Tag Archives: Marketing

Marketing Minds at Work?

With so many people fighting for our discretionary income, you would think that nobody would ever have to write about bad marketing or bad customer service. Yet, every six months or so, both of those themes surface here at No … Continue reading

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Dear Santa – These People Need Coal

Mindful of the pressures of the season, I decided to publish something less serious today. Something you can breeze through and move on. Maybe you can like, or nod your head or even add someone to the list. No names … Continue reading

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A Patent Too Far?

Ever since first reading about Apple filing a patent for a process that could target advertising based on your ability to pay for something, my head has been spinning. My first thoughts were that I should really look into those … Continue reading

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Eight More Laws

I don’t know why Twitter decided to “notify” me that someone favorited a tweet of mine over 500 days ago but of course I had to look. I was writing about behaviors that should be banned. I had eight of … Continue reading

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Empty Tables – Because We Can

One of the emerging family traditions in our house is for my daughter and I to play a board game when she is visiting for a holiday. A couple of years ago, I got lucky and found the “Pittsburgh Edition” … Continue reading

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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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