Building a marketing foundation for your startup or small business.

This post originally appeared on Whiteboard, my agency SWARM‘s blog. Here at SWARM we work with a lot of startups. It’s the world we came from, one where we understand product idiosyncrasies and company needs. Relying on both data and experience, we are able to deliver strategy, design, and marketing solutions quickly and efficiently. Sometimes,…

Innovation & the Changing Face of Advertising

Innovation + the Changing Face of Advertising is the talk that I will be giving at Tulane University come Monday, and to be honest I could’t be more excited. The presentation is fairly short but provides a simple yet very powerful tool that I hope will have these students approach problem solving in unique, and…

Got Bored, Made This – Avatar Hot or Not

I’m a firm believer in that sometimes it’s worthwhile to take some time, decompress and clear your head; and with my upcoming trip down to NOLA to meet and talk to the new Launch Pad Ignition class, and give a lecture at Tulane on how Mobile Innovation is Changing the face of Advertising (Slidehare coming…

Stuff I think is Awesome – What's Your Poison

Be it Cyanide, Arsenic, Hemlock, Belladonna, or others, these shot glasses take the trite “What’s your poison?” idea and actually make it amicable in a dark humor homicidal kind of way. The cork tops add that little bit of extra je ne sais quoi to each piece and truth is, I would love to have these in my…

Ok then, who ate the innovation? Ogivly, BBDO? No. Was it you then?

There’s a saying. Innovate or Die, and boy has it rung true in the past few years. Barnes & Noble, AOL, MySpace, and you have to wonder who’s next? Hollywood? Your global Advertising behemoths? Could be. Ogilvy & Mather has just pumped a bunch of cash into bringing people on for their new unit Social@Ogilvy. Well…

Silly government, the Internet is smarter than you.

Happy new year. I can haz your liberties? Sure NDAA! HAPPY 2012, and what a start to the year it is. On Dec 31st, 2011, Barack Obama signed into law the 2012 NDAA (National Defense Authorization Act), while the NDAA is signed into effect each year, this last installment makes it extra special, making the…

Shooting Flowers into the Sky with Kindness.

Needed a little creativity breather from work today, so I made this for the new Facebook cover. You can d/l it at 1440×900 resolution if you feel it’s desktop worthy for all you Early 2008 MBPro peoples. Click the image for full rez. The arts are a very human way of making life more bearable….

L'art pour L'art – Stakeholders Choice at the BA+S

As some of you know, and others I reckon don’t, I sit on the board of the Bowery Arts + Science, a wonderful little multi-arts nonprofit organization located down on the Bowery in NYC, and as such I thought I’d share with you a few thing that we’re working towards. Stakeholders Choice First and foremost…

You're thinking about Augmented Reality all wrong

aug.ment verb |ôgˈment| [ with obj. ] make (something) greater by adding to it; increase: he augmented his reality by finding a special on foursquare.  Search for augmented reality in the App store or any Android store and you’ll find that the devices will typically focus on the visual sensory perception of reality, some apps add…

My Life as a Zombie, the Series

Just wanted to share with you a project I’ve just about wrapped up and will be slowly putting up on YouTube as well as making an iTunes podcast of. It’s called “My Life as a Zombie”, and follows the inner thoughts of John, an English born human who one random night befell someone’s gnaw and…

Is socialism is coming to the USA as a counter argument to the Tea Party?

Socialism is coming to the USA? Yup. From what I’ve been observing on blogs, social media, et al., there is a general yet rightful disillusionment with D.C., caused by a growing federal debt, unemployment, lower real incomes, etc…. but mostly, this disillusionment with Washington comes from our government’s inability to govern itself. The rallys #OccupyWhatever that…