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Marketing and More: Word-of-mouth marketing, from polish to politics

One of the best ways to promote your product, service or candidate is via word-of-mouth, which includes eWOM (electronic word-of-mouth), such as email and social media. Companies conduct social media campaigns to engage current...
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Supervisor Moorlach votes against “apple pie”

In his email newsletter yesterday, Second District Orange County Supervisor John Moorlach explained his no vote when the Board of Supervisors was asked to support AB 1453. Introduced by Assemblywoman Sharon Quirk-Silva (who rep...
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Robin Itzler, the Marketing Maven, and her new washing machine. Courtesy photo.

Marketing and More: A tale of two Sears letters

Cruises – dinners – hotel accommodations – theater tickets – gift cards – amusement park tickets – merchandise… it’s a long list of what I’ve received over the years from companies apologizing when their produ...
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Everyone’s Irish on St. Patrick’s Day

Most everyone’s heard the saying that everyone’s Irish on St. Patrick’s Day. This holiday celebrates the famous 5th Century missionary who is known as the “Apostle to Ireland” and is practically sy...
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Marketing and More: And the winner is…

And the winner is … More than 43 million people watched the Academy Awards on March 2. Interestingly, there were two unexpected winners that never had to come onto the stage to accept an Oscar. Apple – Viewers saw Ellen DeG...
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Marketing Maven Robin Itzler as Madam President.

Hillary for President

If I had $10 for every American who voted for Barack Obama solely because they wanted to elect America’s first black president, I’d be a wealthy woman. Speaking of women, there are many voters who would pull the lever for H...
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How do I run for school board?

Editor’ note: A reader wrote in to question this article’s description of retiring school board members. From my experience over the last few years, board members often retire mid-term. The remaining board members t...
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Marketing and More: It’s a (service) dog eat (family) dog world

In a free market economy, consumers drive many of the changes. If one business isn’t catering to their needs, a competitor quickly fills the void with the product or service. The more government stays out of the equation, the...
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Marketing Maven Robin Itzler is rooting for Team USA at the 2014 Winter Olympics in Sochi, Russia. Courtesy photo.

Marketing Maven and more: Let the marketing games begin!

In a few days, many of us will change our TV viewing habits to include the Winter Olympics from Sochi, Russia. What we might actually be watching is the Marketing Olympics, a two-week orgy of product placement that will leave u...
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Nancy Pelosi supports executive overreach by President Obama

National Review Online has made the video clip below available of our junior senator, Nancy Pelosi, reacting to President Obama’s State of the Union address last night. She says that its A-OK with her if President Obama ignor...
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Map detailing analysis of 2014 Senate races by the University of Virgina Center of Politics.

Locally, we’re almost bystanders in this national mid-term election year

Neither of California’s senators, Dianne Feinstein and Barbara Boxer, is up for re-election this year. Elected for the first time in 1992, Feinstein will next have to run in 2018. GovTrack characterizes her as a “rank-and-f...
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Assembly incumbent Sharon Quirk-Silva avoids controversy at Cypress town hall

Sharon Quirk-Silva stopped by the western end of Assembly District 65 to offer constituents a recap of her first year in Sacramento representing them. The town hall at the Cypress Community Center was long on bland and short on...
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The exterior of the auditorium at the Cottonwood Church campus on Katella Ave. in Cypress on Dec. 12, 2013. Photo by C.E.H. Wiedel.

Letter to the Editor: use of auditorium for school graduation has nothing to do with religion

The following Letter to the Editor was submitted by Theresa Sherrin, a long-time (1964) resident of Los Alamitos who retired to Cypress. I came home from the State of the Los Alamitos City Lunch  to see the schools attacked by...
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Marketing and more: The debate over service dogs

Update: the first paragraph has been edited to clarify after comments by readers showed that the writer’s intent was not clear. There’s been some debate about what constitutes a legitimate service/assistance dog. Accord...
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