December 24, 2012

'Tis the season for joy—and there are plenty of marketers prepared to tell you when, how and why you should be joyful! Indeed, one of the many ways we are reminded the holiday season is in full swing is coffee served in decorative cups telling us to “unwrap the joy" or simply stating “joy" in festive red and green colors.
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December 18, 2012

As we all know, business today, at least the business of advertising, is not what it was 20, 10 or even 5 years ago. The days of working in a silo and focusing only on the area of the industry that your title portrays are over.
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December 4, 2012

Today's topsy-turvy economy and challenging business environment demands flexible proactive organizations capable of adapting to change. With political and technological developments emerging almost daily (and in some cases hourly!), it is no wonder that companies are striving to keep ahead of the curve.
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November 29, 2012

On October 30, the sports world marked the 10th anniversary of ESPN football analyst and former New York Jets coach Herman Edwards' "you play to win the game" speech. In a press conference, he famously and emphatically stated some of the most memorable post-game comments regarding winning.
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November 26, 2012

I just read that term this morning, looking for something on the web to help me verbalize how I felt yesterday at Target.
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November 23, 2012

It's Movember—the month when men are encouraged to grow mustaches, without beards, to raise money for charity. And in my typical contrarian manner, it got me thinking about the most famous practitioner of the beard without mustache. Abraham Lincoln is hot right now. He's the subject of a current Steven Spielberg film and just got done fighting vampires on the big screen in another summer movie.
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November 22, 2012

When we think of Thanksgiving, we all think of turkeys. Yet many people only see a “naked" turkey in the freezer section of the grocery store or hot out of the oven.
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November 15, 2012

Picture this! A first-time mom goes into a store to start a baby registry. Her list in hand has the typical items: bottles, stroller, car seat, crib and diapers, lots of diapers! When she gets the registry gun at the front desk and approaches the first section, there's a floor to ceiling wall ... of bottles.
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November 8, 2012

It seems that random acts of kindness are on the rise. I recently read an article about a woman who baked and gave away a pie every day for a year, a friend celebrated her birthday by performing one kind act in honor of each year of her life, there is even a Random Acts of Kindness Foundation! So what does that have to do with design?
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November 6, 2012

In the news and in our daily lives, we often hear about the importance of trust—trust in our political and religious leaders, friends and neighbors, spouses and children, and teammates.
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