The slight anxiety and panic that overwhelms you amongst all the brain fog until slowly, you take a breath and realize it was all just make believe and nonsense. It was the exact feeling I awoke after a dream that shaped my life path in a way that you wouldn't think.
I'll be candid. I once started a blog because a boy broke my heart. Pretty typical, huh? Maybe it could've been. It could've been basic and predictable. It might have even been in the beginning. I used it as a platform to vent to the world, and to make sure others out there knew they weren't alone. I become vulnerable to offer others the strength they were missing.
When you hear the name William Helburn, it will probably not mean anything to you. Unless you were part of the advertising industry in the Mad Men era, or a fashion insider, Bill (as he's called by friends and colleagues) would have flown under your radar.
As the old saying about creativity goes, you can't break the rules until you know them. The same goes for culture. For a brand to employ culture effectively it needs to understand what 'codes' are out there, and which are most culturally salient in order to smash, break and combine them into something that is truly vibrant, new and culturally on point.
The LGBT consumer is no longer content to hand over its hard earned dollars to companies that are not willing to acknowledge them as a customer. Just like ads targeted at African Americans and Latinos, it is time for ads featuring LGBT people.
It seems that beauty is only about youth, a predefined set of features when it comes to women. Assumptions or stereotypes of who is beautiful can impact women's lives including their incomes, access to resources and interpersonal relationships.
I shudder to think how my parents would have survived in today's anything-goes, nothing-is-sacred, sexually charged society. Their values were black and white, wrong and right, good and bad, with little wiggle room for compromise.
"What do you mean by programmatic TV?" That's usually the first question I get when mentioning the new medium. And that's the thing: programmatic TV isn't even about the programmatic part...yet.
Gravitas is often an excuse for why someone lacks the "right" presence - why someone stylistically doesn't fit the mold of what some people think leaders should look like.
It's true that for far too long, mainstream media has presented us with the one vision of ideal beauty. But here's what worries me for ourselves and for our kids: We are still too hyper-focused on girls and women's bodies.
I traveled far and wide and low and high to find the greatest marketing executive to ever walk the earth. No, I won't tell you the person's name.
How often does this happen? That rare opportunity when, after years of struggle and uncertainty, the storm clouds part and all your hard choices pay off. When the big picture is finally revealed -- and suddenly, it all makes sense.
Luxury has never been shaken to its foundations as it has in the past five years. With the advent of new players, the emergence of new centers of consumption and creation, and the onward march of technology -- the concept of Luxury is being re-defined.
Life has become increasingly hectic and, as a result, consumers have little tolerance for goods and services that are not easy, convenient and fast. ...
Warhol, whose oeuvre featured iconic celebrity portraits, a variety of soup de jours and countless candid Polaroids, is considered a pop-cultural superstar. On August 6th let's celebrate the birthday of this legendary artist. Happy Birthday, Andy Warhol!
Disruptive ideas. Innovation. Creativity. These buzz words drive the conversations in branding, business, visual design and the arts. And all three boil down to the same pressing question -- how do you create something new?