Monthly Archives: July 2011

Pulpo A La Plancha

Polbo á feira with bread and wine

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To end the week, it’s pulpo. For those of you who don’t speak Spanish, that’s octopus. I have had pulpo on my mind since dinner last night and since it’s Foodie Friday I thought I’d share some of what I’ve been thinking about.
The Mrs. and I went to a tapas place last evening and there was a special of pulpo a la plancha. I’ll explain what it is in a second but I ended up ordering two plates of it and eating them both by myself. Gluttony? No, just a great business lesson. Continue reading

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Just Throwing It On The Wall

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One would think that as media gets more specific and measurable they’d get more efficient as well.  One would think, but one might just be way off the mark.  I say this after reading the results of the latest Harte-Hanks study on email.  More details in a minute but  while companies seem to be doing a better job of getting their messages delivered to their intended recipients, those recipients seem to read them far less often and aren’t reacting as conversions either.  In my mind, this is just throwing it up against the wall to see what sticks, but let’s see what you think. Continue reading

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I’m An Addict?

There is a bit of buzz this morning around the interwebs about a study that was done in the UK about people’s emotional dependence on technology.  I’ll share some of the details in a minute but the headline is that many of us are “digitally dependent.”  As in addicted.  Although most of the respondents to the study don’t call it that, the psychologists evaluating the data say that the responses are similar to how addicts describe being without their drug of choice or smokers envision life without cigarettes.

So are we a bunch of junkies or what? Continue reading

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