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Qdoba Tries To Buy Our Endorsement

January 25th, 2010 · 5 Comments

What is it with corporate communications professionals? The PR firm (in Colorado) representing Qdoba, rather than bother checking out our sites, just sent us a press release promoting some new combo offer or whatever to help Americans be less fat. That’s fine and dandy. But what gets my goat is that the PR professional who [...]

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Tags: Advertising · Bad Behavior · Business · Hype · Marketing

Possibility City: National Embarrassment or What?

October 15th, 2009 · 14 Comments

Tramp stamps, erections and all kinds of stuff better than Ohio. That’s what Louisville should be known for, right? We made The Rachel Maddow Show on MSNBC last night. Check it out: Visit for Breaking News, World News, and News about the Economy Embarrassed? Yea? Nay?

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Tags: Advertising · Cable · Hype · Marketing · Possibility City · TV · Video

Welcome Back to Work, You Worker Bees

October 13th, 2009 · 13 Comments

Why is the school board discussing legislative priorities? Jefferson County Public Schools? Yeah, you’re right, state schools. And, really, pressing to allow closed-door meetings to discuss superintendents’ yearly evaluations? Somebody is in need of a serious wakeup call. Because this is a farce. [Nancy Rodriguez] Have you heard the latest audio recording from Daniel Mongiardo? [...]

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Tags: Celebrity · Dan Mongiardo · Economy · Education · JCPS · Marketing · Mayor's Race 2010 · Oops · Possibility City · University of Louisville

New Kentucky Oaks & Derby Logos

October 7th, 2009 · 3 Comments

Last week the new Kentucky Oaks and Kentucky Derby logos were unveiled. For the second year in a row, the logos were created in partnership with SME Branding. And try as we might, we can’t find a reason not to absolutely love them. See for yourself: KENTUCKY DERBY 136 KENTUCKY OAKS 136 From the press [...]

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Tags: Branding · Churchill Downs · Marketing

Will a Marketing Campaign Make the Streets Safe?

August 7th, 2009 · 3 Comments

The city is throwing money at making our streets safer for bikers and walkers. It’s a noble cause. Maybe not because three bikers and 23 pedestrians were killed on city streets. But because another 353 walkers and 118 bikers got hurt in accidents.  That makes it a significant problem, and since police can’t really prosecute [...]

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Tags: Jerry Abramson · Marketing · Metro Government

Civil Discourse on the News

July 15th, 2009 · 5 Comments

Stuff I Didn’t Know: As a public service to you, I listened to the new talk station today, and learned from Michael Savage (Noon – 3) that Pres. Obama is taking our guns, socializing our health care system, and is part of a plot by outsiders to take down America. Then Glenn Beck (3-6 p.m.) [...]

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Tags: Fired · Health Care · Hires · Internet · Marketing · Metro Council · Ohio River Bridges · Radio · Scandal · Steve Beshear · TV

Chewing the Slots Issue, Again

July 8th, 2009 · 3 Comments

UPDATE 4:22: Billy Reed covered the Forum and has a great take on it at BillyReedSays. Today’s Louisville Forum will generate more discussion, none of it productive, about the failed slots legislation in Kentucky. Things aren’t going to change anytime soon in Frankfort, so it looks like the industry had better start looking for ways [...]

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Tags: Churchill Downs · Gambling · Horse Industry · Kentucky Derby · Marketing · Media

Right Direction, But Still Smoking

May 13th, 2009 · Comments Off

The state has released new smoking statistics that show smoking is becoming less popular among middle and high school students. That’s the good news. But it’s hard to believe that one in 10 middle school students and one in four high schoolers in Kentucky count themselves as smokers. This, despite a whopping amount of educational [...]

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Tags: Education · Marketing · Smoking Ban

Forecastle Lines It Up

May 12th, 2009 · Comments Off

The upcoming Forecastle Festival is getting bigger, and bigger. The latest announcement adds several musical acts to the list of performers, and includes a nationally known speaker. Christopher Childs is an expert on energy and a former Greenpeace spokesperson. He’s written a book called The Spirit’s Terrain: Creativity, Activism and Transformation, which offers ways to [...]

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Tags: Art · Festival · Green · Marketing · Music

Better, Warmer, Midweek Ideas

April 8th, 2009 · 2 Comments

Darkness on the Edge of the Track: If you’ve wondered what night racing would be like at Churchill Downs, you’re about to find out. The track announced it will bring in temporary lights and run a night-time card on June 19 and 26 and July 2. The Kentucky Horse Racing Commission also approved a couple [...]

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Tags: Churchill Downs · Courier-Journal · Crime · Death · Marketing · Senate Race · Sports · University of Louisville