Monthly Archives: December 2011

Andy

December 30, 2011

If you could change the slogan of popular brands to be more "honest"- what would they be? : AskReddi

Reddit thread of 'change the brand's slogan to the truth': Nutella: It's pretty much creamed souls. Pizza Hut: Not an actual hut. Or actual pizza. Ben & Jerry's: Forever alone http://www.reddit.com/r/AskReddit/comments/nvkq4/if_you_could_change_the_slogan_of_popular_brands/

If you could change the slogan of popular brands to be more "honest"- what would they be? : AskReddi

Brand : "Slogan"

Andy

December 29, 2011

Christmas Is What Made America Great

Not the Bill of Rights. Not the Constitution. Christmas. "If Jesus Christ had never been born- there would be no United States of America. If Jesus Christ had not been born- I would not be writing this column and you would not be reading it. Christmas is the reason we Americans live in the greatest country in the world." From the President of the American Family Foundation.

Christmas Is What Made America Great

Andy

December 29, 2011

The Ebook Tipping Point – 3 Ways to Leverage the Coming Wave

Ellen Britt gives you the scoop on publishing on Amazon.

The Ebook Tipping Point – 3 Ways to Leverage the Coming Wave

There is one more day left in my Amazon KDP Select "give your ebook away" experiment- and I'll be sharing the results of that promotion very soon. In today's post- I want to talk about the Ebook Tipping Point and

Andy

December 29, 2011

Ask Me Anything: When I was 14- half my family was executed while I escaped into a cornfield. I am n

81-year-old Filipina grandmother recounts the Japanese executing her family and how she and her sister escaped into a cornfield. http://www.reddit.com/r/IAmA/comments/nupjo/when_i_was_14_half_my_family_was_executed_while_i/

Ask Me Anything: When I was 14- half my family was executed while I escaped into a cornfield. I am n

My grandma was in the Philippines during WWII when her parents and most of her family were executed in their home by Japanese soldiers. She escaped t…

Andy

December 29, 2011

The golden age of journalists noticing new blogs is over – Boing Boing

OMFG blogging done died again http://boingboing.net/2011/12/28/the-golden-age-of-journalists.html

The golden age of journalists noticing new blogs is over – Boing Boing

The reasons- in brief: many top blogs have sold out; staff turnover saw "star" voices slip off the radar; younger audiences like social networking more; and advertising revenue is increasingly hard to get at.

Andy

December 28, 2011

inessential.com: 'Gamification' sucks

'"Gamification" is a word and concept invented by idiocrats who confuse humane with manipulative.' http://inessential.com/2011/12/23/gamification_sucks

inessential.com: 'Gamification' sucks

"I protect the word "gamification" by placing quotes around it. The quotes stop me from sneaking in with my knife- flicking the dot off the middle i- cutting the c in half- flensing the g- gutting the f like a fish."

Andy

December 27, 2011

Ocean Marketing: How to self-destruct your company with just a few measly emails

Been following this all day. Watch a PR flack self-destruct and take his company down with him http://venturebeat.com/2011/12/27/ocean-marketing-how-to-self-destruct-your-company-with-just-a-few-measly-emails/

Ocean Marketing: How to self-destruct your company with just a few measly emails

Strap yourself in- you're about to witness the most outlandlishly blatant PR blunder in video gaming history. And trust me- there have been many… Starting earlier this morning with a post on P…