Friday, February 19, 2010

RevZilla Indy Biz Trip Recap with the RevZillans

This whole "starting a business" is now almost 2 and a half years old and I have to admit it's becoming a lot of fun.

Check out this video from last week's trip to Indianapolis for the big industry show.

TeamZilla was out in fullforce. In the industry they're calling us the "RevZillans" now.


Monday, February 15, 2010

I hate being such a fan boy... but... Tony Hawk made my week.

Via twitter, Tony Hawk is all over the map and remains a notable personality who does a great job of engaging with their fan base.

At 29, I am still an engaged fan.

I have always had a soft spot for skating and when I was a kid Tony Hawk was my favorite skater. Actually he's still my favorite skater now. My biz partners give me enough grief on a regular basis about my fandom and I still get the occasional barb about "even though you built a halfpipe in the RevZilla warehouse - Tony Hawk is still not coming to skate with you. ever." It's comical and I always take it in stride. I think I knew the stakes going into it when I turned 29 and decided to take up a reasonably sized footprint in prime dotcom warehouse real-estate for a miniramp. I had not skated since I was 16.

Well for some time I have seen the Tony Hawk Foundation ( raise money, with Tony as it's obvious pitchman, for skateparks in different communities both in the US and internationally. Well a while back he called for a donation and I decided to chip in $25 bucks. I think it builds 1 square foot of concrete "obstacle" at the park to be built. The bonus prize for my generosity? An Autographed picture sent my way with whatever I wanted on it, mailed directly to me.

I wanted it made out to "Rad Anthony", and I was obliged with a full color 8x10.

I spent most of my life not being rad. As I head toward 30 I am changing all that. I now have a daily reminder on my bulletin board to be rad from another rad dude. Thanks, Tony!

And oh yeah, and if you ever want to donate to a good cause to "help the kids" - THF fits the bill.

-Rad Anthony

(for the record my wife and biz partners think this is ridiculous, but I don't care. )

Monday, February 01, 2010

Excerpts from RevZilla Negotiations are Always Amusing

I just posted a note to our RevZilla customer base explaining the lengths that we go to offer them the best experience. I think it's funny. Maybe you will too.

I hope everyone sees the humor.

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