Thirst Productions - My life in the gig economy

My Life in the Gig Economy, Linkedin, and Running a Responsible Business

It’s 2016, My life in the Gig Economy is going well. I just hope my blog is still up to date?  With so much going on professionally, it’s hard to stay on top of your own marketing game sometimes! But I’m still me, and working solo has been great to me so far. And just so you know – I’m not that girl in the photo. That’s a little game I like to play with stock photos just to keep […]

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Aesthetics Matter – Insight from the New Hampshire Brand Project Blog Featuring the Founder of Andree Van Oss Creative

This week on the NH Brand Project live radio show, hosts Michael Cameron, and Co-Hosts Rich Collins speak with the Creative Director and Marketing Strategist of Andree Van Oss Creative. Andree has a number of fingers in the New Hampshire entrepreneurial pie, having started the Buff & File Nail Bar (a manicure and pedicure salon) in downtown Portsmouth. She also engages in freelance graphic design and marketing and manages business identities through Van Oss Creative. Andree brought some great experiences […]

Rich is a guest on the New Hampshire Brand Project Radio Show!

Thirst Productions‘ founder Rich Collins was a recent guest on The New Hampshire Brand Project on Portsmouth Community Radio, WSCA, where he spoke about Thirst Productions, his digital marketing/content development consulting business based right here on the New Hampshire Seacoast. Hosts Michael Cameron and Kristi Baxter (also of Win-Win@Work) spoke with Rich on his philosophies on marketing, social media, and means to engage the millennial generation in content driven marketing efforts. There is a lot to be said about history, […]

Parking Ticket - Thirst Productions

The Parking Ticket – How a Tiny Piece of Paper Represents Everything That is Wrong with America.

The Parking Ticket, Indicative of Everything that is Wrong with America. At a business meeting the other day in lovely Downtown Portsmouth, New Hampshire, I found myself running “late” in said meeting, and willingly came to accept that I would be receiving a parking ticket. I was aware of the consequences of my actions when parking in a metered space, and made a contract of sorts with the city to abide by their rules. I was an active participant. I […]

A Tiny Bit Huge Portsmouth NH

Why I love Where I Live, Portsmouth NH

I confess. Portsmouth, New Hampshire, I have been unfaithful. Having moved just outside your borders to the Town of Greenland, I sometimes tear up having called you my home for a decade or so. I miss you. The good news is, the entire Seacoast Community defines Port City – we all can’t live within her borders, with a population of just over 21,000 people – you’re just a tiny little town on the Coastline. But it is through this greater community that […]

Top Eats at the Fryeburg Fair (2015)

We all love fairs. The animals, the events, the sites, the sounds. Even the people watching can be down right amazing. But let’s face it, most of us go to consume copious amounts of really, really, really unhealthy food. Something about the open air and all the walking leads us to believe we are super human and can gorge ourselves to the point of no return on deep fried everything, sugar as far as the eye can see, and perhaps […]

Sunday Fun Day, Seacoast Brewery Edition

Let’s face it, Beer is the new wine. With craft beer skyrocketing in popularity and new microbrews appearing on the horizon at breakneck speeds all around us, the transition to a beer culture just can’t be ignored. The Seacoast (NH) Beer Group on Facebook has over 2000 members and is one of the most prolific producers of facebook content in my feed. People are just plain into the craft beer thing around here. Passionate lush’s like myself now have terrific […]

There’s a new Blind Pig in town.

Portsmouth snobs like myself often poo-poo the goings on over the bridge in our sister state of Maine. But Kittery is booming, the foreside has packed in more coolness in it’s few square blocks than I ever thought possible. But I’m not talking foreside, I’m talking the Island life. Badger’s Island life. Home of the strangely but oh-so-fun-to-say “Blind Pig Provisions” So I don’t know the lore of the name, I may flip over to the website to check it […]

French Pastries – in Portsmouth.

Portsmouth, France? Paris, NH? Where am I living and working these days? Must I pinch myself because I spy a real pasty shop right here in Downtown PTown?  (not that PTown – Port City P Town. N’ampsha’s PTown). The disaster that was the Red Iguana, and the lunch place before that whose name seems to elude me, crashed and burned explosively in this real estate prior to this entity. The Congress Street Space tucked between the Music Hall Loft and Cafe […]

Oyster City USA – Portsmouth NH.

Portsmouth NH – Oyster City, USA It’s really quite interesting, Portsmouth and Oysters went together like oil and water for many years. Aside from Jumpin’ Jays Shuck-a-Buck and raw bar, and dare I date myself, The Victory, I never even put Oysters on my radar when thinking about dining out in Port City. Yet now, practically overnight, we have not one – but two new Oyster-centric offerings barely a block from one another. Amazing! Stupendous! And they are alike yet […]