Wednesday, February 18, 2009

February 2009 Newsletter

The latest issue of our newsletter is available on our website. Please click here to download the full PDF version. Here is an example of just one article available today-

10 Useful Ways to Get the Most out of Facebook

Think Facebook (www.facebook.com) is just for kids? Think again.

1. Mobile Photo: Add the mobile app to take photos with your cell phone and upload them to Facebook automatically.
2. Post Polls: Create your own surveys for personal or business use.
3. Find Friends: Track business associates, friends or family by subscribing to their RSS feed, then watch their every move.
4. Research: Find out how many people are located within a certain demographic area by visiting the Facebook Insight corner.
5. Syndicate Yourself: Use Facebook notes to import the RSS feed from your blog. Once established, it can be distributed to all your Facebook friends.
6. Share: Combine with Google Reader or other applications to share documents.
7. Send Video Messages: Simply connect a webcam and start sending video messages to friends, family members or associates.
8. Clipping Service: Use the Newshound application to bookmark any articles or websites, then comment or share.
9. Watch TV: Internet television is coming of age, so whether you want to take a coffee break or share news with your personal network, tune in to see what is taking place.
10. Connect: Facebook does so many things that it is easy to forget what it does best: connect with others! Meet new friends or just hang out with familiar faces through the modern equivalent of networking; it’s Six Degrees of Separation on steroids.

Visit our Facebook page at facebook.popeinsurance.net

Tuesday, January 27, 2009

We Won!

Week 2 is now in the history books. The Bluebonnets (1st/2nd grade girls) won their game in commanding fashion by dominating in the paint. Our 2 low post girls really shined, while our guards moved the ball around for some great open looks. Speaking after the game, the MVP summed it all up nicely with, "where's the treats?"

The Spurs (3rd/4th grade boys) completely controlled the tempo and possession of the ball. Several mid-court steals and fast break points contributed to an authoritative scoring lead. Again, our men in the post did an excellent job of both offensive and defensive rebounds. The only sour notes were a few lateral passes at mid-court that led to easy steals and scores by the other team. Outside of that, our defense really made offensive play difficult to impossible for them and our offense is really learning to move the ball down into the post for good shots on goal.

Stay tuned for weekly updates on your Bluebonnets and Spurs!

Thursday, January 8, 2009

What's in a Name?

Okay.  Despite the lack of feedback on my very ambitious referral plan (other than a very thoughtful email from my friend Cody), I am pushing forward with our new referral program that will totally change the way you think about insurance agencies- particularly this one.  You can still read all about the program here.  
What we really need now though is a catchy name.  If you haven't already figured it out, I just love marketing and branding; therefore, we must have a name for this program.  I have a couple of not so original thoughts and want your suggestions.

Share the Luv Referral Program
Spread the Luv...
Giving Back...
Make a Difference...
Make a Change...
Good Works...
Insuring the future...

Obviously, you have probably heard of some of these and we could get sued for using them.  Moreover, I would really like something catchy, but not mushy.  So give it some thought and let me know what you think either by email or comments on this blog.



Wednesday, January 7, 2009

Coach Pope

Wow! Last night was my first night coaching the YMCA basketball teams for my son and daughter.  Yes, that's 2 teams.  Due to our geographic disadvantage, we decided to do this so that we could have both of their practices on the same night at the school closest to Liberty Hill.  I'm not sure what I have gotten myself into, but the Y did give me some very cool books on how to coach youth basketball with practice plans, diagrams, and the works.  Not only that, they gave me a very cool whistle and whiteboard/clipboard thingy- I will at least look the part.
Anyway, it was a lot of fun and the kids were really cool.  I'll post updates throughout the season as to how things are going.  The first game is only 2 Satrudays away- wish me luck!