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I’ve been in a list making kind of mood the last week. I noticed some new Anthology Marketing Group folks joining Twitter recently and was glad to see many of my colleagues using the service. This prompted me to do a more thorough investigation of just who from our agency – comprised of McNeil Wilson Communications, Laird Christianson Advertising, StarrTech Interactive, QMark Research, and Alt – was on there. If you’re interesting in following some folks working in Hawaii’s largest integrated marketing agency, just click this link to see all the tweeps.


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UPDATE: In conferring with my team members this morning, those four-night stays at the Sheraton Waikiki we each won will be going towards a greater cause…the Anthology Marketing Group Yule Store Silent Auction. What a generous bunch of people I work with!

The winning 6th place team of Tom Shiu, me, and Noelle Baker.

We may not have had the lowest score of the day, but Team Anthology Marketing Group had the right score yesterday (net 52.2) to be named the winning team in the 6th Annual Sheraton Hawaii Bowl Golf Tournament yesterday at Kapolei Golf Course. To our surprise, the tournament awarded the top prize (each of us a 4-night stay a the Sheraton Waikiki) to the sixth place team in celebration of its sixth year. It paid to be “kind of good” in this case, and having no expectations going in, was an exciting way to end a fantastic day of golf.


Those who play in three-man modified scramble tournaments know it really takes a team effort for a chance to win. Thank goodness our team was clicking on nearly all cylinders.

Tom Shiu (30 handicap) of Laird Christianson Advertising is a very consistent and steady golfer. He’s also one heck of a putter who birdied a few holes to keep the team score down. Noelle Baker (35 handicap), one of the partners of Anthology Marketing Group, is equally as steady in her play, a tremendous driver of the golf ball, and just a joy to be with out on the golf course.

As for me (13 handicap), I actually played pretty good considering I hadn’t teed it up in quite some time. I drove the ball well, irons were working, but the putter was broken. Thank goodness I had solid team members to help get the ball in the hole. There must be something about Kapolei Golf Course that fits my game since it’s also the place I’ve shot my lowest score of 75. All in all, we had a great time.


Here's the proof. Our net score of 52.2 was calculated off our gross score of 68 plus 20 percent of our team handicap. Thank goodness for handicaps.

Here’s to hoping we can tee it up as an agency again soon. Mahalo to our fearless leader Dennis Christianson for sponsoring the Anthology team and to Mei Jeanne Wagner for answering my somewhat sarcastic question – “Why don’t we enter a team?” – so positively and for helping to make this happen. This win is for the agency!

Last but not least, my final words to my teammates: WE KICKED A$$! 🙂


A beautiful sunset in Kapolei as we finish up our round.


The Halloweenies of Anthology Marketing Group.

The Anthology Marketing Group gang sure knows how to make the most of Halloween. Here’s some photos I’ve been able to capture of our spirited staff in their best attire. Check back for updates as I’ll be posting additional photos as I snap them. 🙂

Dan of StarrTech with...hmmmm...I don't know.

Not sure what happened here but someone is gonna be on TinyTV!

Amy of McNeil Wilson Communications.

The "face of social media." Meet Michael of McNeil Wilson.

Jenni of Laird Christianson and Maria of McNeil Wilson.

Jessie the Barbarian of Laird Christianson.

Here I am with my shrunken head and orange polo.

Randi, Melissa, and Bianca of McNeil Wilson.

Warren and Kalei of McNeil Wilson.

Janice, Randi, and Erin of McNeil Wilson.

Anthony of Laird Christianson.

Anthony of Laird Christianson.

Who said Anthology didn't have good looking guys?

Who said Anthology didn't have good looking guys?

Janice and Lori of McNeil Wilson.

Janice and Lori of McNeil Wilson.

"Noreen as "Diamond Head" and Melissa "the greeter" of McNeil Wilson.

Noreen as "Diamond Head" and Melissa "the greeter" of McNeil Wilson.


Yours truly with Lori Abe, Buck and Donivee Laird, and David McNeil.

More than 100 staff of Anthology Marketing Group gathered at the Banker’s Club last night to say aloha to Buck Laird who retired after a 35-year advertising career in Hawaii. Buck was one of the most recognized figures in the advertising community and co-founded of the state’s largest advertising agency, Laird Christianson Advertising, in 1989 with David McNeil and David Wilson (founders of McNeil Wilson Communications).

It was a great night filled with humorous and heartfelt speeches, creative videos, and with Buck surrounded by his family, friends, and co-workers. I’ll miss seeing Uncle Buck around the office and wish him a fun and exciting retirement. Word on the street is he’s got a cool new Mini Cooper to keep him occupied. Here’s a few photos from last night’s gathering.

From left: Buck with his family. Everyone giving Buck a round of applause. David and Buck.

From left: Anthology Marketing Group CEO Dennis Christianson with Buck in a couple of poses. Page, Keith, Mary, Mei Jeanne, Jenni’s husband (sorry, don’t know your name), Amy, Brad, Chris, and Jenni with the man of the night.