Wednesday, November 21, 2012

Beef Wellington Renews SEO Contract

BATAVIA, IL -- Beef Wellington, veteran nightclub performer, raconteur and former Rat Pack hanger-on, has renewed his SEO contract with industry expert George Ajazi through 2015. Wellington's original contract was set to expire on December 2, 2012. 

"We're very excited to have a new deal with Beef," said Ajazi. "Three years ago he tasked us with building his first website, and now that we're within several months or more of launch, it would have been a shame to part ways."

Beef Wellington on Tour
Wellington made the announcement at one of his favorite venues, the Holiday Inn Express in Blackduck, MN, with as many as two local reporters in attendance. "George promised to put me on the map. Today, the map is so close I can taste it."

The announcement was accompanied by a brief Frank Sinatra tribute and a large relish tray. 

Upcoming Stops on Beef Wellington's 2012 Tour

(A lifelong chain smoker, Wellington is now using an oxygen tank, which limits his performances to smoke-free venues.) 

December 8. Beauregard's Chutney Lounge, Maza, ND, 9PM -- 1:00AM.

December 15. Arby's, Bisbee, ND, 10AM -- 11AM.

December 22. Blanchard Mall, Canado, ND, about 50 feet from the Chase ATM, 4PM -- 7PM. (With The Lunkers.)

December 26. Northeast North Dakota Lead Sharing Group, The Waffle House, Lankin, ND, 8AM -- 10AM.


Blackduck residents listen to Wellington's SEO announcement
 at the Holiday Inn Express.


About George Ajazi

George has been working in the field of search engine optimization for almost twelve years. With a wealth of experience optimizing Fortune 500 brand websites, George has broadened his scope to include free seo services for small companies (unfortunately, due to extremely high demand, George is not taking on any new clients at this time).

Saturday, December 05, 2009

Beef Wellington Lyrics #1


My free SEO man and some SEO copywriter dude have been telling me to blog my lyrics, so here goes nothing.

This first one I'm going with, Baby You Can Cut My Hair, goes back to the '60s, when frankly I don't remember much about what was going on. Can you blame me? Frank and Sammy and Dino and the rest of us boys kept the party going 24/7, and even longer on weekends.

I was doing eight, nine shows a week just off the Strip, and after I'd grab an early breakfast at the No Dice Diner which usually consisted of waffles, cigarettes, and scotch.

Smitty's Barber Shop, just a regular old barbershop, was right down the street One day I stumbled for a trim and lo and behold, there's this absolute knockout chick cutting hair. Her name turned out to be Rainbow and she was biding her time, waiting for that big break like everybody else in town.

This was the '60s, like I said, and Women's Lib and all that stuff was kind of new, so Rainbow was a pretty weird sight to see. For awhile I'd come in for a trim two, three times a week - CAN YOU BLAME ME? Smitty thought I belonged in detox, but it was all just to see my little Rainbow.

BABY YOU CAN CUT MY HAIR
by Beef Wellington (C) 1969

Your comb solution's like perfume to me.
Your scissors play a lovely melody.
You blow the stray hair miles off of me,
And with your coupons it's almost free.

YEAH!

Baby you can cut my hair.
Trim my mustache anywhere.
Nick my ear, girl I don't care,
'Cause baby I love you.

Snip snip, clip clip, YEAH!
Snip snip, clip clip, YEAH!

Uneven sideburns had me feeling blue,
My neck was itchy and my part askew.
Heaven knows what I was going to do,
Until that day I ran into you.

YEAH!

Baby you can cut my hair.
Trim my mustache anywhere.
Shape my neckline round or square,
'Cause baby I love you.

Snip snip, clip clip, YEAH!
Snip snip, clip clip, YEAH!

Doll, you never give me any razor burn,
Your cream rinse smells just like a mountain fern.
I'll wait an hour just to get my turn,
Then count the minutes until my return.

YEAH!

Baby you can cut my hair,
Trim my mustache anywhere.
Spin me in your barber chair,
'Cause baby I love you.

Snip snip, clip clip, YEAH!
Snip snip, clip clip, YEAH!


Thursday, May 21, 2009

Funny Web Stuff for the Holiday Weekend

Here are three funny websites to keep you occupied for the three-day weekend.

Giant Microbes sells stuffed microbes. Instead of a same-old-same-old stuffed animal, a dog or a cat or a frog, get your child or grandchild a cuddly ebola doll, heartworm, or white blood cell.

Meat Cards
sells business cards made from meat. I don't know about you, but I'd be more inclined to do business with somebody who hands me a piece of beef jerky instead of a piece of cardboard.

Tweeting Too Hard catalogs self important Tweets. Highly amusing - found via Lee Odden, TopRank.




Reblog this post [with Zemanta]

Tuesday, May 05, 2009

Double-Take

Speakin' of marketing messages (uh, weren’t we just talkin’ about that?), when was the last time you crafted one that grabbed folks attention?

Now, I’m not talkin’ about those namby-pamby, milquetoast kinda things everyone else is doin’. You know what I mean, right? Something like, “We’re the best because…” or “Buy now, because…”.

Blah, blah, blah.

Y’know, the problem with stuff like that is we’ve heard ‘em all before, right?

Nope, what you really want is a message that causes folks to do a double-take. Or one that sorta latches on to you in a “reach out the billboard, grab ‘em by the lapels, and shake ‘em until they puke” kinda way, y’know?

Well, I won’t say this one is really as powerful as all that. But it did catch my eye… Kinda clever, if you ask me.

What about you? Seen any signs lately that use the same technique? If you can snag a photo, share it, why don’cha?
____________________________

Photo: Buy gas Get beans, by Robert Hruzek
____________________________

Monday, April 27, 2009

Something Missing?

Yup; never fails, right?

I mean, you go to all the trouble to formulate your message. In fact, you spent quite a lot of time working with your leadership team, wordsmithing, wordcrafting, honing, polishing –

Afterwards, you even thought to try it out on a few folks; to sortof “kick the tires” and get gut reactions. It was some effort, lemme tell ya!

Once you had it down to where it was absolutely the best it could possibly get, you made plans to get the message out there. Hey, what’s the point of having a message if you don’t tell folks, right?

You researched the best locations, formulated the right delivery, and finally, the day came when your message was supposed to be out there for all to see...

Except... someone forgot something, didn’t they? Let’s hope this doesn’t represent YOUR marketing efforts!

*sigh*
____________________________

Photo: Something Missing, by Robert Hruzek
____________________________