My name is Jeff Esposito and I am a PR manager at Vistaprint. These comments are representation of my thoughts and opinions on a variety of topics that do not represent those of my employer.
@John_Trader1 Thanks John. Unfortunately there are times when I half-ass things still and hate it, but is something I am working on changing...
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@Howie Goldfarb @bdorman264 Very nicely done then ;)
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@geoffliving Glad to hear mate. Just seeing email @ comment update now. It is too easy to spread thin...
1 week, 1 day ago on Stop spreading yourself thin
@John_Trader1 now get your TV voice on John ;) I think its an underused asset overall by brands because it is intimidating at times.
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@KDillabough road trip?
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@AmyVernon co-location is key. I think the real reason that this stuck in my craw so much is that I was in the middle of a transition (and still am) to a new role and was realizing how bad silos had hurt communications in the past.
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@Erin F. So like the X-Files you default to trust no one?
3 weeks, 3 days ago on Who do you trust on social media?
@jimstorer well said Jim. The dilution of accuracy in the race to be first has kind of soured me on networks. When everything went down with the Marathon I was taking a nap with my son, then I get Tweets FB messages and IMs asking are you OK, turned on the TV and saw different stories on different channels. Hooker boots was saying one thing on Fox and then on Channel 5 it was something completely different. It only continued through Friday's forced stay at home day. In the space we play in, my BS filter goes up when research is shared outside of a few sources.
@AmyVernon I trust you as well. My big thing is just seeing the whole race to inaccuracy and feeding the SEO beast. Like this is what I expected out of blogs circa 2007 not 2013, but hey I guess some bloggers and social dudes and dudettes are more trustworthy than the media.
3 weeks, 4 days ago on Who do you trust on social media?
@vanhoosear That is a first Todd ;) Overall I think we can take Brown's loss in the MA race as a measuring stick. His first win was in a grass-roots everyman campaign with little funding from the GOP or lobbies for the party, the Democrats in that election also over-spent (but learned from it) with anti-republican ads. Fast forward two years and the GOP goes into hate-mongering ads and the Dems flipped their scrip painting Warren as the everyman candidate. Him not running this year indicates that he's probably realized that the party ideals and their campaign tactics just won't work. While MA is a special snowflake of sorts, I think it really applies nation-wide. Someone like Brown will show up in the race for the GOP nomination, but will lose to someone who leans more right than center - getting key Bible Belt support and then getting fringe buy in from the rest of the base. Unless they get someone to come in who is anti-party-but-kinda-there like a Bloomberg, they will lose out in the next election cycle. I just think that the Republican Party has two separate factions - reasonable Americans who believe in fiscal responsibility, but are more progressive in thought and those who stay stuck in the past (as evident of many of their state flags) and would rather thump and puff their chests to no avail. In the last election I voted for the Libertarian candidate to see if they could get 5% of the vote to make them an official alternative.Overall I haven't voted for a Dem in a national election, but voted for Mumbles the two times I was able to while living in Boston. From a pragmatic perspective I didn't vote for Obama either time and while I don't agree with what he's done or is doing, I don't think he's done an awful job and really was the only choice in the past election. In looking back at Brown before closing out, I would hope someone like him (or Warren for that matter) would take a step back before throwing their hat into the presidential ring next cycle. I think looking at Obama in his second term, he learned more about how Washington works and is more grounded in his promises, which is a good thing, and could he have has 2 similar terms probably, but I feel seasoning would have helped.
4 weeks ago on Goodbye Republican Party, It’s YOU Not Me
@Tinu I like the chat... but it is mostly because it is how I ping my reps there. Emoticons, I only like the penguin...
1 month ago on Would you pay for an adless Facebook?
@Tinu which ones?
@mdbarber :) Who knows, it is just a shame the way things have devolved. I really feel that Tweet represents a lot of what the party wants to do... find a scapegoat for their cause.
1 month ago on Goodbye Republican Party, It’s YOU Not Me
@StaceyHood There are plenty more but these are the main ones that are important to me... mostly the reaching across the aisle... I mentioned a good one here that Washington did use... http://jeffesposito.com/2010/02/26/im-featured-on-cnns-the-situation-room/
@Blisser Makes sense. I see both sides to your question but still think that it is a different issue on the inbreeding as there are known genetic defects that can happen by slimming said gene pool. But I am no scientist and it is more of a cutting hair argument.
@Blisser ON point A, I don't need dissertations. Your initial comments were vague and thought you were referring to something else. On B, look up the gene issues with the old royal families who inbred to keep the power in the family. The comment I stated was pointed towards states like Arkansas, who bring the religious aspect into the argument, but allow you to marry a close relative.
@juliepippert you know I have no morals Julie. Overall it won't change how I really vote, but will make me think twice about folks.
@HighTalk George I think you could go on with the list in all honesty. But would also argue that in that case a lobby has a strong part in that as well...
@Blisser Thanks for dropping by Dan. Sorry if I struck a cord, it is healthy to have a disagreeing point of view. I see both points, and can disagree, but that's fine. And point A is more damning than most.
@TheAmericanPuls @JackieB3 Nothing more impactful than a shitty spam bot...