Look At What You’re Saying.

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A picture is worth a thousand words. We’ve all been told that since we could speak. But, what if you turned it around. Have you ever wondered what our thousands of words actually portray? Let’s take a look… I write – sometimes all day, every day –

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We Try Harder…

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There’s a segment out there for everyone. It’s YOU. It’s truthful, relevant, unique, and engaging So, in this economy, instead of trying to bark louder than the big dogs, try something unique Avis has a great twist on it… Try harder at being YOU, and the rest

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How “Corporate” Do You Like Your Social Media

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Over the past several days I’ve been having conversations with my fellow Twitter-ers about the aspect of Corporate Social Media and its role in this new world of communications and brand extension. Many of them, as I, agree that the ease and accessibility of social media tools

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Building Blocks For A Stronger Brand

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Steve Woodruff over at Sticky Figure recently posted the story of “A Boy and his Legos.” It’s a sweet, simple tale of a boy who, on his 7th birthday, receives a cool new box of Legos that, once assembled, is supposed to be one of those exciting

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“iPod Am I…”

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A week-or-so ago, I had a quick Twitter conversation with Terry Starbucker comparing play lists on our iPods. I asked him if what we had on our iPods helped to define our personal brands. Here’s the conversation (top down)… In subsequent tweets I’ve seen by Terry mention

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10 Takeaways From Inside Interactive, Phoenix ‘08

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This weekend, The Brand Chef traded in the ‘ol toque blanche for something closer to a mortarboard. I just returned form a weekend seminar hosted by The Agency Management Roundtable on the workings and strategic approach to building an interactive agency. As promised, (via Twitter) I wanted

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Marketing Mistakes – A Baker’s Dozen

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Over the years, I’ve seen some incredibly successful marketing campaigns and some pretty dismal ones. Two questions I’m continually asked are: “What works?” and, conversely, “What doesn’t?” My answer is usually something along the lines of “It depends,” which is usually followed by the ubiquitous blank stare…

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This Rump Is Brought To You By…

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Remember back, just a few years, a cartoon with Daffy Duck where he pulls his tail feathers up and exposes, emblazoned in all its glory, the WB logo – smack dab on his protruding rump? As a kid, (and admittedly, even now) I thought a logo on

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A TRUE Thanks to Chef Richard Blais!

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I wanted to send a quick “Thank You” to Chef Richard Blais for featuring my TRUE Branding reviews (here and here) in the “Press” section of his website. It’s a true honor to have this acknowledgment. To get this “nod” from someone I admire as an innovator

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Can You Jump A Generation Gap?

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In a recent post by Mike Sansone over at Converstations.com, a couple of videos (example below – feed readers, click through to The Brand Chef) illustrated the vast differentiation in information resource vehicles and how generations have changed the way they acquire information. Although the post was

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