• Blogs

    May 9, 2014

    3 Ways Menu Apps Change the Way You Order Online

    With more and more delivery-centric businesses like Papa John's and Domino's creating apps to make it easier to place an order and get food without really ever speaking to anyone, ordering take-out and delivery is obviously changing. Then when you add in apps like GrubHub, Eat24, and Seamless, whi ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 1, 2013

    Go Daddy Getting Rid of the Go Daddy Girls: Yay or Nay?

    The female figure will not be the foundation of the marketing campaign for Scottsdale-based Go Daddy.The company actually put out a press release stating that its commercials during the next Super Bowl will not contain "risqué innuendo."

  • Blogs

    November 14, 2011

    The Serene Dominic Show: The Tempe Block Party Interviews Parts 3 & 4 Shurman and John Popper

    ​Previously on The Serene Dominic Show we chatted with Jono Manson in a motorbus waiting to go on at last Saturday's Tempe Block Party. While Jono was onstage getting ready to perform, I got a chance to -- in that very same motorbus--meet with Aaron Beaver of the Austin Texas rock band Shurm ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 6, 2011

    Vincent Tarvin Probably Wouldn't Have Been Caught With Cocaine -- But Then He Pulled Out His Penis...

    MCSOVincent Michael Tarvin after pulling out his penis at a Valley business: "time to get to work."​Vincent Michael Tarvin probably wouldn't have been busted with a pocket full of what police believe to be cocaine early this morning -- but he decided to go into a Valley telemarketing business and ... More >>

  • Music

    November 11, 2010
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    November 11, 2010
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    September 9, 2010

    Web and Flow

    Become a social-media expert

  • Calendar

    September 2, 2010

    To Infinity and Beyond

    Annual sci-fi gathering respawns in the East Valley

  • Blogs

    August 16, 2010

    Taco Bell's New Cantina Tacos (Based Upon Mexican Street Tacos) Should Be Put Back on the Street and Run Over Repeatedly

    ​You'd think after their recent salmonella poisoning incident, Taco Bell would be more careful about what they tell us to put in our mouths. Not so. The company that claims it has always considered itself Mexican-inspired (hey, we use the word "tacos" and have neato, adobe-style restaurant facad ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 16, 2010

    Using Fatties in Marketing Campaigns Unlikely to Work, ASU Study Finds

    Kirstie Alley's Jenny Craig ad campaign. Looks like someone took a wrong turn after Cheers​A researcher at Arizona State University found that ads featuring plus-sized models are unlikely to work on their intended audiences: fatties.Sorry, Kirstie Alley, the Jenny Craig endorsement buffet ma ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 15, 2010

    Arty Girl: Learn to Market Your Art

    By stopnlook on flickr Creative Commons.This can be yours...eventually.​Attention struggling artists: On Wednesday, February 17, you can learn how to turn your talent into a business at the "Marketing and Managing Your Art Career" workshop at Tempe Center for the Arts.Now, I understand that some c ... More >>

  • Music

    January 28, 2010
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    December 17, 2009

    Steamers Gets an Overhaul From New Owners

    ​Doug Czufin and Bruce Lazarus of Sam's Cafe are now the new owners of another Biltmore restaurant, Steamers Genuine Seafood, and from the sounds of it, they've really changed things up.The lunch and dinner menus have been tweaked, with lower pricing as well as new dishes, the decor's gotten an up ... More >>

  • Calendar

    December 3, 2009

    Nice Racks

    New Times’ artsy brainchild opens First Friday

  • Blogs

    November 20, 2009

    East Valley Tribune Announces Potential Buyer Two Weeks After Announcing it Would Be Shutting Down December 31

    ​The East Valley Tribune may have a new lease on life, just two weeks after the failing publication announced it would be closing its doors on December 31.At the time of the closure, Trib CFO Mark McEachen told employees that the closing might be "a good marketing tool" to lure potential buyers an ... More >>

  • Music

    November 5, 2009
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    October 1, 2009

    Karma and Greg

    This comedian will so be into you if you check out his stand-up

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    October 1, 2009
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    September 11, 2009

    Brew Review: Oaked Arrogant Bastard Ale

    ​The Stone Brewing Co. is not the type of brewery to get involved in any marketing schemes; especially not with their Arrogant Bastard brand. As a matter of fact, they make several references to how pointless "multi-million dollar ad campaigns" are right on their bottles. It's a bit of a piss ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 5, 2009

    Telemarketing Scam Bilking Phoenix Seniors Revealed in Federal Court​A complaint was filed in U.S. District Court in Phoenix today alleging that several Kansas-based telemarketing firms have been ripping off suckers and the elderly in countless states including Arizona.The complaint says Landmark Publishing Group, Grant Writer ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 27, 2009

    Advertising in Movies Expected to Double, Says Study Exposing Consumer Response

      www.repmanblog.comJust when we thought we didn't have to watch commercials anymore, with TiVo ending the corporate enslavement of our subconscious, advertisers snuck back in. And we didn't even notice. A study released by the Department of Research and Economic Affairs ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 11, 2009

    944 Magazine Apologizes to Hispanics for Exec's Racist Comments

    944 says it really likes Hispanics now. No, honest... Some of you may be familiar with the legal donnybrook Scottsdale's 944 Magazine is engaged in regarding the handling of its 2008 Super Bowl party, which 944 hosted along with its business partner in the venture, California-based Explosive P ... More >>

  • Calendar

    April 30, 2009

    Everydude, You Rock

    That Metal Show comic brings voodoo vibes to Mardi Gras

  • Blogs

    March 17, 2009

    "The Shops at Noterra" Seeks Models for Advertising Campaign; No Pay, But You Keep Photos

    Hey, good-lookin' -- be a model for a fancy strip mall in the North Valley. The Shops at Noterra, which opened in 2006 near Interstate 17 and Happy Valley Road, will hold an open casting call from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. on March 28 for models to be photographed for an upcoming ad campaign. The Shops' new ... More >>

  • Music

    July 17, 2008
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    June 7, 2007

    It's a Wrap

    Can the Web save Arizona's largest daily newspaper?

  • Blogs

    March 6, 2007

    This just in...

    I just got a tip onthe latest at the Phoenician: "Your favorite spot in town (Mary Elaine's) will be no more...after the season they will close for three months and then Jean George will take over the space. I hope JG throws together a good crew as his time at the location will most likely be v ... More >>

  • Music

    October 13, 2005

    Lyrics Born

    Same guy, different name

  • Best of Phoenix

    September 30, 2004
  • News

    March 25, 2004

    Stupid Party Tricks

    When a black man complained of racism and ridicule, he was fired

  • Best of Phoenix

    September 20, 2001
  • Culture

    July 27, 2000

    Porn to sell

    Product placement comes to adult videos...hey, watch where you put that thing!

  • News

    January 13, 2000

    Don Wan

    Valley-based infomercial czar Don Lapre has made millions selling his Money Making Secrets to late-night-TV viewers. So what's the secret behind his bankruptcy?

  • Film

    May 28, 1998

    Size and Whimpers

    Despite mega-marketing, large-scale Godzilla remake isn't up to snuff

  • News

    October 16, 1997

    Angle Heart

    Scottsdale's Greg Crane calls himself an entrepreneur. Prosecutors in three states call him a grifter. But he's such a young man.

  • News

    July 24, 1997


    They're dog-obsessed and they have no kids--but their pooches dress up like people, host birthday parties, go to puppy preschool and drive a multibillion-dollar pet industry

  • News

    May 22, 1997

    Varinsky or Varoutsky?

    Renowned trial consultant helped Symington defense decide who would serve on the jury

  • News

    December 26, 1996

    Finances With Wolves

    Telemarketers rake in millions of dollars by telling donors they're helping Native Americans. But the biggest beneficiary by far is the charity itself.

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    July 27, 1995



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    March 30, 1994



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    March 3, 1993