Get The Best Severe Weather Updates With These Apps And Services

Spring is here, and for many Americans, it’s the start of the severe weather season. Time was when the thunder started and the skies turned dark that people would grab their trusty transistor radio to get the latest information on what was happening with the weather. It was pretty much the only way to know… Read More »

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Can Walmart REALLY Compete With Amazon? Not Yet.

Updated at the end of the post to show how Walmart reacts when things go wrong. The stories about Walmart and Amazon going into an epic battle for world domination are everywhere. Walmart is forcing vendors to drop their prices or face penalties. Amazon wants manufacturers to redesign their packaging so it is more functional for… Read More »

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TV Commercial Creators Don’t Consider How People Watch TV Commercials

I’m a “Digital Guy”, but today I want to opine about TV commercials. If you’re a Digital Marketer, you probably spend a lot of time thinking of, or at least hearing about User Experience or UX. How many clicks does it take to get to the Buy Button? Will the user be able to see… Read More »

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Sloppy Email Can Cost Your Business Millions

There are times in marketing where the smallest mistake can have a massive reputational or financial impact on a company. I observed this myself today when I got this email from the Chicago Tribune. Note the subject line. What I saw was an offer of a year of digital access to the Chicago Tribune for… Read More »

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Radio Again Marginalized By New Technology

Two things happened last week that made me realize again that the advantages local radio stations traditionally had in serving their communities are being marginalized by technology. Listeners can get the critical news and information they once could only get from their hometown radio station in a multitude of places and platforms and they’re using… Read More »

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The Song America Needed

This post originally appeared on Medium Ask just about anyone over the age of 18 how their life is and chances are you will hear some level of discontent. Money, work, politics, whatever it is, it seems that a majority of Americans are in some kind of a funk these days. And not to play… Read More »

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Netflix Proves Companies Can Be Human

I believe in holding companies accountable when they do something wrong. Like when Republic Airlines caused me to be injured on one of their flights. But I also believe in acknowledging the all too infrequent “good citizenship” of a corporation, especially a media company, that has done something incorrectly and then has the honesty, and… Read More »

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Was FedEx Hacked?

If you’ve shipped packages with FedEx over the last 72 hours, you likely had problems getting your shipment delivered on time. FedEx blames the delays on bad weather in their Memphis hub and a resulting failure of their tracking system, caused by the bad weather. I myself had that explanation given to me by Customer… Read More »

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The 2015 Internet Trends Report Is Out! The 2015 Internet Trends Report Is Out!

For someone who studies the Internet, today is the day we borrow the infamous line from Steve Martin in “The Jerk“. It excites me every year with Mary Meeker from Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers releases her yearly Internet Trends Report. It may be the very best look at the state of the Internet, and how it… Read More »

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A New Adventure Begins With CÜR Music

Yes, I’m guilty. Guilty as charged for not updating this blog for over a year. I could give you a million excuses from “I had a nasty paper cut on my pinky and couldn’t type” to “The dog ate it”, but I won’t. I’ve been working hard and trying to spend time with the family,… Read More »

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