Category: Corporations

  • Sports signage in times of pandemic

    In watching some futbol (aka soccer aka English football) matches this past year, it kind of seems like some of them have maybe increased the sponsorship names on the stadium seats. It kind of makes sense that with no butts in seats, this is real estate that is more on camera than in the past. […]

  • Dream: Corporate VP of Junk

    I dreamt I was called into a meeting without knowing why I was there. (That is typical.) The meeting was about a company VP being in the hospital with a heart attack so they were going to make me the acting. Which was confusing because I have no idea who that guy was, what was […]

  • Book Review Backlash

    It started with a tweet about how a new Congresswoman is dressed. There was a backlash on Twitter. I’ve seen several stories about that. Less noticed, it seems to me, is the tweeter promotes his book on Twitter. https://twitter.com/eScarry/status/1063193793942425600 People clicked over to Amazon to give the book 1-star reviews. You can see that when […]

  • Tech is the new tobacco

    My father as a teenager told me stories about the horrors of picking tobacco to encourage me to do well in school because manual labor sucks. The Truth Campaign started when I was young. But, technology companies appear to have learned only part of the lessons of Big Tobacco. This is AT&T mimicking Phillip Morris […]

  • RIP Home Box Office

    Mr. Stankey described a future in which HBO would substantially increase its subscriber base and the number of hours that viewers spend watching its shows. To pull it off, the network will have to come up with more content, transforming itself from a boutique operation, with a focus on its signature Sunday night lineup, into […]

  • Eviction filings to collect late rent

    An Atlanta Journal-Constitution analysis of eviction filings from Fulton, DeKalb, Cobb, Gwinnett and Clayton counties found that more than a third of the 1 million cases filed since 2010 were serial filings — filings made within a year of one another at the same property, against a tenant with the same name. The AJC found […]

  • MLM mashup with political tribalism

    A very conservative friend shared a rant I’ve seen in the past. No big deal. Curiously, though, at the end (under the See More break) was a piece of text not consistent with the rest. If You Want True Financial Freedom and Not Have to Worry about This Contact Me and I’ll Show You a […]

  • Closing

    Businesses close. Maybe it is after a few months. Maybe it is after a century. Probably it is somewhere in between. I get amused when people who have not been to one that is closing in years get shocked when it closes. If you personally have not bothered to patronize the business, then that is […]

  • Stores Tracking Me Could Be More Helpful

    I know the stores track my purchases. They have tons of data on each of us. Their apps and rewards cards are precisely for knowing who I am and tracking me. The other day, my girlfriend asked me to buy something using her rewards card to push it over the $1 she was short to […]

  • The Anti-Boycott

    Do boycotts work anymore? It seems like of late boycotts have returned to the en vogue way of attacking a company or movie with owners or creators one dislikes. But, then people on the other side of the issue see the talk about a boycott and step up their business. If anything, then it seems […]