Category Archives: Behavior Change

Left vs. Right Brain: Creating Highly Effective & Creative Work

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“You must be so creative!” It’s a phrase I hear all the time from my clients. It happens more in the early “ideas” stages of a PR/Marketing relationship or the first time a client comes to the office and experiences our awesome “creative” space. It’s also a phrase I heard a lot growing up from…

Dear College Self, Your Productivity Skills Kind of Sucked.

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I graduated college in December 2014. Generously speaking, I’ve been functioning as a full-time employed adult for two years. I’ve experienced the inevitable “welcome to the real world” moments and have coped with the fact that a college lifestyle is no longer obtainable or glorified for a person my age. One of the most valuable…

My keys to success: ignorance, persistence and dumb luck.

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It’s not every day you get to talk to over a hundred professionals about how ignorant you are and get a hearty round of applause. But last Friday, I spoke to an audience of about 100 executive MBA graduates at the Rochester Institute of Technology’s annual “Sharpen the Saw” event. The annual day-long event is built on one…

Advice to brand marketers: think like a kid again.

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I’m firm believer that you should look for inspiration everywhere. Some of the best ideas come while you’re in the shower, cooking a feast or driving home from work. As a marketer, it’s your job to make connections between the life we live and the products that surround us. The world has lot to offer…

3 Simple Tips to Hire (and Retain) Outstanding Millennial Talent

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Stereotype: A widely held but fixed and oversimplified image or idea of a particular type of person or thing. To the outside world, Millennials have a sense of entitlement—they’re lazy, don’t want to work, and switch jobs regularly (according to LinkedIn, Millennials job-hop four times in the first decade after graduation). But for the majority…

Sketch vs. Tech: 3 Tips on Workplace Creativity from a Designer

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Ask any graphic designer where they spend the majority of their time, and I guarantee you they’ll say “in front of a computer.” So much of our work is computer based, and in the fast-paced world of advertising it can seem easier to just skip over the physical prep work and go straight to the…

Helping energy customers feel the love starts with healthy communication.

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Communication is the key to any healthy relationship. We’ve all heard that before, right? Just tune in to the daytime talk shows, latest dating reality creation, or even pick up a paper and read an advice column (if those are still a thing). It’s a simple, common-sense sentiment that’s been accepted as fact when it…

Super Bowl Advertising: Red Zone to End Zone

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What’s everyone at your office talking about this morning? That huge come from behind win by the Patriots? Mr. Clean’s new dance moves? Or whether the Snickers live commercial was an intentional disaster? The Super Bowl is one of the biggest annual events in American culture. Regardless, whether you love, hate or feel nothing towards…

Pro-tips on an integrated marketing event: #CustomerBowl.

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The experience for an attendee can make or break an event. While you’re planning, there are lots of moving parts that all need to align to make it successful. Our agency recently hosted the 11th annual #CustomerBowl event to gather consumer insights into the uber-expensive Super Bowl ads. During the event, we pre-screened ads like…

What’s behind every B2B decision? A real person.

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Business folks are real people, too. There’s always a person or team behind the decision to sign a contract. And each individual has their particular demographic, psychographic, behavioral, and environmental attributes. You’ve got to carefully consider all parties involved. Each person has an educational background, a specific set of responsibilities, criteria they get evaluated and…