Tag Archives: Marketing

When Marketing is Worse than Spam

I got email today from Herman Melville which is creepy. The subject line was holiday related yet sexually explicit, which made it even creepier. I ignored it because people use subject lines like that to lure you in, to pique … Continue reading

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Disconnected Messages

Earlier this week, my wife received an email inviting her to a tool store where the factory salesperson from Makita will be speaking at lunch. She buys a lot of tools for me so she gets the invite. They know … Continue reading

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Could You Just Say What You Mean?

I want to start off by giving inspirational credit to a fellow blogger who goes by the name of shops4shoes (ooh, I just felt my wallet twitch in my pocket) over on a blog called “A Little Bit Brave.” I … Continue reading

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Weird Happy Proud

See that beautiful young woman at the right? That’s my daughter. I usually say our daughter, since my wife had a significant role in the process, but on that day, at that moment, she was my daughter. She’s about to … Continue reading

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Weeds Perennials and Unwanted Growth

This is not a blog post about flowers. I am talking complaining about marketing. I’ve talked about some of these before (the perennials) but they haven’t gone away and the new crop that is filling in the already crowded garden … Continue reading

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There Ought to be a Law

One of the biggest complaints that I have at this time of the year, sorry make that a collection of complaints, comes from the retail industry. It’s bad enough that Christmas decorations were going up in October and Home Depot … Continue reading

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Automating Failure

Several years ago, I automated the routing of questions that our company receives from visitors to our website. Very quickly, I realized that the visitors were often making bad selections on the choice fields that controlled the routing. The wrong … Continue reading

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