Friday, August 31, 2007
Posted by Christy Marsing-Barber at 10:43 AM
Monday, August 27, 2007
Posted by Christy Marsing-Barber at 10:38 AM
Thursday, August 23, 2007
I was just inspired to write about what constitutes good and bad advertising. The one that I just saw that DID NOT inspire me to buy their product is the Sour Skittles commercial with the milking machine hooked up to some hairy crabby old guy. The idea that sour milk from a sour old man creates Sour Skittles. I most likely will not buy that product if for a moment I think that product comes from the mammary glands of an old icky man. Now one I recently saw that did picque my attention was for Hineken beer. It had catchy techno music and an attractive "robot" come out to the beat to expose that she was carrying a Hineken mini keg and demostrate the ease in which you could tap the keg. The commercial had me thoroughly engrossed throughout because I wanted to see what was going to happen next. I even found myself thinking that that might be handy for the polo field instead of six packs (who am i kidding ....cases) of beer. The Cavemen? Bad. Entertaining, yes. But I couldn't tell you for one second what it is they sell. In my opinion, good advertising is anything that makes you stop and look at it. A magazine ad. If it catches my eye long enough to read it, study it or just try to figure it out? It was worth the money they paid for it. If I skim by it? Rethink it. I also just attended a webinar regarding added video to your website. Wonderful concept. With the popularity of You Tube these days, you will begin to see more and more of that. I would suggest keeping the above mentioned in mind. If you would like to know more about what I learned, shoot me a comment. I'll be happen to enlighten. And I didn't think I had anything to say today.....Happy Thursday!
Tuesday, August 21, 2007
Sunday, August 19, 2007
Posted by Christy Marsing-Barber at 7:00 PM
Thursday, August 16, 2007
Tuesday, August 14, 2007
Posted by Christy Marsing-Barber at 9:20 AM
Monday, August 13, 2007
Ideabox is sustainable and green in both building materials and construction. It’s the hippest and most resourceful thing I’ve seen since Bluetooth technology! This energy efficient pre-fab home is wrapped up in a cool, modern design that is actually affordable!
For the environmentally responsible consumer this cabin is cool and sleek. I mean we’re talking living large here in 400 sq. feet of luxury in a clever high end pre-fab home with a very intelligent design.
The research I’ve done shows that ideabox uses environmentally friendly products and construction with wireless technologies. Designed with the idea that you can live large in a small space, ideabox is attracting very posh customers. And hey…less can be more! My family is considering it for a vacation home on some land at the lake or the beach. Another thought I have is putting it on my property for when the kids come home. Once you’re in college, staying right with mom is tough. This way, they can have space but still be “home”.
Here is some more information I found on how environmentally friendly ideabox is…
Wireless technology because power lines are SO last year.
Standing seam metal roofing – sustainable and fire retardant
Fiber-cement siding for low maintenance
Galvalume corrugated metal siding for an industrial look and efficient construction.
Bamboo flooring because it’s sleek and renewable
Energy Star appliances and lighting for the best in energy efficiency
Marmoleum countertops, made from renewable resources
Fully insulated walls for maximum energy efficiency
Energy-efficient ENERGY STAR labeled windows to regulate temperature
Less than 2% construction waste because materials are ordered to size
Low volatile organic compound paints for better, healthier indoor air
Duo-flush toilets for water efficiency
Day lighting; windows in all exterior walls and interior re-lite strategies
Tankless water heaters to reduce electricity use
For more information you can visit http://www.ideabox.us/
Posted by Christy Marsing-Barber at 1:42 PM
Thursday, August 9, 2007
Posted by Christy Marsing-Barber at 9:07 AM