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5 Ways Storytelling Podcasts Boost Creativity

May 5, 2015 |

I am addicted to storytelling podcasts. Way before the nation jumped on the Serial bandwagon, I had been a loyal listener and avid fan of This American Life, Radiolab, Snap Judgment, The Moth and other shows whose sole focus was … Read More

The Dish-shaped hole

April 23, 2015 |

In addition to being the most frequent guest on the recently shuttered Colbert Report, Andrew Sullivan has been (in no particular order): 27-year-old editor of the New Republic, Iraq war apologist, gay marriage crusader, scourge of sponsored content, Sarah Palin … Read More

Four Striking Social Experiment Marketing Videos Featuring Moms

April 22, 2015 |

It’s time to talk about Moms. Why? Because Mother’s Days tend to sneak up even on the most devoted children. So, to get you thinking about what Moms mean to you, I wanted to bring together some riveting (and emotional) … Read More

Turn It Upside Down

April 21, 2015 | | 1 Comment

Creative briefs are often littered with statistics – XX% believes, Y% says, ZZ% does. Used to describe audiences and situations in terms that are wholly un-creative. Or so I thought until I heard Jack McGoldrick talk on NPR’s Here & … Read More

#TBT Mean what you sell.

April 16, 2015 |

Let’s face it. We live in an era of rules and regulations. Where a joke taken literally can quickly land you in court. Sometimes it feels like a good idea can only be saved by fine print and disclaimers. But … Read More

Combat Paper: Art helps war veterans with PTSD

April 9, 2015 |

As i walked by Art 101 yesterday in Williamsburg, Brooklyn, a large crowd in the small space drew my attention. The gallery is currently exhibiting Beyond the Uniform: An Exhibition of Combat Paper. The project began in 2007 as a way … Read More

T-Mobile wins April Fools’ Day

April 7, 2015 |

Prior to this year, T-Mobile had never dipped its toe into the brands-behaving-jokingly, April Fools’ Day waters. But since the Un-Carrier prides itself on having a quirky sense of humor and pushing envelopes, we felt that was a wrong that needed … Read More

Lessons from the Pixar Braintrust

April 3, 2015 |

In his book Creativity, Inc., Pixar co-founder and president Ed Catmull highlights “the Braintrust” as a critical factor in the studio’s success. Rooted in the creative dynamics of the core Toy Story team, and beginning officially with Toy Story 2, … Read More

“Act like a startup” means what exactly?

March 31, 2015 |

Startups are in it to win it. They have a strong identity because they’re small, and close to their founding roots. The people in charge have created something out of passion, vision and drive. They are fierce, fired up and … Read More

Canvas is Growing Up

March 27, 2015 |

Hey, have you ever heard of canvas? No? Well, if you’re paying attention to web trends, you’re about to. Canvas is an HTML tag like any other, but it serves a specific purpose: it is a “drawable region,” basically the … Read More