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Holiday Spending: It’s Not Just for Retailers

Holiday Spending: It’s Not Just for Retailers

December is here, which means the holiday gift giving season is upon us. Retailers big and small have stocked their physical and virtual shelves with all sorts of goodies, gadgets, and other temptations for consumers, and all retail marketing is focused on one thing:...

How Gratitude is Good for Your Business

How Gratitude is Good for Your Business

Time flies when you’re having fun, which means summer has come and gone and the holiday season has snuck up on us once again. Thanksgiving is next week, and then we’re on to Hanukkah, Christmas, Kwanzaa, and other winter holidays before we hit the homestretch toward...

Google Analytics: What’s In it for Me and My Website?

Google Analytics: What’s In it for Me and My Website?

Ask any web developer or web marketer whether Google Analytics is important and you’re likely to get similar replies—something along the lines of “it’s important” or “you should do it” or “you need to have the data.” But as the owner or marketing leader for your...

Online Reviews: Are they for Real?

Online Reviews: Are they for Real?

When you read a review online do you really, really know for whence it came? Whether it’s a 5-star review or a negative Nancy (or Norm), can you rely on its veracity? After reading a recent Wall Street Journal article, I’m not so sure. In Have Online Reviews Lost All...

BOM Hits the Road for Networking Opportunities

BOM Hits the Road for Networking Opportunities

I’m a firm believer that, tempting as it is, you simply can’t conduct all business from behind a desk or by phone or email. Sometimes you just have to get out and shake hands and meet people face-to-face. That’s why a few times each year this King Monkey hits the road...

When You’re Not There, Who Does The Work?

When You’re Not There, Who Does The Work?

I’ve written a lot in this blog about how every team needs to have a star performer—a certain someone who always seems to step up at just the right time with an extra effort to propel you and your efforts forward. While I firmly embrace the idea of a star performer,...

No Surprises: Get It In Writing

No Surprises: Get It In Writing

In all relationships, there are three truths: my truth (the truth as I see it); your truth (the truth from your perspective); and the “real truth” (something in-between your perspective and mine, which is probably much closer to reality). In personal relationships,...

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Barrel O’ Monkeyz is a San Diego-based strategic marketing agency specializing in Sports and Active Lifestyle markets. We serve as a seasoned, outsourced marketing team for companies looking to ramp up sales and launch new products. Our barrel is full of talent and creative arms ready to prove we don’t just monkey around!