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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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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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Creativity is what sets us apart

OkGo is one of those bands that has always been on my iPod, but I’ve never gone online and watched their music videos… until recently. After playing their video “This Too Shall Pass,” I was left in a state of … Continue reading

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Kids These Days…

Back in college, I was really into punk music. This was many moons ago. Seriously, lots of them. I’m old. I don’t know how many moons are in a year, but if you multiply whatever that number is by thirteen, … Continue reading

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And the Oscar goes to…. Social media

Forget Christian Bale, Natalie Portman or Halle Berry. The real superstar in Hollywood this season is social media. Don’t believe me?  Look no further than last weekend’s Golden Globe awards, where The Social Network came away with a bevy of … Continue reading

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The Undead Sociologist: Social Media Goffman-style

Being a sociology major, I’ve had a lot of exposure to Erving Goffman. His claim to fame was his theory of dramaturgy: the idea that interactions between people were conducted on a “stage” and were a type of performance. Each person has a backstage and a front stage and can play a variety of roles. Where those roles intersect, people begin to construct their identity. Continue reading

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The Background

(go ahead & press play if you haven’t already) When Kaitlin Maud asked me to guest blog here, she said:  “In many ways you are an entrepreneur, and as a DJ you instinctively understand the way in which music sets the … Continue reading

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