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The Denver Broncos Logo Design: 15 Years Later

As I typed the headline to this blog post it struck me how fast time flies. I still think of the Denver Broncos Logo as “new” even though it’s been around for fifteen years. When I look at the horse logo on the side of the helmet it still seems new and modern. Back in 1996 I was a 26-year…

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Happy Birthday Forkly!

One year ago, food and drink app Forkly was born with the mission of letting users “Eat, Drink and Rate”. Since then it’s been featured on Apple’s app store Hot Picks list twice and has been recognized in the UK, on Mashable in VentureBeat, in TechCrunch and various other news sources. What is it? Forkly is the creation of Denver-based…

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New Project: Pangeo Coffee

. They say you should do what you love for your career. I’m not gonna lie, I frickin’ LOVE my job. I get to eat and drink for a living and meet lots of new friends along the way. Much of my job happens after noon because that’s when alcoholic beverages are fair game. But before noon I’ve been turning…

HOW TO engage a global audience

. . Social gatherings used to be limited only to people in a single physical location like a bar or conference.  Now social gatherings extend past the walls of one location to the online social sites where conversation around a single subject can be scaled up. “Tweetups” blur the lines between in-person and online participation. For businesses big and small,…

The Future of Apps, Marketing & Wine

. . 48 hours ago Snooth released their new iPhone app for $4.99 on iTunes.  First impression is this app is a game changer.  Moreover, it represents where the future of apps are going in many consumer-facing industries. The sexiest feature of Snooth’s new app is the photo recognition of wine labels.  And really, this alone is what makes it…

Santa Claus, Loch Ness Monster and Social Media Experts

. . Image via Wikipedia A few weeks ago I was pitched (again) by a “social media guru” from San Francisco.  After meeting him through a friend of a friend, and about 17 emails I finally gave in and invited him to stop by the winery.  Seems like I’m getting pitched every week by another social media expert who has…

5 Social Media Tips for Wineries & Wine Shops

. . Few things bring people together like food and drink.  From the Roman empire on up through the ages to now, wine has served as the common thread that weaves together society though social gatherings.  Birthday parties, annual holidays, business functions, family dinners or just hanging with friends are settings where wine and conversation are likely to be found.…

Bakas TV#15: Willamette Valley Road Trip

Oregon’s Willamette Valley is a beautiful place to visit with lush, rolling hillsides and surrounding farm communities.  This time of year is especially nice in the valley because harvest is happening, and it’s the time of year when the sun is out for more than one day in a row.  I lived in Portland for 17 years and I can…

East Coast Wine Tweetup Tour in October

Image via CrunchBase I’m going out on the road and I need some dedicated wine drinkers to come help me drink some delicious wines. Hard to believe how things unfolded over this summer.  On August 3rd, the Bakas family moved to Napa Valley so I could start my new role as Director of Social Media Marketing at St. Supéry winery. …

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