The Cobbler’s Kid Had No Shoes…or proper security

A Crashed Site.  That’s What I Get For Being Lazy & Distracted Okay so of all the sites I’ve been juggling with, the only one I kept at the lowest priority to get around to updating/installing proper security software and backup was my own blog.  And wouldn’t you know it… literally a day or two [...]

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3 TED Talks Everyone in Advertising Should Watch

Here are 3 of the most outstanding TED Talks I think everyone in the advertising/marketing industry should see – all dealing with advertising on a remarkable level of insight.   If you like these – I know you’ll love them – I have a bunch more.  I spend just about all my free time researching, bookmarking [...]

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Stunningly Beautiful Visualizations of Ocean Surface Currents

Or perhaps I should say mesmerizing.  Should you ever find yourself debating with someone about the beauty of data, just ask them: “What do you think of Van Gogh’s work?  Is it beautiful?”  Soon as your antagonist gives into what is unquestionably art (if they don’t agree, just walk away), follow up with a crushing [...]

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Persuasive Marketing: Understanding The Key to Media’s Hidden Codes

Memorable branding, persuasive marketing and powerful user experience begin with human associations. Recently, I was consulting with a friend of mine who is trying to put together a company they plan to launch in the promotional staffing business.  A common topic of conversation came up regarding the company branding, logo, marketing messaging, etc, etc.  As [...]

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A Great Video Overview on Digital Advertising

Here’s a great video presentation covering the basics of digital advertising. I found this handy little video on Visual.ly – created by Canadian digital media agency, Mediative. My only minor disagreement is the title they’ve assigned: “This is Digital Marketing: From Ad Men to Math Men“. Really, it only covers the basics of digital advertising [...]

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This One Simple Fact Can Be Your Life’s Greatest Revelation

Listen closely to what Steve Jobs has to say in the video clip below. Even if you don’t completely buy into it today, hopefully one day you will. The full realization of just how true this notion is will completely change your outlook on just about everything. This could be the best advice you’ll ever hear.

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The Simplicity of Square is Beautiful Technology

Great technology is seamingly simple, yet transformative. Square is just that. I’ve found that I’ve been telling all my friends about it and encouraging them to get one, so I figure it would be easier just to blog it and point to it.

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My Crime Spree On Facebook and Foursquare?

I had to run a few errands, starting with a stop at the bank. As I was “checking in” via Foursquare, I thought to myself. How boring is this? Time to play…

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Twitter hashtag translate flash mob game?

Apparently, we may have invented a new game utilizing Google translator and any website with an unmoderated Twitter hashtag stream. All you need is your Google toolbar translator to decode.

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Digital Camera Inventor: Steven Sasson

Here’s someone we all should appreciate. President Obama awarded him the National Medal of Technology back in November, 2010. Steven Sasson invented the digital camera while working at Kodak and is also credited with taking the very first digital picture back in 1975.

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