Posts Categorized: Promo News

Vested Interest

Virgil Winston: Marketing Guru Regular readers and fans know that I am a vest man. Sure it’s old fashioned, but it’s my signature look and it works for me. I have over 387 vests—more than enough to wear one every day of the year with a few left over. I have caught more than my… Read more »

Culinary Adventures

Virgil Winston: Marketing Guru My wife and I decided to spice up our culinary lives, so we went on a little adventure last weekend. We thought it would be fun to pick a cuisine that neither of us had tried before and pick the best restaurant in which to try it. After much research on… Read more »

Dog Days

Virgil Winston: Marketing Guru It had been close to two weeks since the “animals,” my wife’s affectionate name for our children, had gone back to school. The house was quiet, eerily quiet actually, and Mrs. Winston’s smiles of relief hade turned to sighs of boredom or perhaps even loneliness. I admit that I don’t always… Read more »

Bright and Early

Virgil Winston: Marketing Guru I have been battling insomnia for years, which accounts for my encyclopedic knowledge of the plethora of ‘must have’ items sold on late night television, my expansive vocabulary (I often read the dictionary when sleep eludes me), and my renowned morning grumpiness. I am not a morning person. Sunlight streaming through… Read more »

Time For Change

Virgil Winston: Marketing Guru My wife woke up in a foul mood today and, as I am sure most married man can attest to, that makes for a rough morning—for everyone. When Mrs. Winston is crabby, I try and stay out of her way. Unfortunately this morning, I found myself to be the object of… Read more »

Back to School Blues

Virgil Winston: Marketing Guru As the day my kids return to school grows closer, I can see my wife literally changing before my eyes. She smiles more, snaps less and is generally happier. I’d like to think she is appreciating the time she has left to spend all day every day with three kids, but… Read more »

White Party

Virgil Winston: Marketing Guru Labor day is right around the corner, which means summer will soon be over, football season is imminent and P. Diddy is about to throw his annual “White Party.” I wasn’t invited last year—come to think of it, I wasn’t invited this year either—but I understand from the talk around town… Read more »

Tattoo You

Virgil Winston: Marketing Guru My daughter, who is a few months shy of her 18th birthday, recently announced her desire to get a tattoo. As someone familiar with branding and four-color imprints, this was a day I dreaded but knew was imminent. As a father, I was appropriately horrified but as a marketer, I found… Read more »

Picture Imperfect

Virgil Winston: Marketing Guru I just heard from my editor that my book is going paperback and I couldn’t be more thrilled. Of course, like a lot of good news, there is a bit of a “but” that came with it. Apparently part of the reason my book took so long to sell enough copies… Read more »

Summer Olypmics

Virgil Winston: Marketing Guru Every year, the whole Winston family looks forward to watching the drama of the Olympic Games unfold. It’s exciting to watch athletes go for the gold for the first time, or perhaps take their last shot at being the best in the world. Adding to the excitement this year was the… Read more »