Tag Archives: Marketing

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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B to Z

First there was B to B, a way of distinguishing businesses that sell to other businesses as opposed to those old fashioned B to C businesses that were intent on selling to customers. Now, the people at TechProduct Update are … Continue reading

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Which One of Us is Stupid

A few days ago, the receptionist at work came into my office to tell me that someone was on the phone for me. She quickly added that he said: “…he asked me to call him, but he isn’t picking up … Continue reading

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Something Will End in 2012

I’m not a great believer in the value of the Mayan calendar, so I am preparing to celebrate another Christmas. On the other hand, I do believe that some things will come to an end in 2012, and these I … Continue reading

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User Experience – The Awesome and the Absurd

I received two pieces of information from vendors this week that had my head spinning. One was an email asking for my help in “spreading the word” about a vendor’s services, and one was an invoice. Normally, I am very … Continue reading

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