Finding positives in failure

I don’t mind talking about my failures. People who know me know I’m a believer that I’ve learned more over the course of my life from my failures than I have my successes. Not long ago I saw a piece in the Wall Street Journal talking about how some leading Ivy League schools and others […]

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Word of Mouth

For all the wonders of digital marketing and social media, it’s a little easy for us marketers to forget the astounding power of personal relationships in advocacy for a brand. Several years back I read a great little book called Contagious (2013) by Jonah Berger about why things go viral, or why people share ideas […]

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Managing the Smacktivist

Managing the Smacktivist Smacktivisit: noun A person who uses social media primarily to talk smack about an organization, business or person. Usually this person sees themselves as an activist for a cause of some sort. Also see: “Troll” Social Media has changed business in a lot of ways. It offers an incredible opportunity for companies […]

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Talkin’ About Their Gggeneration

I’m a Boomer who has a lot of fondness and respect for the much-maligned Millennials.  I’ll admit, I’ve had fun at their expense and indulged in a little snowflake-calling and participation trophy mocking. But my heart’s not really in it.

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