Posts Categorized: Promo News

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 »

Welcome to My Nightmare

Virgil Winston: Marketing Guru Last night I had a dream, a nightmare actually, that I had somehow, inexplicably, killed someone. The dream began with me in the shower, frantically trying to wash away the evidence of my apparent crime with a Pep Boys Body Brush. As I scrubbed, I remembered a recent episode of CSI:… Read more »

Wedding Season

Virgil Winston: Marketing Guru After receiving my fourth wedding invitation last week, it hit me—it’s wedding season. Like most people, I incorrectly assumed that June was the most popular month for couples to take the plunge, but a quick online search told me I was dead wrong. Okay, truth be told, it was the People… Read more »

Smarty Pants

Virgil Winston: Marketing Guru From time to time I find it educational to reach into the mailbag and share letters form fellow readers. I received this little gem last week—via Sidekick. Dear Virgil, I heard about you threw (sic) my grandfather. He said you came up with the idea to imprint little soaps with his… Read more »

Line Up – Be Comfy Anywhere!

Virgil Winston: Marketing Guru I am sure you have heard all the hullabaloo about Apple’s new iphone. If you haven’t, I can only assume that you have either: a) just awakened from a coma, or b) just returned from a prolonged trip in a third world country. Every techie and gadget guru with radio or… Read more »

The Envelope Please

Virgil Winston: Marketing Guru You know I am a promotional products expert, but you may not know I am also an office supply junkie. My heart beats faster when I drive by an office super store. Browsing for three hold punches and multi colored highlighters online makes my scalp tingle. My home office is stocked… Read more »

Global Warming

Virgil Winston: Marketing Guru I spent last weekend helping my daughter with her summer school report on Global Warming. Now, I am no tree hugger but I am environmentally conscious. I recycle, don’t drive an SUV and never use aerosol hairspray. According to Wikipedia, global warming is defined as “an increase in the average temperature… Read more »

Independence Day

Virgil Winston: Marketing Guru The Fourth of July is less than two weeks away and America is confused. As you probably know, the 4th falls on a Wednesday this year, which makes planning a weekend getaway more challenging than usual. Do you take off the weekend before and head back to the office on Thursday?… Read more »

Take Me Out to the Ballgame

Virgil Winston: Marketing Guru I was recently invited to throw out the first pitch on Opening Day, which, as baseball fans know, is a great honor. Granted, it was opening day of a local stickball league in a small town just outside of Dubuque, but an honor nonetheless. Walking out on that field on a… Read more »