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I remind myself not to speed.  Tillotson Avenue has evolved into a bit of a power path for the university police and the state highway patrol. Digital speed limit signs flash when you’re driving too fast, and ominous, radar-equipped SUVs conspicuously tuck themselves into alleys and driveways.  The courageously feckless disregard the warnings and speed […]

What are we doing all this for?

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To play on the words of Karl Marx, deconstruction has become the opiate of the marketer.  Or slightly more practical, we marketers have become drunk love with criticism.  And as I dig into WHY that might be, I think it all circles back to Darwin >> We’re all fighting to survive, believing that if we […]

Want to tell great brand stories? Start with the .1%.

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You’ve felt the burn of your heart pounding in your chest, racing to marathon-level speeds as you wonder if you’re going to be able to show up with the right words to convince the right client to buy the right package so you can build the right business.  You’ve gone through all the story-finding bootcamps, […]

Here’s why your sales copy keeps missing the mark

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He lays his head on the pillow beside me and I make a silent mental note: Keep an early bedtime if you want to reserve an hour of magical conversation with your kids.  I throw my book on the floor and stare at him as he screams back at the invisible Frank Sinatra who sings […]

A journal entry on how story starts and ends

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