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News, analysis, opinions, updates and more. Okay, let’s be honest, it is mostly opinion.  But hey, that matters, right?

What I Learned in 2018
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What I Learned in 2018

This year has been amazing, messy, hard, and different. Following Liz Ryan at Human Workplace, I grew my flame. I...
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3 Things Toys R Us Teaches About Business
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3 Things Toys R Us Teaches About Business

It's the end of an era. I remember going to Toys R Us on my 9th birthday with my mom...
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Everybody needs the hush.
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Everybody needs the hush.

It's just before 9am. My daughter is on the bus. The dogs are preparing for their very important after breakfast...
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Revisited: You Have the Power
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Revisited: You Have the Power

This article was originally published here. 15 years later, I finally figured it out. I remember when I thought I...
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The Website, the Why, & the Social Media

A friend, colleague, website superhero, and graphic design marvel, Dani Kelley, recently published an article with great information on what...
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Don’t Call me Sweetie!!!

It happened.  I froze.  I was surrounded by strangers and no one jumped in to help.  I wondered if it...
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The 3 H’s

Okay, I might have taken this from a recent conversation from a good friend of mine., but I couldn't resist...
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Not Everybody Wants Your Opinion
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Not Everybody Wants Your Opinion

I recently attended our annual Potomac Youth Leadership Conference in Baltimore, MD.  Here, regional youth workers and pastors gathered to...
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MarComm Weekly 7.31

MarComm Weekly   Marketing Insights, News, & Inspiration Around the Web & in the Industries I Serve. Top Stories. American...
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Marcom Weekly 7.24.15

 - Marketing Insights, News, & Inspiration Around the Web & in the Industries I Serve. - Top Stories. American Marketing...
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Video Marketing Series

The future of marketing is in video. I've helped an association with their video marketing promotion series.  Here, I worked...
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What Was I Thinking?

I stumbled upon an old marketing portfolio of mine from a few years ago.  As I opened my over packed,...
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5 Things A MEGA Easter Egg Hunt Reminded Me About Marketing

It was less than 26 degrees outside and no one was winning the parent of the year award.  Hundreds of...
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Be Available & 2 Other Things I Learned at Potomac Conference

The music. The noise. The 2,500 teenagers. The 5 hour van ride. The 4.5 hours of sleep in 24 hours....
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7 Things Distracting Me

As a freelance marketing guy, I've been trying to keep myself pretty busy with projects and the reasons why I...
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Post-Show Marketing Plan: GO!

Post Series 2:  Take a Multi-Channel Approach Now that the show is over, your booth is stored away until your...
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Post-Show Marketing Plan

Post Series 1:  Get the Internal Process Moving For the past 10+ years, I've focused on trade show marketing.  From...
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Holiday Marketing Tip: Joyful Noise & Social Media

Tip # 1 – Create a Joyful Noise with Social Media Put the power of one of the least expensive...
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Intro: Holiday Marketing Guide Series

About this Guide. Busy is an understatement. But seriously, it’s not too late for you to start your holiday marketing...
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Pecan Pie & 6 More Things I am Thankful For

Okay, yes, I am seriously, 100% thankful for pecan pie.  I'm not ashamed.  I am just a lover of the...
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