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 >>
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."
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 >>
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 >>
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Annual sci-fi gathering respawns in the East Valley
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 >>
Kirstie Alley's Jenny Craig ad campaign. Looks like someone took a wrong turn after CheersA 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 >>
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 >>
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 >>
New Times artsy brainchild opens First Friday
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 >>
This comedian will so be into you if you check out his stand-up
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 >>
www.spoofcard.comA 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 >>
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 >>
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 >>
That Metal Show comic brings voodoo vibes to Mardi Gras
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 >>
Can the Web save Arizona's largest daily newspaper?
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 >>
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When a black man complained of racism and ridicule, he was fired
Product placement comes to adult videos...hey, watch where you put that thing!
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?
Despite mega-marketing, large-scale Godzilla remake isn't up to snuff
Scottsdale's Greg Crane calls himself an entrepreneur. Prosecutors in three states call him a grifter. But he's such a young man.
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
Renowned trial consultant helped Symington defense decide who would serve on the jury
Telemarketers rake in millions of dollars by telling donors they're helping Native Americans. But the biggest beneficiary by far is the charity itself.
BY AGE 30, SHELDON WEINER WAS ONE OF CHARLIE KEATING'S TOP LIEUTENANTS. TEN YEARS LATER, HE COMMITTED SUICIDE IN A TOY STORE PARKING LOT.
ARIZONA'S TRADE REPRESENTATIVE TO MEXICO WAS CUTTING DEALS WITH HIS FRIENDS AND FAMILY. A SECRETARY REPORTED THE PROBLEM--AND PROMPTLY GOT CANNED.