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October 2022, Volume 18, No. 1 – Marketshare Through Mindshare (MTM) 45th Anniversary Edition!

Volume 18, Number 1

Turning 45 and Aged to Perfection

Yes it’s true. PMG is 45 years old!

It was a different world 45 years ago, way back in 1977. Jimmy Carter was elected President, the Atari 2600 and the first Apple II computer debuted, and the MRI scanner became a lifesaving reality. Egypt’s Anwar Sadat made a historic visit to Israel in the pursuit of peace, the Trans-Alaskan Oil pipeline let the black gold flow, the Torrijos-Carter Treaties mandated the transition of the Panama Canal, French was adapted as the official language of Quebec and 25th Jubilee celebrations were held for Queen Elizabeth II. As SNL put it, Generalissimo Francisco Franco was still dead, but the first elections since his passing were held in Spain.

In 1977, the US population hit 216 million. In sports, Seattle Slew won the Triple Crown of Racing, and the NY Yankees won the MLB World Series over the Los Angeles Dodgers. The groundbreaking TV series Roots premiered, Saturday Night Fever danced into movie theaters, we howled our way through Annie Hall, and Star Wars materialized from a galaxy far, far away. In 1977, the Presidential Medal of Freedom was awarded posthumously to the Reverend Martin Luther King, Jr., and Voyager I and Voyager II were launched to explore the outer solar system. Jaime Pressley entered the world and Elvis Presley left it…and PMG was founded in a sunny, 3-room apartment in Locust Valley, New York, USA.

With sincerest gratitude to the clients, supporters, vendors and colleagues who helped Progressive Marketing Group succeed for the past 45 years…Thank You!

Jamie Stanco

P.S.: What a long, strange trip it’s been.


At 45, PMG is in good company.

Here are 45 fun facts about the number 45. How many of these facts do you know?

  1. The number 45 in the binary system is: 101101.

  2. Sapphire is the stone for a 45th wedding anniversary.

  3. The Roman numeral for 45 is XLV.

  4. 45 is a hexagonal number, a hexadecagon number, a Størmer number, a Kaprekar number and a Harshad number, none of which anyone understands except mathematicians and physicists.
  5. Tacitus was the 45th Roman Emperor.
  6. Pope Leo I  (Leo the Great) was the 45th Pope, 440–461.
  7. A 45 is a type of gramophone record classified by its rotational speed of 45 revolutions per minute (rpm).
  8. Utah was the 45th state to be admitted to the Union.
  9. 45 is the number of the French Department Loiret.
  10. 45° is half of a right angle.
  11. The Interstate 45 freeway runs from Dallas to Houston.
  12. US Route 45 is a major north-south US highway running from Lake Superior to Mobile, Alabama.
  13. Julius Caesar was named dictator for life in the year 45 BC, which unfortunately lasted until 44 BC.
  14. Forty-fives (AKA Auction Forty-Fives) is an Irish origin, trick-taking card game.
  15. Crazy Linda is the 45th song written by PMG President and CEO, Jamie Stanco.
  16. 45 is the calling code assigned to Denmark.
  17. Bond 45 is a fine dining Italian restaurant in the historic Bond building, West 46th Street, NYC.
  18. Hall of Fame MLB players Bob Gibson and Pedro Martinez, and the late pitcher Tyler Skaggs all wore uniform #45.
  19. The ’45 refers to the Jacobite Uprising in 1745 in Great Britain.
  20. In 45 BC the Julian Calendar took effect. 
  21. Mets stars Tug McGraw, Jeff Reardon, Zach Wheeler, Jason Isringhausen and Jordan Yamamoto all wore #45.
  22. In 45 AD, St. Paul (Saul of Tarsus) began his 10,000-mile missionary trek. 
  23. Messier object M45 is a magnitude 1.4 open cluster in the constellation Taurus, also known as the Pleiades.
  24. The New General Catalogue object NGC 45 is a spiral galaxy in the constellation Cetus.
  25. 1945 marked the end of World War II.
  26. In 1745, Catherine the Great became Czarina by marrying Peter III of Russia.
  27. The TAG Heuer Calibre E4 is 45mm.
  28. “45” is the title of a 2002 song by Elvis Costello, a 2012 song by Gaslight Anthem and a 2003 song by Shinedown.
  29. Star Wars debuted 45 years ago, on May 25, 1977.
  30. 45 is the max mark an International Baccalaureate student can make.
  31. A soccer match consists of 2 periods of 45 minutes each.
  32. In 1845, the US annexed the Republic of Texas, which had won de facto independence from Mexico in the Texas Revolution (1835–1836).
  33. Queen Elizabeth I was the 45th English monarch and she reigned for 45 years. 
  34. Basketball star Michael Jordan wore #45 (1992), as have Anthony Davis, Darryl Dawkins, A.C. Green and Phil Chenier.  
  35. Former Yankee stars Cecil Fielder, Joe Girardi, Chili Davis, and current Yankee Ace Gerrit Cole claimed the number 45. 
  36. The Green Bay Packers defeated the Pittsburgh Steelers 31-25 in Super Bowl 45 on February 6, 2011.
  37. 45 is the number of BOLI awards won by PMG. 
  38. Football stars who wore #45: Emlen Tunnell, Kenny Easley, Archie Griffin and Deion Jones.
  39. In chemistry, 45 is the atomic number of rhodium. 

  40. 45 is a triangular number, and in particular the sum of all the decimal digits (0 + 1 + 2 + 3 + 4 + 5 + 6 + 7 + 8 + 9 = 45). 
  41. Frank B. Kellogg, the 45th US Secretary of State, was awarded the Nobel Peace Prize in 1929 for the Kellogg-Briand Pact.
  42. 45 is the title of a 2006 film starring Milla Jovovich and Aisha Tyler.
  43. Turning 45 in 2022 are noted personalities Liv Tyler, Tom Brady, Tom Hardy, Floyd Mayweather Jr., Orlando Bloom, John Mayer, Vince Carter, Chris Martin, Ludacris, Laila Ali, Kerry Washington, Colin Hanks, Fiona Apple and Bode Miller. A pretty good class of 1977!
  44. 2022 is the 45th anniversary of Roots.

  1. PMG is born in 1977 in beautiful, downtown Locust Valley! 

    Here’s our original type block that we used to print PMG’s invoices, envelopes and more!

About the author

Ross Mahler is PMG's resident programming geek, film nerd and aspiring screenwriter. He's a PHP, CSS and WordPress guru who actually enjoys all that technical stuff that most people hate. Also, he tries to see 365 new movies every year, so if you're ever trying to remember the name of a movie, he can probably help.

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