20
Apr

Stupid Ways to Blow Your Advertising Budget

Prefer to listen instead of read?  Here’s the podcast version of today’s article: I was talking to two friends recently in separate conversations who have both decided to spend $4000 this year on an advertising program that I believe is pretty stupid. It’s not their fault, not really.  They were charmed by the salesperson, into […]

19
Mar

Meaningful Marketing Messages to Boomers

I have been reading a series from Mediapost, What We’ve Learned About Marketing To Baby Boomers and this month they published part 3. Why do I care? First off, I’ve been studying marketing and advertising for 3 decades. 2nd, the radio station I work for WOWO, has a huge Baby Boomer audience and I want to […]

7
Mar

It’s Not WHO YOU Know, It’s Who KNOWS YOU

The last few months I’ve noticed something that may have been going on longer than just the last few months. Here’s that something: The number of people who know me and see me face to face in “unplanned meets” has become substantial. Let me define “unplanned meets“. I fill my week with planned meetings such […]

2
Mar

Is Your Business Still Operating Like It’s 1999?

It’s hard to believe the first couple of months of 2017 are over. At the end of 1999, I was working on the air at a local radio station and there’s a recording of me (called an air-check), talking about the Prince song 1999. When that song came out in 1982, I played in the […]

2
Oct

Talking Points

From the 2011 ScLoHo archives, seems like this is even more necessary as each year passes: Want to live a richer, more interesting life? Step out of your usual circles of like minded folks and talk with those with opposing views.   But….   Instead of starting with the areas of disagreement,   Start by […]