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Cannes 2015 #Shingerview: Mary J. Blige

David Shing | Posted 07.16.2015 | Entertainment
David Shing

"What keeps me fresh is my ability to be and to not be afraid to be who I am. Inspiration comes from living, from life, from living my life and watc...

Why We All Need a Creative Outlet

Jennifer Twardowski | Posted 07.14.2015 | Healthy Living
Jennifer Twardowski

That's why expressive arts therapy can be so effective. The process of confronting and overcoming the inner blocks in our minds allows a great healing to take place. We can heal old wounds and release old blocks, so that we can express what our souls truly want us to express.

Cannes 2015 #Shingerview: Linda Yaccarino, NBCUniversal

David Shing | Posted 07.14.2015 | Media
David Shing

At the Cannes Lions Festival this year, I spent some time with Linda Yaccarino, Chairman, Advertising Sales and Client Partnerships at NBCUniversal. Linda oversees all advertising sales and market strategy for the company's entire TV portfolio including two broadcast, 17 cable and more than 50 digital properties.

Cartoonist Stephan Pastis: 10 Random Questions

Tom Falco | Posted 07.14.2015 | Comedy
Tom Falco

Stephan has one of the most popular comic strips around; his tipping point was when Scott Adams, creator of the Dilbert comic strip, noticed his work and mentioned it in a blog post. The rest is history.

Why Not You?

Melinda Parrish | Posted 07.16.2015 | Style
Melinda Parrish

I've shared before that I'm in my first year of modeling, having finally decided to buck tradition and pursue my lifelong dream.

Cannes 2015 #Shingerview: Mark Tutssel, Leo Burnett

David Shing | Posted 07.13.2015 | Media
David Shing

This past June at the Cannes Lions Festival of Creativity, I spent some time with Mark Tutssel, Global Chief Creative Officer of Leo Burnett, who is responsible for setting the creative vision for the network's 95 global offices.

Cannes 2015 #Shingerview: Jim Stengel

David Shing | Posted 07.10.2015 | Media
David Shing

During the Cannes Lions Festival in June, I had the great fortune of spending some time with Jim Stengel, Former Global Marketing Officer of Procter & Gamble, and now President & CEO of The Jim Stengel Company.

Cannes 2015 #Shingerview: Bob Greenberg, R/GA

David Shing | Posted 07.09.2015 | Media
David Shing

In Cannes this past June, I spent some time on camera with my friend Bob Greenberg, Founder, Chairman, and CEO of R/GA, one of the most creative and innovative agencies on the planet. Watch as Bob and I discuss how R/GA reinvents their business model every nine years and how they are using technology to disrupt the way they think and create.

Cannes 2015 #Shingerview: Susan Credle

David Shing | Posted 07.06.2015 | Media
David Shing

Watch as Susan as I discuss what inspires her, the AOL and Leo Burnett content marketing partnership, women in advertising, and the best piece of career advice she's been given.

As Communication Improves, Culture Improves, as Does the Bottom Line -- 4 Tools That Make a Difference

Amy Rees Anderson | Posted 07.01.2015 | Business
Amy Rees Anderson

In order to be a successful company you must create an environment that encourages the contribution and open sharing of information.

How to Write Anything Creative

Robbie Pickard | Posted 06.30.2015 | Entertainment
Robbie Pickard

Creative writing is easy, and anyone can do it. All you have to do is follow these simple steps.

The Creativity Myth

Small Answers | Posted 06.30.2015 | Healthy Living
Small Answers

I think everyone is creative. Creativity is part of being human, like empathy. You aren't endowed with it, like brown eyes, and it doesn't spring forth fully formed. The expectation that creativity is about effortless talent is misleading and damaging.

Cannes 2015 #Shingerview: Wendy Clark, Coca-Cola

David Shing | Posted 06.29.2015 | Media
David Shing

"Every generation has to be recruited into being a drinker of Coca-Cola and a lover of Coca-Cola. Music, sports, mobile, gaming, social, and all the...

Cannes 2015 #Shingerview: Matt Biespiel, McDonald's

David Shing | Posted 06.30.2015 | Media
David Shing

Matt is the worldwide lead on developing the McDonald's brand, responsible for keeping the iconic Golden Arches shining bright in 119 markets. McDonald's was also named by Cannes Lions as Creative Marketer of the Year in 2014.

RIGHT NEXT DOOR: Lee Morgan and Alyssa Wood, Creative Team

Ian Spanier | Posted 06.24.2015 | Los Angeles
Ian Spanier

Morgan and Wood met as coworkers at a fabric shop in Manhattan, bonding instantly. They've collaborated in life (and love) ever since. They've made...

Cannes 2015 #Shingerview: Lindsay Pattison, Maxus

David Shing | Posted 06.24.2015 | Media
David Shing

For me, this year's Cannes Lions Festival of Creativity all about unleashing creativity, celebrating innovation and inspiring the next generation of marketers and creatives. I kicked off the week spending some time with Lindsay Pattison, Worldwide CEO of Maxus and a 2015 Media Lions jury member. Lindsay is passionate about empowering women within her organization.

"Why Didn't I Think of That?!": The Reality of Big Ideas

Damian Bazadona | Posted 06.24.2015 | Business
Damian Bazadona

How many times have you said to yourself, "Why didn't I think of that?" We constantly hear about amazing ideas changing the lives around us. Some ideas are "half-baked," never to see the light of day; others are brewing with promise, waiting to be born into reality.

From Wanderlust to Global Citizen

Harpreet Kaur | Posted 06.22.2015 | Travel
Harpreet Kaur

I did not grow up travelling to different countries. I had a simple and happy upbringing in a working class family of 7 in England. Mum and dad worked hard putting great food on the table, and my father would grow vegetables in the back garden.

Why Creativity, Vulnerability and Sensitivity Are Your Superpowers

Esther de Charon de Saint Germain | Posted 06.22.2015 | GPS for the Soul
Esther de Charon de Saint Germain

Here is my confession: I've got Superpowers. Even more I'm a Creative Superhero. No, I can't fly through walls, lift the Eifel Tower or read your mi...

The Only Two Problems in Life

Michael Neill | Posted 05.26.2015 | Healthy Living
Michael Neill

We live in the feeling of our thinking, but because thought is largely invisible to us, we attribute those feelings to what we see around us. And this innocent and seemingly innocuous misunderstanding actually lies beneath almost every problem we have in our lives.

Why I Finally Finished Creating a Mandala Coloring Book I Had Worked on for Almost a Decade

Sky Mandala Marcano | Posted 05.25.2015 | GPS for the Soul
Sky Mandala Marcano

To be honest I saw a bunch of people talking about coloring books for adults. Realizing the enjoyment people were getting from coloring. I started t...

5 Reasons Doing Dishes, Laundry and Cleaning Could Be Ruining Your Creative Flow

Sky Mandala Marcano | Posted 05.23.2015 | Healthy Living
Sky Mandala Marcano

I admire all the mothers and fathers who nurture and respect the home by cleaning and organizing. But some of us may benefit from letting go of a few tasks, to then benefit from being creative in other ways.

Redesigning Capitalism for The 21st Century

Soren Petersen | Posted 05.06.2015 | Business
Soren Petersen

The financial crisis of 2008 raised questions about the sustainability of our pursuit of growth for growth's sake alone. Many are now re-examining deeply rooted values, beliefs and attitudes toward our financial system, as well as how to organize, lead and manage our society.

Forget About Using Tinder for Advertising

Erin Lackey | Posted 06.24.2015 | Business
Erin Lackey

To every client or creative out there tossing around a campaign idea to run on Tinder, stop thinking now.

I Teach Dance. Dance Moms Stresses Me Out.

Nora Younkin | Posted 06.22.2015 | Arts
Nora Younkin

I watch Dance Moms every week. In some ways it's a guilty pleasure, in others it's an opportunity for introspection on my own work as a dance instructor.