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Brandishing? Watch Your Language in Salem 2014

The Cleveland Blaze: ‘A 12-year-old boy brandishing what turned out to be a replica gun died Sunday after he was shot by a …’ Another child was murdered senselessly. If … Continue reading

11/24/2014 · Leave a comment

You Know My Name, Coca-Cola? Build Loyalty With Your Own Campaign

Did you find your name on the Coca-Cola can? The company masterfully builds new brand promoters with campaigns that connect directly with each customer. Small business owners can create their own version of the #shareacoke in simple, cost-conscious ways.

08/14/2014 · Leave a comment

TD Bank Says Thank You with Automated Thanking Machines

TD Bank surprised its customers on Friday, July 25th with a Day of Thanks. In addition to the cash gifts shared with thousands of people, the bank set up Automated Thanking Machines which dispersed life-changing, individualized experiences.

07/30/2014 · Leave a comment

4 Tips to Bring the Business Power – Start with The Electric Company

“You are an average of the five people you spend the most time with.”  Jim Rohn By now you’ve heard this quote applied to many different areas in your life … Continue reading

07/26/2014 · Leave a comment

Women In Business – Boys Are Missing Out On A Good Thing

Many businesswomen have had that Peggy Olson moment. It’s the moment when they’re told to basically stick to the womanly topics, albeit with the respectful, “but you’re doing a great job” sign off. The bad part about it is, the men rarely realize what a good thing they’re missing.

05/20/2014 · Leave a comment

Me, Paul Simon and Columbia House Music Club

“Well, I’m on my way I don’t know where I’m going, But I’m on my way I’m takin’ my time but I don’t know where Good-bye to Rosie the Queen … Continue reading

03/17/2014 · Leave a comment

Cadillac, Ford and … Afros?

“You may not drive a great big Cadillac, gangsta whitewalls …” William DeVaughn Branders and ad lovers gushed over the ad battle between Cadillac’s Poolside ad and Ford Motor Company’s … Continue reading

03/01/2014 · 1 Comment

Lt. Uhura, Claire and Olivia – Thursday Night Sistas

Three characters have made Thursday night TV extra special. There may be no obvious link between Lt. Uhura, Claire Huxtable and Olivia Pope, but there is a thread. Nichelle Nichols, … Continue reading

12/28/2013 · Leave a comment

Best Man Holiday Reviewers Just Don’t Understand

The ‘Best Man Holiday’ numbers rocked. Shocked reviewers who gave the film less than stellar marks can’t doubt the results and said that the movie “overperformed” or surprised” them. Did they understand who these characters/people were?

11/17/2013 · 4 Comments

Believe in Luck?

“Think I’ll flip a coin, I’m a winner either way,” sings Mary Chapin Carpenter in her hit song I Feel Lucky. That’s the 90% of the battle, the believing that both Side A and Side B offer you the chance to win. If you don’t trust that fact, then there’s no reason to play the game, start the business or create your product.

11/01/2013 · 1 Comment