Saturday, January 22, 2011

Your comments are all spam


I really miss being able to whine in paragraphs instead of Tweets, so I'm going to get back to blogging. Except I really hate it that 90% of the comments I get are spam. I really don't want to make people register to comment, cause that sucks, but I'm sick of moderating comments all day. Any of you have advice to fix this?

First one to comment gets a free ebook!

Monday, October 18, 2010

Backyards & Bottles is now Open!

My wife opened her new store selling wine accessories best suited for outside events like tailgates, bbqs, outdoor concerts, etc... In other words, all the things we love. Please go check out her facebook page and "like" her.

Sunday, June 27, 2010

Big Fake Numbers Aren't News

Dear CNN,

If you really have no idea how many gallons have spilled into the Gulf, so much so that you ask the user to provide the inputs, then a real-time tracker on your home page is probably not warranted.

Sincerely,
Jamie

Friday, April 16, 2010

Blizzard Mount Generates $125 MM in Free Revs

Well, Blizzard finally did it. They decided to let loose the reigns, and let The Man (you know, the suits at Activision) make some freaking money. And How.

If you are one of the gazillion World Of Warcraft players out there, you can now spend $25 on an in-game mount (pictured). Apparently, these are limited to only 5,000,000 though, so you better get on it.

And for the non-suits out there, that's $125 Million dollars in revenue, for something that has $0 marginal cost. HOLY SHIT!

Monday, April 12, 2010

McDonalds Filet O Fish Campaign Pretty Much Kicks Ass

You know that McDonald's Filet 'o Fish ad where there dudes are in the truck and that one guy is jammin out to the filet 'o fish song?... Of course you do, cause it's awesome.

Some evidence on the awesomeness:

1) I was at a piano bar Saturday night and they played the song - everyone loved it
2) Every time I hear my phone vibrate, I start singing the song... that's right, I've been hypnotized by a commercial and now sing the filet o fish song whenever my phone buzzes

Friday, April 9, 2010

Marketing Winzors teh day! Hooray PS3


You know why I hate marketing (even though it's my job)? Because even when the PS3 just reduced it's size to something fairly neat, it almost has a decent online interface and Netflix connection, Blu Ray is gaining some steam, and they have finally hit the $299 point.

The marketing geniuses at Sony are giving all the sales credit to... Kevin Butler.

O, FFS.


Wednesday, March 31, 2010

I got one of them there QR Codes

Have you seen these things in magazine ads or maybe some stories/ads you see on the internet? I do internet marketing for a living, so I see them a lot. I finally decided to get myself one - maybe I'll put it on a T-shirt or something, so people know for sure that I'm a pretty big deal (read: dork).

Search Engine Land explains what a QR Code is and why you need one, so I won't.

I got mine at http://www.qurify.com/en/ - free and very simple, and didn't have to give them personal stuff.

Oh, and if you want to scan that badboy and see what it does, send your iPhone over here.

SPOILERS: It links to my Twitter account.