Archives: Marketing

Introducing The Interactive Pistol Training System

March 28, 2017 | By exurbankevin | Comments Off on Introducing The Interactive Pistol Training System | Filed in: Guns, Kevin, Marketing, Sports, Technology.

The Intelligent New Standard For Safe, Effective Firearms Training March 28, 2017 – Northridge, CA Created to be the last word in rugged, electronic pistol training aids, the Interactive Pistol Training System, or iPTS is a multi-sensor platform built by Teksilon LLC that integrates the iPTS 1700 Training pistol, iPTS Target and iPTS App into • Read More »

Creating Christian Media For Men

September 7, 2014 | By exurbankevin | Comments Off on Creating Christian Media For Men | Filed in: Culture, Kevin, Marketing, MSM and New Media, Religion, Technology.

Or CCMM, for short. I’ve been rolling around ideas inside of my brain about getting men back into the church, and getting worship services back to being like worship and not like a concert.  1. Break the Fourth Wall. And the Third Wall. And the Second Wall, too.I realized what modern church worship really is • Read More »

Have a Coke and a smile

February 5, 2014 | By exurbankevin | Comments Off on Have a Coke and a smile | Filed in: Advertising and Marketing, Business, Culture, Entertainment, Football, Humor, immigration, Kevin, Marketing, MSM and New Media, politcs, Politics, Sport, Sports, Television.

It appears that the dextrosphere is panicking over the fact that an iconic worldwide brand closely associated with a nation of immigrants uses immigrants to sell its product.   For the record, as an immigrant to the U.S., I thought this Coke commercial was pretty neat. It’s a good reminder that people come to this country • Read More »

Compare and contrast

December 27, 2013 | By exurbankevin | Comments Off on Compare and contrast | Filed in: Advertising and Marketing, Culture, Democrats, HEALTH, Kevin, Marketing, MSM and New Media, politcs, Politics, Religion.

Phil Robertson quotes the Bible in an interview with GQ and humbly emphasizes that it is God that judges man, not him.  He’s kicked off his own show, despite A&E’s history of forgiving controversial reality stars.  Ethan Krupp, Obamacare’s pajama-clad poster boy, was accused of racism and anti-Semitism and proudly describes himself as a “liberal • Read More »

An insider’s view on l’affaire du Robertsons.

December 22, 2013 | By exurbankevin | Comments Off on An insider’s view on l’affaire du Robertsons. | Filed in: Advertising and Marketing, Culture, Entertainment, GOP, Guns, Kevin, Marketing, MSM and New Media, politcs, Politics, Religion.

Rob Long writes TV shows for a living, and he’s good at it. He’s also a conservative, so when he talks about the realities of reality TV, we should listen.  A&E will cave. Some weasel-worded press release will go out, some oddly-constructed sentence about “faith” and “love” and some other stuff is probably right now • Read More »

L’Italia sta andando Galt

August 26, 2013 | By exurbankevin | Comments Off on L’Italia sta andando Galt | Filed in: Business, Economics, Kevin, Marketing, Money, politcs, Politics.

Turn your country into a hostile business environment, and companies will take their business elsewhere. Earlier this month, the owner of an electrical components factory in the north of the country waved his employees off on their summer holidays. Then, without informing them, he moved the entire operation, lock, stock and barrel, to Poland. Fabrizio • Read More »

Big News Coming Soon

July 8, 2013 | By exurbankevin | 3 Comments | Filed in: Advertising and Marketing, Arizona, blogging, Entertainment, Humor, Kevin, Marketing, MSM and New Media, Podcast, politcs, Politics.

  What do you get when you mix 14,000 pounds of high explosives, 20,000 gallons of gasoline and a case of road flares? I don’t know, but I know the results of that mixture won’t be HALF as exciting as what happens when Jim Sharpe, James Allen and myself get together over at KFYI.  More • Read More »

This senseless fighting must cease.

June 20, 2013 | By exurbankevin | Comments Off on This senseless fighting must cease. | Filed in: Advertising and Marketing, Arizona, GOP, Humor, Kevin, Marketing, MSM and New Media, politcs, Politics.

Jim Sharpe and John McJunkin go after Mike Broomhead for supporting Governor Brewer on Medicaid.  Mike Broomhead returns fire.  There are some people who say that we must support either Jim/John OR Mike.  This is a false choice: We can hate them both with equal vigor. 🙂  But let us set aside the divisions that tear • Read More »

The Once and Future Party

February 13, 2013 | By exurbankevin | Comments Off on The Once and Future Party | Filed in: GOP, Kevin, Marketing, politcs.

An IBM marketing exec and b-school prof looks at the GOP’s branding and finds it wanting.  Using word clouds from the two national conventions, McNeilly concluded that Republicans fail to emphasize terms with emotional resonance while Democrats make extensive use of them. The GOP ought to be talking more about “families,” “opportunity,” and “values” rather • Read More »

Four Unrelated, Related Items

December 6, 2012 | By exurbankevin | Comments Off on Four Unrelated, Related Items | Filed in: Advertising and Marketing, Business, Entertainment, Film, Kevin, Marketing, MSM and New Media, Technology.

Time Warner Cable CEO Glenn Britt on Monday once again warned that his company could drop weaker-performing cable networks as pay TV giants continue to pay more in channel carriage deals. 
 Disney and NetFlix announce a blockbuster deal to stream Disney content on Netflix.  Korean rapper PSY is a millionaire based on YouTube ad revenue alone, • Read More »

A Consumerist Manifesto

November 25, 2012 | By exurbankevin | Comments Off on A Consumerist Manifesto | Filed in: Cars, Economics, Entertainment, GOP, Kevin, Marketing, MSM and New Media, Science, Technology.

The GOP needs to get cool, and in a hurry. Part of it is style: Sending stiff old fuddy-duddies to do battle against the biggest celebrity on the planet is part of the problem, but the other part is substance. Today’s consumer has now idea how the free market can benefit them. The “Free Obamaphone” • Read More »

Double Negative

November 12, 2012 | By exurbankevin | Comments Off on Double Negative | Filed in: Advertising and Marketing, Arizona, Democrats, GOP, Kevin, Marketing, Politics.

Ann “Money for nothing” Kirkpatrick has beaten Jonathan Paton in CD1 and Kirsten “Chicks for free” Sinema has beaten Vernon Parker in Arizona CD9. What’s the best way to translate “Uffda” into English?  While CD9 had Sinema’s name carved into it since Day One, Vernon Parker is a very compelling candidate with a great story to • Read More »

Second prize is TWO dinners with Obama

May 7, 2012 | By exurbankevin | Comments Off on Second prize is TWO dinners with Obama | Filed in: Current Events, Democrats, Humor, Kevin, Marketing, Money.

First, it was “Donate Three Dollars and win dinner with Obama”. Then the campaign discounted that to the low, low, price of just one dollar. Now the President values the voters so much that he’s giving away dinner for free.  “No purchase, payment, or contribution necessary to enter or win. Contributing will not improve chances • Read More »

Hmmmn, now who does this remind you of?

December 18, 2009 | By exurbankevin | Comments Off on Hmmmn, now who does this remind you of? | Filed in: Democrats, Kevin, Marketing, MSM and New Media, Politics.

Does this ring a bell for anyone? In a study published in the March issue of the Journal of Consumer Research, a team led by UGA Terry College of Business assistant professor Vanessa Patrick finds that people take notice when they feel worse than they thought they would, but—oddly—not when they feel better than expected. • Read More »

Sheep dont need permission

September 14, 2006 | By exurbankevin | Comments Off on Sheep dont need permission | Filed in: Advertising and Marketing, Business, Economics, Humor, Kevin, Marketing, Money.

Jon’s right: upselling is annoying and overdone and kills customer loyalty. But it’s done because of customers like this. There are some of us who know how the game is played and know we’re being marketed to and reward the businesses who treat us like humans. But at the end of the day, this truth • Read More »