I am getting a divorce. While it has been a long relationship with many memorable moments, it ended when it became obvious beyond doubt that I was no longer valued, respected or appreciated. I cannot ignore the upsetting situation any longer. Friends wondered why it took so long to leave.
After patiently waiting months, the Marketing Maven finally was able to schedule an important interview, possibly the first of its kind. Meeting at a local park and sitting more than six feet apart, the discussion touched on headline topics, offering insight into what might be expected in the months ahead.
Several weeks ago, I found an attractive door flyer from a city council candidate waiting for me when I arrived home. The colorful glossy piece offered interesting information about key issues. Since it was for a city council seat the flyer didn’t mention party affiliation. Maybe it’s time party affiliation
The Republican National Convention has concluded with its uplifting theme of “Honoring the Great American Story.” Now the nation is officially in the final weeks of the 2020 election. From local to statewide to national office, Republicans are out campaigning. Those who win office, must show the same backbone fighting
There are about 60 million Americans who are living with hearing loss, ranging from mild to profound loss. Most deaf and legally deaf rely on lipreading and facial expressions to help hear. (Legally deaf means you hear some sounds with the use of hearing aids and/or cochlear implants.) For the
Corporations often see societal events (from peaceful protests to violent riots) as public relations opportunities to raise their corporate profile. C-suite executives meet with their marketing and public relations teams to determine how they can look like good corporate citizens – or kowtow to whichever group is making the most
Following a recent Zoom meeting that focused on the COVID-19 coronavirus and how Americans should adapt to living with it until there is a proven vaccine, the Marketing Maven was fortunate to interview one of the speakers. Renowned researcher Dr. Adenoid Hynkel took the time to answer questions to help
The stage is decorated in the high school’s colors with two rows of teachers, students and guests seated near the podium. The principal walks to the center stage, motioning for everyone to take their seats. “Welcome students, family and guests. To start our commencement program, we are very pleased that
When the lockdown officially ends, will those who frequently ignored stay-at-home orders and went outside (walking, running, biking, gardening or sitting) be better able to handle the post-lockdown phase of the pandemic compared to those who hid in their homes? Many experts say it is safer outside, proven during the
The historic California statewide lockdown has many people spending more time at home, creatively finding ways to be entertained as Americans work together to “flatten the curve.” I have cut back on my television viewing since I become too emotional watching Charmin toilet paper commercials. Post lockdown, will there be