The really big news — your blog has a display ad!
I responded to him:
Yep, my very first. That’s the Papa ad. Soon as I have a Mama ad, I hope they’ll have lots of baby ads.
As you see at right, Tony Mizzell, candidate for Columbia City Council, is my first advertiser. This is due in no small part, I’m sure, to the fact that Tony knows what he’s doing. Tony is the vice president for interactive marketing at Chernoff Newman. So of course he’s going to make a savvy move like this.
I congratulate him on his acumen, and for being the very first to take advantage of this exciting new advertising venue. May it bring him lots of additional exposure. And folks, if you happen to live in his district and you run into him, be sure to tell him you saw his ad here.
I also want to congratulate Tony for winning the endorsement of my friends at The State. He was the recipient of the very first political endorsement since I left the paper. While reserving judgment on who should win that race, I told Warren and Cindi that I thought they did a good job on the endorsement. It did just what an endorsement should do — it presented logical reasons for their choice, inviting readers in the 4th district to think harder about their choice, whomever they vote for. You should go read it.
Personally, I’m just starting to focus on that race. Today, I had coffee for about an hour and a half with Leona Plaugh at the Woodhill Starbucks. I’ll write about that sometime this weekend. I’ll be meeting with Tony for breakfast Tuesday, and I’m trying to get something set up with Kevin Fisher. Those three are the best-known candidates for that seat, which is being vacated by Kirkman Finlay III.