Category: Content Comments

Follow-up: Election Winner

A few days ago, Collin posted about the frontrunner candidates’ Web sites for those running in the special election primary for Illinois’ 5th Congressional District. The results are in, and Mike Quigley won the Democratic primary by a few thousand votes. What gave him the edge? Anyone living in the district knows it wasn’t poster signs, because his competitor John Fritchey’s name is plastered  [...Continue Reading]
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Political Websites: Who Would You Vote For?

If you were voting March 3 in the special Congressional election in the Illinois 5th Congressional District, who would you vote for based on looking at the websites of the three leading candidates?http://www.saraforcongress.com/   http://www.quigleyforcongress.com/   http://www.fritchey.com/Notes: "Leading candidates" is defined by fund raising totals. The seat is vacant as a result of Rahm Emanuel accepting an appointment to be President Obama’s Chief of  [...Continue Reading]
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Frugal? That Depends

This afternoon I received an email from the women’s clothier Anthropologie with the subject line: "Frugal never looked so fine." I was intrigued so I opened the message to find the headline: "Big on Impact, Small on Price." Still intrigued, I clicked and was led to a special section on the Anthropologie site dedicated to clothing, jewelry, handbags and more that the seller deems, "Pocket  [...Continue Reading]
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Marketing That Makes Sense

I ran across a marketing coach at PassionforBusiness.com who has a number of snippets on her blog about marketing and why it fails. Headline? What else but:Why Marketing Fails #6: Lack of RepetitionFrom Karyn Greenstreet’s blog:“Placing just one advertising message and expecting miracle sales is a recipe for marketing disaster. Marketing is a marathon not a sprint. It requires repetition to gain their attention.  [...Continue Reading]
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Puppy Bowl vs. Super Bowl? Puppies Win!

I’ll never get sick of Animal Planet’s Puppy Bowl. As an alternative to last Sunday’s Super Bowl, Puppy Bowl—now in its fifth year—features a cast of puppies who, well, act like puppies in a play area made to look like a stadium. They’ve got football chew toys galore and free reign to frolic while an announcer gives play-by-play commentary. The Puppy Bowl even features  [...Continue Reading]
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Leave an Impression with Your Business Card

I discovered this little gem on one of my favorite blogs, designyoutrust.com. This business card was designed by AEN. One look at the design, or even his website, will illustrate the minimalistic approach taken in most of his design work. Cool? Absolutely. Readable? Not so much. I have a feeling that he doesn’t have to worry about that too much, though, with past clients  [...Continue Reading]
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Our President, Our Product

President Obama has, no doubt, had one of the most successful campaigns in history. His campaign was fresh and inspired hope. It also inspired countless products. T-shirts, lava lamps, coins, watches, coffee mugs, and my favorite, action figures. Our president was even seen teaming up with Spider-Man in issue #583. There’s also at least one freebie. Print, cut, fold, and you’ve got your very  [...Continue Reading]
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