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Wow, I see that I haven't been angry enough to rant about anything for months. But I am now. Today, I am wondering how people can be so unbelievably rude. Or stupid, I'm not sure. I think that just about... Continue reading
Posted Jul 6, 2011 at TSDG restaurant branding
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Several years ago, when smart phones were developed, a lot of companies gave huge amounts of money to developers to create their phone app. Was it worth it? Current studies and surveys strongly say no. Sorry, you hitched a ride... Continue reading
Posted Apr 30, 2011 at TSDG restaurant branding
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OK, maybe other people have been aware of this for a while but it's only just come to my attention and it's bad... A restaurateur client came to see us recently and told us that he had received a fax... Continue reading
Posted Jan 29, 2011 at TSDG restaurant branding
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And customer service will be the theme of the day. That, or lack thereof in the case of our hosting company and they seem to be the only thing that causes me to rant these days. A couple of weeks... Continue reading
Posted Dec 20, 2010 at TSDG restaurant branding
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Here we bloody go again. I forget just how many times I've ranted about this 'the internet is for young people' nonsense. I've also ranted about how geo-location apps and mobile marketing and so forth are 'for young people'. Now,... Continue reading
Posted Nov 14, 2010 at TSDG restaurant branding
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Isn't that exactly what you want on a Monday morning - being called a liar by a so-called 'customer service" rep? Hard to believe? No, it's true and yes, it's that hosting company that I've ranted about before... Webmail. Not... Continue reading
Posted Sep 20, 2010 at TSDG restaurant branding
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OK, so what do you do when you've got a truly stunning waterfront studio, with the most astonishing views and amazing light, and your designers are working from home and the space just becomes too big for you? Move? Oh... Continue reading
Posted Aug 20, 2010 at TSDG restaurant branding
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... before you send out a newsletter or reply to a ticket. Yes, these ARE related if you can bear with me for just a minute. A 'company' that we deal with send out a newsletter today. I have mentioned... Continue reading
Posted Jul 30, 2010 at TSDG restaurant branding
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Not just that, but it's a relationship too. Just like my cute little gears above. Ask not, to paraphrase for a moment, what your sponsor can do for you, but what you can do for your sponsor. If a company... Continue reading
Posted Jul 20, 2010 at TSDG restaurant branding
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It seems all my recent rants have been about Twitter and I'm sorry, I'm at it again. It was only a few days ago I ranted about people taking over their own Twitter accounts; they don't realize - though goodness... Continue reading
Posted Jul 14, 2010 at TSDG restaurant branding
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Opinions are certainly divided. There are those, like Chevrolet, Dell, Starbucks, Ford Motor Company, JetBlue and so on and so on, who love it and make the most of it. There are others, small businesses usually, who say that Twitter... Continue reading
Posted Jul 8, 2010 at TSDG restaurant branding
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It's a funny thing - just because it's possible to do something, people think they know how to do it properly. Why is that? For example, there might be a pencil and a piece of paper on your desk -... Continue reading
Posted Jul 8, 2010 at TSDG restaurant branding
Have you ever Googled them? There are a lot of unhappy people out there.
Toggle Commented Jul 8, 2010 on Hello? It's 2010... at TSDG restaurant branding
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... and it will be 2011 before we know it. So it's time for a rant about email, I think. And specifically about a totally daft decision. Read on. We all know that you shouldn't store important items in your... Continue reading
Posted Jul 3, 2010 at TSDG restaurant branding
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Customer service - you'd think it would be all the more important these days, wouldn't you? Well, here's a rant about the great, the good, the bad and the downright bloody awful ... Let's start at the bottom and work... Continue reading
Posted May 12, 2010 at TSDG restaurant branding
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Grudgingly, I have to admit that Richard Branson is probably a more astute business person than me. I'm sure that if I looked up his history on Wikipedia, I'd find out even more than I already vaguely know about his... Continue reading
Posted Mar 3, 2010 at TSDG restaurant branding
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I had to chuckle. I got a spam email today that told me that "mobile marketing will be the next big thing!". Really? Come on. If I'd received that email ... what ... three or four years ago ... they... Continue reading
Posted Feb 22, 2010 at TSDG restaurant branding
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At TSDG, we launch new websites every week. And yet, even though I truly believe they are all wonderful, I don't tend to post them here. But I'm breaking my rule for this one. We've worked with driver Brad Keselowski... Continue reading
Posted Feb 17, 2010 at TSDG restaurant branding
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A few minutes ago, I wrote "I can't believe it's Wednesday". Actually, it just seemed like a few minutes ago - it was last Wednesday. Time is doing its thing again ... I know I'm writing about time a lot... Continue reading
Posted Feb 17, 2010 at TSDG restaurant branding
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I was rambling yesterday about new words that have entered our language. Today, it's the turn of new sayings. My old mum had a wealth of them, and not one of them made a lot of sense. If something was... Continue reading
Posted Feb 15, 2010 at TSDG restaurant branding
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Don't you? I sometimes think about time travel. I'd love to go back in time to see what it was like. But what if the reverse happened? What if my late grandmother was suddenly in 2010? I reckon she wouldn't... Continue reading
Posted Feb 14, 2010 at TSDG restaurant branding
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Every so often, I come across a website that becomes my favorite (until I find another). And this one is well worth sharing. Regular readers, all two of you, know that the one thing that can really make me rant... Continue reading
Posted Feb 12, 2010 at TSDG restaurant branding
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We have done many remarkable things for our clients using social media. So I though it was about time to write a case study. This just happened in the last few days and is a great example of a restaurant... Continue reading
Posted Feb 10, 2010 at TSDG restaurant branding
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Thanks to BritFood, I have just read a great blog post about British food memories. So of course, I have to write my own version... The writer of the blog (see here) is, I'm afraid to say, considerably younger than... Continue reading
Posted Feb 9, 2010 at TSDG restaurant branding
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There are so many ways that businesses, and especially restaurants, can promote themselves absolutely free of charge. Are you making the most of it? Here's a story ... A few months ago I was in the Florida Keys. It was... Continue reading
Posted Feb 9, 2010 at TSDG restaurant branding
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