Madison+Main’s Weekly Report 2/10/14

Hey folks,

“When the dog bites, when the bee stings, when I’m feeling sad, I simply remember my favorite things and then I don’t feel so bad.” – The Sound of Music

Football, one of my favorite things, ended Sunday night with RVA favorite Seattle blowing out Denver in front of 150 million or so of my closest friends. Every year I watch the Super Bowl I have to drink Coke (without Bourbon), because I have to get up at 4:30am to “Monday morning quarterback” the Super Bowl ads for local media.

Amazing, but true fact #1: a dog bit me Sunday night at the Super Bowl party.
Amazing, but true fact #2: I was on two different TV segments Monday; WRIC Channel 8 and NBC12.

Monday (2/3) – It was good to see Amie McLain and Morgan Dean at 8News for myGood Morning Richmond appearance Monday morning. Later in the day I stopped by NBC12 and spoke with Ryan Nobles on First at Four.

The Ad Man and the News Man

I even managed to get some work done for Virginia Women’s Center and Davis & Green Electrical. We were especially delighted that Kate Mendez, Marketing Director at VWC, was able to drop by our offices for a working lunch.

Tuesday (2/4) – It was a raucous Rotary crowd Tuesday morning and I paid a $5 fine for being all over TV on Monday. Account Manager Kelley Miller and I spent most of the day down in Virginia Beach; her previous happy hunting grounds. I do like the beach in the summer. In February, the beach is cold and wet. Regardless, it was a productive day and we made it back to RVA just in time to have a drink at CanCan with Zak Saul, General Manager at Kambourian Jewelers. (Hey guys, Valentine’s Day is one week from today. You really need to visit Kambourian – Carytown or Midlothian – or on the web.

Wednesday (2/5) – On Wednesday, word started spreading ’round town about our new partnership with Village Bank, so it was fitting that I spent most of the day working on-site at their Midlothian headquarters. “The Village People” are a fun group and we’ve certainly enjoyed working with them already.

I also went to the dentist Wednesday, but you really don’t want to hear about that. It’s a painful story.

Proving once again that I will go to great lengths helping clients — and help them save money — I dropped by Broadscope Media Wednesday night to record Yard Works’ phone system messages. “Thank you for calling Yard Works, making the world beautiful one yard at a time. All of our associates are currently busy helping other customers…”

Thursday (2/6) – Thursday brought on another early morning meeting at the Commonwealth Club, where 24 of 25 members of Insiders Club were forced to meet in a closet (yes, that was an inside Insiders joke.)

I spent most of Thursday working on “business stuff” with M+M partner and Director of Operations Molly Quarles, and I was lucky enough to join her at Rappahannock for dinner and watch my beloved Rams of VCU destroy the University of Rhode Island whatever-you-call-thems. At the game I met Josh Stolberg, who almost convinced me to buy a Ram hat made entirely of recycled bottle caps. Josh is very creative fellow and apparently drinks enormous amounts of beer. Check out his site:

Josh mugs for the camera while I try on his Ram Horns,
made entirely of beer bottle caps

Friday (2/7) – Retail Merchant’s Association delivered another stellar First Friday Forum Friday morning, and I had the distinct honor of giving a customer testimonial on behalf of Village Bank. Yes, they are a client, and yes, we are a customer of theirs. I highly recommend Village Bank for their commitment to service and the community. Think. Shop. Buy Local. starts with your bank.

For those of you keeping score at home, I had five straight meetings last week that all started at 7am or earlier. I am now locking my door and taking a nap for the rest of the afternoon.

The Sharks are 5-1 after trouncing Midlothian 52-11 last Saturday. Jack had 5 points, 5 rebounds and 5 assists.

This is a picture of my knee, shortly after I was bitten by a Pitbull at a Super Bowl party. #ouch


Amazing but true fact #3: Coca Cola’s tagline from 1906 to 1916 was The Great National Temperance Beverage.

“Open Happiness,”

David Saunders
President & Chief Idea Officer

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