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Insight on Business & Debra Rose, Charity Work and More

Mind if I bust in to tell you about our radio show for today?

Insight on Business is this nation's only daily, live 90-minute radio show dedicated to advertising, marketing and consumer trends.  We're on Monday - Friday starting at 12:30 Central and are part of Des Moines Local...LIVE!  You can hear us on just about every computer on the planet by heading to  Come on by and pick up some great advertising and marketing tips that just may help you thrive in this economy...or any.

Insight on Business is a production of our advertising agency, Insight Advertising, Debra 1 Marketing & Communications...who is solely responsible for its content.  You can communicate with us before, during and after the show on Twitter:  @MichaelLibbie or @InsightADV it's that easy.

Along with some great stories our special guest is Debra Rose .  Debra, a transplant to Iowa from New York by way of Beverly a jewelery designer who has spent her time in Iowa designing jewelery that matches the customer base.  So much so that for the past two years Debra has been working with the Iowa State Fair to bring new "Fair Jewelery items" to the public.

2151 Her charm bracelets have been a major hit and we expect her "It's State Fair Time" be a hot item during the 11 day event that draws over a million people to the storied Iowa State Fairgrounds. (Go ahead, click on the enlarge.)

Debra Rose...and "fair jewelry" (actually it's much better than "fair") she got started, found a niche and what this has meant to her...and her adopted state of Mens_and_Ladies_2009_State_Fair_Time_Watches Iowa.  Good stuff from a real pro.

We're also featuring a story about how small business is helping their employees and others during the recession and we talk about a local Urbandale company that has raised over $30,000 for charity work!  Not bad, Group Benefits Limited!  And, congratulations on being five years ahead of the curve.

Going to watch the Super Bowl?  How about advertising on it?  Serious...we hear there are deals to be had from CBS.  Here is that story and we'll give you our "take away".

We'll also share our thoughts on Media Fragmentation and what you need to do for your advertising campaign to get noticed...and stand above the competition.

And a brief story about Midwest Wine Production (thanks @TasselRidge for the note!)  Also, found this neat blog about... The Glass is Half Full  Enjoy, good stuff here about Iowa Wines!

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