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Consumer-opoly: What really motivates consumers?

January 11, 2010 by comments 0

Cover of King Corn (Green Packaging) Blogging on behalf of an advertising and marketing firm, I realize that I should be prepared to answer that question, rather than simply pose it; however the truth is that the deeper I dig, the more vexing the question becomes. What actually motivates consumers? Moreover, what motivates consumers to…

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DON’T MAKE ME USE ALL CAPS!

December 17, 2009 by comments 0

Image by Candie_N via Flickr Has anyone had any experience with customer service live chats? Whatcha think? I’ve been testing a few recently and can’t decide whether I find them to be more or less satisfying than a good ol’ fashion phone call to…wherever. I do think that the silly scripts are too, well, scripted…

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More than 1,000 children at the Home for Little Wanderers need holiday presents

December 16, 2009 by comments 0

Image by pude via Flickr The economy has shown no bias — from the richest to the poorest, we have all experienced in some way or another the toll that the last 18 months has taken. However, this economic hardship has brought with it unimaginable opportunities to reach out and help. This holiday season, The…

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No Tea or Sympathy

December 15, 2009 by comments 0

Starbucks and I have been having it out since I was a just a teen, driving around recklessly in my SUV sipping and spilling my venti, non-fat, skinny, no-whip, extra-sugar-free-hazelnut-syrup lattes. Back then I was able to drive through my local Starbucks– convenient– but not so much when you realize half-way up the freeway ramp…

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Dinner Table Conversation Matters

December 13, 2009 by comments 0

Image by sleepydisco via Flickr The problems of the world will be solved when we sit down to dinner. Quite frankly, I don’t care if you’re eating a roasted chicken or a KFC family bucket, we can solve the obesity crisis second, the point is not what you’re eating, but that you’re eating in communion…

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