Monday, September 1, 2014
Maybelline's namesake, Mabel Williams-Hewes, granddaughter Trudy Hewes-Dietzen, was killed in a car crash, August 16th in Mtubamtuba, South Africa. She was 63.
Thursday, August 28, 2014
Monday, August 25, 2014
1977 TV commercial, with Robin Williams, pre “Mork and Mindy, features my fellow author and friend Debbie Zipp
|Publisher Bettie Youngs, Debbie Zip and Sharrie Williams|
I met Entertainment Professional, co-author of "The Aspiring Actors Handbook" and author of The 3 T's "LA Life" e-newsletter, Debbie Zipp, when she interviewed me on her radio show, In the Trenches, soon after my book, The Maybelline Story, was published by Bettie Youngs.
We have remained friends and I follow her Three Tomatoes newsletter religiously, in fact I'm one of her biggest fans.
So, when her 1977 Commercial with Robin Williams, recently appeared in the newsletter, I just had to brag about her on my blog. Debbie went on to do more than 300 national TV spots, TV shows and plays."
Be sure to check out her new book,
The Aspiring Actor's Handbook by Molly Cheek and Debbie Zipp on Amazon
And be sure to sign up for her very informative and fun newsletter, http://www.thethreetomatoes.com/
Visit my beautiful new website at Sharrie Williams Author,
And stop by my hilarious 1964 High School Diary,Blog, called Saffrons Rule at saffronsrule.com
Thursday, August 21, 2014
Not only was the marketing behind Maybelline brilliant, the handling of the business as a whole was ingenious.
If you own a business or are starting a business pick up a copy of "The Maybelline Story And The Spirited Family Dynasty Behind It," for the many lessons you will learn about ethical and creative smart business practice.
Through the 53 year history that Tom Lyle Williams and his brother Noel James Williams were at the helm,
Maybelline weathered and overcame some disastrous times in this country and the world and it never folded.
One of Tom Lyle's secrets was he surrounded himself with educated, brilliant people, like Rags Ragland, a marketing genius who helped shoot Maybelline to the moon with his innovation and inventive thinking.
And when the government considered Maybelline a monopoly and threatened to destroy the company, Tom Lyle divided Maybelline within the family, turning the production of mascara over to his brother in law, Chet Hewes and the transporting of Maybelline over to his brother in law Ches Haines.....to keep it a private, family-owned business.....
Read all about the ups and downs of the Maybelline Company and the family behind it.
Buy a signed copy from author Sharrie Williams today.