Posts Tagged ‘Houston’

Bravo Shipley Do-Nuts in Houston

steveparkhurst | July 22, 2016 in Earned Media,Promotional | Comments (0)

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This is great to see, Shipley Do-Nuts showing some appreciation for our police officers. If you know if other businesses doing this sort of thing, please let us know.


Natachee’s Sometimes Leaves Me Guessing

steveparkhurst | August 14, 2014 in Advertising,Promotional,Small Business | Comments (0)

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I have to admit, I have no idea what this is about.

Natachee's 8-14-14 Houston


Houstonians Can Get Tax Day Relief With John Egan

steveparkhurst | April 14, 2013 in Music | Comments (0)

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After you have taken care of your taxes on Monday, stop in at The Big Easy Blues on Kirby and take in some great Blues jams. If you are getting a refund of your money, throw a few dollars in John’s tip jar, or pick up a CD. If you have spent the last several days stressing out, this is a great way to let off some steam, enjoy a few beers and some live, local Blues.

John Egan - The Parkhurst Group


John Egan Still Stomping And Howling

steveparkhurst | March 2, 2013 in Music,Promotional,Visual | Comments (0)

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John Egan is still tearing it up on the Houston Blues scene. Stop in some Monday night and check him out.

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John Egan Plays Monday, February 18

steveparkhurst | February 15, 2013 in Music | Comments (0)

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After competing in Memphis at the International Blues Challenge, Houston blues musician John Egan is back at his regular haunt, The Big Easy Blues on Kirby. Stop in and hear the blues master this Monday.

John Egan - The Parkhurst Group

Also, take a look at the Houston Press feature on John from last month.


Zabak’s Plays Host To Art By Cherisse

steveparkhurst | February 8, 2013 in Marketing,Visual | Comments (0)

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I posted previously about my friend and artist Cherisse Goodwin, aka, Art By Cherisse. Cherisse currently has an ongoing exhibit of nearly twenty pieces dominating the walls at Zabak’s Mediterranean Cafe is Houston. As you can see from the pictures below, the exhibit features many themes and colors and if you are an art collector or just looking for the right piece for a new room, you are likely to find something to suit you at Zabak’s.

Art By Cherisse Zabak's The Parkhurst Group

 

Art By Cherisse Zabak's The Parkhurst group

If you do not see what you are looking for, be sure to check out Cherisse’s website where you might find that exact right piece of art. Cherisse has been very engaging on Pinterest and Twitter, so feel free to engage her and ask questions if you’re looking for something in particular. Her entire selection is not yet digitized and online, so she may have something you’d like, all you have to do is ask.

Stop in to Zabak’s, located at 5901G Westheimer Rd, Houston, TX 77057, take a look at the art and enjoy a very affordable meal at one of Houston’s great Mediterranean cafes, not far from the Galleria. You won’t be sorry.

If you stop in, let us know here on the blog, or on twitter, what you think about either Zabak’s or the Art By Cherisse exhibit.


Houston’s Winetopia Does It Differently

steveparkhurst | December 29, 2012 in Branding,Small Business,Uncategorized | Comments (0)

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If you are in Houston anytime soon, you must check out Winetopia. There are wine bars, and then there are wine bars. And then there is, A Vino Paradise.

Winetopia - The Parkhurst Group

The owners of Winetopia have separated themselves from the other servers of wine by having limited, selected offerings. You would have to stop in to get the full skinny, but their approach is quite different than the typical wine bars I have been in before.

To start with, the owner told me that his most expensive glass of wine is $13. I’ve been in some wine bars where $13 was about the minimum for a glass of wine. They acquire rare wines, typically limited or seasonal productions, from various parts of the world. Their wine selection won’t likely be found in a local liquor store, those places go for the popular, known, requested wines because they deal in volume. If you’re looking for something special, something rare, maybe as a gift to give, these guys can set you up without emptying your wallet.

If you are with a group of friends or colleagues and each person has different tastes, no problem. At Winetopia each person can have what they want, without having to commit to a full bottle of any one wine. And the experts pouring your wine, they want you to enjoy your experience and find what you like.

There’s also a great beer selection for those of you not inclined toward wine, Winetopia has a plentiful beer selection. When I heard how many different bottled beers they have (I forget that number now), I was somewhat shocked, some sports bars don’t have that many beers to choose from. Only places like Flying Saucer, places that pride themselves on having more beers than you could ever attempt to drink, have more available beers in the bottle.

Winetopia is daring to be a little different, and they take advantage of repeat business and word of mouth. Remember the rule that it costs most to get a new customer than it does to keep a current customer. Winetopia is doing many things to keep their customers happy, and keep them coming back.

Anyway, Winetopia is a neat spot. Take some time to check it out next time you need to choose a destination in Houston. Oh, and don’t feel as if you need a suit and tie to visit Winetopia. They welcome all patrons, whether dressed casual, for sport or for work, everyone is equally welcome. Follow them on twitter @WinetopiaTX and watch for their mobile app very soon.

Are you daring to be different? Are you going your own direction? Are you doing the best you can at what you do best? If so, and if you feel the need for some guidance from someone that understands and appreciates your commitment and wants you to succeed, we should talk. Email Steve @ this domain and let’s begin. You can also engage us at @ParkhurstGroup on twitter.


Natachee’s Print Ads Really Impress

steveparkhurst | December 14, 2012 in Advertising,Promotional,Visual | Comments (0)

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I wrote previously about Natachee’s in Houston and their newspaper advertisements. While many of my original questions are still unanswered (that’s my own fault for not having gone to Natachee’s yet), I am really enjoying opening up the Houston Chronicle’s 29-95 insert every week and seeing the Natachee’s ads.

As you can see in their latest ad, these ads are very simple. There are really only two colors used in addition to the newspaper colors of black and white. The art is simple: a jug of the good stuff, some onion rings and a crushed beer can. The wording is minimal: Happy Hour, the hours, and four pretty easy to recognize specials. And of course, the use of the word FREE is catchy and smart. Another great ad by this design team.

Natachee's Houston Chronicle - The Parkhurst Group

I’m definitely going to check these guys out. If you’ve already been there, post a comment here or tweet us @ParkhurstGroup.


John Egan’s Final 2012 Show At The Big Easy

steveparkhurst | December 13, 2012 in Music | Comments (0)

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Monday night, December 17, is the final chance to catch John Egan live at The Big Easy Blues in 2012. John will be back at The Big Easy after the fist of the year, but with the following two Mondays being Christmas Eve and New Year’s Eve, it’s a good time for John to work on some new music, finalize the vinyl pressing and prepare for Memphis (more on Memphis in a later post). Anyway, head out to hear John on Monday night, and follow him on twitter @GinDiaries to be kept up to date on all his appearances and other news.

If you get out to one of John’s shows, be sure to let us know what you think, either here or on twitter @ParkhurstGroup, especially if you take pictures.

John Egan Blues - The Parkhurst Group


John Egan Performs In Houston Monday Night

steveparkhurst | December 9, 2012 in Music | Comments (0)

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If you’re in Houston on Monday night, stop in to Big Easy Blues and check out John Egan. You can follow John on twitter @GinDiaries and on Tumblr.

John Egan - TheParkhurstGroup

As seen in the Houston Chronicle.