Alamo Bowl Trip to San Antonio & Austin Texas Dec 2011

Here is a short 11 minute video of our fun visit to San Antonio.  Despite a Husky loss in a record breaking football shoot-out, we enjoyed comfortable warm, sunny weather in San Antonio and Austin.  Also posted at:

Hamlin's - Alamo Bowl 2011 from John Hamlin on Vimeo.

11 minute tour of our trip to San Antonio, Austin Texas for the Alamo Bowl - Baylor University vs. University of Washington.

Some of my Favorite Internet Marketing sites & Tools

This is my no means a comprehensive list of internet marketing sites.  Please provide feedback on sites that you have used and really like.  These are just a few that I have frequented over the past 12 months.  I would really enjoy it if the list grew with useful sites and services. 

Looking forward to your comments. and suggestions.


Some of my favorite web site tech tools

Just a few of the tools out there, and some that I like and have used.  This is by no means a compreshensive list, but just a few of the tools I use on a regular basis. 

  • I proudly use SEO Moz Pro for SEO and site optimization:


  • For Video hosting with good analytics : – Vimeo -



MSN Offers for Schools in

MSN Offers and MSN Offers for Schools featured on

View the photo or link to the article online.  A short blurb in the middle of a bunch of holiday shopping items.  A quality link, good message and strong target audience.  More to come!  GREAT work by GG Benitez & Associates our PR consultant who is making it happen.

Dec. 10, 2011


Tech Crunch Article about MSN Offers for Schools–Dec. 2, 2011

After Rebranding, It’s Full Steam Ahead For MSN Offers For Schools

Article by: Chris Velazco- December 2, 2011


Microsoft has had their hands full with their daily deals program in recent weeks: they just finished overhauling the brand, and now that it’s all done, some of their under-exposed initiatives can enjoy some time in the sunlight. Case in point: MSN Offers for Schools, the educational tie-in to the daily deals service you’ve probably never heard of.

MSN Offers for Schools isn’t exactly a new idea — it first launched back in September when the program was still flying the Bing Daily Deals banner. The team has spent the past few months reaching out to schools, but didn’t want to attract too much attention because of the impending rebranding. Now that the name-change is complete, MSN Offers for Schools is ready to expand and they’re starting by pushing out an adorable video that explains the process.

Here’s how it works: once a representative for a school signs up for the program, they can choose from two levels of participation: at the basic affiliate level, schools can help market existing deals in exchange for a cut of of the proceeds. If they want to take it a step further, schools can jump in at the reseller level, where they scour their surrounding area for deals that MSN Offers can sell in exchange for a bigger proportion of the revenue.

MSN Offers has partnered up with nearly 20 schools around their offers markets, and they’re looking to get more aggressive in pitching the opportunity. I don’t blame them — it’s a really nifty twist on the standard daily deals model, and the added effect of positively impacting local children could mean new users with vulnerable heart strings may give it a shot. And hey, if it means one fewer child has to try and hock expensive cakes out of a catalog around the neighborhood, I’m all for it.

Tags: MSN Offers, MSN Offers for Schools


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