Posts Categorized: Promo News

Hurray for Hanukkah!

Virgil Winston: Marketing Guru Hanukkah (Chanukah), also known as the Festival of Lights, is an eight-day Jewish holiday which is traditionally observed by the kindling of the lights of a special candelabrum, the Menorah, one light on each night of the holiday, progressing to eight on the final night. The lighting of the candles traditionally… Read more »

Blissful Thinking

Virgil Winston: Marketing Guru As you may or may not know, National Chocolate Covered Anything Day is just around the corner—December 16th to be precise—and I, for one, am pleased as punch. After all, what better day to indulge, binge, pig out, and otherwise consume to excess, my favorite food….chocolate. And by chocolate, I do… Read more »

Home Spun

Virgil Winston: Marketing Guru There’s no denying it, America’s economy is on shaky ground. You can’t pick up a newspaper, flip on the TV or tune into talk radio without getting a whiff of sour financial news. We’re hopeful, but our hope is tempered by news of proposed layoffs at GM and more bank bailouts…. Read more »

Top 10 Things I am Grateful For This Thanksgiving

Virgil Winston: Marketing Guru #10 I’ll start with the obvious. I am exceedingly grateful for my beautiful wife. I would say it goes without saying, but if I didn’t say it, I might end up being grateful we have a comfortable couch in the den. #9 Next up, my charming children—and while they are all… Read more »


Virgil Winston: Marketing Guru For the first time in recorded history, the Winston’s are going to celebrate Thanksgiving away from home. I was recently invited to take part in the official 2008 Lighting Ceremony of the Pilgrim Monument at the Provincetown Museum. It promises to be an exciting day and, as it is touted as… Read more »

Reuse It Or Lose It

Virgil Winston: Marketing Guru I took my last swig of diet soda and was about to toss the empty in the trash when I was treated to an ecology lesson from my oldest daughter. She starts college next year, so I guess she is practicing spreading her wings and feels she can finally teach the… Read more »

Star Struck

Virgil Winston: Marketing Guru Last night I dreamt that my wife and I went to the movies…and with three kids, going to a movie alone really is a dream. To get there, we had to walk through a crowd of country singers, break dancers, girl scouts and geriatric pogo stickers—only to end up in the… Read more »

Weight Lifting

Virgil Winston: Marketing Guru Mrs. Winston came barreling in to my office this morning to announce that her diet was working—she had lost two pounds in two days and was going to have a piece of French toast to celebrate her success. I didn’t have the heart to tell her that, due to gravitational effects,… Read more »

Sandwich Day

Virgil Winston: Marketing Guru With all the hoohah about Election Day, it seems that Americans have forgotten that there are other days in November that are worth honoring. I don’t mean to diminish the importance of voting, patriotism or Election Day, but I think there are a few other days that we, as good Americans,… Read more »

Get Your Vote On

Virgil Winston: Marketing Guru Everybody knows there are a few topics that are verboten during polite discourse—politics, religion and my mother-in-law’s peculiar proclivities. For the last several months, however, politics has been a tough topic to avoid. It’s seems that the newscasters, pundits, bloggers and even my Aunt Mabel can’t seem discuss anything else but… Read more »