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Somewhere Over the Rainbow

“Somewhere over the rainbow Skies are blue, And the dreams that you dare to dream Really do come true.” We all have our very own dreamlands to enter, to conquer, and to cherish. Entrepreneurs are passionate adventurers who often lead … Continue reading

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Get real. Follow your dream.

“The sad face of dreamers, waking to the life that passed them by. They follow forever the flame that holds their eyes.” Keep up with the flame. Make things happen. In 2006, Chicago-based band Wax on Radio released Exposition – … Continue reading

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Live Life to the Fullest, for Tomorrow May Never Come

Here’s a great band and a great song. If you’re ever in the need of an uplifting song, well here you go; it gives me the chills every time I listen to it. It’s so down to earth and speaks … Continue reading

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Wingsplay: Invading or Invited?

Back in the Mad Men days, advertising mediums were pretty much limited to print, TV and radio, where consumers could keep it at arms length if they wished. With the birth of Internet advertising some 15+ years ago, a whole … Continue reading

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What the Lion King can teach you about damage control.

The Lion King is one of those childhood movies I recently watched again (in 3-D!) I watched baby Simba have all signs of life around Pride Rock bow down to him on Day 1 of his life. In addition to … Continue reading

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Is JCPenney Chasing Waterfalls?

Listen, I’m not saying to stick to the rivers and the lakes that you’re used to. I’m all about letting a new creative strategy take a brand to a whole new level. But is JCPenney chasing a waterfall with their … Continue reading

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How Pinteresting…

It’s a tough world out there; tough to get a job, tough to find a nice date (well, for me anyways…) and especially tough for marketers and advertisers to break through the thick clutter of the ad world and get … Continue reading

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Come On, Be Memorable

You’re in the car with a few buddies when it comes pulsing through the speakers.  You’ve heard it before, so you know how this works.  These high-pitched staccato notes will soon be joined by a deep, electronic sound and then … Continue reading

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Always be my… Customer?

Let’s go back to 1996.  Clinton is reelected, Dolly the cloned sheep is born (created?), and I turn 7 in November.  In my opinion, however, one of the best things to come out of 1996 was Mariah Carey’s “Always Be … Continue reading

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Marketers: Why Do You Fight?

It’s not often you stumble across a song with a title that makes you stop and think. The song “This is Why We Fight” by The Decemberists is one of the few songs to have had that effect on me. … Continue reading

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