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508, 2010

Reflections on a Seven Day Cycling Trip After a Healthy Time Out of the Saddle

August 5th, 2010|

My seven day cycling adventure in Eastern Washington and Canada is now a memory, and my body has fully recovered from the agony I put it through. I have a real sense of accomplishment for completing this adventure and am equally pleased my brain is now empty of a desire to do anything like this [...]

2306, 2010

Telling Your Story in the New Media World

June 23rd, 2010|

Here's another example of the way you tell your story in the new media world.  The Washington Manufacturing Alert produced by former Seattle Post-Intelligencer business writer Bill Virgin has now added a space for its subscribers to tell their stories. VHPR was one of the first participants.  Great newsletter--great advertisers? Click on image to [...]

2605, 2010

Location, location, location – extend the value of your brand into the gathering places of new markets

May 26th, 2010|

The new gathering places—the water coolers, street corners, and picket fences—of our time are on the Web. Conversations that can influence how the public knows about and evaluates your products and services are taking place in blogs, on FaceBook and through Twitter. Are you there to hear what’s being said? Are you there to engage [...]

605, 2010

Need Proof the Economy is Improving? Do Some Tennis Shoe Research

May 6th, 2010|

While you wouldn't know it from the Pacific Northwest weather, it feels like the economic climate is definitely warming up. I'll leave it to the research firms to come up with the “proof statements” like consumer confidence, manufacturing data and home sales. My “tennis shoe indicators” (gained by walking around and chatting) point towards an [...]