Archive for the ENGAGING Category

Lesson Learned: Opportunity Knocks (Quietly…)

Before you delete that “junk mail,” you may want to reconsider…  And here’s why… I’ll be the first to admit that I don’t get a lot of email through my Studio 24 site. I rarely look at it and it’s grossly out-of-date. When I do get email


“Advertising Agency” As A Brand?

“Open the kimono” is a phrase that I once heard, loosely meaning “everyone should share data. There should be no secrets between those in the meeting. As in a Japanese wife showing her husband her naked body by opening her silk robe or kimono.” Of course, this


10 Tips for Improving Your Customer Engagement

They were once a prospect…. then a lead… then a presentation opportunity… Then… well, you know the routine. But now that you’ve landed this whale (for lack of a better term), what happens? You’ve finally contracted with this client. Does the attention to this particular fish scale


What Are You Reading?

We have a long weekend coming up and I wanted to pick your brains for some good reading material. In recent years, I’ve constantly tried to keep a handful of books on my “To Read” list, but lately I’ve had trouble finding the time to search out


10 Reasons I’ll NEVER Be A Social Media “Superstar”

What IS a social media superstar… me? you? I may know one… Over at, Andy Brudtkuhl (Twitter @abrudtkuhl) took a much more in-depth look at those that claim to be social media “experts.” It inspired me to think a little more about what exactly a social


Uh… Better Late Than Never?

So, I picked up an issue of Advertising Age (actual print *gasp*) last week and slowly perused. On the cover article, reading, “Brands aren’t simply brands anymore. They’re the center of a maelstrom of social and political dialogue made possible by digital media…” as an opening quote


Seduction Should Be Part Of The Conversation

“Oh my God, that was the most boring presentation I’ve ever had the ill fortune to attend. And I really wanted to know more about {enter subject here}…” Have you ever said anything like that? Have you ever picked up a brochure or searched out a specific


That ’70’s Marketing

I don’t know about you, but I’ve actually sat in on marketing strategy meetings that went a little like this… (Feed readers and Facebookers, click here to go to the post and see the video) Challenging economy? Intimidating competition? Sure, it’s hard to “do it yourself” when


It Takes A Village To Raise A Brand

Some companies have already pulled back the reigns on marketing communications, advertising, and building brand awareness. Why? Economy? Fear? Speculation? Hooey! Instead of spending your time and money trying to skirt around our economic problems (e.g. – cutting advertising, slashing marketing and basically hiding in your shell);

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