April 1, 2015

Hey … millennials! Are you up for a challenge?

I’m thrilled to invite all millennials to join us in changing our world. I challenge you to take a leadership role within your company by running a United Way campaign.

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March 11, 2015

Something crazy happened to me the other day. It was amazing and new and fun. It made me laugh out loud and run into work to tell people about it.

I saw colors.

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February 25, 2015

In the ad-campaign car, not only are you driving at night in a fog, you’ve got a dozen backseat drivers, a tractor-trailer riding your rear bumper and exactly 22 minutes to drive the 45 miles to get to where you’re supposed to be. And when you finally come careening into your destination—nerves shot and shaking—you better make sure that your passengers and all the people waiting at the other end love what they see…

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February 11, 2015

I recently went to Lake Placid with my girlfriend, Melissa. After five miles of hiking, $80 worth of popcorn and a viewing of Disney’s “Miracle,” one question remained on Melissa’s mind: How come Lake Placid is such an awesome place to visit?

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January 28, 2015

You won’t often find Thomas Merton and Matthew McConaughey referenced in the same sentence, but in looking at McConaughey’s recent remarks, the two seem to share a perspective on the influence of art and inspiration…

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January 14, 2015

Coming from DC, it seems natural that I practiced speechwriting. But I never actually worked in politics. I used speeches with non-profit organizations to challenge the status quo and inspire action. And it worked …

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August 1, 2014

I miss the World Cup. It provided endless highlights, gut-wrenching moments and unheard-of United States soccer fandom. While many casual fans will fade into the abyss and come out again in four years, they soon may not be able to escape the marketing tactics seen in fútbol leagues across the globe.

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July 11, 2014

It starts online when you least expect it. You’re looking up a new rug on, searching for that new pair of shoes on or browsing new cars on Toyota’s site and, before you know it, there are ads pointing you back to that product on every other website you visit.

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July 2, 2014

Get out your grill and put on your red, white and blue! The Fourth of July is coming up this week, and whether you’re going to watch fireworks, heading to a barbeque or just have an interest in numbers, we have some surprising statistics to share with you!

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June 19, 2014

You can tell my husband to relax. I’m definitely not in Brazil, and I haven’t run off with David Beckham (yet). It wasn’t a person who asked me to get engaged—it was a brand.

Watching sporting events like the World Cup, they often feel a bit like “logo soup.” Everywhere you look, companies have paid big money to get their logo in front of millions of people. But often it’s just that—a logo.

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