Posts Categorized: Promo News

Death and Taxes

Virgil Winston: Marketing Guru I woke up in a cold sweat last night, certain that the grim reaper had descended upon me to ferry me away to the white light. It’s a dream I have every year, just before April 15th. I’ve spoken with my analyst about the dream and learned, to no great surprise,… Read more »

Peep, Peep!

Virgil Winston: Marketing Guru My kids are under the impression that Easter Sunday is the day the Easter Bunny makes his annual visit with baskets full of Cadbury Crème Eggs, chocolate Easter Bunnies and PEEPS®. They wake up at the crack of dawn (even the teenager pretends to be a believer) to hunt for treat… Read more »

Rotten Apples

Virgil Winston: Marketing Guru If you follow my twitter updates, you know that I purchased, and recently returned, the must have gadget that every geek from here to Cupertino has in his (or her) Crumpler bag. There was an audible gasp when I walked in to the Apple store to give back my beloved iphone…. Read more »

Luck O’ the Irish

Virgil Winston: Marketing Guru If you believe the Irish saying that, “There are only two kinds of people in the world, the Irish, and those who wish they were,” then you are probably well aware of the fact that St. Patrick’s Day is just around the corner. Before you know it, it will be March… Read more »

Top Chef

Virgil Winston: Marketing Guru The only thing I love more than words and promotional products is food—I love eating it, preparing it and watching it be prepared, especially on television. I tuned in to the reunion special of “Top Chef” to see some of the “never before seen” scenes, relive memorable moments from the past… Read more »

A Word is a Word

Virgil Winston: Marketing Guru As a life long word aficionado, I was ebullient when I discovered that Dr. Goodword of fame, had published a list of the 100 most beautiful words (sound and meaning) in the English language. I agreed with many of his picks and even used a few of them in this… Read more »

Coffee, Tea or…

Virgil Winston: Marketing Guru I am a confirmed coffee addict—and by coffee, I mean coffee. I don’t go in for lattes, half decaf cappuccinos or Americanos with soy and a shot of vanilla. I like my coffee straight up, with nothing to contaminate the strong, slightly bitter taste of the liquid black gold with which… Read more »

The Staircase

Virgil Winston: Marketing Guru Like a lot of folks, I am fascinated with the question, “Did he, or didn’t he?” and a ‘new to me’ documentary called, “the Staircase” asks that question brilliantly. I have never claimed to have my finger on the pulse of what’s new in media, so it’s no surprise that I… Read more »

Survival Mode

Virgil Winston: Marketing Guru Did you know that by raising your legs slowly and lying on your back, you can’t sink in quicksand? Or that snakebite rarely causes death? The treatment involves keeping the person calm and getting them to an emergency room, and not, thankfully, sucking venom out of their wound. Also, you should… Read more »

Gumbo Give You Bad Breathe? Try Supermints!

Virgil Winston: Marketing Guru My wife just completed an online course in Cajun cuisine and was excited to try her hand at making seafood gumbo. Now, I love my wife and I am quite fond of the New Orleans staple, but I was a bit suspicious—how much could one actually learn about food preparation online?… Read more »