Let’s talk about it…

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First off I’d like to thank each and everyone of you that visits “The Hub”. John and I work very hard to keep information updated daily so that when you visit the site you’ll find something new, something that [hopefully] will help you do your job better/faster/more profitable. One part of all of this is our “Guest Blog” feature. We have been blessed to have contributing writers from all across North America and for that we are thankful. Some of the most popular blog posts, according to traffic analytics, are those that are commented on. If you’ve ever read anything I have posted you might recall that I tend to pose a question or two about the topic at hand. Sometimes readers will comment, sometimes not.


That’s what has me writing today. I’ve been kicking around the idea of posting short blogs that are topical of trending news items/goings on in the plumbing, hydronics and HVAC industry. The title I came up with is simple: Let’s talk about it… To be completely honest I spent about seven seconds thinking that up. Even I am not sure it will stick but here goes:

I spend a decent amount of time on the internet daily. Whether I’m getting my fix of local & national news or taking in a archived webinar I often stop off at a social network or two. What I’d like to talk about today is something I have seen on no less than six different websites; it’s likely that you have too. I’m talking about the YouTube video of a Walmart commercial that aired during the Olympics coverage last night. By all accounts it has created a buzz around the interwebs for a few reasons. Some political, some very informed and some others not so much. Here it is:

I’m opening it up to you for your take on this. I only ask that if comments are posted here they be respectful of other’s viewpoints and please, please do not use profanity. I know the level of expertise in craft by all who frequent this site is of the highest level and I would expect nothing less in your comments. To remain transparent I posted a comment on the YouTube video on behalf of mechanical-hub.com. It’s posted below:

Screen Shot 2014-02-10 at 11.58.50 AMSo, what do you think of the video? Is it a veiled attempt at brand positioning as some have said to date? Do you agree with the message, do you think the message will be lived out? Please comment here, I’d like to hear what you think!


Eric Aune

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