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You Can Be Anything You Want to Be (Well... Sort Of)

Mark W. Guay | Posted 02.05.2015 | Impact
Mark W. Guay

Agency, as a quick reminder, refers to one's ability to act in his world. It's the ability to make choices and then act on them, or not act on them, given the influence of one's environment. These include what we are in control of and those we are not

Nurturing Conscious Digital Natives

Youth Radio -- Youth Media International | Posted 01.29.2015 | Education
Youth Radio -- Youth Media International

What exactly is a "digital native" and more importantly, what should we non-"digital native" educators do to help students manage their online identities? That's a question Youth Radio--an Oakland-based, youth-driven media production company--set out to answer, by developing curriculum resources that prepare teachers to nurture conscious youth in the digital world.

Traditional Agency Guy

Peter Friedman | Posted 02.17.2015 | Business
Peter Friedman

Social media is a tool that allows individuals to improve their lives by interacting with groups -- both with people and with brands -- facilitated by online platforms that erase typical boundaries of time and space.

The Observing Self: A Tool Essential to Save Ourselves and Our Planet

Jane Simon, M.D. | Posted 01.24.2015 | Healthy Living
Jane Simon, M.D.

It is the observing self that grants us a sense of "agency" with the capacity to change ourselves and our world.

Grooming Great Employees: What a Service Dog Can Teach Us About Developing Talent

Kevin Meany | Posted 12.29.2014 | Business
Kevin Meany

There are at least a dozen dogs in my advertising agency on any day of the week. They run down halls, chase balls, gnaw on toys, snooze during meetings, and are eager for quick walks when their human companions need a work break.

8 Tips to Get Over Client Burnout

John Rampton | Posted 11.05.2014 | Business
John Rampton

Freelancers are at high risk for getting overwhelmed and burnout from their extensive workload. But how can you prevent and handle getting burnout from your clients? More importantly, how can you achieve this without burning any bridges? Here are 8 tips that you should follow when you feel that you've finally had enough.

Iowa Man Convicted Of Killing Pregnant Wife

Associated Press | Posted 07.24.2014 | Crime

DAVENPORT, Iowa (AP) — A jury convicted an Iowa man Thursday of killing his pregnant wife in 2012, rejecting his claims of innocence after the third...

The Business of Creativity: 3 Ways for the Client/Agency Relationship to Work

Gregg S. Lipman | Posted 06.24.2014 | Business
Gregg S. Lipman

I asked a contractor doing some work on our house for an estimate. The first pass was a lump sum, and he was reticent to line item it. I explained that I too am in the service business, and that I had no issue with him making a fair profit. I'm sure my clients sometimes wonder the same.

If I Can't Sell It, I'll Keep Sitting On It

Michael Ramah | Posted 05.14.2014 | Business
Michael Ramah

Those clinging to the false security of the conventional model should take a long hard look at the fragmentation that is confounding the advertising industry.

CES Shingerview: Anthony Reeves, Moxie

David Shing | Posted 03.24.2014 | Technology
David Shing

The Chief Creative Officer of Moxie, Anthony Reeves, and I chatted at CES a few weeks ago about brands embracing technology in order to make meaningful connections with consumers. Watch as he and I discuss the power of an idea, the challenges that come with the ever-changing tech landscape, and why we both love working in digital.

CES Shingerview: Vin Farrell, Havas Worldwide

David Shing | Posted 03.24.2014 | Technology
David Shing

Is technology bringing us together or is it distancing us from each other? A few weeks ago, at CES in Las Vegas, I sat down with Global Chief Content Officer at Havas Worldwide, Vin Farrell, to talk about if technology helps or hurts brands connect with humans.

CES Shingerview: Cary Tilds, GroupM

David Shing | Posted 03.15.2014 | Technology
David Shing

At CES this past week, I had the pleasure of talking to Group M's Chief Innovation Officer, Cary Tilds, on some of the tech trends she saw at CES, and where she thinks the future of technology heading.

Frankenstein Clients?

Michael Ramah | Posted 02.10.2014 | Business
Michael Ramah

In advertising and communications, griping about clients is a time-honored pastime. In tone and substance, it falls somewhere between complaining about the weather and whining about an inconsiderate significant other. It does about as much good, too.

Bully in the Federal Workplace

Jim Moore | Posted 11.07.2013 | Politics
Jim Moore

Whether they are on the staffs of senators or congressmen, or work in the myriad halls of cabinet departments and federal agencies, a large number find themselves on the short end of the stick with little recourse.

How to Turn the 'College and Career Ready' Mantra into Reality

Lydia Dobyns | Posted 11.09.2013 | Impact
Lydia Dobyns

You hear it daily -- the mantra "college and career ready." What you don't hear is consensus on "what" this looks like and "how" we are going to improve the state of play.

'Agency' -- A Noun That Translates Into Success

Lydia Dobyns | Posted 09.30.2013 | Impact
Lydia Dobyns

When we think of the skills students need to be successful in school and in life, the word "agency" doesn't usually pop into mind. But maybe it's time...

Razorfish Converge Shingerview: Ray Velez, CTO, Razorfish

David Shing | Posted 07.07.2013 | Business
David Shing

I sat down with Ray Velez at the beginning of the conference to get a deeper understanding of what Converge means to Razorfish as business, Ray as global CTO, and how all of it affects the consumer.

The Evolution of Agency

Gerard Senehi | Posted 06.26.2013 | Healthy Living
Gerard Senehi

Why you might never look at babies -- and aging -- in the same way.

3 Golden Tips for Content Engagement From Mad Men

Blake Landau | Posted 06.04.2013 | Business
Blake Landau

3 Golden Tips

The Amazing Crap-o-Matic Machine

Adam Kleinberg | Posted 02.11.2013 | Comedy
Adam Kleinberg

The agency I run, Traction, has put together a holiday advent calendar. But not just any holiday, Apocalymas -- the Christmas of the Apocalypse. Twelv...

First Catch Your Pike -- Or Why Intellectual Curiosity Is the Be All and End All

Nick Jefferson | Posted 09.16.2012 | Business
Nick Jefferson

If ideas have a nursery, if they germinate anywhere, it is in the free exchange, the interplay of differing views; the reflections and sparks that diversity causes leading to the sum being not just greater than the parts but also original.

Will My Consulting Experience Hurt My Job Search?

Liz Ryan | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Liz Ryan

Half the world jumps from consulting to in-house employment every couple of years. Consulting experience isn't a problem in any way.

Top Ten Issues Confronting Media, Agencies and Advertisers

Jack Myers | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Jack Myers

Privacy and Data Ownership/Value tops my list of the most critical ten issues confronting media companies, advertisers and media agencies for the decade.

From Enmity to Comity: Restoring Civility and Pride to American Life

Robert Fuller | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Robert Fuller

Calls for civility have not worked, either with the public or the partisan commentators who model disdain and contempt for their followers. Why is hate resonating with the American public?