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Originally established for times when I needed more than 140 characters to finish a thought on marketing or media.

Sad ad of the day

I realize this ad has been out for a while now, but when a co-worker reminded me of it last night, I found it bothered me that The Six Million Dollar Man is hawking a hearing aid.

I prefer to remember Steve Austin the was he was.
 


 
And, as always, I’ll fight myself to keep from hyphenating the title so it’s Six-Million-Dollar Man. Those pesky compound modifiers!

Author: Jacqui Barrineau

Jacqui Barrineau is a writer and editor who lives in the suburbs of Washington, D.C., with husband Trey, a Shetland Sheepdog, and two unhelpful-but-funny cats. Her work has appeared in "So to Speak" and "Calliope," and she's a regular contributor to the flash-fiction sites Paragraph Planet and Doorknobs & Bodypaint. Once upon a time, she was the audience engagement editor at USA Today. Now she does other fun things that involve advertising, marketing and social media. The views expressed here and in other outlets are hers, not her employers'. Outside of work, she's proud to serve on the Northern Virginia Community College Marketing Advisory Committee. As a committee member, she joins industry leaders in lending their knowledge and expertise to ensure the college's Marketing curriculum is relevant and responsive to the needs of the students and the surrounding business communities.

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