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1:19 am
Wed October 17, 2007

High School for Advertising? Ugh!

Memphis, TN – It's not bad enough that many college degree paths have been turned into shallow, one-dimensional vocational programs. Now some advertising guys have decided that America needs a high school for advertising.

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2:58 am
Wed October 3, 2007

Food Police

Memphis, TN – John Malmo is chairman emeritus of Archer/Malmo Advertising and an independent marketing consultant. For more about Mr. Malmo - and to obtain a copy of his book of 110 two-minute business pearls - go to johnmalmo.com

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3:44 am
Thu September 27, 2007

Memphis Moment: Howard's Row

Memphis, TN – Early in the Civil War, a massive fire on Main Street spread to an unsavory section of town called Howard's Row. The building, which was burning fiercely when help arrived, had formerly been the property of Isaac Bolton, who used it as a slave jail and market.

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2:56 am
Wed September 26, 2007

What A Surprise: Advertising Works

Memphis, TN – John Malmo is chairman emeritus of Archer/Malmo Advertising and an independent marketing consultant. For more about Mr. Malmo - and to obtain a copy of his book of 110 two-minute business pearls - go to johnmalmo.com

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3:42 am
Tue September 25, 2007

Memphis Moment: People's Grocery Store

Memphis, TN – Thomas Moss, a letter carrier in Memphis, saved enough money to go into partnership with two other black men, Calvin McDonald and Henry Steward, to open a store in the suburbs of Memphis. Black customers switched their business from a white man's grocery the street to Moss's new store, where service and prices were good. The outraged white storekeeper created a disturbance.

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