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Entries from March 31st, 2011

Amazon to offer cloud storage for music, videos

March 31st, 2011 No Comments

Now more options for music videos and more that can be accessed anywhere! Inc. is planning to start a service that would let people store music and video online and access it from various digital devices, people familiar with the matter said. The company could announce the effort as early as Tuesday, the people [...]


Pretty in Pink

March 28th, 2011 1 Comment

I was reading recently about some great marketing minds.  One in particular stuck with me…  Mary Kay.  Network marketing (recruiting independents to serve as distributors of goods and services, and then encouraging them to build and manage their own sales force – considered by many a pyramid) had been around for several decades when Mary [...]


Who started advertising?

March 25th, 2011 2 Comments

It’s estimated that each American sees over 3,000 advertising messages daily.  Who started all this? And when do you think advertising started? Maybe 1800’s?  Nope.  In America? Not a chance. Examples of written ad copy thus goes back to the dawn of civilization, so most scholars give credit for the idea to the traditional inventors of writing: [...]


Smoking May Be Down; But Teens Still Picking Up Bad Habit

March 23rd, 2011 No Comments

  I’ve never been a smoker and I’m so pleased that overall smoking is down.  Thankfully, we don’t have to deal with it like years past everytime you went out to eat or rode in a plane.  But I wanted to share an article my friend Shannon Thigpen recently posted about Teen Smoking.    Please talk to your [...]


Has Buick gone mad?

March 21st, 2011 No Comments

Buick has not traditionally been considered a true luxury brand by most, but the automaker appears to be out to change that. A new sloganless “brand anthem” ad will break in the NCAA Final Four on April 3, created by agency Leo Burnett.  Buick is taking over GM’s big NCAA sponsorship from Pontiac, which in [...]


Giving up Facebook

March 18th, 2011 No Comments

Casey decided to give up Facebook for Lent.    I just asked her today how she felt so far.  She said, “I feel like it’s a big accomplishment”.  “I also think it’s healthy for me to not do it for a while.  Instead of checking in on people via Facebook, now I just talk to them face [...]


How do you train a flea?

March 16th, 2011 No Comments

Flea circuses may seem like a joke, but they actually existed and may still today.   In the flea circus heyday, from the 1830s to the 1930s, owners would host up to six short street shows an hour.   Admittedly, it is hard for fleas to hold anyone’s attention for very long, and because they are so [...]


Until you’ve walk a mile in their shoes

March 14th, 2011 No Comments

This paraphrase is an oldie, but a goodie.  I’ve thought about it often…like when I hear about a decision someone has made that I don’t agree with or see someone that’s very different that I.  We think we know what we would do if we were in that person’s shoes, but we can’t.  Their life [...]


Everyone wants to be popular…right?

March 11th, 2011 2 Comments

I am the mother of (at least in my opinion) a pretty cool kid.  But, is she popular?  I don’t know.  Is it really important?  When you think about it, some aspects that make a person or a product popular might be getting in the way. The class clown that everyone cheers in school might [...]


Marketing is like a circus

March 9th, 2011 No Comments

“If the circus is coming to town and you paint a sign saying “Circus Coming to the Fairground Saturday,” that’s advertising. If you put the sign on the back of an elephant and walk it into town, that’s promotion. If the elephant walks through the mayor’s flower bed, that’s publicity. And if you get the [...]