Politics Can Be Funny After All

Politics Can Be Funny After All

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https://youtu.be/wzjRwNUQDRU In the politcal climate the country is in currently, Gerald Daugherty's campaign is refreshing. Running for Travis County Commissioner, Daugherty realized a don't take your self too seriously approach might work best. So his campaign created a video that shows why his wife needs the people of Travis County to re-elect her husband! It's lighthearted and funny, which is more than I can say for any other politcal race this campaign season.
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What Green Day Can Teach You About Brand Loyality

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https://youtu.be/_y1Gz7v1fnk What can three alternative rock stars who are now in their mid 40's teach you about brand loyality and creating dedicated fans? Last night as I was watching Green Day at the last of their seven club dates to promote their new album Bang Bang, I watched the other 2000 loyal fans there go crazy for song after song and asked myself the above question. The answer is a lot if you look at how the band approaches their craft and how they treat their fans. The music world is fan oriented. Without fans it doesn't matter how great your band is. Without fans, there are no music sales or concert tickets sold. Your business is the same. Without customers, no matter how great your product is, it doesn't…
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The Cubs Are Heading To The World Series

The Cubs Are Heading To The World Series

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Go Cubs Go! It’s a dream that is more than a hundred years in the making. It’s the source of many stories about the curse of a man with a goat. Then, there was the avid fan that is blamed for ruining chances for a world series run more than a decade ago.  The man named Bartman was forced into hiding.  Now, the wait is over and with the curse, the goat and that foul ball that changed the course of one playoff game behind us, the Cubs heading to the world series is a family affair.  As the 9th inning approached, my oldest son sent me a text with this pic. “If you are looking for a picture to post, you can use this one.” The picture was taken…
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The World Changed A Little Last Night

The World Changed A Little Last Night

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You don't have to be a die hard Cubs fan or even a big baseball fan to know that the world changed a little last night. A double play from Russell to Baez to Rizzo and the Chicago Cubs won the National League pennant, defeating the Los Angeles Dodgers 5-0 in Game 6 of the NLCS. As a result, the Cubs will head to Cleveland, where they'll take on the Cleveland Indians in the World Series beginning on Tuesday. The 2016 National League Champions didn't just win the pennant for themselves or even just the current Cubs fanbase. They did it  for millions of fans over the last 100 years who have hoped and waited for another World Series to be played on the North side of Chicago. One look…
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22 Marketing Tactics If You Have A Limited Budget

22 Marketing Tactics If You Have A Limited Budget

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Don't have an unlimited marketing budget? WordStream, an online advertising blog, lists 22 of their favorite ways small business can save money on their marketing. 1. Publish Great Content. I don’t think I even need to say this, but it’d be neglectful not to mention the importance of kick-ass content. If you can create it yourself, all the better (isn’t free always better?). Even if writing isn’t your strong point, you shouldn’t have too much trouble getting someone on your team to crank out some articles for your blog. Try top 10 lists, tip collections, best practices for your industry, etc. I shared a bunch of creative content marketing ideas here, and Elisa recently rewrote the rules of content marketing for small businesses. 2. Create Instructional Videos. Video content is…
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Annual Banquet to Help Spread Message of Hope 

Annual Banquet to Help Spread Message of Hope 

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“We have a wall with the word HOPE on it,” said Joyce Klopp, Director of Hope at the BRICK House, Inc. The organization gives hope to individuals and families through spiritual, educational and community based support. They offer an After-School Program, a Summer Program and a Neighborhood Connections Program. “The goal is that every student in our programs gets their name on the wall because of an action or word that displays Hope. Our wall of names is slowly growing.”  To help spread their message of hope, Hope at the BRICK House, Inc. invites the community to their Annual Banquet. The event will be held 6:30 to 8:30 p.m., Monday, Oct. 24, 2016, at St. Ambrose University’s Rogalski Center, 518 W. Locust St., Davenport, IA.    The event’s Master of Ceremonies will be Mike Mickle, President/CEO…
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