helps in Disaster

May 6th, 2010 2 Comments

As everyone knows, there’s a massive oil spill in the gulf. It’s a sad situation, but one company that will benefit in a big way from this tragedy is Procter & Gamble which makes the only product that can be used to clean oil-soaked animals — Dawn dishwashing liquid. This traces back to an obscure [...]


First Impressions

May 5th, 2010 3 Comments

I’ve always enjoyed making presentations. In my humble opinion, it’s all about preparation, practice and knowing who you’re addressing. I recently went to Open Houses for two different public High Schools. Two VASTLY different experiences. The first school talked about how they were going to do everything to “help your child finish high school”. I [...]


Don’t turn the other cheek on Facebook

May 4th, 2010 No Comments

Many companies are using Facebook effectively for Social Networking.  It works for some of us old broads too.  I joined Facebook a couple years ago because my daughter, Casey said (with just the right amount of whine in her voice), “MOM, PUUULEEEASE, I’m the ONLY one that’s not on it.”  “I’m soooooo not cool, everyone [...]