Weekend of Austin Music and Scripts

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Living in Austin, Texas, it’s often a challenge to escape the breakfast taco urge and madness on any day of the week. 🍳🌮

I do pretty good about not making frequent stops over at the 183/Duval Rudy’s. Too bad I meet with a group of men their once a month or I would otherwise live a breakfast taco free life. 🙂

One of the things I love about Rudy’s besides those delicious breakfast tacos (hungry yet!?) is checking out their local business ad boards.

These custom cork boards remind you of a school chalk board as they are 4 x 6 at a minimum.

Nevertheless, the cork boards, located and adhered to external walls of Rudy’s, are covered in business cards, posters, postcards and anything else one can advertise.

I love perusing the wall of ads to spot companies that “get it” and those that don’t. If you don’t know by now, “get it” is the phrase I adorn companies, organizations, or people with that know how to effectively use domains to grow their business.

But for those that “get it”, there are a vast number of business and personal brands that miss the mark, and quite often.

This day, I spotted there are two events here in Austin and that “get it”: Austin Record Convention and Out of Ink 2017: Object Lessons.

Bata Bing! Bata Boom! No… It’s Bazinga!

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Well, another fun-filled and exciting work day is in the books.

I love what I do as a search marketing and domain name strategist for the customers I’m called to serve.

But as the saying goes, there’s always going to be more work than there is enough hours to accomplish it all.

As I called it a day and headed home, I normally spot a few domains on my 15-20 commute home.

Most of the time, I spot the good, bad, and ugly uses of domain names, primarily those using .com extension.

Although it’s been a few years since the new gtld release, it’s not often throughout my local traversing of Austin that I run across companies using the new gtlds or domain name extensions to advertise their brand.

But this very day, imagine my surprise to spot a vehicle advertisement wrap using the .media domain extension.

When choosing a shorter domain makes the most dollars and sense…

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The other day I ventured over to check mail and found my monthly edition the the Community Impact.

It’s filled with all sorts of articles, highlights, and advertisements pertaining to the greater Austin metroplex.

I personally read it for the latest updates on new businesses launching or unfortunately closing.

Then there is also the red hot real estate market here in Austin that I like to keep tabs on.

But the most interesting thing that captivates my attention are the various ad types.

From small mom and pop to larger middle market companies, there are quite a few companies hoping their ad catches the eye of a potential customer.

Sharing faith and growing your church using domain names

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Although it’s sad to admit, churches are often quite behind when it comes to embracing and harnessing the power of technology to share their faith.

Fortunately, I’m grateful to be an active member of a church in the eclectic city of Austin where only roughly 16% of the population actively attends church.

Our church embraces technology and does a decent job effectively using domains to share the Gospel and draw awareness to the Gospel in general.

I’m always amazed and encourage to encounter churches embracing domains to grow their church as well as share the Gospel.

It’s time for Spring and Summer RV road trips

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Spring is here with Summer fast approaching. Ironically, the weather we’ve had a few days this week here in Texas has me thinking it’s fall.

I know, I know. It’s nothing but oasis and the dry and hot summer days will be here to remind me in no time.

With Spring almost behind and summer here, I’m starting to see quite a few recreational vehicles, also known as RVs, take to the road.

A venti a day keeps the dentist away, right?

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It’s been a while since I last posted, but I’ve certainly seen some good, bad, and ugly uses of domains to advertise a wide variety of businesses.

It’s a shame to encounter businesses that use a domain that doesn’t pass the radio test while there are domains available at hand registration cost comparable to venti chai tea latte from Starbucks.

Speaking of Starbucks, my office away from my office, a few weeks ago I was tending to a business call while outside on the patio.

It was a great day. As always, I tend to people watch in between tasks or as I engage a customer call.

Thank Goodness Tiff’s Treats Delivers With Memorable Domain

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Well, we’re 3 weeks into having our baby girl grace us with her presence. She’s doing quite well, even sleeping 4-hour blocks at a time.

We’re so blessed to have her as a part of our family.

In between the meals, flowers and well wishes, there have been quite a few treats that arrived. One of the most recent sweet treats has prompted this post due to the domain on its packaging.

Betcha’ can’t eat just one of these “kremey” treats!?

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As I was getting my early Saturday morning started with a few quick errands, I encountered an effective vehicle wrap advertisement for a Texas tasty treat that’s been around for some time now.

My boys (and now daughter although too young to enjoy) love when Saturday’s roll around because they know exactly what we’re having for breakfast.

I pulled into the drive through and placed my order for a full dozen of Texas’ best doughnuts at Krispy Kreme.

And no, I didn’t misspell Krispy Kreme for those thinking it’s Crispy Creme or Crispy Cream as it phonetically sounds.