It was the early 90’s…the blow, the women (and men), the payola and the good times were had by all.
Oh yes…it was the heyday of the music industry…the gloves were off.
And I had a front row seat.
I worked in a mailroom for a major music industry trade publication. They collected ungodly sums to promote new and existing artists. The artists would come in to grease our wheels to make sure THEY were getting greased.
BIG money. I saw firsthand. Trust me…I often ran the bank deposits.
But the cracks started to form…if you were smart enough to look…Continue reading
“You realize we’re sitting on 45,000 pounds of fuel, one nuclear warhead and a thing that has 270,000 moving parts built by the lowest bidder? Makes you feel good doesn’t it?” – Quote from ‘Armageddon’
Did you know that airplane maker Boeing outsources over 67% of the actual construction of their aircraft?
Here’s a little tidbit that may be eye-opening for you (and it should):
Spirit AeroSystems Inc. this week delivered the 10,000th Wichita-built 737 aircraft fuselage to the Boeing Co.
The milestone number, which was confirmed by the company, stretches back decades to when the Spirit (NYSE: SPR) facility was still part of Boeing Commercial Airplanes and where production on the 737 dates back to the mid-1960s.
A company spokesperson says Spirit will hold an event to celebrate the achievement in the coming weeks.
Spirit, which has work on all Boeing commercial programs, builds about 70 percent of every 737 that the company delivers. Those deliveries now are comprised of the company’s Next-Generation 737 models and the growing 737 MAX family.
Did you catch it?Continue reading
“No one is going to buy a higher ticket item…I tried.”
This was a response I received after yesterday’s post. Nothing else was offered in the their answer.
To say this is not true couldn’t be more of an understatement.
‘High ticket’ products are sold in every industry, everywhere. every day. You could start rattling them off by the tens of dozens…starting with housing.
What this response speaks to specifically is this person’s FAILURE to sell higher ticket products.
They ‘tried’. I wonder how hard they ‘tried’?
I’m betting not very.Continue reading
Zapaygo, self-described as a lifestyle payment app for your smartphone, has launched an affiliate program. Problem is, they make the typical affiliate mistake….
First, here’s a bit on what Zapaygo is:
Zapaygo provides a menu of goods or services and a pre-order and payment facility to consumers through a free smartphone application.
The technology has been developed to innovate an age-old customer problem and to help venues and visitors improve their customer experience. Zapaygo will become the leading mobile payment platform in the sports, leisure and hospitality sectors.
The app streamlines the ordering and payment process in bars, restaurant, stadiums and many other venues, helping users and all types of businesses by reducing wasted time in queues and enhancing the service experience for everyone.
Zapaygo’s big mistake is their affiliate pay structure:Continue reading
I have to laugh sometimes when I tell the younger whippersnappers that before the Interwebs and smart phones we had push button telephones and before that, rotary phones. They then give me a sideways look like I’m talking gibberish and say “you’re old huh?”
Then I have to cry.
Then they ignore me and start perusing their Snapchat while downloading a song to their 10 Terabyte flash drive.
I am old. But smart enough to edumacate the younglings that they are missing out on a golden goose of opportunity that is Social Media.
Hold off on the selfies for a ‘sec and read the following:Continue reading
Everyone has different ways to relax and get away.
One of mine is to spend time at Founders Plaza at Dallas Ft. Worth International Airport.
Founders is an observation area that was built in 1995 (in my video below I said 10 years ago so I was way off) as a dedication to the founders of Dallas Ft. Worth International Airport. It’s a place to come hang out, relax and watch big commercial jets take off and land right in front of you on the West side of the airport.
Many people use it as a ‘cell phone lot’ (a waiting area to pick up their passengers without having to drive around the terminal) and to just come and watch planes land. Many also come out to ‘plane spot’…which is the hobby of shooting pictures and/or video of commercial and civil aircraft (also called ‘plane spotting’).
But whatever your reason is it’s just a relaxed place to hang and unwind.Continue reading
I’ve never been one to bake…or redesign my bathroom…
…although I consume both on an almost daily basis…
(ok…we’ll leave it at that!)
I’ve quickly become a big fan of Pinterest.
Therefore, I’m about to give you 4 reasons to use Pinterest for your online business, but first, a few quick stats on the visual search engine:
> There are over 250 million active users on Pinterest
> 2 million shopping pins are saved PER DAY
> Although 80% of Pinterest users are females, 40% of new signups are men.
> Millennials use Pinterest as much as Instagram…especially for buying decisions
Grab a hot chocolate (and if you’re of age…add some ‘grog to it), get in your easy chair and settle in for a rump-roaring installment of…
Mr. Kenster’s neighborhood musings of love-140 character selfies.
Otherwise known as:
Love Tweets to Put on Twitter For Fun and Profit (with Hugs and Kisses)
(Doesn’t that just warm your heart (and arches of your feet) just thinkin’ bout it?)
So without further A Doggy Doo…
“My friends…ABC and NBC and CBS are out of business…as we know them. Television, commercial industry is 80 billion dollars. 80 billion dollars this year on making and distributing 30 and 15 second videos that are played in between TV shows…and NOBODY’S watching.”
This is a quote/excerpt from a keynote Gary Vaynerchuk did back in May of this year. In it, he emphatically implored his audience to start running Facebook ads as a result of viewers’ shift to non-TV channels.
Because (according to Gary) they are massively undervalued.
He’s right.Continue reading
I am always amused when an article comes out warning the masses that the end of the world is coming…
World War III?
The banning of bacon???
No, none of those above my smart and impeccably dressed readers.