Somehow, despite the numerous platforms that facilitate unprecedented communication between brands and their audiences, a glaring disconnect has emerged that finds its roots in one simple, singular practice: listening. Or, more correctly: the failure to listen. Facebook and Twitter accounts are being created for brands
We all know that the rise of social media has offered opportunities for the immediate sharing of information. But what happens when the information shared is false? Last week, vocalist for Toronto punk band Fudged Up (not their actual name) Damian Abraham admitted to Spinner
While I have been out in the world of start-ups and early-stage companies of late, I have been struck again and again by the lack of attention to branding and marketing. So just to test my assumptions, I informally surveyed a number of ventures that
Otherwise: pro. Something or anything else; something to the contrary adv. In a different way or manner adj. Different noun. A progressive strategy and design firm in Chicago’s West Loop. The word “otherwise” lurks in the gray spectrum of the English language. That is, until
Back in 2000, Robert Putnam’s Bowling Alone prophesized the decline of social capital in the US, based on the erosion of civic engagement. Putnam blames technology for unraveling this fabric of American values. His soothsaying document was released at least a year before Mark Zuckerberg
For the holidays this year, we sent our clients a simple gift: popcorn. Not the fancy overpopped variety housed in a ridiculously-large tin, but a 2-pound bag of small unpopped kernels from K & K Popcorn in Shellsburg, Iowa, tucked into a simple kraft carton.
Last week I had a conversation with a colleague–the CEO of a technology startup recently funded by vcs–that sounded eerily like other conversations I’ve had recently with other successful entrepreneurs. This seasoned business person was lamenting the fact that the website his company paid $10,000