b. Springfield, Mass., grew up in Monson, Mass. noted for having more cows than people and exactly zero stoplights. Received Bachelor’s of Fine Arts from Endicott College, also in Mass., but with fewer cows and more stoplights. Fearing stimulation overload, left Mass. for Raleigh and joined the working world as a web designer. Resident WordPress whiz.
Fondly recalls Oscar Mayer Wiener spots from youth, mainly for daring to use the word “wiener” on television. These days, you may find her “humming” along to the Prius advertisements, which immediately put her in a good mood with their easy-going soundtrack and cheerful imagery. Believes rampant pharma advertising has turned medicine into a commodity and undermines doctors’ credibility. Although…there may be a pill for that.
An avid Tweeter, you might find Jenn having her 140-character say on such subjects as:
- The Beatles: There is some dispute as to who the true office expert is.
- Friends: “The One That Jenn Quotes All the Time.”
- Wine Tasting: Her degree included a class in it, after all.
- Muscle Stretching: Go ahead–give her a muscle, she’ll give you a stretch for it.
- Six Degrees of The Pizza Delivery Guy: This arcane talent involves watching a movie and listing off other movies a nameless/background character has been in.
It’s no secret around the office that my biggest fear lives in the ocean. No, I’m not talking about sharks, stingrays, barracuda—not exclusively, anyway. A dolphin, up until recent experience, has always been just as terrifying as a great white. My fear is not of the animals themselves—though their menacing teeth or prehistoric size doesn’t…Keep Reading »
Today Disney shelled out $4 billion in cash and stocks to purchase Marvel Entertainment. While the ink on this deal has yet to dry completely, fans of both companies are already voicing their concerns over what this will mean for the future of these brands. Yes, my initial reaction to this news was to joke…Keep Reading »
I’ll admit this up front: this is not the blog post I had intended to publish this afternoon. In fact, the post I had been writing and researching for was on a completely different topic, and one I had been giddy about for 2 days. That is, until some candid last-minute research proved what I…Keep Reading »
Website contact forms are a convenient, quick means of potential clients and existing customers to get in touch with your company. The only downside is they are also a convenient, quick means of SPAM robots to peddle their (usually) virus-infected “products” to you as well. The latter is a headache my dear dad called me…Keep Reading »
Microsoft’s Internet Explorer 6. To web developers, it is an outdated browser whose support requires extra time and effort when developing a new website or service. To the IT department of large companies, it is the only browser in which the Intranet they’ve developed will render and behave properly. To the end user, it may…Keep Reading »
Bill Cokas posted an informative article last week about the importance of managing your own VBP (or Vibrant Brand Personality)—steps you should take to project the proper image for your own (or your company’s) self-image. Today, I’m going to share an example of how not managing your VBP can cause a devastating situation for your…Keep Reading »