Self-Branding Without Being a Braggadocio

If you’re in business for yourself or operate in a small company, often times the outward brand that customers see is YOU. So did you ever consider yourself a brand? Ok, so you’re not Michael Jordan or Danica Patrick, but to your customers you are the face of the company. Holding that type of sway […]

Design is Marketing

As a web designer and marketing consultant, I’ve heard the saying “design is the new marketing” more than a handful of times in my career. Enough so that I’m already feeling numb to the jargon and simply want to move on to the meaning. But this idea that design is in any way a NEW […]

Mmmm… Bacon!

Oscar Mayer recently delivered an excellent video piece that’s crispy, smokey, and simply delicious. If this incredible spot doesn’t go viral for Father’s Day, I don’t know what will. Hooray for ‘Say it With Bacon.’ I just love finding videos like this one, especially when they come from big brands. It’s refreshing to see that […]

3 Realities To Better Business

There are certain truths in nature that we simply can’t defy.  For instance, the reality that no matter how hard you try, you will always pick the slowest moving line in the grocery store when you’re in the biggest hurry. Or the fact that your pet will no doubt decide to take a huge, steamy […]

Get Real, Daddio

You would laugh to see my wife and I curl up in bed at night.  She with her People magazine and “chic lit” (her words, not mine) and me reading something about sales or corporate branding.  It’s funny how much our tastes in literature diverge. So the latest page flipper I’ve finished is called I […]

More Powerful Than Memory Alone

Whenever I need help getting started on a client’s copy or sales pitch as it were, I find myself referring back to a classic scene in my favorite episode of Mad Men. If you don’t watch the show, you should. It’s brilliant. If your business is related to sales in any shape or form, I […]

Tell It To Me Like I’m Six Years Old

Ok, right off the bat I’m going to confess and let you know that I’m borrowing my title from Chris Brogan. As I’ve recently finished his book The Impact Equation I’m especially in tune with how people, and marketers in general, articulate their ideas. Chapter 3 in Chris’ book talked about one of his mentors, […]

The Story of Lance… A Tragedy

The power of stories, whether personal, internal sagas or those we read and hear in the media, have a greater ability to capture and hold our attention than any other form of content imaginable. No use in fighting it, its part of our DNA. Take for example the mythical story of Lance Armstrong. A man […]