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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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When is it too much?

Everyone, and I mean everyone, is on social media today, including companies, celebrities and even our one and only, President Obama. As the benefits of persistent social media are obvious (readily available consumer feedback, illustrating brand personality and maintaining a … 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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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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Is your idea born out of the heart?

Nervously between whoops from the upper tier and all of 16,000 people, she stepped on the stage. Accompanied by only a piano and her magical voice, she started singing and the world stopped. It was the night of Brits 2011, … Continue reading

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