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About robpatey

By day I'm a content marketer and digital strategist for IBM. At night I transform into comic book reviewer and digital nonsense slinger for Ain't It Cool and any other site insane enough to have me. Views are my own and usually terrible. You've been warned.

Banner Ads That Made People Click

In B2B marketing we’re always looking to engage users with Banner Ads that stand out from the cacophony of noise cluttering modern web pages.  Here are a few examples I created with my team from our “archives of past wins” that made a measurable impact in clicks to our website.

The key ingredients were humorous takes on end users’ idiotic activities with their work smartphones and tablets. They were situational sadness for IT, but resonated on helping them with real-world problems.

  MDM, remotely wipe data from smartphones MDM, remote management of mobile,

 

 

 

Spoiler Alert Comicbook Reviews Podcast 03/06/17 – AMERICA 1, THE DREGS 2, X-O MANOWAR SOLDIER 1, DEADPOOL 28, NIGHTWING 16, SUPERMAN 18


Comic Book Podcast

Welcome to the Spoiler Alert Comic Book Podcast. I’m Rob Patey, often known as Optimous Douche from AIN’T IT COOL NEWS. My counterpart is Mark L. Miller, my comic life-mate and editor on the same aforementioned AIN’T IT COOL comics. Our third wheel on this podcast tricycle is Johnny Destructo, he has a life though and decided to live it this week so the won’t be joining us.

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THE MINUTE BY LOOOONG MINUTE 

0:00 – GEEK OF THE WEEK: Zelda, Breath of the wild
6:00 – EMAIL: Saintsaucy Talky Detectivey
8:50 – AMERICA 1 (Marvel: W – Gabby Rivera, A – Joe Quinoes)
26:28 – THE DREGS 2 (Black Mask: W – Lonnie Nadler & Zac Thompson, A – Eric Zawadzki)
35:17 – X-O MANOWAR SOLDIER 1 (Valiant: W – Matt Kindt, A – Tomas Giorello)
41:00 – SUPERMAN 18 – (DC: Peter Tomasi & Patrick Gleason, A – Patrick Gleason)
47:00 – DEADPOOL 28 – (Marvel: W – Gerry Duggan, A – Salva Espin)
56:55 – NIGHTWING 16 – (DC: W – Tim Seeley, A – Javier Fernandez)
1:00:05  – SAVAGE THINGS 1 – (Vertigo: W – Justin Jordan, A – Ibrahim Moustafa)

Spoiler Alert Comic Books Podcast 12/6/16 – JUNGLE BOOK HOLIDAY SPECIAL, GHOST RIDER, M.A.S.K., NO ANGEL, TALES FROM THE CRYPT, INHUMANS VS. X-MEN, SAVAGE

Comic Book Podcast

Welcome to the Spoiler Alert Comic Book Podcast. I’m Rob Patey, often known as Optimous Douche from AIN’T IT COOL NEWS. My counterpart is Mark L. Miller, my comic life-mate and editor on the same aforementioned AIN’T IT COOL comics. Our third wheel on this podcast tricycle is Johnny Destructo, he has a life though and decided to live it.

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THE MINUTE BY LOOOONG MINUTE 

4:00 – JUNGLE BOOK HOLIDAY SPECIAL: BAGHEERA’S SECRET #1 (w – M.L. Miller, a – Carlos Granda)
21:00 – GHOST RIDER #1 (w- Felipe Smith, a – Danilo S. Beyruth & Tradd Moore)
34:54 – M.A.S.K. #1 (Mobile Armored Strike Kommand) (w – Brandon Easton, a – Tony Vargas)
49:00 – NO ANGEL #1 (w – Adrianne Palicki & Eric Palicki, a – Ari Syahrazad)
1:00:00 TALES FROM THE CRYPT #1 (w – Stefan Petrucha, David Anthony Kraft & Onrie Kompan, Scott Lobdell, a – Joylon Yates, Miran Kim, John McCrea)
1:13:00 – INHUMANS VS. X-MEN #0 (w –Charles Soule, a – Kenneth Rocafort)
1:27:00 – SAVAGE #1 (w – B. Clay Moore, a – Lewis LaRosa, Clayton Henry)

Spoiler Alert Comic Books Podcast – OLDTRON EDITION CHAPTER 11: Josie and the Pussycats, Blue Beetle, Titans Rebith, Frostbite, Surgeon X, Totally Awesome Hulk

Comic Book Podcast

 

Welcome to the Spoiler Alert Comic Book Podcast. I’m Rob Patey, often known as Optimous Douche from AIN’T IT COOL NEWS. My counterpart is Mark L. Miller, my comic life-mate and editor on the same aforementioned AIN’T IT COOL comics. Our third wheel on this podcast tricycle is Johnny Destructo of CultPopGo Podcast network. His wife actually stayed with him for a year, to celebrate he bribed her with an anniversary.

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THE MINUTE BY LOOOONG MINUTE 

  • 3:05 – Emails & Comments from the Web – How to sell comics? Why does Marvel keep doing events? How would we plot the new Supersons?  Are you there God, it’s me Robert?
  • 34:00 – Josie and the Pussycats 1 – Archie Comics – (W) Marguerite Bennett & Cameron Deordio (A) Audrey Mok
  • 42:00 – Blue Beetle 1 – DC Comics(W) Keith Giffen, (A) Scott Kolins
  • 50:00 – Teen Titans Rebirth 1 – DC Comics – (W) Ben Percy, (A) Jonboy Meyers
  • 1:00:00 – Frostbite 1 – Vertigo Comics – (W) Joshua Williams, (A) Jason Shawn Alexander
  • 1:08:00 – Surgeon X 1 – Image Comics – (W) Sara Kenny, (A) John Watkiss
  • 1:19:00 – Totally Awesome Hulk 10 – Marvel Comics – (W) Greg Pak, (A) Mahmud Asrar

Email us your brain stuff about comics – we’ll read it.

Spoiler Alert Comic Book Podcast: Oldtron Edition -ROM 1, TITANS 1, CAPTAIN KID 1, CIVIL WAR II 4, BATGIRL 1, CAPTAIN AMERICA STEVE ROGERS 3, HAL JORDAN AND THE GREEN LANTERN 1

Comic Book Podcast

Welcome to the Spoiler Alert Comic Book Podcast. We explore comics, life, love and usually end up offending 4 out of 10 groups that feel oppressed. I’m Rob Patey, often known as Optimous Douche from AIN’T IT COOL NEWS. My counterpart is Mark L. Miller, my comic life mate and editor of AIN’T IT COOL comics. Our third wheel on this podcast tricycle is Johnny Destructo of POPTARDSGO, and that wheel fell off this week.

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THE MINUTE BY LOOOONG MINUTE 

Bug goes to San Diego 2016
Bug finally gets to the Marvel panel – 29:00
ROM #1 (w – Chris Ryall & Christos Gage, a – David Messina) – 42:00
TITANS #1 (w – Dan Abnett, a – Brett Booth) – 54:00
CAPTAIN KID #1 (w – Mark Waid & Tom Peter, a – Wilfredo Torres) – 1:00:00
CIVIL WAR II #4 (w – Brian Michael Bendis, a – David Marquez) – 1:12:00
BATGIRL #1 (w – Hope Larson, a – Raphael Albuquerque) – 1:24:00
CAPTAIN AMERICA: STEVE ROGERS #3 (w – Nick Spencer, a – Jesus Saiz) – 1:34:00

Email us your brain stuff about comics – we’ll read it.

 

Spoiler Alert Comic Book Podcast 6/14/16 Oldtron Edition: DC Rebirths, The Fix, Wacky Raceland,Civil War II Spider-Man

Comic Book Podcast

What is Oldtron Podcast? Comic books, comedy…ish…yet another brand for this five year audio adventure across AIN’T IT COOL NEWS, POPTARDSGO.com and…that’s it really. We’re good, but not that good. I’m Rob Patey. I’m hosting Mark Miller. We have been known as Optimous Douche and Ambush Bug, but we’re not proud of it. JD, our third member was drunk. Yes, even too drunk for this. That’s really really drunk.

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  • 4:00 Emails – No Rebirth for our fans. No teeth in the CIVIL WAR
  • 13:30 DC REBIRTH: FLASH #1 (w) Joshua Williamson (a) Carmine Di Giandomenico
  • 19:20 DC REBIRTH: AQUAMAN #1 (w) Dan Abnett (a) Scott Eaton & Oscar Jimenez
  • 27:00 DC REBIRTH:  DETECTIVE #934 (w) James Tynion IV (a) Eddy Barrows
  • 34:14 DC REBIRTH: ACTION #957 (w) Dan Jurgens (a) Patrick Zircher
  • 41:00 DC REBIRTH: WONDER WOMAN #1 (w) Greg Rucka (a) Matthew Clark
  • 45:00 THE FIX #3 (w) Nick Spencer (a) Steve Lieber
  • 54:00 WACKY RACELAND #1 (w) Ken Pontac (a) Leonardo Manco
  • 1:03:00 CIVIL WAR II AMAZING SPIDER-MAN #1 (w) Christos Gage (a) Travel Foreman

Spoiler Alert Comic Book Podcast 5/23/16 Oldtron Edition: CIVIL WAR II #0, SUPERMAN: AMERICAN ALIEN #7, MAE #1, FUTURE QUEST #1


Comic Book Podcast

What is Oldtron Podcast? Comic books, comedy…ish…yet another brand for this five year audio adventure across AIN’T IT COOL NEWS, POPTARDSGO.com and…that’s it really. We’re good, but not that good. I’m Rob Patey. I’m hosting Mark Miller. We have been known as Optimous Douche and Ambush Bug, but we’re not proud of it. JD, our third member hurt himself dancing at improv class. No, you didn’t have a stroke.

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4:30 – EMAIL FROM THE WEB: Batman V. Superman non-apology. Ronnie Stryke’s figurines.

24:00 – CIVIL WAR II #0 (w – Brian Michael Bendis, a – Olivier Coipel)

37:00 – SUPERMAN: AMERICAN ALIEN #7 (w – Max Landis, a – Jock)

47:00 – MAE #1 (w – Gene Ha, a – Gene Ha)

54:00 – FUTURE QUEST #1 (w – Jeff Parker, a – Evan Shaner & Steve Rude)