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Thinking differently about customer service.

Here is one of the best stories I’ve seen about customer service and effective ways to accomplish it.

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The secret to eternal youthfulness is the secret of good coffee:  keep it fresh so you don’t get bitter.

It’s impossible to have a positive life with a negative mind.

“Booze is civilization in a glass.” – Adam Rogers

“Truth is what stands the test of experience.” – Einstein

“Sometimes your mistakes are you biggest virtues. You learn so much from the mistake. Those things that you think are the…

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Pig Out Today, It’s International Bacon Day!

Each Labor Day Weekend is made even more sizzling with International Bacon Day, held on the Saturday before Labor Day.  I guess you could also call it Fat Saturday.

It’s not too early to start warming up for the Great American Bacon Fest coming Sept 6 in Chicago.  So why not pig out on some Bacon Infused Bloody Mary Popsicles on Bacon Sticks?

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Thanks to Thrillist for thrilling our arteries with…

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A Simple, Excellent, Life-Changing Idea

“If I’m not saying ‘Hell Yeah!’ to something, then I say no.”  Read this, it rocks.  Thanks Derek Sivers!

Have a great Labor Day Weekend everyone – Hell Yeah!

 

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Great news for drinkers!

Have a great Labor Day weekend and don’t feel bad about having a few drinks - they might help you live longer! READ HOW HERE

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Great idea for social media promotion – the 99 pack!

You have to follow social media clues to find the stores where you can buy a 99 PACK of Peacemaker Anytime Ale from Austin Beerworks.  Check it out

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Takes 4 guys to carry the Peacemaker 99 Pack

Thanks to Thrillist for this story – their Food and Drink Section is the Boss.

A-List Marketing can help you plan social media contests and activities that get attention and drive profits.  Contact us.

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Big reversal in a long time restaurant menu trend

LATEST TREND:  Restaurant menus are shrinking in number of dishes offered but increasing options for customizing menu items.  It’s all about Millennials, according to RestaurantNews.com.

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Don’t tell your Greek Uncle that menus are shrinking…

 

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Question about “bar hacks” for customers.

I got a question from a bar customer over the weekend about “bar hacks,” to make going out to bars and nightclubs easier, here’s my response:

Best hack:  Go early before it gets busy.  You will frequently save money on cover, as it’s often reduced early, there will be no line, and you will be able to get a drink easily. Then establish a relationship with a bartender or server in the most out of…

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Enjoy – and have a great weekend!

The Housemartins – Happy Hour

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#TBT :: “Remarkable” Marketing and Sales Success

One of my favorite videos, from 2007, about a revolution in marketing and advertising that continues today.