Archives for December 2011

5 Tips for Finals Week

  Many of my friends are still in college, and it’s now finals time.  When I was in college, I took an average of 21 credits a semester, so finals time was often one of the more stressful parts of the semester.  I can remember one particularly brutal semester in which I took 26 credits, and had 2 finals a day for 4 days in a row. The biggest tip I have is to start studying … [Read more...]

Day 8- Does it matter what model year?

I was asked by another good friend if it matters that I get the “latest and greatest” version, or would I take an older version that might have been sitting on a lot for a while.  I’m not a picky person, so my response was that I would definitely take ANY car that was given to me, although it might make more sense trading content for a newer car. There are already tons of reviews on 2009 or … [Read more...]

EZ Local Savings Relaunched Website

I’m currently (as of this writing in Dec 2011) the Director of Marketing, Social Media, and New Products at EZ Local Savings, a local business marketing company.  EZ Local Savings markets for local businesses through a variety of means, including social media, text message coupons, coupon books, direct mail, and more. One of the coolest things that we offer is pay for performance search … [Read more...]

Day 7- How many blog posts would you write?

I was asked how many posts that I would write in exchange for a Ford Fusion Hybrid for free.  That was an interesting question I hadn’t actually thought about or had a good answer to when asked.  I decided I would focus on whatever is the most mutually beneficial. I think the most mutually beneficial would be a real world review about the car at a frequency of once per day for 1 year; … [Read more...]

Day 6- Ford Fusion Quest

I’m still on my quest to rate every aspect of a Ford Fusion Hybrid in exchange for the car.  I think it’d be a mutually beneficial relationship to both parties, and create true buzz around the company.  What if there were some sort of campaign based upon what’s going on with the “Drive a Ford” television idea. You’ve probably seen those commercials where they interview “real owners” of … [Read more...]

Moodle as a social tool

I’ve been using Facebook as a learning tool for a while.  I originally started using Facebook as a way to pass on homework, as I wasn’t sure what direction I wanted to go with Facebook.  I use a Facebook page for my class, and do not accept friend requests from students.  The Facebook page allows me to reach students in their homes. I’ve now started asking “Questions of the Day” to … [Read more...]

Day 5 Great Guys, why a car?

I really like the Ford Motor Company’s social media representatives. Both Scott Monty and Craig Daitch respond quickly, are super friendly, and pretty logical. I appreciate the fact that they are actively reading my blog and responding when appropriate. As my roommate Ted pointed out, as well as my friend Jon: “Ford can’t give you a car. Because if Ford gives you a free car, every asshole in … [Read more...]

Day 4- The Waiting Game

Right now I’m playing the waiting game; neither Ford nor Scott Monty has provided any further comments on the reply I provided.  I did tweet at Scott Monty, who did verify that he had read the blog post.  I’m just hoping to maintain open lines of communication to see if we’re able to work something out. I’ve been asked why I would like a Ford Fusion Hybrid, and the biggest aspect is the … [Read more...]

Day 3- Scott Monty of Ford replies as well as my reply to Scott

Today has been a busy day; I thought it'd be important to you to see Scott's comment as well as my reply.  Without further adieu: Jason, I think that’s a little unfair to say you “haven’t even received a reply” from us yet. It makes it sound as if we’ve ignored you. But you and I had an exchange on Twitter last night:!/search/scottmonty%20jasondefuria As you can imagine, … [Read more...]

USPS could cut Saturday Mail; it doesn’t make sense

The United States Postal Service has announced that it may cut Saturday mail in an announcement about what is being done to cut the losses that it is enduring.  I agree that with the internet around, less people are sending information through the mail.  But I think there is a better solution. I just can’t believe that there is talk about getting rid of Saturday service; it just doesn’t … [Read more...]