I’m not normally a fan of the promoted tweets or trending topics on Twitter. They never seem to be done genuinely or even in a smart fashion. But I am a big fan of giving people credit where credit is due and @SiemensUSA used their promoted hashtag wonderfully.
Have you ever noticed how easy it is to get jaded or complacent with things that are really quite cool when you see or work with them every day? It’s the reason Ferris Bueller told us to stop and look around once in a while. It’s why people always tell us to stop and smell […]
Last week, Barbara McAfee was one of the guests on the Expert Access Radio Hour, my company’s AM radio show. I’m what you could consider a “co-producer” of the show in that I edit the recording of the hour each week to strip out the commercials and news breaks to allow us to re-purpose the […]
What I learned from an 8-car pile up Today I dealt with the longest commute since starting my grown-up job. What normally takes me 20 to 30 minutes turned into just under 2 hours after an early morning 8-car accident closed the expressway at my normal exit. The overflow traffic took out my second navigation […]
I’ve seen a lot of talk about a recent study published in the journal of Science that claims that single-sex education may do more harm than good teaching children to embrace gender stereotypes. The study – conducted by a group of individuals including psychologists, child development specialists and neuroscientists who specialize in gender – claims […]
June is National Headache Awareness month and as a chronic migraine sufferer I’ve been trying to figure out how to contribute to the month for years. – Over 36 million Americans suffer from migraines – Of those 36 million sufferers, 27 million are women – Migraine episodes can last from 2 to 72 hours – […]
Last week, I wrote about my love of Barnes & Noble’s Read Forever campaign. The commercials they’re running are inspiring, lazy and reminiscent of the drizzly Saturday afternoons you spend curled up with a book. But then I read The Fall of Advertising & The Rise of PR by Al and Laura Ries to prep […]
Imagine the scene: You’re sitting in a room full of your friends who have degrees in things like computer science, electrical engineering, chemistry and pre-med. Everyone is singing songs from the Lonely Island, Toto, Miley Cyrus and Meatloaf (because your friends are awesome, but you’re all also sort of weird). Suddenly, one of the future […]