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Where thoughts, creativity and ideas have fun together.
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Are there any? That’s what a recent weekend conference at The Jung Center on Montrose in the Museum District here …Continue reading →

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'Unfairy Tales' Wins Cannes Grand Prix. It grips you by the throat as you reach for Kleenex.

This animated spot is simply awesome. And touching. And serious. And gripping. It sort of grips you by the throat as you’re reaching for the Kleenex. Every so often I see a commercial or piece of design work that intrigues me or, in this case, stops me in…

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Something to ponder or just day dream about. Seriously. To sleep, per chance to dream; To think, per chance to create To write, per chance to make sense; To be read or heard, per chance to be understood. Oh, tis a wicked web we weave, Were it not for…

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This is just damn gorgeous. Hong Kong at night. Honoring LGBT. I came across this photo somewhere on the internet and just had to grab it. I wish I knew the photographer! Sometimes a photograph is all one needs to be impacted. Breathe in the colors. Be…

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I have a lot of emotions running through me right now. A lot of personal, business and family matters are troubling me. Yet, I can’t let anymore time go by and not express something about the horrific tragedy in Orlando this past Saturday night. But,…

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It’s Friday and I’m ready for a good chuckle. Actually, I got my chuckle a few days ago when I first read about this ad for Halifax Bank in the U.K. Featuring a few of The Flintstones’ characters, the spot does a wonderful job with the animation and the…

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In the future, how will advertisers get consumers' attention in an era of super-saturation?

Ever tried to predict the future? Not easy, is it? I don’t know if this article comes close but it is an interesting read. Dax Hamman, Chief Product Officer, Rubicon Project, did a nice job with it. The future of advertising may take many forms, some of…

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Ever get curious? Well, I was curious as to what the back cover of my Advertising Age issues referred when they featured someone and a quote. Near the bottom of the page was listed “Thank You Creativity.” OK, what gives? “A love letter to the stories,…

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Recently I reported on a day-long event at the University of Houston called Leadership in the Arts Summit: Valuing the 21st Century Creative Economy. The audience was comprised mostly of non-profits and educators but also had artists and other creative…

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This past Monday, April 11, I had the pleasure of attending a day-long discussion “Valuing the Creative Economy” at the third Leadership in the Arts Summit held at the Center for Arts Leadership at the University of Houston. Quite a stunning facility! I…
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