With Amazon’s Prime Day and Chik-Fil-A’s Cow Appreciation Day (dress up like a cow and get a free chicken sandwich… my wife is actually doing this… seriously… I’ll take pics), made-up holidays are all the new marketing rage. In a funny way, this reminds me of those commercials from my childhood in the 80’s and 90’s that car dealers would run (throughout the year, I might add) announcing “Toyota Dealer Holiday!” etc.

Funny how that’s come back around due to the buzz Amazon has created.


Speaking of Prime Day, good read on how to spot fake reviews on Amazon(there are a number of those and will only get better as AI improves).


Good read on “The Magic of AI” here featuring Amy Ingram of x.ai fame. I’m actually a fan of x.ai and if you are a client of mine or ever need to make a calendar appointment with me, you’ll speak with Amy.

She’s very nice.

But persistent.

I like her.

I was able to correct the mistake by emailing this message: “Amy, this is an in-person meeting at my contact’s office. Please use the address from her previous email.” Done! No assistant could have made the change faster, including notifying both parties.


I don’t even know what to say about this:

It’s hard to get your head around this (at least if you’re me), but I’m guessing it’s an attempt at “controlling the message” before the NYT leaked the emails. I don’t know… astonishing… as is all of 2017 politics.


Android Police has a strong lead on a rumored mockup of the Pixel XL 2 (?) that’s coming this Fall (Octoberish). The Pixel 1 is my daily device and probably one of my favorite mobile devices I’ve ever used (I’ve used a lot). Shut up and take my money.

About the Author Sam Harrelson

Digital Marketing and Technology Consultant and Podcaster at Thinking.FM

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