One of the most exciting trends that I saw at the Seattle Interactive Conference this past week is that Design is back with a capital D. Reinforcing that is Keith Frankel, Head of Creative and Design at HubSpot, with whom I chatted about all things creative.
At the Seattle Interactive Conference, I sat down with Callie Schweitzer, Director of Digital Innovation at TIME, and Jeff Lanctot, CEO of Mixpo, and former Global CMO of Razorfish. Both Callie and Jeff have experience in brand building.
I had the pleasure of sitting with Megan Tweed, VP of Media at Razorfish. Watch as we also talk about her Collective, the importance of connecting, and how she applied the ethos of punk music to her adult life.
This past week, at the Seattle Interactive Conference, I sat down with Tim Keck, the co-founder of The Onion. Tim and I spoke about transparency from both a creative and editorial standpoint -- and what has made The Onion so successful all these years.
Julie Rezek, Managing Director of The Seattle Wunderman Network, stopped by the AOL Booth at Seattle Interactive to talk to me about transparency, data, and brands. Being transparent as both a marketer and as an agency is of the utmost importance to Julie.
At the Seattle Interactive Conference this past week, AOL was strongly represented from our awesome booth with a transparent activation, to a host of AOL speakers like Roy Sekoff. Roy sat down with me to talk transparency, the power of participation and the power of the consumer.
One of the most unique people that I met at the Seattle Interactive Conference was Jack Conte. Jack is a multi-instrumentalist, songwriter, entrepreneur, and filmmaker, and he started a crowd-funding platform, Patreon.
Alex Wheeler is the VP of Global Digital Marketing for Starbucks, one of the most global brands on the planet. At the Seattle Interactive Conference, I spoke with her about authenticity and participation.
On a medical mission for Operation Smile in Panama. Photo by Marc Ascher The first time I felt the velocity of an emotional trigger it came so fas...
There were so many good times in my life, I was bound to step into some bad times. The world had only taught me how to laugh, but it knew it had to eventually teach me how to cry too.
Clearly a creative in every sense of the word, you could feel the burst of ideas and fantastical visuals that would come from a mind such as hers.
It was also in the second week when it became obvious that one of the biggest benefits of the 21 Day Facebook Detox was that I was now tapping back into real life, not the illusion of life often projected by social media.
How often do you check your email while ignoring the person next to you? How many of your dinners are spent watching TV, rather than conversing with your companion? How often are you on the phone multitasking when you realize you have no idea what the person is even talking about?
By Joan Moran Meister Eckhart, a 13th century mystic, wrote, "If the only prayer you said in your whole life was 'thank you,' that would suffice." ...
If we want to change our lives, we must be the instruments of change. Don't wait for the world to change. We must change the way we see the world to change our experience of it -- then (and only then) our world will change.