Shoestring Budgets

Shoestring Budgets

Sometimes I love the serendipity that’s involved in discovering new artists. The rise of streaming audio has helped this immensely. At one point, one of my friends recommended that I listen to Hamilton: The Broadway Musical. They thought that I might like the...
Shutterfly Hates Old People

Shutterfly Hates Old People

If there’s one thing old people love, it’s photos. So why do photo companies hate old people? Last year my mother in law asked me to help her create a photo book for her mother’s birthday. My wife’s grandmother is in her mid 90’s now and following a large family...
Brands Don’t Believe In Social

Brands Don’t Believe In Social

We do some work with brands that are looking to grow their businesses through social media. Inevitably, as part of the conversation, we get to the return on investment question. “How many followers am I going to get from this” and that sort of thing. When we explain...
It’s A Hard Knock Life, For Ads

It’s A Hard Knock Life, For Ads

I love advertising. I always have and I imagine I always will. There’s something really interesting about telling a compelling story in such a short period of time. Over the years, advertisers have convinced me to purchase a great number of things. I’ve purchased the...
Beachfront Networking

Beachfront Networking

I spend a heck of a lot of my time, during the summer, at the beach. It’s not all fun and games. I spend most of that time trying to keep my kids from either drowning or burying each other in the sand. But we’re extraordinarily lucky to have a family cottage just a...