Posts Categorized: Promo News

The Grill Master General

Virgil Winston: Marketing Guru Summer, and barbeque season, is in full swing and I have been grilling like a mad man every weekend. I’ve grilled up steaks, chicken, hot dogs, brats, sausages, ribs, burgers, vegetables, and have even tried my hand at grilling dessert. Suffice it to say, I am the go to guy in… Read more »


Virgil Winston: Marketing Guru I was recently invited to a good friend of my wife’s “Coming Out “ Party. I was confused when I receive the evite since Mrs. Winston and I have known “Judy” and her husband for years. My confusion was quickly laid to rest when I learned that Judy was still happily… Read more »

Moon Day

Virgil Winston: Marketing Guru On July 20th, 1969, Neil Armstrong and Buzz Aldrin made history by landing Apollo 11 on the surface of the moon and then being the first humans to walk on it. I was a little kid, but I still remember that historic day like it was yesterday. My whole family sat… Read more »

Bear Crazy

Virgil Winston: Marketing Guru July 10th is a very special day—at least my six-year-old thinks so—because it is Teddy Bear Picnic Day. Yes, you read that correctly—July 10th is meant to be spent picnicking with your Teddy Bear. I am going to go ahead and assume this is a child centric event, but I know… Read more »

Independence Day

Virgil Winston: Marketing Guru Independence Day is upon us and if you are like me, you are looking forward to celebrating with the five F’s—fireworks, food, family, friends and fun—not necessarily in that order. The Winston’s are planning a big backyard barbeque with the grill master, yours truly, cooking up steaks, burgers and hot dogs…. Read more »

Summer Solstice

Virgil Winston: Marketing Guru Summer Solstice, sometimes referred to as “Midsummer, is the meteorological start of summer and the longest day of the year. Sadly, it has passed and the days keep getting shorter from here on out. June 21st marks the true beginning of summer; but having just returned from a trip down south,… Read more »


Virgil Winston: Marketing Guru I am a big believer in the idea that simple objects can do extraordinary things—or at least they can be used for things other than what they were originally made to do. I think I am actually making a simple concept more complicated than it needs to be, so I’ll just… Read more »

Father’s Day

Virgil Winston: Marketing Guru As the proud father of three wonderful children, I always look forward to Father’s Day with excitement and a touch of fear. I am excited to see what my kids and wife have planned for me and a little afraid that I’ll have to channel Jack Nicholson and “act” like I… Read more »

Late Bloomer

Virgil Winston: Marketing Guru I recently had the pleasure of dining with my late grandmother’s best friend, Ms. Beth Ann Brimmstein in celebration of her 100th birthday. She decided to splurge and have a piece of pie (cherry), but still ate her usual supper of grilled fish and steamed vegetables with a large green salad…. Read more »

Project Natal

Virgil Winston: Marketing Guru It is painfully obvious to anyone who knows me, even slightly, that I am not a “gamer,” the moniker commonly used to identify those who spend much of their leisure time playing or learning about different video games. Actually, the word gamer historically refers to someone who plays role-playing and war… Read more »