Archive for January, 2010

Inexpensive Inspiration

January 19, 2010

3 Secrets to Inexpensive Inspiration:

  1. Participate Online. Update your skill set with the web. With a little googling and checking out YouTube, you can find most of the information the latest conference in your field is charging $300 or more for, and the best part is it’s free.
  2. Can’t afford to subscribe to all the great industry publications you love? Check out the same publication’s online presence, especially their blog. It’s a great way to view content free.
  3. E-books and Podcasts. These are another invaluable means of inspiration, and typically at a less expensive price.
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How You Can Help People in Haiti Now

January 14, 2010

I appreciate your concern and you desire to help.  It is needed now.  It will be needed tomorrow.  It will be needed ten years from now.

My cousin had just helped to reopen a school in the community of Belloc.  I wanted to give you a brief update on his situation there and plead for your prayers.  Belloc was extremely close to the epicenter of this earthquake.  The last he had heard was that both buildings (church/school and the orphanage) at Belloc have completely collapsed.  The orphanage had not been reopened yet, but Pastor Beaulliere used the bottom level as an office.

 We have not heard from Pastor Beaulliere.  He is the pastor at the church and the principal of the school.  He and his family lived in a loft above the church/school that collapsed.  Please  pray that he and his family got out.  Pray with me that the only damage is to the buildings!  Several of his friends are headed down to Haiti (via Dominican Republic) to check on the status of all the operations in Haiti.  

In the meantime there are several ways that you can help financially.  If you are looking specifically to help the school at Belloc, please visit Havest Field Ministries.  If you feel a desire to help with the immediate relief of the Haitian people (food, water, medical supplies, etc.) please consider one of the following organizations poised to help:

http://equitasgroup.org/?page_id=56

The Domino’s Pizza Turnaround

January 13, 2010

The Domino’s Pizza marketing executives are certainly putting their money where their mouths are.  Their new campaign features a docu-commercial about their product improvements based on customer comments – comments they’re making known to everyone!  They’re also offering a money-back guarantee on their new and improved pizzas. It’s an interesting strategy.

Read more about it and let us know what you think.

http://www.mediapost.com/publications/?fa=Articles.showArticle&art_aid=119735.

You can also check out the video and live twitter feed at http://www.pizzaturnaround.com/.

Will their transparency pay off?  IS it transparency?  Genius, Risky or Big Mistake?



This blog is on the move!

January 4, 2010

Our new home will be up by the end of January. You can come read me there at http://www.asenmarketing.com. Hope the New Year treats you better than the last!