The Game Plan for Making a Super Bowl Ad Super

11 Nov

While the annual Super Bowl in early February is an American institution, watching the game’s entertaining, creative commercials could be called an American obsession. There is even a website devoted to Super Bowl commercials from the 1960s to present day. More than 108 million people watched the game earlier this year. With that size of […]

Mobile Apps for Business Pros to Help Be More Efficient

6 Sep

It’s 5 pm. Hopefully, you are on your way home for dinner! As a business professional, we are always looking for tools to help you be more efficient in your work environment. With that, I wanted to share some of my favorite mobile apps that help me increase efficiency every day. FlipBoard (Free) helps me […]

Life, Death, and ‘The Bachelorette’ with Fulton Homes

30 Jul

Tuesday morning I was sitting in the Avondale living room of Luke and Tammy Frey and their four-month old son Keegan. The mothers of Luke and Tammy were there, too. Above us a large screen TV flickers scenes from the ABC show “The Bachelorette,” the short promo showing the buildup for the upcoming show finale. The […]

A Rolling Stone Gathers Mo’ Controversy

17 Jul

By Glenn Swain PR Director/knoodle PR & Advertising   Rolling Stone magazine Publisher Jann Wenner has lost his humanity. Rolling Stone magazine now finds itself on the list of publications that will be remembered for one of the most controversial magazine covers ever by putting Boston bomber suspect Dzhokhar Tsarnaev on the publication’s August 2013 […]

A Pool Fence and a Remembrance

11 Jun

By Glenn Swain Tuesday morning, Marla Ray of Phoenix was tearing up in front of the KTVK-3TV camera while workers from Ironman Pool Fence set up tan-colored gating around her pool. Marla was thankful she had won a new pool fence from Fulton Homes. Then, she spoke softly about her niece’s 2-year-old boy, Kaeden, who […]

Please, Fence Me In

5 Jun

Early Tuesday morning, Ironman Pool Fence crew members were busy installing a new pool fence at the home of Frances Hernandez near 35th Avenue and Bethany Home. Frances is the latest winner of the Fulton Homes Fence Patrol program. During the summer Fulton Homes is giving away 15 free pool fences to families who need […]

Distrito’s new menu is “amazing”

12 Mar

It’s hard to argue with “amazing” and “exceptional.”  As luck would have it, that’s the language being used to describe the new spring menu at Distrito, an Iron Chef Jose Garces restaurant at The Saguaro Scottsdale. The new menu allows guests to explore a variety of flavors and textures from snacks to small plates to […]

Margaritas. Yum.

25 Feb

Margaritas taste good.  When it’s hot.  When it’s cold.  Blended.  On the rocks.  With salt. Without. They taste even better when they help someone else. And just how often does your margarita habit benefit someone in need?  We’d argue, not often enough. This past weekend, it did.  And, we couldn’t be happier. We popped over […]

Love is in the air

8 Feb

Who said fast food is bad for the heart? Every year on Valentine’s Day more than 30 couples who live at Dolce Vita, a 55-plus retirement living community in Apache Junction, Ariz., converge on the fast food restaurant Wendy’s on Ellsworth and Baseline roads for the annual 4 p.m. “Cheapskate” dinner. A romantic touch is […]

Hey Mr. Postman…Thanks!

28 Jan

Remember when the mailbox was such a romantic place?  Not romantic like sexy, but romantic like full of possibilities.  Maybe you don’t remember.  Because that was a long time ago.  When you were young. At one time, it was fun to get mail.  It meant something special happened.  A birthday card from grandma held a few […]