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If you know me at all, you probably think that I have too many ideas.  Thus, you might think blogging would be the perfect platform for me.  However, even blogging is too difficult for me to build a process or publishing plan in which I can execute upon every week. I start a post and then get distracted into something else. Thankfully, Tu…

Paul Allen Hits Town Hall

For all the heat Seattle gets for - well the lack of heat - one thing that often goes overlooked is the amount of stuff to do here.  It's really easy to fall into the trap of focusing on one activity.  We have tons of great venues for watching college and professional sports.  Too many music venues to count.  A vibrant arts and …

Recap of My “Lip-O-Suction” Experience

So here's a post that has nothing to do with social media, marketing, the Sounders, Mariners, or pretty much anything I've ever written about. It's been a pretty nutty year so far, and somewhere just under the "Super High" part of the Priority List, I had this nagging item that never seemed to get dealt with.  It simply said, "Get lip checked …

Social Media Kool-Aid?

Paul Owen from Owen Media published a nice piece today in Xconomy.com, asking if Social Media was a fad that is going away, or something really hear to say.   Paul's piece had a range of comments from other social media firms in town, so I don't want to repeat everything here.  He did a nice job of grabbing insight from the agencies who s…

Team “No Runner Left Behind” Back for 2011 Beat the Bridge

It's that time of year again - time to get out those running shoes and prepare to do battle with the University Street Bridge, all in the name of charity. Team No Runner Left Behind will be back again, putting together another strong showing for race time fun and psot-race champagne breakfast in Wallingford.  We encourage everyone to join us. …

Rock and Roll 1/2 Marathon Training – Week 1

I hate to admit it, but I'm getting close to an age where I *may have* passed the point of my peak athleticism.  Now, I'm not ready to give in, so I took the bait from some friends and signed up for the Rock and Roll 1/2 Marathon. Some people will just run the race with quiet dignity.  But, not me.  I've decided that 13 miles is a lo…

“Targeted” Marketing

Not joking here - I actually heard this ad on Sacramento radio after NFL football on Sunday evening. "Acme Store (can't remember real store name) wants to remind you about California's 10 day waiting period to buy firearms.  So if you are purchasing a handgun for a Christmas present this year, and want to have it wrapped by Christmas Eve, reme…

Sad Eyes at Safeco

It's a cold, miserable gray day, which is fitting given the reason we are all congregating together. I'm not sure what to expect when I park my car in the Mariners lot south of the stadium, walk down the stairs, and cross the street to the southwest corner of the stadium.   We've all been to this place a hundred times, but never with our heads…

social3i Launches – The next great adventure

A friend of mine recently commented that they never quite understand what I do for a living, but it always seems cool.  I couldn't agree more. Whether it be building batting cages and selling corporate ticket packages in minor league baseball, writing press releases and guiding customers on the top of a ski resort, working for a future Senator…