Tuesday, October 27, 2009

Christine's Cooking Creations - A new blog

Christine has started a blog. We're currently looking for a good domain (the ideal, "christinescooking.com", is taken). She's going to be cooking some very fun and interesting recipes. And, I must add, she is a good cook. She derides her talented cooking creativity from watching her mother, living in multiple countries, and having superb gourmet intuition.

I invite you to take a look at her blog. Currently, we're hosting Christine's Cooking blog at christine.davidscoville.com. Last night she made a wonderful Pad Thai dish. I was very impressed. Take a look at her site and enjoy her creations.

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Friday, October 9, 2009

"Retire Early" Advertising Campaign

Here's how the "Save Money" campaigns turned out after I talked to Professor McKinley. I decided to make it a little more causal: If you save you'll retire early; If you don't save, you'll have headaches and never retire.

Jim retires at 45.
Bob and Shirley keep working.

Jim Redding
Jim saved just $500/month and did without unnecessary memberships and credit cards. Now he’s looking at a $500,000 retirement at age 45. Jim doesn’t deal with the financial headaches that many Americans suffer from. He always goes by the saying, “don’t spend what you don’t have.”

Bob Thompson
Bob lives on the edge--the edge of financial ruin. With over $11,000 in credit card debt, he’ll consider himself lucky when he’ll pay it off in 20 years, having spent $4,700 on interest. In the meantime he’ll max out a few more credit cards and keep getting headaches.

Shirley Pilford
Shirley’s more concerned about spending rather than saving.  She can’t give up her cable tv. After all, she’s got 1,000 channels, of which 10 she actually watches. She won’t go without her 5 subscriptions to magazines she never has time to read. And what about her membership at the gym she doesn’t have to time to go to?

Mug shots from istockphoto.

Thursday, October 1, 2009

$60,000 in Internet Marketing

My company is giving away $60,000 in internet marketing for any company that has really suffered during the recession. It will be a very exciting contest. We've called it the Ultimate Web Marketing Makeover because it's a makeover for a company's online presence, just like they do on Extreme Makeover: Home Edition. I had the opportunity to work on our landing page: http://www.seo.com/web-marketing-makeover. Jeff Call came up with the original graphics and I implemented his work into a landing page. 

After working at SEO.com for over a year, I'm really impressed with the growth we've had. We've got a full office of some really great talent: social media experts, ppc experts, conversion experts, and, of course, SEO experts. 

Albert Mitchell helped to put together this video about the contest:

If you're a winner of this contest, you'll be amazed at how much traffic you'll get with your awarded 6-month contract. You'll have some of the best online marketing gurus help your site slam the competition. Best of luck! 

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