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Me + Senator Schiavoni do TV spot for Our Valley Cooks

Senator Joe Schiavoni and I are on the end of this commercial promoting Our Valley Cooks for Kids. The event is the annual fundraiser for drug prevention programs for kids in the Valley and it is put on by Farris client Meridian Community Care. We are proud to be a …

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SHOULD YOU GO ON A TALK SHOW?

SHOULD YOU GO ON A RADIO TALK SHOW?That depends. If you are representing a cause such as a non-profit or a levy, you need to understand the view of the host of the radio show before you go on the air with him or her. Understand that in most cases, …

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There Should Be Playoffs for TV Commercials

Most of the TV spots we saw February 6 should never have made it to the Super Bowl IMAGINE THIS You have millions of dollars to spend on producing one or two TV commercials. Now pretend you have several million dollars more to run a commercial during the most-watched TV …

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11 Things You Can Do to Help Make 2011 a Successful Year

No one can do everything, but everyone can do something to improve their marketing, their community and their lives. Here are eleven things you can do to help make Twenty-Eleven a successful year. 1. ATTEND BRAND CAMP. Meet three times with key staffers to discuss your brand and your position …

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Imagine Marketing at the First Christmas

Something our pastor said at Christmas Eve services this year inspired me and got me thinking about what it would have been like working in marketing and PR at the FIRST Christmas. I imagine it would have gone something like this… Bethlehem — the year Zero. I’m working in this …

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A Tale of a Tower and a Toonie

Branding Brought to New Heights  I’m writing this from my room on the 17th floor of the InterContinental Hotel in downtown Toronto, Ontario, Canada. Directly out my window is the famous but somewhat dated CN Tower.  VISUALLY BRANDING A COUNTRY The CN Tower, which opened in 1976, is a communications …

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Take Your Turkey and Stuff It

Being thankful is not enough — get your giblets going TOILET SEAT COVERS That’s how I knew Thanksgiving is coming. You see, we usually host the extended family Turkey Day dinner at our house. My wife plans for days and works for hours cooking a fantastic meal, which we devour …

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