Brother and sisters, I confess I have sinned. I, too, have committed that terrible, soul crushing, demoralizing, and unproductive act of telling a designer to "Make it pop." I know, horrifying. However, I have decided that in order to make penance for my crimes, the least I can do is help future designers not have to experience such atrocities again.
The end is coming!... for ads. All those stupid ads cluttering up our content, slowing down websites, and making browsing on your smartphone feel like sitting in a traffic jam are approaching doomsday. Just like the Gold Rush, there are few winners, many losers, and an entire industry that will look like a similar ghost town in a few years.
2016 was rough. Like many of you, I want to be optimistic of 2017, but there are some good reasons to worry that things are just going to get worse. Well, here are my 5 things keeping me sane as we press forward into 2017.
That’s right, if you want to be successful in business, you might as well be a psychopath. Between all this talk of focus, grit, and determination, there is an underlying messaging: If you aren’t successful, it’s because you feel too much.
Donald Trump is showing the world the power of tribal marketing. Trump's surprise success has some very practical elements of sociology. Also, I will explain the very NOT POLITICAL reason Trump can’t make it to the White House.
I have directed, advised, and executed social media for dozens of companies. However, I have to confess that I am terrible at the social medias. At least, I am pretty terrible regarding my own social media.
The 80’s called… they’re reminding you how to succeed. As one of the loyal customers they originally built their empire upon, I can tell you that the world still needs, and WANTS, a RadioShack. Just not the one we have today.
Our culture of “If you work hard you will succeed, and if you aren’t succeeding, then you should work harder” has it’s toll. The truth is that we aren’t always aware of the very real cost our ambitions take on our mental and emotional health.
Do you know where your business fits on the scale from impulsivity and intentionality? Products and services which are impulsive purchases require completely different strategies than intentional purchases. Before you start your marketing plan, make sure you know where you sit on the scale.
“Are you an optimist or a pessimist?” Well, I’m not either. I am also not a realist, an idealist, or just about any “ist” you can think of. After giving it some thought, I have come to realize that my worldview can best defined as this…
The phrase “scientific consensus” has become like a beating drum, said over and over. These two issues represent “crazy” on both sides of the aisle. Why do so many people refuse to believe what 99% of scientists agree on, or what 99% of medical professionals agree on? Here is why that pesky 1% is putting up so much a fight…
Before the Internet we needed retail to SHOW us what we could buy, something the Internet does a hundred times better. Retail stores that innovate ways to be a gateway for customers to better their life or enter a lifestyle are the ones that will last through the next couple decades.
The pursuit of artificial intelligence has ironically brought more progress into understanding the genuine article (the human brain) than it has to creating an artificial one. Here are five big things we have learned about the brain and how we think.