Graduation Speeches – From a Marketing Perspective

For the first time on my marketing blog I thought I was going to stray a little off topic because graduation ceremonies are on my mind, but then I realized with some effort I could tie it back to marketing. This past week we attended three Commencements for 4 of our kids (having twins is…

Five Most Frustrating Voice Mail Phrases

There is a great list compiled by Nancy Friedman, Telephone Doctor that I have to share with my readers. I have to check my own voice mail as I probably left a message like this: “You have reached the cell phone of Mike Blaney, I can’t get to the phone right now as I am…

How I Feel As A Computer Help Desk

One of the crosses I must bear as a marketing guy is that I know a lot about computers and software. Even though I was born in the ages of the stone tablet, you cannot make it far as a marketing guy without mastering technology. What I want to know is how people can sense…

Origin of Words and Expressions

I am amazed at how often we use phrases as metaphors and while we know what the meaning is we don’t know the origin. I wonder if you are using these phrases correctly. As a marketing guy I am naturally curious and am always looking for an angle so I did a little research some…