Posts Categorized: Promo News

Fear of Flying

Virgil Winston: Marketing Guru Like many people, I used to have an unhealthy fear of flying. I don’t mean I was a little nervous about taking to the skies; I mean I was a certified white-knuckle flier. Since my business requires me to fly almost 100,000 miles a year, my fear was becoming an increasingly… Read more »

Frequent Flyer

Virgil Winston: Marketing Guru As a frequent flier, I was a bit taken aback by the following headline, “Man Relieves Himself in Air-Sickness Bag.” As if being crammed in to impossibly small seats, having to watch bad movies on a screen the size of postage stamp and getting stuck next to overly chatty seatmates who… Read more »

Tax Break

Virgil Winston: Marketing Guru Today is March 21st, the longest day of the year. It’s also the time of year when accountants, CPAs and do it yourselfers everywhere kick it into high gear. That’s right fellow citizens, its tax season. With the filing deadline less than one month away its time to pull your head… Read more »

Spring Cleaning

Virgil Winston: Marketing Guru To most people, March Madness is the name for the NCAA Men’s Division Basketball Championship but in the Winston household it means something a little different. March is the traditional beginning of spring and that means that Mrs. Winston kicks into gear and begins the process of spring-cleaning. Incidentally, the origin… Read more »

St. Patrick’s Day

Virgil Winston: Marketing Guru Regular readers know that I am not only a logophile but also something of a fact junkie. My wife has another name for me but I won’t get into that now. In honor of Saint Patrick’s Day and Mrs. Winston’s Irish heritage (her great grandfather on her mother’s side was 1/16… Read more »

Mother of the Year

Virgil Winston: Marketing Guru Angelina Jolie is adopting again, which will make her and Brad Pitt the super couple parents of four. If the uber parents are bucking for some kind of humanitarian award, they are well on their way. Reports say that Ms. Jolie has decided to adopt a three-year-old boy from Vietnam, which… Read more »

Shhhhhhhhhh

Virgil Winston: Marketing Guru I left my house this morning on a mission to find something that had become rather scarce at my house, peace and quiet. Not only are my in-laws visiting but all three kids are at home with the stomach flu. You’d think illness would quiet them down but it seems to… Read more »

It’s A Small World After All

Virgil Winston: Marketing Guru My daughter spends what is in my opinion an inordinate amount of time playing a game called “Kittenwar!” Before you get all up in arms and contact your local SPCA representative, “Kittenwar!” doesn’t involve kittens with guns or grenades. The creators of the game / website assure me that no kitten… Read more »

Shopportunities

Virgil Winston: Marketing Guru On Friday night my wife told me she had a surprise for me. As you might imagine, I was more than a little excited and headed for the bedroom when I was stopped cold by the six words every married man dreads, “We are going to Ikea tomorrow.” I don’t know… Read more »

Thank You Very Much

Virgil Winston: Marketing Guru If you read my column on a regular basis, you know that I am a card-carrying insomniac. You may not know that I am also a card-carrying member of Oprah’s Book Club. It’s not something I’m proud of, but I have had an Oprah Winfrey addiction for quite some time. The… Read more »