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When Clients Won’t Listen

When Clients Won’t Listen

I was at lunch one day with a buddy who posed a question I stopped asking a long time ago: “Why is radio in Birmingham so bad?” The broad answer is, “Because radio is bad everywhere.” That said, this is not a Bash-The-Radio column. There are plenty of good people working in commercial radio. And

LG: Where Incompetent Meets Unconscionable

IS THE LG V10 THE DUMBEST PHONE EVER question mark   YOU TELL ME period I’VE OWNED FOUR SMART PHONES comma THE V10 IS BY FAR THE MOST EXPENSIVE ONE I’VE EVER OWNED comma AND IT’S THE ONLY ONE THAT ROUTINELY SPELLS OUT THE WORDS “PERIOD” comma “QUESTION MARK” comma “EXCLAMATION POINT” comma AND “COMMA”

Baggett’s Seventh Ad: Fish In A Barrel

Baggett's Seventh Ad: Fish In A Barrel

Early this month, Baggett‘s recruiting director Daniel Buckhannan gave us contact info for Scott and and Darlene Carter—the husband-wife driver team he wanted to profile in the company’s new print ad.  Although most of our past ads have focused either directly or indirectly on drivers’ earnings potential with Baggett, with the near-unprecedented level of competition

First, Do No Harm.

First, Do No Harm.

(Theodorick Of York, Medieval Barber, bleeds a patient suffering from “an imbalance of bodily humors”.) A couple of weeks ago (after years of stubborn resistance) I replaced Outlook Express and Microsoft Schedule for Office 97 with the full version of Outlook. Much as I dreaded it, my initial reaction was unexpectedly optimistic. I was pleasantly

Choose Your Associates Wisely.

Choose Your Associates Wisely.

Our web programmer Richard Thomas recently removed himself from consideration for a significant new business opportunity—after receiving a series of abrasive communiqués from the organization’s top executive (a physician). The last of which concluded with a direct order: “From now on, you will refer to me as Dr. [Whatever].” Shortly after that decision, Richard’s partner

Take A Sad Song And Make It Better: Apologize.

Take A Sad Song And Make It Better: Apologize.

(OK, so it doesn’t work for everybody.) In the space of roughly 3 minutes during Jay Leno’s 9:00 debut show on September 14, Kanye West effectively transformed himself from a leading candidate for my personal All-Time Celebrity Buffoon award to a guy I suddenly liked way more than I ever did before his Taylor Swift

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