Welcome to my blog,

a collective assortment of what’s going on in the world of Maggi and MBM. Come back regularly for my thoughts on marketing, community service, and life in general.



Tuesday, March 27, 2018

It’s Time

How embarrassing that it’s been nearly 5 years since I last

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Tuesday, August 27, 2013

throws like a girl

In addition to being committed to marketing that has an impact, I’ve also been committed

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Thursday, May 17, 2012

The Gods Conspire

Sometimes the gods conspire against you. Today was one of those days.

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Friday, April 6, 2012

5 Minutes of Fame

Twice in one week I blew it. I had chances to shine in the spotlight but instead I hid my candle under a bushel.

If you read my blue lobster blog you know I have a love affair with MVY Radio – and I’m starting to believe the feeling is mutual. Yesterday afternoon I sat down at my desk to get some serious work done, and heard my name coming out of the computer speakers! MVY found my blog and PJ Finn was telling listeners to go to our website to read the blog. Very cool. But, our site hasn’t been updated in way too long — and if this was MBM’s 5 Minutes of Fame, then we were not prepared at all! How embarrassing, and more importantly, what kinds of new business opportunities did we miss?

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Tuesday, February 21, 2012

the blue lobster

I have been a big fan of MVY Radio for years — it broadcasts out of Martha’s Vineyard so I get to hear weather reports and ferry wait times along with a great mix from Bruce to Neil Young to Gillian Welch and The Head & The Heart. I’ve discovered Joe Bonamassa, Adele, Mumford and Sons and others through listening online at work. The DJs don’t talk a lot, but when they do they’re knowledgeable, funny and personable. And I feel like I know them.

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Wednesday, February 15, 2012

Consistent Experience

I had lunch today at Can Can Brasserie in Carytown (here in Richmond). I had a coffee meeting there on Monday. And I’m likely

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Tuesday, February 7, 2012

The Lion King Dilemma

I have 4 fabulous tickets to The Lion King which will be making its Richmond debut next week. That’s the good news. The bad news is

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Wednesday, February 1, 2012

weirdly spectacular

My 7 year old nephew told me this weekend that I am “weirdly spectacular.” Now, I take that as a compliment – the weird part,

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Tuesday, January 24, 2012

Jack Taggart

Jack is the epitome of great customer service. And to look at him, or hear what business he’s in, you might not expect that. First off, he’s

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Tuesday, January 17, 2012

Lessons in Leadership From A Sinking Ship

I can’t take my eyes off the photos from the Costa Concordia tragedy. And although it may or may not be accurate, the blame for this situation

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Tuesday, January 3, 2012

Stupid Zombies

I have never been a big video game player. Sure, I spent a little time at a Pac-Man table back in the day, but usually

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Wednesday, December 21, 2011

Last Words on Happy Unions

For the past few months my days have been filled with marketing to-dos, and my nights equally filled with wedding prep.So after all the push for excess wedding pomp, it occurred to me – I know what I want and what I need. I just need help from people that are willing to see things my way and don’t have their own agenda. It makes sense to me that this is not only the mantra of smart brides but also the genius of smart marketing.

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Tuesday, December 20, 2011

Modern Technology

Well I feel like a techno-buffoon. There I was at Kroger, thinking I’m all smart doing my Christmas dinner shopping today because it’s Tuesday (which means senior discount!) which I get because

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Tuesday, December 13, 2011

Opportunity (almost) Lost

I’ve been in two very uncomfortable situations recently. And although they both have worked out in the end, there were very difficult and tense moments in the middle – tempers were stretched, tears threatened, and there were moments of tottering on the fine line irreversible harm. Both could situations could have been avoided, if only

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Friday, November 18, 2011

Birthday Perspective

Today is my husband Richard’s birthday. Always a special day, but particularly interesting this year. First off, he’s a twin. But his twin brother’s birthday was yesterday.

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Monday, November 14, 2011

Unexpected Joys

Nothing makes me happier than coming across unexpected art – it’s out of place, quirky, defiant and treasured. I have to fight the urge

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Friday, October 14, 2011

Here’s to you, Steve Jobs

Steve Jobs genuinely wanted to make people’s lives simpler and better, not just sell toys. In the end, isn’t that what it’s all about?

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Tuesday, October 11, 2011

Patience In All Things

My mother is spending the week with me. She’s 78 going on 92, bless her heart (as we say in the South). She moves slowly, eats slowly, and talks slowly (but a lot). Her visit has required

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Friday, September 30, 2011

Festival Frenzy!

Richmond is gearing up as we speak for a weekend of non-stop festival merriment.

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Tuesday, September 20, 2011

Fashion Week

You probably know this already if you’re one who gravitates toward the Fashion/Pop Culture pages of the newspaper before getting down to the nitty gritty: Last week was 2011’s New York Fashion Week.

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