Category Archives for "Marketing"

My Daily Grind Roadmap

My Daily Grind Roadmap 1
Bright ideas

In case you hadn’t noticed, this is a brand-new site with some pre-existing content that came from a site I am re-purposing. On the roadmap are the following things, in no particular order:

  • Graphics. The site is pretty bland, and that’s purposeful, but it needs a little pizazz. Not a lot. I don’t want to detract from its purpose: Lots of easily-scannable headlines that you can click if interested.
  • Contact form
  • (Possibly) Some ads
  • (Possibly) Some photos & videos
  • More sources
  • More Menu items. I’ve constructed the top menu items as pages, so essentially, I’ll be adding more pages (and menu items) as time goes on. Some I’m thinking about are Music, Sports, Marketing, and Health. Some sub-categories may be added, too, like Money (under Business), SEO, Blogging, Copywriting, and Affiliate Marketing under Marketing, etc.

If there’s anything you want to add, and I find it a valuable addition, I’ll put it in.

Amazon Unlimited Offers Netflix-style Programming

Amazon has a new all-you-can-eat ebook service called "Unlimited"

Buffet-style books by Amazon Unlimited

NEW YORK — Amazon is rolling out a new subscription service that will allow unlimited access to thousands of electronic books and audiobooks for $9.99 a month in the online giant’s latest effort to attract more users.

The largest U.S. e-commerce site said Friday that the Kindle Unlimited service will give users the ability to read as much as they want from more than 600,000 Kindle titles such as “The Hunger Games” and “Diary of a Wimpy Kid.” They can also listen as much as they like to thousands of Audible audiobooks, including “Water for Elephants.”

Read the whole story here.

China Calls on U.S. to Stop Unscrupulous Spying

The United States is spying on China

The United States is spying on China

THE ASSOCIATED PRESS
China called for a halt Tuesday to what it called unscrupulous U.S. cyberspying, saying that a monthslong investigation into reports on the “ugly face” of U.S. espionage has concluded that China is a major target of those efforts.

The complaint in the form of a government agency report comes a week after U.S. prosecutors charged five Chinese military officers with hacking into American companies to steal trade secrets.

Read more here.

 

A Memorial Day Question: Has Military Cause Marketing Gone Too Far?

Memorial Day marketing mayhem

Is Memorial Day just another day to mass market?

If you’re watching a major league baseball game today, perhaps you’ve noticed something strange about the uniforms. The numbers are hard to read, and so are the names on the back. The caps look like part of the costume design package for The Deer Hunter. It’s all….camouflage.

Read the entire article here.