Posts Categorized: Promo News

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 »

Sweet Smell of Success

Virgil Winston: Marketing Guru I have a strict personal policy to always, without exception, accept any breath mint that is offered to me at any time. You never know if the offer is an act of politeness or a not so subtle hint and as a marketing man, I can’t afford to be caught with… Read more »

The “C” Word

Virgil Winston: Marketing Guru I was supposed to attend the Houston Chatchkis and Collectibles Association’s (HCCA) Annual Meeting where I heard that a promotional product dating back to 100 A.D. would be on display. Unfortunately my new assistant got a little confused and booked me a ticket to the HCCA Compliance Academy in San Francisco…. Read more »

Clean Up

Virgil Winston: Marketing Guru My wife caught me looking at dirty pictures on my computer yesterday. Literally. Since I get most of my news, weather and sports from the Internet, a dusty monitor can cause quite a problem. Mine had developed such a thick coat of dust, I was sure California was suffering a massive… Read more »

Sports Fan

Virgil Winston: Marketing Guru I’m not a huge sports fan, unless you count the World Series of Scrabble or the Boggle Cup. Don’t get me wrong, I catch the big events but, as you can probably guess, I am more interested in the marketing opportunities than the actual games. What can I say; I’m a… Read more »

Little Mind Games

Virgil Winston: Marketing Guru My grandfather’s best friend and business partner is a little person. He doesn’t suffer from dwarfism; he’s just remarkably short and very slight. Even with the lifts and cowboy boots he always wears, Marty is 4’11” and doesn’t weigh more than a buck. He’s 94 years old now and although he’s… Read more »