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Soap Operas to Branded Original Programming

I was mindlessly listening to commercials in the background the other day when something caught my attention, “Only available on DirecTV.” Something a bit mundane, but when I looked up it was a commercial for original programming that can only be seen on DirecTV. I have ambiently noticed this trend with both Netflix and Hulu [...]

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Convergence of Creativity

A crazy thing is happening right now in the business world, especially the ad industry; a convergence that has only displayed a few murmurs in fear of allowing the true future to appear; the convergence of creativity. Being from both an agency and corporate background, I’ve had the distinct opportunity to work across the gamut [...]

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Technology - Solve First

Solve First, Then Ship

There is a lot of Technology discussion happening today with the launch of Google+, the Twitter guys revamping Obvious, and Zynga’s imminent IPO, a day that could make anyone reach for a beer with a sense of overwhelm. While our first instinct is to jump on the bandwagon and launch our own technologies or adopt [...]

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Philadelphia

Mobile is My Time Machine

Yesterday I had the awesome opportunity to go to Philadelphia for the first time ever. An amazing city; rich with history and stories. I stumbled around for about 4 hours, combing the historic district mainly, walking by Betsy Ross’s house, Ben Franklin’s grave, the Liberty Bell. While being excited about walking the footsteps of our [...]

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Lifestyle - Brand

To “Brand” is to Define Oneself

A lot of thoughts come into one’s mind when brought the word “Brand.” A logo, a slogan, an experience, a promise, a cool symbol, a color, a habit, the list could go on. All of which is something that we as marketers create and push to the consumer. Even at the experiential level, we delicately [...]

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Integrated Marketing Like a Map

Integrated Marketing is a lot like Cartography

Ever since business school, I have heard of this new thing called “Integrated Marketing” where all messages, brand attributes, and channels will all work together in joyous harmony and delight the consumer to a purchase-minded bliss. But the deeper I’ve evolved in my career and having my blissful visions completely crashed by the cold hard [...]

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Brand Strategy Breakfast Conversation

Brand Strategy: Who Owns the Brand?

I had an amazing potential client-partner conversation this morning where we were discussing brand strategy and the future of his particular brand; as well as the future of branding in general. The discussion, though brief, was a great exchange between current v. future. The question arose, who really owns the brand? I think in today’s [...]

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