Posts Categorized: Promo News

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 »

Big Night

Virgil Winston: Marketing Guru The Academy Awards Show is this Sunday and my wife has never been more excited. She loves watching the Red Carpet arrivals and who can blame her? I especially enjoy Joan Rivers because chances are she will say exactly the wrong thing to the wrong person at the wrong time and… Read more »

Mood Music

Virgil Winston: Marketing Guru My daughter told me about a Canadian study on the effect of music listening on work performance. It turns out, listening to tunes while working leads to improved performance. The study seemed to indicate that at least part of the reason workers produced more work at a faster pace was because… Read more »

Jury Duty

Virgil Winston: Marketing Guru Like most people, I tried everything in my power to get out of doing my civic duty and duck the Jury Summons that showed up like a bright pink demon in my mailbox. I’m all for trial by jury and the constitutional rights our forefathers fought so hard for, but somebody… Read more »

Word Love

Virgil Winston: Marketing Guru I was reading the dictionary last night and came across some interesting items. I realize that to some, Webster’s Dictionary may not be an obvious choice for bedtime reading but as an insomniac and word junky, it’s one of my favorite distractions. The problem is, I often find myself so caught… Read more »

Cupid’s Away

Virgil Winston: Marketing Guru As a marketing man, I thoroughly appreciate the concept of Valentine’s Day even if, as a husband it makes me sweat. There is no doubt Cupid’s Day offers a big boost to flower, chocolate and lingerie sales just to name a few. Truth be told, all you need to do is… Read more »

A Stitch In Time

Virgil Winston: Marketing Guru I spent most of last night in the emergency room with my youngest son. As anyone raising boys can attest to, it’s dangerous business. This latest trip was the result of little Al’s decision to climb to the top of the jungle gym to see if his Superman cape worked. It… Read more »

The Race is On

Virgil Winston: Marketing Guru As serious movie fans are aware, Oscar nominations were announced last week. It seems that the popular film, “Dreamgirls” didn’t received a nomination but two of it’s stars did. If you believe the press, Jennifer Hudson has the Best Supporting Actress statuette locked up. Everyone’s favorite dream girl has officially made… Read more »