Yes, it has finally arrived: the end of December. Whether you’re someone who views the day as bitter sweet, dreading the day when the dirty looks from your neighbors force you to finally take down your decorations in February, or whether you were ready for it all to be the over the very moment you… Continue Reading
Maybe my memory is worsening with each year, but I have to admit that I do not recall “Black Friday” existing as a child. I know that I didn’t have school and I know that a lot of adults had the day off. I’m certain that quite a bit of shopping happened, but I don’t… Continue Reading
Santa brought me one of my favorite trademarked and patented products: a LEGO® set! Yes that is Mr. Firefighter dousing the flames on the LEGO® tree while holding a cup of coffee. The hero of my LEGOland! For a Lego geek like me, there was an intriguing story in the Wall Street Journal last week… Continue Reading
This image is currently trending on Bing: Anyone know who it is? In addition to wishing everyone Happy Holidays during this wonderful holiday season, we’d also like to wish those who celebrate Christmas a very Merry Christmas too!
–Dan Kelly, Attorney I’ve often thought that copy writers could do worse than to make a close study of some of Charles Dickens’ work. Perhaps too wordy a model for most copy, especially advertising and marketing copy, but he could paint a picture with words. [T]he people who were shovelling away on the housetops were… Continue Reading
The answer is, apparently not. This falls under the category of, some things aren’t what they seem to be, or maybe they are just that, so let me try to explain. Blog posts don’t always turn out the way you might think at the start, and this one is a perfect example of how they can… Continue Reading
–Dan Kelly, Attorney I have never participated in early morning Black Friday sales. For me, those hours each year are most often spent peacefully enjoying the last fruits of a tryptophan-induced slumber. It is not just a lack of interest, either. There is a bit of loathing mixed in. For instance, my goal for the… Continue Reading
–Dan Kelly, Attorney This reminder is a bit late for new Christmas-season consumer products, but it bears repeating year round, as companies contemplate new products: buy domain names associated with a new product before announcing the new product. This seems like an obvious thing to do, but I regularly read stories where companies fail to… Continue Reading