Monthly Archives: July 2012

Nature’s Candy

Sorry folks, didn’t realize I never posted this one here. This is an early one of mine that I reworked for a stand up routine for someone else. It’s definitely me, all me, and pretty much how I would do … Continue reading

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What’s Going On Here?

It has been brought to my attention that many of my blogs lately are business related and probably should be on a different blog. Well, they are. They are on my new blog for my new freelance/consulting venture: Charter Marketing. … Continue reading

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Companies Whine over Unfillable Positions

Get out your tissues for the poor companies who can’t fill positions. Bloomberg.com (shocking?) posted an article in “defense” of companies not hiring, by claiming workers lack the skills they’re seeking for the positions. Nice try.

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You’ve Got Data

You heard the rally call to collect information about your customers. Through loyalty programs, purchase patterns, inventory and marketing efforts you have managed to gain volumes of data about your customers. Now what? What do you do with your data? … Continue reading

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Social Media Contests: Keep It Simple

Esurance has launched a contest over social media. It didn’t require an app. It didn’t require extensive design and production. It isn’t even related to their core business. It’s an “add-on” to an existing initiative. It leverages their existing market … Continue reading

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The Perils of a Sleepy Imagination

Based on the recent turn of events, my circadian rhythm has had the opportunity to reset itself to its normal state, which strangely enough is not in line with standard business hours. The dogs, however, have not been supportive of … Continue reading

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What are you tracking?

How many times have you heard, or said, that radio doesn’t work for marketing? It seems to always be followed with “as far as we can tell”. Similarly I hear that direct mail works really well. They know because they … Continue reading

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