Entries by Jamie Dunham

7 Questions: LeeAnn Maxwell, CEO, Vixen Vodka

LeeAnn Maxwell (left) and partner Carrie King (right) took an unforgettable girls trip to St. Simon’s Island and came home with the genesis of Vixen Vodka, a new vodka company targeted to women. Their research into vodka and distillers showed that vodka was ready for a female revolution.  Their vodka is available in five states in […]

The Popularity of Pumpkin and our Favorite Recipes

It’s been 10 years since Starbucks introduced its famous pumpkin pie spice latte and since then, consumers have clamored for everything pumpkin.  This year Starbucks brought the seasonal favorite back to their stores in August, a full month early.  In the last five years, the US Dept. of Agriculture says pumpkin sales have jumped 34%. […]

Is Cause Marketing Still Cool?

October is often dubbed Pinktober in the NFL because of breast cancer awareness. Can cause marketing help the NFL?  Is it still cool? Some 89% of Americans say they are likely to switch brands to one associated with a cause, but how can marketers make it part of their brand DNA? The marketing place is […]

The Ultimate Recycle: 2616 Boutique from the YWCA

Upscale consignment and thrift stores are all the rage, but what about one with a purpose?  The YWCA recently held the grand opening for 2616, Nashville’s newest thrift boutique located at where else, 2616 Gallatin Pike in East Nashville. The YWCA decided to create the new store as an extension of the volunteer activities of […]

Meet the Only Female Football Coach in Tennessee

Lisa Limper is our friend, a personal trainer and OMG, the only female football coach in Tennessee. Let’s put this in perspective.  The only woman serving as head coach of a high school football team in the United States, Natalie Randolph, just stepped down at the end of last year’s season.   At the college level, […]

What’s New in Marketing NFL Football Today

Stuart Spears is the quarterback of the Titan’s sales and advertising efforts.  He has seen a lot of changes in his 28 years with the Oilers and Titans.  In the midst of starting a season with many new changes, he spent some time giving us an update on free WiFi in the stadium, the Titans […]

Tailgating Started During the Civil War?

Our Two Favorite Sports – Football and Eating!  See our recipes below. An American pastime that dates back more than 100 years, tailgating brings together two favorite activities – sports and eating.  The original tailgate has been traced back to the civil war at the Battle of Bull Run.  Civilians from the Union arrived with baskets […]

More Women Graduates than Men

Women are graduating at a much higher pace than men. Overall, 140 women graduated with a college degree at some level for every 100 men. For the class of 2013, 61.6% of all associate’s degrees, 56.7% of all bachelor’s degrees, 59.9% of all master’s degrees, and 51.6% of all doctor’s degrees belong to women. The year […]