professor holly?

Dear Graduate Student,

Then you are in the right place.

I am taking over your next class.

There are going to be some changes…

*insert ominous music here*

Yes, I have been asked to speak to your Marketing Class.

Your distinguished professor (who also happens to be my dad) has asked that I talk a little about online marketing, blogs and social media.

Here is where I get all professor-y.   Please do the following things in preparation for my lecture*.

*quite honestly you really won’t be getting a lecture from me unless you hit your brother or use potty language in the house.

  1. Read Chapter 19 in Kotler & Keller Marketing Management.
  2. Spend a few minutes here clicking around (I could use the traffic and it is unlikely that you have extensive Mommy Blog reading experience).
  3. Take note of the videos and whrrl stories in my sidebar which are   promotional in nature.
  4. Watch Holly & the Aquaskipper video in my sidebar which will give you a little behind the scenes perspective on your distinguished professor.
  5. Check out my current project with Chevy at Girlfriend Getaway.
  6. Familiarize yourself with Twitter if you are not already a user – follow me if you are @Texasholly.
  7. Visit Business 2 Blogger and get the general gist.


I could really get into this tell other people what to do thing.

See you at your next class!



Dear JCN Reader,

If you have anything you would like to address with a graduate school marketing class, please add it to the comments.   I think it would be really interesting to get insight about how influence over what you purchase, like, do for entertainment, etc. may have changed over the last few years.

Chapter 19 has 3 short paragraph on blogs, a page about online advertising and nothing about Facebook let alone Twitter.

It is obvious that things are changing!

Thanks so much!



Oh, and because this IS a Mommy blog, here is the required pic…


  1. you are so funny…
    Pretty soon you’ll be giving your own course. you’ll have the prime parking space and all of the cool kids will want to be in your class… even the ones major in things like nursing.

  2. I’m sure all the cool kids are already beating down the door wanting to come in and listen to your lecture! (I’m sure they’ve all used potty language or smacked a sibling at least once.) ; )

  3. To prepare, watch the episode of The Office when Michael visit’s Ryan’s business class.
    And when you give your presentation, be sure to throw around the phrase “blogging mogul”.

  4. That’s very cool! Good luck with it.

    I’m doing my masters of information science right now and I have been surprised and delighted to find that the social web, blogging, etc. are very ‘hip’ and ‘now’ and ‘if you know about these things you will be sought after and treated like a knowledgeable-in-the-now-kind-of-person’. It’s great! Turns out I haven’t been wasting my time blogging after all – I’ve been learning skills and picking up knowledge that’s useful and relvant to my chosen profession. Either I have great depth and foresight or I’ve chosen the best profession ever.

    I know it’s not the former so I’m hoping it’s the latter.

  5. Found you blog via verybusymomwith4. You are hilarious. We’ll definitely come back.

  6. Hi Holly,
    I just wanted to thank you for the talk you gave on sunday. I was not a student of that class particularly but a student that showed up just in time. I absolutely loved your presentation, the different sites you presented, and you opened my eyes a bit more on the importance they have now.. enough to make me finally get my twitter. I was stuck in a rut for a moment there but you’ve definitely gotten my wheels turning once again. Thank you so much for your presentation!

  7. Holly, enjoyed your class its the best one we have had this semester. I found your exploits fascinating and quite intriguing and was quite impressed on what you have been able to accomplish, just by sharing.
    May god bless you in your future endeavors and your children.
    I will continue to follow as your three whirlwinds haven’t hit full stride as of yet. Surely they will bring numerous smiles to your readers.

  8. Hi Holly,
    I just wanted to take the time to thank you for coming to visit our class and sharing your knowledge and insights with us. I enjoyed your presentation and found it very useful.
    God bless,

    Josue Martinez

  9. Stephanie Au says:

    Thanks for the lecture on April 4, 2010!
    I enjoy it very much!

  10. Yu-Sen Chou says:

    Thank you for your interesting lecture or presentation (since I didn’t beat my brother)about the blog, it’s very useful and inspiring. Thanks again.

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