Posts Categorized: Promo News

Politically Incorrect

Virgil Winston: Marketing Guru By now I’m sure you have heard all about the rather ugly incident concerning my temporarily fallen idol, Mr. Jerry Lewis during the eighteenth hour of his Labor Day MDA Telethon. I hear his publicity team was working overtime on spin control and there was even some loose talk about relieving… Read more »

Another Year, Another Dollar More

Virgil Winston: Marketing Guru I look forward to Labor Day weekend every year for one reason—and it’s not because Labor Day is considered a “day of rest,” or because the kids go back to school the next day, although I suspect that is the reason my wife looks forward to it. Nope, I clear my… Read more »

Date Night

Virgil Winston: Marketing Guru My wife recently decreed that, in the Winston household, Saturday night is now officially, “date night.” My daughter was thrilled, until she realized date night was for Mom and Dad, and that she’d be required to pull babysitting duty so her parents could reignite the romantic flame that had recently begun… Read more »

Backbone

Virgil Winston: Marketing Guru My Pilates instructor told me that my job, which causes me to lug around a laptop, was compressing my spine. And, if I didn’t make some changes soon, I’d find myself competing with the Hunchback of Notre Dame for the “worst posture” award. For those of you who are unfamiliar, Pilates… Read more »

In the News

Virgil Winston: Marketing Guru Sometimes the best way to grab the attention of a prospect or valued client is to be topical. Nothing impresses prospective clients like a vendor who has their finger on the pulse. The imminent cell phone ban in California is making the news of late. The bill was signed into law… Read more »

Riding the Rails

Virgil Winston: Marketing Guru A few weekends ago, the kids and I took the train down to San Diego to spend some time checking out the amusements and give Mrs. Winston some much-needed peace and quiet. Truth be told, my wife gave us the tickets as a “present,” but I suspect she just wanted us… Read more »

Record Holder

Virgil Winston: Marketing Guru Last Tuesday, August 7th, Barry Bonds made history by breaking Hank Aaron’s record for most career home runs—756. Unfortunately for him, and maybe for baseball, his achievement is steeped in controversy, albeit of his own making. The commissioner himself all but said it doesn’t count since he allegedly had the kind… Read more »

Starlets in Stripes

Virgil Winston: Marketing Guru If you own a television set, then you are probably aware of the recent trend of young actresses doing their best to land themselves in the slammer—the clink, the big house, the pen, lockup, hoosegow, the brig, otherwise know as…jail. I am referring of course to Paris, Lindsay and now Nicole… Read more »

Chip Off the Old Block

Virgil Winston: Marketing Guru I entered my teenage son’s room last night to a disturbing sight. I suppose I knew it would happen sooner or later, but it startled me nonetheless. It’s just not the type of thing a parent wants to catch their precious child doing, no matter how normal we know it is…. Read more »

Roasted – Promotional Beer Mug

Virgil Winston: Marketing Guru From time to time, my marginal Internet celebrity status affords me the opportunity to attend fun, Hollywood-type events. Recently, I was invited to the Comedy Central Roast of former rapper and current reality star, Flavor Flav. For those of you not familiar with Mr. Flav’s particular brand of entertainment, I strongly… Read more »