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Entries from September 29th, 2010

Stop sending us pigs!

September 29th, 2010 3 Comments

I enjoy Facebook.  But, I can’t stand Farmville or Mafia Wars and if you try to get me to play, I’m likely to “de-friend you”.   Don’t think I won’t!  I love to see pictures of your kids in their Halloween costumes and read funny stories about them, but I don’t want to know that you’re [...]


Kids…it’ll grow your mind

September 27th, 2010 2 Comments

I don’t have a little one anymore.  If I did, I’d definitely check out Tampa’s new children museum, the Grand Opening was this past weekend.  It’s a wonderful addition to downtown Tampa! The place where it’s okay to kid around.  Check out the website at It’s not your parents’ museum. It’s YOUR museum. And [...]


Online Advertising needs to be creative

September 24th, 2010 No Comments

Marketing folks get all caught up with measurement and metrics with online advertising.  If marketers do their planning and creative around the fact that the internet can be a very targeted medium, they will have more successful campaigns.  I firmly believe that good creative helps cut through the clutter. The following are a  few of [...]


Green Room Volume Six

September 22nd, 2010 1 Comment

Great example of a terrific brand (WSUN 97X) Miller Lite presents the 97X Green Room Volume 6 Miller Lite presents the 97X Green Room Volume 6 CD, featuring exclusive performances from Silversun Pickups, Cage The Elephant, Paper Tongues and more! You can get a copy for only $10.97 (plus tax, S&H (if applicable)) from all [...]


Powerful Commercial for Nissan Leaf

September 20th, 2010 2 Comments

Seeing its arctic home melting away, a lone polar bear sets out on a great journey to thank someone who is trying to help.  We are each hit with thousands of commercial messages daily.  This one cuts through the clutter and delivers.


Hands Across the World

September 17th, 2010 1 Comment

The telecommunications industry is crazy competitive.  Granted, they have the iPhone which helps them stand out, but I love what ATT has done with this campaign using just hands and a phone.  Effectively illustrates that their coverage is all over the world.  Very creative!



September 15th, 2010 No Comments

Cox Media Group reaching out in support of the folks out on the beaches that were hurt by the mis-impresson of our beaches being impacted by the BP Oil Spill.  Our beaches are WIDE OPEN and GORGEOUS!  Check out Beach Day Tampa Bay September 19th Noon-4pm Live it up or just relax… We have [...]


Commercial Tribute to 9-11

September 13th, 2010 No Comments

This powerful Budweiser commercial aired only on the first anniversary of 9/11. It was not to promote their product , it was a tribute to those who were lost.  Well done, Bud.


Bringing back a Brand

September 10th, 2010 No Comments

I had to laugh to myself recently when someone mentioned buying Pabst Blue Ribbon.  Really?  I didn’t know they were still around and I always thought of it as cheap swill we’d buy in college cause that’s the best we could afford!  But did you happen to notice the astonishing sales growth in the past [...]


“Mom, this is the worst day of my life”

September 8th, 2010 3 Comments

Of course, we would all like to protect our children from pain, whether it’s physical or emotional.  But we have to stop ourselves from rushing to protect them from every little frustration and disappointment as they mature.  Instead, as parents we should help them work through the situation and their feelings by offering support and [...]