Scott Bedbury, CEO of Brandstream Inc. was the featured speaker on day 1 at the AAF Western Region Conference. The conference is held at the Seven Mountain Resort in Bend, Oregon. Scott Bedbury has worked for several major brands, such as Nike and Starbucks. He started by talking about Maslow’s hierarchy of needs and how… Continue reading AAF Western Region, Day 1
Kudos to the Wall Street Journal for finally redesigning their site. The new site features web 2.0 elements, a horizontal navigation bar, tabs for organizing article content, and an overall better information architecture. The new design makes the site easier to use, share articles and promote a sense of community. One of the most interesting… Continue reading WSJ.com Redesign
The 3rd Annual Sports Marketing Night for AD 2 San Diego was a success! This was my first educational event to lead as President, but I’ve put on our past 2 mega events (Myspace vs YourSpace, Randy Snow) as Vice President. These events are always a lot of work, but it was fun and a… Continue reading Sports Marketing Night a Success!
MajorGolfLesson.com, the site of Torrey Pines PGA Golf Pro Michael major was relaunched a couple of weeks ago. This site features recent blog posts on how to improve your golf game. I was really impressed with the article on how to improve your driving range routine. Whenever I go to the range, you always see… Continue reading MajorGolfLesson.com relaunched
I’ve been working with CommUSA for over two and a half years now and realized that the technology behind two way radios (walkie talkies) didn’t change for a long time. If Steve Jobs or Michael Dell were at Motorola, they would have totally reinvented the product years ago. Motorola changed their approach when they released… Continue reading Two Way Radio Changes
Most blogs report on information that has already been reported, and I am going to do the same here. Today, I came across this great post from Jonathan Mendez’s blog about a slideshare presentation designed by Tara Hunt. This slide is extremely well done and opens your eyes to the elements of online happiness and… Continue reading Elements of Online Success
While doing a search for Universal Studios today, I noticed that Universal’s web team broke one of the cardinal rules for development sites. They forgot to put the old no-index, no-follow tag on their test site. Not only did the search engines pick it up, but Google included it in its universal search results. Ouch!
My home course (Torrey Pines) was the host of the 2008 US Open. The event was first class and an unbelievable experience. I took the bus on opening day and it turned in to an hour and a half commute. Obviously, it was a huge mistake – my friend Tim and I rode our beach… Continue reading Missed marketing opportunities at the US Open
Motorola recently launched the CP110 two way radio into their product line. This two way radio is small, compact and overall a solid communications choice for small businesses. The Motorola CP110 is a good choice for small night clubs, retail operations (Gap, Banana Republic, etc.) and light industrial. It is the replacement for the Motorola… Continue reading Motorola CP110 product review
It’s been almost a year since the Simpsons movie came out and I still get a kick out of creating my own Simpsons avatar. Every couple of months I’ll make a new one. I don’t know if it’s because you secretly want to hang out at Moe’s pub, or have Homer as a drinking buddy.… Continue reading Simpsons avatars still rule