Monkey in Stylish Coat is a Real News Story

Yep, end of times are not far away.  Maybe the Mayans were right? TORONTO (AP) — Shoppers at an Ikea store in Toronto weren’t monkeying around when they reported a primate on the loose. Customers spotted a monkey — clad in a pint-sized shearling coat — wandering around the store’s parking lot Sunday afternoon. The ...

For Pete’s Sake – Stop Emailing

For Pete's Sake - Stop Emailing
A marketer secures an email address and has a warm body on the other end.  This should be cause for email marketing joy, but too often the next step is one that ends with a frustrated and fed-up consumer.  I will never understand the concept of sending so many emails to a recipient that leaves ...

NFL Picks – Week 1

My picks against the spread for Week 1 NFL action.  I will make picks each week and we’ll see how we come out.  My picks are in Red. NFL Lines For Week 1 – NFL Football Line Week One NFL Line 9/5 – 9/10, 2012  Date & Time Favorite Line Underdog Total 9/5 8:30 ET ...

Staples – Ugliest Email Ever?

Staples - Ugliest Email Ever?
I freely admit I am pretty picky when it comes to email marketing.  That does not however mean that each and every email that hits my inbox (or spam/bulk folder) should be a work of art.  I actually sometimes miss the days when email was small and to the point.  These days with broadband being ...

Pogo.com Ramps Up the Spam Email

Pogo.com Ramps Up the Spam Email
Almost always when I write about receiving spam email something happens.  The company has someone who monitors social media channels or will see a Google alert.  Someone from the company will respond in some way to admit the mistake and to try and make things right.  They reach out because the reason most legit companies ...

The Dallas Mavericks Window is Closed

The Dallas Mavericks Window is Closed
Tonight, the Dirk Nowitzki era with the Dallas Mavericks came to a close.  It wasn’t a bad run at all.  The Mavs have been competitive for more than a decade.  They caught lightning in a bottle and won a championship, so you can’t be too sad about the end.  Mark Cuban bet the farm on ...