Wife Makes Marketing Demands

Posted on August 17, 2011 by - Also by this author

Who knew my wife read my blog? And would give me a life or death ultimatum?
 
 
I wrote about the importance of showing up with “marketers” that can help draw attention to the vehicles. My beautiful “marketers” infiltrate a club and find out who is in charge and we make sure that we make a connection with management during our visit to the various clubs.
 
It was quite apparent that going out with the marketers was an important “job function.” You know that we all believe that no one can possibly do anything better than we can within our company. This may or may not be true but we certainly want to believe it!
 
My blog was accompanied by a photo of my “marketers” in the back of a limousine. They were clearly “working.” I was shocked when my wife asked me to provide further details of my marketing work. Was this all of them? How did the trip get set up? Was it set up in advance or was it spontaneous? What clubs did we visit? How did the marketing go? Jeez, I thought I was being interviewed for an appointment to the Supreme Court. But they were fair questions though and I answered each one. It is after all, just a J-O-B.
 
If I want to live, my wife will accompany me on future marketing trips. If I want to die, I will set up one of those nights again without informing her that there will be marketers in the car and photos later showing up on my blog. I never thought my blog would come down to a life or death situation!
 
For the record, all girls present in the photo are personally known to my wife. That wasn’t the issue. The issue was that I said I was going to work when I left the house that night and the photo implied I was not working. I advised her to read the article again and stop looking at the photo! This is not Playboy. I would like to think the things I write about have more importance than the photo.
 

-- Jim Luff, LCT contributing editor

View comments or post a comment on this story. (0 Comments)

More LCT Blog Blog Posts

July 18, 2017

Getting It Wrong On Uber’s Return To Austin

See Exhibit A on the misleading spin the limousine industry faces when exposing the unfairness of TNCs.

July 18, 2017

Comic Conventions Can Be A Geeky Goldmine

It’s time to tap into your inner nerd and expand past traditional tradeshow group transportation.

July 6, 2017

Welcoming All Back To The New LCT Blog

JIM LUFF: I'm not retired, tired, or tuned out. Just immersing in other areas of the industry.

March 8, 2017

Immigration Issues Can Hit Limo Operators

Illegal or not, immigrants in one California region spend hard-earned money on renting stretch limousines.

March 1, 2017

Did The Dent Fairy Come To Visit You?

Unlike the tooth fairy and baby teeth, the dent fairy never runs out of vehicles.

See More

Facebook Comments ()

Comments (0)

Post a Comment

Submit

Blog

See More

LCT Store

LCT Magazine - July 2017 $12.95 COVER STORY: * Why These Titans Work So Hard to Give it Away * *



Connect

Experience the three annual industry events for networking for business, showcasing vehicles and products, and getting the tools for success.

Read About Your Region

What’s Happening Near You?
Click on any state to see the latest industry news and events in that region.

More From The World's Largest Fleet Publisher

Automotive Fleet

The Car and truck fleet and leasing management magazine

Business Fleet

managing 10-50 company vehicles

Fleet Financials

Executive vehicle management

Government Fleet

managing public sector vehicles & equipment

TruckingInfo.com

THE COMMERCIAL TRUCK INDUSTRY’S MOST IN-DEPTH INFORMATION SOURCE

Work Truck Magazine

The number 1 resource for vocational truck fleets

Metro Magazine

Serving the bus and passenger rail industries for more than a century

Schoolbus Fleet

Serving school transportation professionals in the U.S. and Canada

Please sign in or register to .    Close