Alison Colby-Campbell, Alisons Brain4rent, artificial intelligence, humor

#CrazyLampLady’s Craziness is Infectious.

I follow #CrazyLampLady on YouTube. She's a vintage thrifter who stalks the stock at Goodwill and antique malls in Pennsylvania. I believe her name is Jocelyn and flips a lot of minimally priced decorative pieces for a profit. She works on quantity with up ton2 dozen new items flipping in eBay every day.  She loves… Continue reading #CrazyLampLady’s Craziness is Infectious.

Alison Colby-Campbell, Alisons Brain4rent, birds, Family Fun, humor, toy mystery, mystery, toys and puppets, Uncategorized, wild birds

Was this a bird-brained purchase? What would you do?

What should be done with these 9 ft toy birds

Agriculture, Agriculture in the Merrimack Valley, Alisons Brain4rent, Corn, Farm Fresh Produce, Haverhill MA Farms, MA Farms, Uncategorized

Smart, but just not Farm Smart

The crops were so lush, the sky blue, and the water impressive. Ding....photo opp.

Alison, Alison Colby-Campbell, Alisons Brain4rent, Can't dance, Dance Lesson, marketing genius, Uncategorized

If I two-step they will come, well, maybe

Throughout my marketing career, I've had enough experience with crowd mentality to know, unless there's a prize at stake, most people don't like to go first.

Alison Colby-Campbell, Alisons Brain4rent, Amphibians and toad courtship, brain4rent, Bugs, humor, Humor, Insects, Nature, photography, Spiders in my house, Uncategorized

Creepy Stuff that Doesn’t Bother Me

A dozen large and small spiders stood their ground. They thought they'd claimed the room by adverse possession.

Alison Colby-Campbell, Alisons Brain4rent, Christmas, Christmas Message, Christmas tree Haverhill MA, end of Christmas, photography, Taking the Christmas Tree Down, Uncategorized

Eulogy for a Christmas Tree

And it was just me and the tree. I felt I owed the tree some company on its last night with us.

Alison Colby-Campbell, Alisons Brain4rent, Best practices, Commentary, Customer Service, Dining Out, Flatbread Pizza Georgetown MA, Food, Life Lessons, Uncategorized

How to Handle A Restaurant Maelstrom – Get the Crayons!

The difference between blacklisting a restaurant and endorsing it, is less about how perfect the dinner goes than it is about the reaction of the staff when all goes wrong, as long as the food is good.

Alison Colby-Campbell, Alisons Brain4rent, Humor, ideas, Self knowledge, Uncategorized

When You Find Your People, You Just Know

I introduced myself...her name also began with an "A", we shared a hairdo, and an unadventurous sense of tidy, comfortable, mostly classic style, our birthdays are a few weeks apart (Yes, I had to ask if she was a Virgo.) We chuckled at our connection and she headed to the door.(admittedly within a very small parameter) when people are doing things the wrong way.

Advertising, Alison Colby-Campbell, Alisons Brain4rent, friends and co-workers, Uncategorized

The Lingering Effects of Being Bitten by the Ad Bug?

A couple of months ago I got a shared email with a photo showing our old ad agency being torn down to make room for condos. Daniel F. Sullivan Company, 1266 Soldiers Field Road, Boston was going to exist exclusively in memories