It’ll take you all over the internet, that’s for sure. Here’s what I know about the new Sasha and Malia dolls from Ty Inc., maker of Beanie Babies: They have nothing to do with the kids of the precise same name who are Barack Obama’s daughters. Honest. At least that’s what the company swears. Really.… Continue Reading Dishonesty will get you farDetails
Marketing is about starting the conversation. Internally, then externally. So that everybody is involved. Which is just what we fell into today while waiting for our photographer, Harvey Branman, to set up shots for our website. (Left to right: Lisa, Lee, Amy, Emily, Jared, Penny, Lex, and Faith.)Details
Made me check out the website.
OMG! A California teen (barely, as she’s only 13) sent 14, 528 text messages in December. That’s 484 texts a day. One every two minutes, if you count hours for sleep. She created a 440-page phone bill, but mom and pop say they’re “lucky” she had an unlimited texting plan. Her punishment? No more texting after dinner.… Continue Reading whr r her parNts?Details
When I was a girl, my mom had a steadfast rule about thank-you notes: Other than a short window on Christmas Day, there was no playing with our gifts until our thank-you notes had been written. It was excruciating for my brother and me to watch the neighborhood kids ride past our house on their shiny new bikes every… Continue Reading The art of appreciationDetails
What’s missing from this photo? About seventy-five squabbling siblings, several (though not enough) overwhelmed staffers, a couple dozen frazzled parents (including me), and the line leading out the door past Starbucks. Because, when it comes to the economic “downturn,” the only thing down at GameStop stores I have visited recently is their inventory. Halfway between the Christmas Eve peas… Continue Reading Recession? What Recession?Details