Don’t be Afraid to Pay it Forward

By: Graham Chapman on January 29, 2014  |   Tags: , , , , ,

Last Friday, I was rocking out in my truck on my way home from work, and I was going about ten to fifteen over – completely oblivious to the outside world.  Obviously I was unaware that I was rapidly approaching a policeman hidden in the bushes, radar in hand, while I was doing my best … Continue reading Don’t be Afraid to Pay it Forward »


919 Marketing Wins Prestigious International Video Award

By: Editor on August 20, 2013  |   Tags: ,

Award Spotlights 919 Marketing as Industry Leader To underscore its success as a leader in communications, 919 marketing, a national public relations, marketing and social media firm, has won the prestigious 2013 Telly Award, for an online marketing video it produced for a client. The North Carolina based marketing firm beat out the world’s best … Continue reading 919 Marketing Wins Prestigious International Video Award »


Everything I Need to Know About Business, I Learned in Kindergarten

By: Jackie Conover on January 29, 2013  |   Tags: , , , , , , , ,

“When in doubt, go back to the basics.”  In my experience, it’s never a bad idea and, typically, returning to the basics helps give you a much needed fresh perspective. This mentality works wonders in the business world.  A lot of people get wrapped up in details and are convinced that it is necessary to … Continue reading Everything I Need to Know About Business, I Learned in Kindergarten »


You know what 2:30 feels like, right?

By: Graham Chapman on January 15, 2013  |   Tags: , , , ,

Oh yes I do. It’s when I’m sinking into my office chair about an hour after lunch – the computer screen is blurry and my mind is just as hazy as my vision. Deadlines are fast approaching so I’ve got no time to waste. It felt like it was 8:30 just 15 minutes ago and I still haven’t made a dent in that to-do list. So what to do?


Crazy Quirks About 919 Marketing in Honor of National Crazy Day

By: Graham Chapman on October 24, 2012  |   Tags: , , , ,

Today is National Crazy Day. This is a day for all us weird and creative people to unite, share stories and celebrate. In all honesty, National Crazy Day should be a national holiday for us over here at 919 Marketing. Most agency-kind would agree that the pace and pressure of this industry will most definitely … Continue reading Crazy Quirks About 919 Marketing in Honor of National Crazy Day »


“Clients Gone Wild” Series: Radio Interview Fail

By: Editor on August 24, 2011  |   Tags: , , , , , , ,

As a reporter, I would usually provide interview subjects with a sense of what I was going to ask.  I NEVER gave specific questions, just a broad overview of what the interview would be about.  It was my job to create the specific questions immediately prior to the interview when I had a better idea … Continue reading “Clients Gone Wild” Series: Radio Interview Fail »


“Clients Gone Wild” Series: Dropping F Bombs in an Interview

By: Graham Chapman on August 18, 2011  |   Tags: , , , , , , , , ,

Recently, a client of ours launched a nationwide campaign and brought on a celebrity as the spokesperson to drive consumer and press interest.  It turned out to be a huge hit and we worked with the celebrity to generate media opportunities in a variety of markets around the country. From Philadelphia to Honolulu, radio airwaves, … Continue reading “Clients Gone Wild” Series: Dropping F Bombs in an Interview »


QR codes: Quick Response or Quickly Replaced?

QR codes seem to be popping up everywhere. Magazines, advertisements, products, and business cards are just a few places you might see one on any given day. But just because they are everywhere doesn’t mean they are going to be successful. A little history… According to the QR Code Guide, the QR code has actually … Continue reading QR codes: Quick Response or Quickly Replaced? »


Next Time, Think before Getting your Groupon

Groupon CEO, Andrew Mason, just might be “getting his freak on” Missy Elliot style because everyone seems to be (wait for it…) getting their Groupon (ba da ching!).  With an impending IPO estimated at $750 million, Groupon is the topic of many conversations this summer.   It’s a brilliant concept and, in theory, a win-win for … Continue reading Next Time, Think before Getting your Groupon »


Better Late than Never – Google Unveils Google+

Google has arrived a little late to the social network party. Google has just unveiled Google+ (If you’d like some first impressions, check out PC World’s thoughts), their much anticipated answer to Facebook.  Fashionably late but realistic, Google  has no desire to derail Mark Zuckerberg and Facebook. Google+ simply aims to be a useful and … Continue reading Better Late than Never – Google Unveils Google+ »