Archive for July 2010


LEGO Tattoos

July 30th, 2010 — 12:32pm

Check out these tattooed LEGOs…one even has a tramp stamp.

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What a Small Business Needs to Know About Social Media:

July 23rd, 2010 — 12:27pm

6 thoughts to consider before you “get social”

There’s been some talk as to whether or not small businesses should get into social media. Connie, the Program Director for The Circuit, stopped by to tell us a few concerns that small business owners have shared with her. Part of the problem for small business professionals is that they haven’t got the bandwidth to invest the time (or dollars for that matter) into doing it right, so they hope the whole social media thing is just a fad.

Bad news.

Social media is not a fad. It’s not going anywhere.

Connie shared the top 6 issues that she sees small businesses have with social media. Some are legitimate, others are myths.

Let’s discuss ‘em!
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Ad Fail: Tea Party Obama

July 14th, 2010 — 8:36am

In Mason City this week, the North Iowa Tea Party compared Obama to Hitler and Lenin. The billboard has come under close scrutiny since, and earned our approval as this week’s Ad Fail.

What do you think? Win or fail? Leave your best caption.
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Music Used for Marketing

July 9th, 2010 — 1:06pm

It’s generally not a good feeling when your government is known for its frivolous spending. It’s an even worse feeling when you see the details: one million for road signs touting stimulus funds at work in Ohio, two million for a water taxi to Pleasure Beach, CA. Did you know the government spends $10 million annually for an international music troupe? Before everyone gets up in arms about government waste and whatnot, let’s look at the rationale.

The Rhythm Road, as it’s called, travels to over forty countries to spread American music. It’s all done in the name of changing perceptions with the hope that American music is a reason to hate the United States a little bit less. But how do we know if it’s effective? You might guess that this isn’t the easiest campaign to measure, but since its inception in the 50s, the program has seen some success.
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Ad Fail: Shake Weights

July 6th, 2010 — 11:03am

Ladies, would you let your man use this?

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