Archive for the Tag 'Twitter'

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Social media marketing requests are stepping up their game

I’ve been big on posting the latest pitches from those wanting to get inside wine bloggers’ sites with their own plants. Let this one go down historically as the “best yet” for a social media marketing requests… Perhaps “the best ever,” even. They are noticeably evolving in a more sophisticated pitch. Am I tempted? No… […]

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How to monetize your wine blog – seriously

This has been a wine bloggers question since wine blogging began. It’s a topic of conversation both in seminars and outside of them at the annual Wine Blogger Conferences. No one has yet to figure it out, but I now have, after much thought. I have no such fantasies, by the way, because my wine […]

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Top 10 Reasons I Blog

I don’t write this blog for other bloggers. I know they’re not my audience; although, for many, that’s their joie de vivre and that’s just fine. There’s a camaraderie among wine bloggers, and once a year they gather to enjoy each other’s company. Sometimes I wish I could join them; but, the reality is that […]

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When a wine blog is a personal journal

If you’re reading this blog, please note, it’s my personal journal about being in the wine business…

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The back end of a blog

The back end of a blog is a pretty interesting place to be. Being on the front end of one, you get to read what people find interesting and relevant (enough to write about it). We edited it several times and then we published…. But, we’re always on the back end.

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Wine Market Council Announces 2014 Consumer Research Conferences

The Wine Market Council Announces its 2014 Consumer Research Conferences. This  is something that I am going to attend. It’s time to check in and get informed. How about you? This year’s event is critical for us all to attend. As I continue to work with wine producers, and help them with their marketing decisions, […]

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Wilfred Wong joins Wine-Blog with his Friday ” Wilfred’s Weekend Wines”

[Image borrowed from the San Francisco Chronicle Website. Image by Lea Suzuki.] A great idea turned into a reality ~ Wilfred’s Weekend Wines It all began with a conversation started last past Saturday, from an epiphany that I had while reading my Facebook page. There was Wilfred Wong posting wines that he had tasted and […]

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A lesson for all wine PR people from the Russians ~ PR crisis management

PR crisis management 101 This is one of the best PR moves I have ever seen in my entire life, and I’ve been around the block a few times. As a wine PR person, I’m really inspired  by this one and saving it for PR crisis management. The beleaguered Russians have been having a bad […]

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The perfect name for the perfect instance… Hard Row To Hoe

When asked about what makes for a great brand’s name, this story immediately comes to comes to mind, filed in the most creative department… A vineyard is a Hard Row To Hoe, and no one knows that better than Don and Judy Phelps of Manson, Washington. So much so, in fact that that’s what they […]

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Wine sales reps, want to simplify?

Wine sales reps, want to simplify? If you’re a wine wholesale dinosaur, you can move on. I have nothing here for you… Only those who love to innovate… you know, those early adopters… are the ones who will want to read any further; because you’re open to great new ideas and how to streamline your […]