Archive for September 2010
A Tweet by Troy Heibein inspired me to think long and hard about what to get my Father for his birthday. My Father (like most of our parents) has everything he needs, and pretty much anything he wants. So what do you get someone who already has everything they need?
I know I could give him time in some capacity and to him that would be worth much more than anything I could purchase. My present? I told him he could put a list together of all the music albums he ever wanted and I’d download the list to my laptop and transfer it to his iTunes and iPod.
It didn’t seem like much at first but I don’t visit my parents as nearly as much as I should and I got to chat music and the origins of some of the artists with my Dad. The list ended up being a full loose leaf page so obviously my Father had a few albums he wanted. I am happy to report back that he is quite satisfied with all the new tunes on his iPod.
For those who have much, your time is a very precious gift to them, you can never store, keep, or recreate time, it’s one of our most valuable resources and the best present you can give. Continue Reading
Bridging the gap between traditional and online media award
This week’s winner is: Dominos Pizza
A Domino’s Pizza commercial advertising their “Show us Your Pizza.com” campaign on Television is a great way to get influence people to get involved with a brand online. What not a better way to build trust in your product by challenging people to buy it and take a picture of how great it looks. Offer prize money for the best pictures and you have a recipe for this weeks bridging the gap award.
Congratulations Dominos, what a neat idea for a promotion!
Have a great example of a company bridging the gap between online and traditional media? Send it my way! You may have next weeks winner…
If you didn’t have a “hotdog day” in elementary school I feel terrible for you. For those of you who were privileged enough to have one, let’s reminisce for a moment for the most underrated day in school known to children.
The hotdogs were overpriced and weren’t anywhere near Juicy Jumbo quality, but every hotdog day I’d do whatever I could to get my Mother to order me as many hotdogs as a family of six could afford, sure I was a fatty but there was something about hotdog day that was fascinating.
There are three lessons to be learned from Elementary school hotdog days and I think these lessons may be applicable in a variety of instances. I digress.
Hotdog day only happens a couple times of the year making it seem like a very special event. If you had hotdog day everyday you would hate hotdogs, wouldn’t you?
You get to pick how many hotdogs you want, what to drink, “Oh you’d like a snack on the side?” Yeah, you can pick that too. Everything about filling out the personalized form for hotdog day was right, the only bad part is you wanted the hotdogs right then and there! Continue Reading