Tag Archives: Frank Oatley

Google+ and what it means to Social Media


Normally, I try to avoid over-hype of the “next new thing”.  However, in the case of “Google+”, the hype just might be warranted. Social media is all about connections, and managing those  connections.  Google+ seems to  efficiently address the issues … Continue reading

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Lessons of Basil Marceaux 03 July 2011


So, there you are, wondering how to get more people to view your site, look up your business, or subscribe to your blog.  Have you thought about making a video?  If you’re good, or better yet, if you’re lucky it … Continue reading

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Why you should invest time in social media as a marketing tool: 16 May 2011


In today’s digital world, it’s hard to get information or news without hearing about social media. If you turn on the news you hear things like “Today, Newt Gingrich tweeted that he is officially running for President of the United … Continue reading

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What’s in YOUR gun-rack? 14 May 2011


Here in the great Pacific Northwest we have an insurance company that has commercials which highlight the fact that the people up here aren’t quite like everyone else.  The commercials talk about our different state of mind and local customs … Continue reading

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Great Googly Moogly! 12 May 2011


Admit it; some words or phrases are just better than others.  This is one of the most important things to understand when writing.  It doesn’t matter if you’re writing a business proposal or a letter to grandma; to force the … Continue reading

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How to shop for a freelance writer: 11 May 2011


So there you are, banging your head against your desk, trying desperately to remember a word from your 8th grade vocabulary test while you try pitifully to write a marketing piece for your boss; or worse yet, for your own … Continue reading

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Getting old SUX 5/9/11


So there I was, painting the spare bedroom yesterday.  Got the trim off and put in the garage, put tape where I should and laid out the plastic to protect the carpet.   I managed to get one coat of paint … Continue reading

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Keep digging 5/7/11


Today I find myself still desperately seeking a job.  The past five months has been like being trapped in a mine.  After 20 years of service to my country I find myself struggling in the dark and the walls are … Continue reading

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