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A flock of starlings

Chasing digital strategy

Murmuration, that’s the term for the aerial ballet of a flock of starlings. They seem to become one massive shape that moves across the sky. There appears to be no rhyme or reason for the flock’s behavior. I can’t help but think these murmurings are much like digital strategy these days: moving to and fro,…Continue Reading…

The Customer Experience – lies & deception vs. trust

I recently read an article by SAPVoice on forbes.com, “What Customer Experience Will Look Like In 2020”. I read it with interest because sometimes these predictions can seem unrealistic, and mired in the way things are currently done. Back in the 1960’s a cartoon called “The Jetsons” made predictions of the future that took 50 years…Continue Reading…

Mark Baum, character from the movie The Big Short, says "Boom" into the microphone to signal the collapse of the world economy.

Boom! Ready or not here it comes!

“Boom!” – Mark Baum, into mic, as financial crisis begins to deepen (from the movie “The Big Short”) Here we go again! I’m sorry, again, for posting this and making you think. I know most of you don’t really like to think too much. I know, I know what you’re saying, “You’re such a buzz…Continue Reading…

img from Nightcrawler movie

Millennials – must read & must watch. Understanding business.

Lou: I don’t usually share my business plan with you. (chuckles) But a moment has arrived that could allow the company to make enough money to expand to the next level. We could call this the critical moment. I’m inviting you, Rick, to be a part of the team that pounces on this opportunity. You’ve…Continue Reading…

kindness works

And that, my friends, is called integrity.

“Well, when the bough breaks, the cradle will fall. And it has fallen here. It has fallen. Makers of men, Creators of leaders. Be careful what kind of leaders you’re producing here. I don’t know if Charlie’s silence here today is right or wrong. I’m not a judge or jury, but I can tell you…Continue Reading…

pixel smiley face eats text "die pixels"

Die Pixels Die!

Produce one vector-based smart, digital unit and use it on the screen of an Apple Watch or on the billboard by the highway – no new files, no change in file size. Let’s start with what a pixel is: a pixel is a square of color comprised of various amounts of red, green, or blue. When…Continue Reading…

a man asleep at his desk while in the office

Stoplight. The corruption and hollowing out of society!

Just when I thought I would stop writing about the current state of business, the deterioration of character, the corruption of the starling flock, the return of the financial crisis of 2008, because nobody wants to listen, this comes along…and what a video it is. If you don’t have a pair of John Carpenter sunglasses,…Continue Reading…

Automating InDesign using XML

Though there are few traditional ad agencies using this technique because they are too busy scrambling to go out of business. I’ve been pretty impressed with InDesign’s ability to use XML tags, paragraph styling, and automation to create amazing documents in a fraction of the time and cost of traditional document layout. I’ve been using…Continue Reading…

Who’s paying taxes?

Views. Why’s it all about views?

Views. Why is it all about views? I recently was scrolling through some content on the web when a video advertisement began to auto-play. It was late at night my family was sleeping and then, bam!, the audio starts to play. So annoying! Arrrggghhhh! I hated it! So now, whatever that product was, I hate….Continue Reading…

Millennials – Shut up!

This post may not be what you are expecting but I suggest you read on. There is an ever widening rift opening up between people and within organizations. This ever widening rift is over integrity and value on one side, and bullshit and dishonesty on the other! There is a lack of ethics and morals…Continue Reading…