RIP, Foursquare – you were a solution in search of a problem

Today’s post is about the irrelevancy of Foursquare. Remember when it was all the rage? Back in 2009, Foursquare debuted with the public at large and “checking-in” caught on as the big trend in social media apps. I remember when all of my marketing peers jumped on Foursquare and were happily on ...Read More
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Time to get a real job, Jon Stewart, and run for congress

Jon Stewart had a good run. Skewering the left and right, he made bank while entertaining those disgusted with the realities of today’s news. I congratulate Jon for a job well done. But now it’s time to roll up the sleeves and say goodbye to the armchair satirist life. You’ve made millions ...Read More
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Fosters Cafe/Restaurant impressionist painting for sale

I’m the owner of this painting. It was painted by American artist, Robert ‘Bob’ Herlitz. It’s a painting done inside of Fosters Cafe/Restaurant, a well-known eatery in San Francisco back in the 1950’s and 60’s. I’m interested in selling it. It was painted sometime in the mid 60s. Should you find this ...Read More
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Top 7 seven free marketing tools to use in 2015

I get asked by clients all of the time about what new or existing free marketing tools might I recommend? Well, pull up a seat, and begin reviewing what are solid tools that should be part of your marketing suitcase. Fluid – I learned about this app from a fellow Mac head. ...Read More
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Rolling Stone and poor journalism hurts sexual assault survivors

Rolling Stone Managing Editor Will Dana offered up a rather pathetic apology to its readers today. I say pathetic because if you actually read the story in last month’s issue regarding “Jackie’s” account of her rape on the campus of University of Virginia (UVA) you will have had the same response I ...Read More
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Final thoughts on Ferguson – Goodbye Michael Brown

Like most people, I was surprised by the Grand Jury decision to not move forward with any indictment of Ferguson police officer, Darren Wilson. The death of Michael Brown seemed unnecessary. I don’t believe Brown was some sort of sacrificial angel for the plight of African-Americans. Let’s not forget. Brown stole from ...Read More
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