An Award-Winning Oregon State Fair!

Last week, during the International Association of Fairs and Exposition (IAFE) Annual Conference in Las Vegas, the Oregon State Fair was awarded several awards in a number of categories. One of them involves the “Twitter Adventure” promotions event that I spearheaded while I was with Travel Salem and then the Oregon State Fair. The 2010 … Continue reading

Google Fails to “Tip” their Deal with Groupon

Last week, Chicago-based website Groupon declined a $6 billion acquisition offer from Google. It was also rumored that Groupon rejected a $3 billion acquisition offer from Yahoo! last month. Did Groupon make a stupid move or was this a smart move which may result in an incredible revenue gain in the future? Groupon is a … Continue reading

Thirty Days, Zero “Real World” Contact

What’s the first thing you do in the morning? Brush your teeth? Take a shower? Go…*ahem*…use the bathroom? Maybe if you lived in the 90’s. These days, the first thing people do when they wake up is check their Facebook or Twitter or email. In a world where technology drives communication, people are more and … Continue reading

To the Future and Back

If I had a DeLorean like Michael J. Fox did in the movie Back to the Future, I would fly back in time to the early days of the website. It would be interesting to watch how people and businesses reacted to this “new technology.” The internet, or “World Wide Web” as some people would … Continue reading

The Social Network…for Businesses

I joined Facebook a couple years ago; using it as a tool to connect with past and current friends. Who knew a couple years later, I would be logging into to the website for work. Facebook has transformed from a highly exclusive site at Harvard (seen The Social Network?), into an amazingly popular marketing tool … Continue reading