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NEW Military Home Shopping Channel to Launch!

What will help products reach MILLIONS of consumers? T.V. of course! The Military Shopping Channel (MSC) will be a fabulous new shopping model that will have access to over 12+ MILLION active duty and retired military personnel, and their families. Holy Toledo! After returning from Tampa, and visiting with Shark Tank’s Kevin Harrington, I am [...]

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80′s Tech Company Stay Successful with PR and Marketing

With all the ups and downs of the economy, I’ve tracked down a technology company that has remained successful since 1983. To find out the success secrets of Apricorn, www.apricorn.com, I spoke to Michelle Fischer, Apricorn’s Marketing Manager. Here’s what Michelle had to say: Tell us about your business. Headquartered in Southern California, Apricorn was [...]

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Ready to Make Media Contact?

After conducting extensive research and preparing your story ideas (discussed in previous blog entries pertinent to our “7 Steps to Successful Public Relations”), the next step is to contact the media. Introduce Yourself. You can start with a press release announcing your new business and call or e-mail the appropriate media member with a simple [...]

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Managing a mommy business…with 5 simple steps!

We are women. Watch us Manage! I have people ask me, usually men, how do you do it all? How do you take care of the family, and your business, and be so management oriented?  Did you study business management in college, get an MBA? No sir, I did not even finish high school. I [...]

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Is Twitter Part of Your PR Activities?

Twitter, http://twitter.com/, is a great way to build buzz about your products and services. But if you are using it for media relations activities, here are a few tips to keep in mind: 1. Keep it professional. Although you want to reach out to followers on a personal level, keep it professional and provide valuable information. [...]

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Personalization Can Make the Difference

Adding personalization to your email marketing campaigns is just one of those extra steps you can do to connect with each of your customers, especially if you have kept good records on your recipients actions. And we all know how far that extra step can go towards increasing your bottom line. A simple example of [...]

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How to make money….when you’re not busy!

Boy, it sure does sound like that is a silly thing to say? How do you make money when you do not have work? Well, it isn’t easy…but you can do it. My husband lost his job two months ago, after 25 years in aerospace…..now who has issues? He is OK though because: 1) He [...]

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The Dreaded Holiday Party! Monday Morning Memoir

This is always a difficult one.  Every year no mater what business I’m in, the holiday party is always drapped in a delima.  Do you invite their spouse/significant other? Do you have an open bar or cash bar? do you rent a private room or have it at your office?  We have done it all.  [...]

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Pulling for Max, My Best Friend

“So fluffy!”    “That head!”    “What a big puppy!”    “He can hold three?!”   Variations of these words always seem to blurt out of people as they encounter the one-and-only, life-loving Maximus Sloan. Those of you who know Max adore him. Today, friends, he needs your support.   Among neighbors, it’s no secret [...]

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Happy eBay Live Eve

Hi gang, Well, it’s that time of year again – eBay Live – Chicago. I remember my first eBay Live very well. It was in New Orleans several years ago, back when I was but a guppy in the seller bowl. What I remember the most about N.O. Live was that it was a freak [...]

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Apple Iphone 3G Announced and eBay Bans Pre-Sales and Limits Sales

 

Bah, humbug,  eBay.

I especially like the Paypal only requirement.  That was a nice touch.

The Iphone 3G might be the hottest gadget all year.   For a company who wants to become the “new, in season” merchant of choice, please explain to me how these restrictions fall under that goal.

Kevin

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kevin@inflatablemadness.com

 

 

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Hi gang, I am an Iphone freak – had it since it came out and you will have to pry it from my cold, dead hands.   It sleeps gently next to me and my wife on an 800 thread count satin pillow at night (kidding! … ? ). So I did the happy dance when Steve [...]

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