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Super Fans

Posted by Jason Spangler on

Super Fans

I listen to a lot of podcasts about the eCommerce world since my B.A. in History from the University of South Carolina didn't cover that topic in the 1990s.  ;)  On a recent episode the guest described the "review economy" that we live in today.  My wife works for a Business Magazine as a Senior Editor and I asked her if she had ever heard of that term.  She in response scolded me for believing everything these online entrepreneurs opine about.  However, it's undeniable that in retail today people are looking for unbiased reviews before making purchasing decisions.  We all...

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Passing The Torch

Posted by Jason Spangler on

Passing The Torch

I was there in 2009 when Joe Klos launched Best Hobby Pages at the Pre-NOAC Trade-O-Ree.  Ironically earlier that year I had started my email newsletter the Scouting Hot Finds.  So going into the National OA Conference I was trying to get into blogging and had a camera set up at that Trade-O-Ree.  I asked Joe if he would let me interview him as a kind of commercial to explain and promote his product.   Over the next decade I saw Joe and his Best Hobby Pages crew at multiple TORs and always enjoyed their set up with bright t-shirts...

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