Content Versus Value: Don’t Stuff The Sausage
Content / SMM Content Marketing Web / Online

Content Versus Value: Don’t Stuff The Sausage

I (and a lot of other smart people) have written about the difference between content and craptent, and the responsibility...
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Branding Theft? Investigate “The Case Of The Taken T”!
Design Humor

Branding Theft? Investigate “The Case Of The Taken T”!

THE CREATIVE CRIMES FILES - EPISODE: THE CASE OF THE TAKEN T FADE IN: Night in a squad room, a...
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Bullish on Content: 5 Enduring Lessons From Red Bull Content Marketing
Branding & Logos Strategies & Insights

Bullish on Content: 5 Enduring Lessons From Red Bull Content Marketing

Dietrich Mateschitz, founder of Red Bull, is one of the greatest content marketers in the world, not merely because he...
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Impersonating the Colonel: What W+K’s KFC Campaign Says About Branding
Branding Strategies & Insights

Impersonating the Colonel: What W+K’s KFC Campaign Says About Branding

If you've seen the latest spots in the Wieden + Kennedy's KFC campaign, what was your first reaction?It's Old Spice-style...
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The Six Costs of a Crappy Client
Design Humor Marketing Strategies & Insights

The Six Costs of a Crappy Client

Do you know the "velvet rope" analogy in sales? First time I came across it was years ago, in an...
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What’s Wrong With Chartreuse? 7 Tips For Negotiating Awful Creative Input
Company Culture Creativity General

What’s Wrong With Chartreuse? 7 Tips For Negotiating Awful Creative Input

Can you imagine a patient blurting this out as they're getting wheeled into surgery? "You know, Doctor, I know you...
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Billbored: How Creative Indecisions Are Made
Design Marketing

Billbored: How Creative Indecisions Are Made

I have high hopes for this movie. The Man From U.N.C.L.E.? A show that traveled purely on the charm of...
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4 Lessons About Success We Learn From EXPLOSIVE Failure
Company Culture Culture Strategies & Insights

4 Lessons About Success We Learn From EXPLOSIVE Failure

If I was Elon Musk, I wouldn't be able to get a minute's sleep at night. Zero. Zip. Nada.If I...
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Sweepstakes 4.0: Innovating New Potential from a Cornerstone Strategy
Digital Marketing Sales Promotion

Sweepstakes 4.0: Innovating New Potential from a Cornerstone Strategy

At agencies like Frankel/Arc Worldwide, 141 Worldwide. Momentum and TRG, I've been focused on sweepstakes as a cornerstone tool of...
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Content For a Cause: How GoneReading.com Turned The Page To Success
Content Marketing Strategy

Content For a Cause: How GoneReading.com Turned The Page To Success

While most of us keep grooving a deep and muddy rut through wage slavery, some veer into entrepreneurial striving. A...
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Flying Over the Fourth: A Lesson in American Community
General Los Angeles & SoCal

Flying Over the Fourth: A Lesson in American Community

When I got up on the morning of the Fourth of July this year, I was in Ely, Minnesota. I...
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In Branding & Content, How To Be Authentic – Authentically!
Branding & Logos Digital Marketing Experiential Marketing Marketing

In Branding & Content, How To Be Authentic – Authentically!

The impression a prospect gets of your brand usually doesn't come by virtue of a single transformational encounter. It's through a series of incremental...
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Touched With Gray: The Maturing of Mobile Social Media
Marketing Technology

Touched With Gray: The Maturing of Mobile Social Media

You, there! Yeah, listen up. And don't even try to give me any of that attitude, whippersnapper! You're not hiding your...
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The Data Dilemna: Challenges of Leveraging Big Data Marketing
General Strategies & Insights Tech

The Data Dilemna: Challenges of Leveraging Big Data Marketing

Big Data is the rising tide that'll lift some marketers to new heights...and leave others dog-paddling furiously just to stay...
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Censoring Our Senses: The Ultimate Advertising Opt-Out?
General Strategies & Insights Tech

Censoring Our Senses: The Ultimate Advertising Opt-Out?

These earbuds from Doppler have passed their Kickstarter funding stage, and when they hit the market I can't imagine they...
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My, But That Brand Becomes You!  Or…Vice-Versa?
Branding & Logos Strategies & Insights

My, But That Brand Becomes You! Or…Vice-Versa?

Do we take on the attributes and behaviors of the brands we purchase?I know that buying a BMW certainly wouldn't...
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Want More Business? Get Your Blog On.
Content / SMM Strategies & Insights

Want More Business? Get Your Blog On.

Not having a solid content marketing initiative, one that's part of a synergized inbound marketing program, is tantamount to leaving money...
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7 Steps To Keep Your Brand Shining Bright
Branding & Logos General Strategies & Insights

7 Steps To Keep Your Brand Shining Bright

Wow! First off, let me congratulate you on just how great a branding platform and identity suite it is you've...
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The Apple Watch: Dawn Of The Obsolete Heirloom?
Branding Culture Technology

The Apple Watch: Dawn Of The Obsolete Heirloom?

Before you call me a Luddite, let me make it clear I'm always jonesing for the newest, the techiest, the...
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Perfect Storm, Perfect Shave: Or, How Disruption Invaded My Bathroom
General Humor Marketing

Perfect Storm, Perfect Shave: Or, How Disruption Invaded My Bathroom

There's a craving for disruption nowadays. It's why practitioners of innovation, or just clever hyperbole, label themselves as disruptors, even without the bona...
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