Hey grown ups, move over … get out of our way!

By | 2016-12-10T00:41:08+00:00 November 29th, 2012|Categories: business, social|Tags: , , , , , |

On average, each kid donates between $5 - $10 and that generates $30 million to help other kids. Wow! We the children are doing what many of you adult couch-potatoes should be doing but are not – helping kids build a better future Here a few of the 55,000 happy kids Free the Children has helped get Read more...

It’s a wonderful wired world for marketing––or scary as hell!

By | 2016-12-10T00:41:08+00:00 November 29th, 2012|Categories: business, social|Tags: , , , , , , , , |

David Ogilvy and Bill Bernbach could never have imagined that "word-of-mouth" advertising meant this. (photo: blognaver) If you're not wired up, you might want to stick to shopping, not selling Sheryl Sandberg, COO, Facebook (forbes.com) Those sizeable numbers in my email notice (PCs around for 35 years, the Internet for 20 years, 2 billion people on Read more...

Oh Canada, oh no! Is Harper selling out to China?

By | 2016-12-10T00:41:08+00:00 October 29th, 2012|Categories: business, politics, social|Tags: , , , , , , |

Prime Minister Harper toasts the selling out to China. All part of the race to beat Americans to the big China pie. (photo: forestethics.com) Sign this petition BEFORE November 1, 2012 – hurry! Stop Canada's Prime Minister Harper from creating his version of state capitalism! Click here to sign the petition: Here's another conservative who says one Read more...

Luxury to die for – and in!

By | 2016-12-10T00:41:11+00:00 September 4th, 2012|Categories: business, social|Tags: , , , , , , |

Just when you thought it was safe to slip back into that ego-soothing leather MercedesCclass - all that money, so little safety. See that 3 pointed star, you may be wearing it soon. Aaah the quality of luxury brands: Your safety is optional and brand damage protection is not included Most of us know a quality brand when Read more...

How’s your paycheck? Does size matter?

By | 2016-12-10T00:41:14+00:00 June 20th, 2012|Categories: business, social|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , |

 Compare it to Apple's Tim Cook at $348 million or WWP's Martin Sorrell who didn't get his $10.5 million or a lot of rich CEOs in between How much is $348 million? (graphic: NYT) Wow! And we thought times were tough. Somewhere between the 99% and the 1% there was supposed to be a tempering of the ghastly Read more...

In the flotsam of the digital avalanche, Warren Buffett is still buying newspapers. What’s going on in media?

By | 2016-12-10T00:41:14+00:00 June 20th, 2012|Categories: business|Tags: , , , , , , , , |

No, that's not Warren Buffett but the Buffalo News is his newspaper and Stanford Lipsey is the publisher. They do look a little alike. (photo: bbannon/NYT) Just when you thought you had media figured out Not only is Warren buying newspapers but he owns the Buffalo News – a ghost of its former self – in a city that has lost Read more...

Marketing with product placement: When subtle can go viral

By | 2016-12-10T00:41:15+00:00 June 13th, 2012|Categories: business, social|Tags: , , , , , , |

Three-time Superbowl champion, Tom Brady goes on a rant (see short video below) If you want funny, get truly funny people to create your spots If you haven’t seen the Tom Brady promo that has gone viral then check it out. Some great advertising lessons embedded in this one. Comedic writing has to be done by great comedic Read more...

$85 or your life – pay attention and stop walking the talk

By | 2016-12-10T00:41:16+00:00 May 15th, 2012|Categories: business, social|Tags: , , |

This is one time “walk the talk” is a bad idea I am not sure we need a study or poll to tell us this but there is one that says, “ Texting while walking can be a distraction.”  Reality tells us even more: It can get you killed. In the town of Fort Lee, New Jersey (across Read more...

Meet the neighbors – before we kill them all!

By | 2016-12-10T00:41:27+00:00 February 12th, 2012|Categories: business, politics, social|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , |

Hey you humans, it's not Planet Earth, it's Planet Water How naïve, arrogant and ignorant of us to call it planet earth. Oceans cover 71% of the planet, provide 95% of all space available for life and are life sustaining to more than 100 million species, of which we humans are only one. The oceans are a universal Read more...

Text message: “Hey Mom, I’ll be right home … maybe.”

By | 2016-12-10T00:41:27+00:00 February 7th, 2012|Categories: business, politics, social|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , |

Dumb people using smart phones – it's killing them. But only about 5500 each year, so who cares? When your number is up, it's up. And it may be your next call. The U.S. Department of Transportation says nearly 5500 people died in crashes in 2009 involving a distracted driver (most on the phone) and the National Safety Read more...

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