How to prove you’re a shitty marketer

Automatically add anyone and everyone who emails you, personally, to your highly generic email drip.

Bonus points if mention selling Facebook likes for $0.10/ea and website pageviews for $0.09/ea.

I mean. Wow. You’d have to be a real idiot to pay for worthless Facebook likes or never-gonna-buy-anything bots to make you feel better when you look at your site analytics.

If you do this, you should be embarrassed. And stop.

And take a free course on marketing at Six Bricks, because damn.

P.B.D. Preskitt & The Elusive Accent

A really neat little title for a stupid little blog post that didn’t turn out the way I wanted.

Andrew shared a funny article on Facebook about Peabody, Mass. The locals don’t pronounce it right. Kinda like the locals here in Arizona don’t pronounce Prescott right. Or how people in Kansas and Arkansas don’t agree on pronunciation, either.

Then again, maybe ONLY the locals get it right. They’re the ones who named the place all those years ago. In any case, I thought it novel and wanted to write something pithy about the subject. We may sound different, but we’re the same in how we’re different, ya know?

All I can say is, I only really notice Andrew and Brad’s accents on the Auto Off Topic podcast every once in a while. And when I do, it’s so damned subtle, I lose it before I can even make sense of it.

It’s not the stereotypical “Pahk the cah in the Hahvahd yahd.” It’s not Kris Marciniak’s perpetually entertaining story about the Statie and the California driver’s license. It’s not even Mark Wahlberg playing said Statie in the latest, national tragedy exploitation flick.

The closest I’ve been able to put my finger on it is the way Brad says “body.” And it’s so subtle, I can’t even type it up phonetically. “G-bwoddy.” “Bwahdy shop.” Damnit.

Maybe I should have just titled this one “Brad’s Peebuddy Bwoddy Shop.”