Connecticut’s new nonprofit health insurance company, HealthyCT

December 27, 2013

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I started a new job in October, working in marketing for a new nonprofit health insurance company in Connecticut. HealthyCT offers health plans for individuals and businesses. We’re a CO-OP and we don’t have shareholders. Our Board of Directors will include members. HealthyCT is sometimes confused with Access Health CT, the state’s new insurance marketplace, […]

Posted in: PR/Marketing

From BrooksLaichyear.com: “With hockey season one week away, plenty of cheap Caps tickets are available through the resale market”

September 24, 2013

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Originally posted on BrooksLaichyear:
There are many opportunities to see a Caps game for less than face value in October. The Washington Capitals took a break from raising ticket prices this season after being pretty aggressive with some of their increases for several years in a row. I’ve spoken with more than one person who feels…

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Every city or town needs a simple Twitter hashtag (i.e. #MadisonCT, #BaltimoreMD)

July 22, 2013

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A quick thought… Some cities and towns have active visitor-focused and tourism-related organizations that market their hometown well and respond quickly to requests for information about what’s happening locally. There are also cities and towns that have a hashtag they’ve created and promoted, while some have one that has grown more organically. Other locations have […]

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Bánh mì and Vietnamese iced coffee in NYC

June 26, 2013

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I’m doing some freelance work to spread the word about the Paris Sandwich Cafe in New York City. I stopped in there for lunch today and that’s their Vietnamese Iced Coffee pictured here. They’re working to grow their Facebook following, so check them out if you’re in NYC (they have a location in Jersey City […]

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Beach pillows by Tillowz

June 23, 2013

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My cousin and her family were just here for a visit and I realized it’s the perfect time of year for her business, Tillowz, makers of beach pillows. As the company’s Twitter bio explains, “Tillowz are ultra soft, fully washable 12 x 16 inch terry velour beach and pool pillows. They are a perfect for lounging […]

Posted in: Life

Music like Ray LaMontagne, Ben Harper, Radiohead, Coalesce, Dan Rockett

June 21, 2013

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If you go to my artist page on Pandora, they list five artists they’ve determined my music is similar to: Ray LaMontagne Ben Harper Radiohead Coalesce Dan Rockett If any of those artists are ones that you enjoy, check out my music on Pandora, a music discovery site I’m grateful added my “Level” EP several […]

Posted in: Music

How cable companies could make more money from me as a sports fan

June 13, 2013

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There are so many ways I can get access to movies and TV shows. But with many live sporting events, you either need to be at the game in-person or pay a huge monthly cable/satellite bill in order to watch the ones you want. With all the choices we have as consumers, you’d think there would be more than two ways to pay to see a live sporting event in 2013. I’m not asking for free; I’m asking for different ways to spend my money to access a product.

Posted in: Media/Journalism, Sports
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