It's Wednesday and at 12:30PM Central we'll lock and load another edition of Insight on Business a daily, live show on Des Moines Local...LIVE that deals with advertising, marketing, consumer trends and best business practices.
On the show today we're talking insurance. Wake up! I know, to some just the mention of the word "insurance" is a sure fire way to put you as sound asleep as a Lions football game after a big Thanksgiving Day Dinner. But, this is different. In studio will be a couple of "fun" insurance guys. Honest... Brian Gillette and Chris Haviland from America's Health Plan Consultants and Group Benefits Limited will be in studio talking about choice and critical decisions folks need to make when shopping for insurance to investments. We'll talk about the choices business owners have when it comes to employee insurance and what role insurance companies really have...when making health care decisions. Also...we'll talk about your role in your health issues. Good stuff.
Join us to talk insurance from all sorts of angles today with Brian Gillette and Chris Haviland with Insight on Business.
In other stories:
Search Engine Optimization...or Social Media Optimization? Now that Facebook directs more online users than Google it's time to consider where to go and what to do. Oh, that's right...this social media thing...it's just a fad. Here is an article from SFGate home of the San Francisco Chronicle.
How should you deal with NEGATIVE feedback? Good question. Our answer to our clients is always...FACE IT head on and we've given several ideas and suggestions over the years. But, what about Social Media and word of mouth? Tough to track down and answer? Maybe not. Here is a great article from Josh Catone of Mashable. We'll talk about it.
In a related story there was a dust-up in Des Moines yesterday and today regarding an e-mail attributed to a Des Moines Public School teacher. It seems a Marsha Richards, a teacher with the Des Moines Public Schools, and some of her fellow teachers went to Legends a popular Court Avenue restaurant yesterday for lunch. Lunch turned into a shouting match between the teachers and owner Mark Rogers over "a hair in a salad". Here is the full story from KCCI-TV8 who covered the event during the news last night. Still today, and we did call Legends and sent an e-mail to Marsha Richards, the fire-storm continues. What's our PR take? We'll share it with you today in the first half hour. There are tons of lessons here...
Those stories and more...today. Insight on Business with Michael Libbie is a production of our advertising agency, Insight Advertising, Marketing & Communications. You can keep up with us on Twitter during the show @MichaelLibbie and you can also join us in the chat. It's all brought to you by:
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