When you think about land development, depending on your level of involvement, exposure, and to some extent politics, you’ll likely be somewhere on the spectrum of “greedy big bad business owner who scrapes the land bare of its character” to “engine of growth and opportunity building the roads, bridges, schools we take for granted will… Read More
Jon Swallen, Chief Research Officer for Kantar Media, quoted in AdAge (October 2018) says, “Beauty brands are trying to court and develop the next generation of customers. These are customers who love the luxury experience, but don’t necessarily want the price tag. It’s not simply the price point that determines the (luxury) tag, but a… Read More
You don’t get to know about the lasts. Because they can’t tell you.
They just happen.
Near the end, the space between them becomes strangely physical. Read More
It’s embarrassing to admit it has been almost two years since my last post. I’m now inspired, and I can’t promise what will or won’t come of it. The world of marketing continues to evolve at vapor speed. Two years ago Instagram was just catching on. The notion of native content was foreign to most of us. And we still talked about the “awareness-interest-evaluation-trial-adoption” funnel. This model was old then, and today it’s prehistoric. Recent history (and in the discipline of marketing that means about a year) dictates we should be more concerned about the multimodal, multi-path, customer journey and not just getting our awareness (or number of FB likes) up. Read More
I stay sane (somewhat) when I travel by walking every morning, no matter what city I am in. Some I visit more often than others. Read More
A few weeks ago I cleaned out the final remnants of my high school, university and early adult life from an old trunk where they’d been residing in my parents’ house in Canada. Memories came to Technicolor life, Read More