I'm not sure why, but I found myself thinking about an episode of The Flintstones recently. It's one where a band performs on the show, and I was trying to remember the song they played. Thank heavens for the internet -- it was incredibly easy to find the clip. It was originally aired in 1965...the band and the song were not just made up for the show...it was the Beau Brummels … [Read more...] about Betty Made Me Buy It
As an employee of one of the largest financial services companies on earth, I've learned to be very fearful of saying anything publicly about my work. Notice that I didn't say careful, I said fearful. For years, the messages that came from senior leadership were to stay tight-lipped about everything. I recall working with an employee networking group that attempted to set up … [Read more...] about Who said you could post that?
I am (kind of) done with Facebook. I’ve been trying to break up with it for quite a while now, and in a few moments of weakness, it has lured me back. And suddenly, I remember why I ran away in the first place. I remember those early days, when I was able to reconnect with people I knew in first grade, whose names I barely remembered until I saw them on the screen. So … [Read more...] about Facebook, Let Me Go!
I’m a Gen Xer. I came of age in a time where most technology was in the hands of ‘experts’. Communication came from channels like television, newspapers, magazines, and mail; one had to have access to those means in order to get messaging out. As a young communication professional, I was part of that ‘club’ and it felt special. As the technology used in the print and direct … [Read more...] about How It’s Going (aka Part II)
Before I can talk about mobile and social, I need to give some background on myself. Unlike the vast majority of the folks in my cohort, I grew up in a pre-digital world. I knew that I wanted to be involved in communication design well before I was aware of it as a profession. As a kid, I’d created a logo and ads for my own clothing line. As a young teen, I attended summer … [Read more...] about How It Started (aka Part I)