Posts tagged: Christmas

All I want for Christmas…

Carrie Sylvester
 Dec 24, 2012

Although there are some BIG ticket items on people’s wish lists this holiday season, the Wii U, X box 360, tablets, and flat screen TVs. One of the most popular gifts on consumer’s wish list as well as items purchased for others is a digital camera.

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What Should You Think of on 11-11-11?

Jim Hamilton
 Nov 14, 2011

I got an e-mail from AlphaPicture on Veterans Day (Friday November 11, 2011) with the title “What you should think of on the 11/11/11 … ;-)”. It was a promotion making note of the fact that 11+11+11+11=44, with forty-four being the number of days until Christmas. The e-mail’s purpose was to promote personalized photographic Christmas-themed motifs.

AlphaPicture Christmas promotion

AlphaPicture Christmas promotion

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Bad News for Independent Book Stores

Jim Hamilton
 Jan 2, 2011

In December the Minneapolis Star Tribune published an article called “Local bookstores fall to ‘e-book revolution’” about how the combined impact of the economy and the Internet had resulted in the recent closing of four independent book stores in Minnesota. Probably the most depressing aspect in an overall depressing story was the following quote from a representative from one of the bookstores who said, “We’re really now a showroom for books.” What she means is that after browsing in the store, most people then either go home and buy the book on-line or avoid the print version of the book entirely and purchase the e-book. Read more »

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