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With a great brief comes great responsibility.

March 22, 2016 |

Ever feel a little frustrated with your creatives? Like maybe you weren’t quite understood, or didn’t get what you asked for? Ever want more from your teams; more big thinking, out-of-the-box ideas, cool concepts? Ever want more for your teams; … Read More

Make It Better: Game of Thrones Dragon Crash Landing

March 15, 2016 |

Stunts are a great way to have some fun with your audience while garnering attention. But in this age, engagement is everything and creating a stunt isn’t as easy as it used to be. The best way to excite your … Read More

The Magic of Color and of Crowd Funding

June 24, 2015 |

So often, we hear how creative is just fluff – that it isn’t important but expensive and time intensive.

Creative can be used to accomplish so much – including improving the lives of families in one of the poorest places … Read More

The Pros and (Many) Cons of Instant Online Logo Makers

June 11, 2015 |

You have a great idea for a business and everything in you just wants to get started NOW! So what do most people do when they decide to go for it? They figure out a name and make up a … Read More

#TBTPN – A Super Fuel Super Hero

June 4, 2015 |

In 2004 the propane industry challenged PN to change the perception of their colorless, odorless gas from a rusty tank in the backyard to a premium fuel for home and business. We created a brand, a super hero persona … Read More

In an Increasingly Collaborative World, Great Ideas Are Just Good Starts

June 2, 2015 |

Like most everyone, I am in awe of genius. It is the ability to look at the everyday and reveal or create something incredible and original, to tackle the enormous challenges and problems we all face and emerge with a … Read More

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

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

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

Change it up.

March 16, 2015 |

New ideas are scary. They push us towards the unknown and untested. As marketing professionals, we often depend on the tried and true to get results that will make our clients happy and keep the agency in business. But the … Read More