Two weeks ago, I attended a retirement luncheon for a co-worker. While I was busy grabbing a sub sandwich and slice of cake, I overheard the retiree talking to some others about how he first met the CEO of our company thirty years ago making books. Knowing that I work in interactive marketing where 99% … Continue reading Obsolescence
Just wanted to a take a quick minute to wish everyone a happy Friday and a fun-filled weekend. Here's a video from a Volkswagen campaign. They took an ordinary subway staircase and transformed it into a piano. Might not have *much* to do with driving a VW, but it is about brand awareness. They try … Continue reading Friday Funday
Of the 100 most mentioned brands on Twitter, the vast majority do not have corporate accounts. Imagine the influence that these brands could have if they were engaging in conversations with consumers via Twitter. They could answer questions, respond to reviews and, in general, gain insight into how their customers feel about their brands. So … Continue reading Top Brands on (and off) Twitter
The Vendor Client relationship - in real world situations I'm big on metaphors. This movie? A metaphor for my job.
I can hardly belive that it's been a year since I started my experiment in blogging. My boyfriend was the kind of kid who would take a part things just to see how they worked. I never understood those people... until it came time for me to understand the Internet. It started when I was … Continue reading Happy first birthday, blog!
I'm beginning to realize that I have turned into a curmudgeon. Yep. That's right. I am a tightwad. And it seems to have happened over night. I went to the LiveNation site today to see if tickets were available for the St. Louis leg of the Coldplay tour this year. Luck would have it, yes! … Continue reading Cheapskate Moment of the Day
How much is a slice of cheese worth to you? McDonald's says it's worth nineteen cents. That's why if you stop by your neighborhood Mickie-D's today, you'll notice that they've removed the double cheeseburger from their $1 value menu. A double cheeseburger will now run you $1.19.