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Marketing

  • Blogs

    November 28, 2013

    Do Not Party in This Manner: Houston Bar Does Stupid With 'Drink Like A Indian' Party

    The Brewskis Pub and Patio, which is located between North Houston and Tomball, took a Thanksgiving-themed party this past weekend a little too far when they encouraged drinkers to come dressed as Native Americans and advertised the event with the slogan "Drink Like A (sic) Indian, Party Like A Pilg ... More >>

  • Calendar

    November 28, 2013
  • Blogs

    August 1, 2013

    The MLS All-Star Game Rap Video Gets Zapruder Treatment (It's Special)

    There are a lot of ways to show your pride in your work, and bring awareness to your brand. There are the traditional marketing methods of advertising, like radio, television, billboards. There are promotional leveraging methods like doing a segment or two on radio shows or television programs. Soci ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 9, 2013

    UPDATE: Suspect Arrested in Bomb Threat at UH Misunderstanding, Official Says

    Update: A man has been arrested and charged with trespassing in the wake of a bomb scare at University of Houston on Tuesday afternoon. John Simeon, 30, was arrested by UH police after an altercation between the former student and a faculty member, Richard Bonnin, interim associate vice president o ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 29, 2013

    Chipotle Serves Up New Margaritas with Fresh Juices and Premium Tequila

    Chipotle has decided to change up its margarita recipe, which was originally made with a sweet-and-sour syrup. According to the chief marketing officer, Mark Crumpacker, not many people knew that Chipotle served margaritas. Starting today, and just in time for Cinco de Mayo, Chipotle offers new han ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 27, 2013

    Healthy Fast Food Menu Items Can Lure and Deceive Consumers

    If you're on a diet, or are at least trying to eat healthier, you probably don't frequent fast food restaurants throughout the day. A typical fast food menu isn't full of healthy and nutritious items. However, a few fast food chains recently began to add lighter options to menus, due in part to a re ... More >>

  • Calendar

    June 14, 2012
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    June 14, 2012
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    June 14, 2012
  • Blogs

    March 12, 2012

    The School That Holds The Record For First-Day License-Plate Sales In Texas Is...Ole Miss?

    MyPlates.com, the private company that offers Texans vanity plates of all types, sells a lot of school plates. Plates for th eUniversity of South Carolina just went on sale (and no, you can't get COCKLUVR even if you're a rabid Gamecock fan). They've been doing it for a while now, and have compile ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 1, 2012

    Roller-Blade Dancing Guy: What's His Story? (w/ VIDEO)

    Check out the magnificent video of a lone middle-aged roller-blader shaking his ass on the corner of Allen Parkway and Waugh. What's this guy's story? Wayward Urban Animal trying to relive the salad days of Houston's 1980s? Weird one-man flash mob? Viral marketing gone awry?

  • Blogs

    October 18, 2011

    Wine of the Week: Another Oaky Buttery Chardonnay

    Photo by Jeremy Parzen.The marketing campaign by Educated Guess wines is one of the most successful in recent history.​Yesterday, after arriving at the Newark, NJ airport from Milan, Italy (where I admired a statue of Leonardo da Vinci across from the famous Scala opera house), I headed straig ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 5, 2011

    Police Use Free Football Tickets to Capture Deadbeat Dads

    I can't believe my luck!!!​For a divorced parent, paying your child support should be one of those simple, automatic tasks each month. First and foremost, it pays to feed and clothe your children, who should be the most important people in your life (even when they're acting up in the back se ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 12, 2011

    Eater: Top Chef "Texas" Coming to Houston After All?

    ​Yesterday afternoon, Amber Ambrose broke two interesting pieces of news on Eater regarding Top Chef's current tour through Texas as it films for its next season. "Today, the tipline brings the rumor that after shooting in Dallas (where they are presently) and then Austin, the show will also ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 4, 2011

    Mayonnaise vs. Miracle Whip: Kraft's Clever New Ad Campaign

    "Is that a commercial for mayonnaise?" my boyfriend asked as he glanced at one of the new Miracle Whip ads on TV last night. I found myself responding quickly and almost furiously: "No, it's for Miracle Whip!" "Jesus. Okay." It was almost as if the commercial had stirred some mayonnaise demon w ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 16, 2011

    Controversy Fizzing Over New Diet Pepsi "Skinny Can" Campaign

    prnewswire.comIt's beautiful because it's thin. ​Diet soda in a thinner can. A visual reflection of the body you're working towards or looking to maintain by cutting out empty calories. Hey, it makes sense. So why is there so much controversy surrounding Diet Pepsi's new "Skinny Can"? Well, ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 28, 2010

    Houston's Love For Caffeine A Middling 15th Among Nation's Top 20. We Blame You, Water Drinker

    Not sluttier than Seattle, though​Houston, you drink a lot of cofffee. Not as much as New York, definitely not as much as Seattle (of course), but more than Dallas/Fort Worth and Atlanta.This comes from the Daily Beast, which has combined marketing data, a survey and whatever else they could find ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 5, 2010

    SWAT Team Called Out For Troubled Police-Union Fundraiser

    Come out with your hands up.....​In a major victory for irony last Friday, Houston SWAT officers arrested a man whose company is a major phone fundraiser for the Houston Police Patrolmen's Union.Although the Houston Chronicle reported the basic details of a three-hour standoff outside a business i ... More >>

  • Calendar

    April 29, 2010

    Big Bite Nite

    Develop your palate at HMNS

  • Blogs

    March 15, 2010

    First, They Came For My Legroom...Then They Came For My Food

    ​Earlier this month Houston's Continental Airlines announced that it would be improving its customer service for tall people by charging them for legroom.Today the airline announced it would be improving customer service for everybody in coach by no longer giving them free food."Continental Airlin ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 18, 2010

    Best. Roommate. Ever.

    ​If were weren't already comfortably ensconced in a house, with no particular need for a roommate other than the stray cat that comes begging for food every day, we'd have already fired off an e-mail to Chris Smink, the author of what might be the greatest Craigslist roommate posting ever, for ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 1, 2010

    As A Big Student-Loan Deadline Looms, Be Sure You're Using The Right Web Site

    ​Do you enjoy wasting hours when you're trying to meet a tight deadline to get federal aid for a college loan? Just log on to www.fafsa.com, and sign up for an ID, then spend hours getting material to answer all their questions. Ignore the many times an ad pops up, trying to sell you "professional ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 8, 2009

    Bank Of America Scamming Hispanics, Local Lawsuit Says

    ​All Jorge Gonzalez of Houston wanted was a safe place to keep his meager earnings. But in this era of banking scandals and swindles, that was apparently too much to ask. Instead, Gonzalez became the lead plaintiff in a sweeping class action lawsuit against Bank of America, AIG and several other c ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 1, 2009

    Local Dude's Lawsuit To Be A Hooters Waiter Ends With A Settlement

    Photo by noelweathersNikolai Grushevski sued Hooters in January after the restaurant didn't hire him as a Hooters Girl. Mike McNeil, vice president of marketing at Hooters, told Hair Balls at the time, "If we lose this go around, you can next expect hairy legged guys in the Rockettes to line up and ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 9, 2009

    Man Wants To Lick Hooters (In The Courtroom)

    Nikolai Grushevski, a man from Corpus Christi, has filed a lawsuit because Hooters wouldn't let him work as a waiter, which we guess would be called a Hooters Boy. "Hooters tries to circumvent the law by referring to its waiters as 'Hooters Girls.' Hooters is wrong," claims the lawsuit, filed yester ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 21, 2008

    R.I.P., Zima 1993-2008

    Per the Associated Press, dedicated drinkers of malternative beverages will soon be bereft of the flagship in the category: Zima is going bye-bye. The joint venture between SABMiller's U.S. unit and Molson Coors Brewing Co. told distributors in a letter Monday that production of the malt liquor bev ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 20, 2008

    R.I.P., Zima 1993-2008

    Per the Associated Press, dedicated drinkers of malternative beverages will soon be bereft of the flagship in the category: Zima is going bye-bye. The joint venture between SABMiller's U.S. unit and Molson Coors Brewing Co. told distributors in a letter Monday that production of the malt liquor bev ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 8, 2008

    HPD Taser Audit Is Out; Black Officers Always Get The Easy Arrests

    City Controller Annise Parker has released her audit on HPD's Taser usage. The audit looked at 1,417 Taser deployments between December 2004 and June 30, 2007. Among the findings: African-Americans are more likely to be tased than whites or Hispanics; female officers tase at the same rate as male ... More >>

  • Music

    August 14, 2008
  • News

    August 30, 2007

    Telemarketing Offers

    MGR promises help with federal grants and racks up hundreds of consumer complaints

  • Calendar

    August 23, 2007

    Jason Starr

    NY crime novelist delivers another riveting thriller

  • Blogs

    August 21, 2007

    Radio Houstoned: Jason Starr

    To listen to a short reading from The Follower, by Jason Starr, click the LISTEN button below. Write what you know. It seems crime novelist Jason Starr has taken this classic bit of advice to heart. A New York native, Starr sets many of his novels in the Big Apple. Starr’s first novel, Cold Cal ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 27, 2007
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    July 24, 2007
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    April 11, 2007

    Found...and Now We’re Lost

    I found this flyer this morning at Diedrich Coffee on Montrose. Is this some sort of viral marketing campaign or someone with a serious eye problem who's really into prayer? Maybe this guy is just terrified of having a bad haircut or rocking the pirate look. Hit up the comments if you've got any inf ... More >>

  • Calendar

    February 2, 2006
  • Best of Houston

    September 23, 2004
  • Best of Houston

    September 23, 2004
  • Dining

    September 2, 2004

    Salad Days

    La Colombe d'Or

  • Calendar

    January 8, 2004
  • Best of Houston

    September 26, 2002
  • Best of Houston

    September 26, 2002
  • Calendar

    April 11, 2002

    Inside Outside

    Actors move between stages in twin productions of Alan Ayckbourn's House and Garden

  • News

    March 8, 2001

    The Badge Means You Owe

    A nursing home turns into another target for questionable cop telemarketers

  • Best of Houston

    September 21, 2000

    Best Radio Station

    KTRU/91.7 FM

  • Culture

    July 27, 2000

    Porn to Sell

    Product placement comes to adult videos...hey, watch where you put that thing!

  • News

    October 1, 1998

    Bar Patrons

    Warning: Tobacco companies' advertising money may be addictive in Houston's club scene

  • Film

    May 28, 1998

    Monster Mash

    Small, TV-sized minds and marketing overshadow special effects

  • News

    March 6, 1997

    Trial by Video

    AG Dan Morales may not have won in court, but he won where it matters -- on TV

  • News

    October 13, 1994

    CondoMania

    The FDIC steps in to unload the Huntingdon, federally subsidized home of the rich

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