We're winning when young people have the internet's arsenal at the ready. We're winning when online discourse translates into offline action. We're winning when seemingly "niche" groups reflect a new generation of LGBT people who defend their own survival, and others.
This year, Urban Outfitters sold a "vintage" Kent State sweatshirt tastefully splattered with red paint while Donald Sterling's racial comments cost him his NBA franchise. It's been a raucous year in the public arena, expressed perfectly by a parade of PR blunders that is as impressive in scope as it is in sheer absurdity.
Visuals communicate complex ideas into something more digestible. Large amounts of text make it harder for our brains to find pertinent information in a timely manner. This problem can be remedied quite easily, by adding images and visuals into marketing yourself.
Forbes announced that its strategy for the 21st century proves as successful as the Forbes Billionaires and The Under 30 Issues. On December 17, Forb...
Younger generations are busily and, in many cases strategically, building their own brand. And if CMOs, CEOs or anyone with something to market can GET that their No. 1 Brand is themselves, and mine that accordingly, then these self-branding youth will help businesses build their brands.
With the Darren Wilson indictment announcement looming in the case of slain black teen Mike Brown, the entire country sits on the edge of its seat. While the City of Ferguson and its new police coalition prepare for possible violence if no indictment is issued, Ferguson protesters prepare for just the opposite: peaceful protests.
208 Pages Published by Portfolio / Penguin Random House The photographs of the young men who have made an instant fortune in Randall Lane's You On...
Truth be told, I don't spend a whole lot of time on Tumblr, but there are a few masterpieces that are worth keeping an eye on. One of my favorites is Mara Grunbaum's WTF Evolution?, which takes a regular look at some of evolution's strangest and most perplexing creations. Now, in plenty of time for Xmas, Gunbaum's evolutionary freak show is a book.
In short, as a society we have largely given up, giving age restrictions a collective shrug and "so what?" But, guess what? Age does matter, and here's why:
After announcing my liberation from Facebook, I'd get all kinds of kudos and fan mail from people who told me I was a hero, a revolutionary, fighting the Orwellian shackles that Zuckerberg had chained us with.
My journey with religion is really important to my journey to feminism, because if I had never had the courage to rebel and go against what I had been told, I probably would have never found feminism.
Sure, the human body is beautiful. But let's not kid ourselves, our naughty bits are some crazy looking parts. It's time we got comfortable with them and stopped treating the whole sex thing with so much fear. It's sex for goodness sake. Subtle Dildo certainly does all of those things.
As much as people may want to deny it, young people are driving the sexual assault prevention and feminist movements forward. They are the catalysts.
When girls grow up believing we are our appearance, and when the media glorifies -- and bombards us with -- an appearance that is so unrealistic, we are set up for dissatisfaction, low self-esteem and a less-fulfilled life.
If you don't like feminism, don't call yourself a feminist. But I have a hunch that when your brilliant little girl grows up and voices her desire to be president you are not going to tell her she should instead look for a man to open her jars -- you may even encourage her to call herself a feminist.
Gino DePinto, AOL BUILD "This is the de-corporatization of AOL, and I am really digging it."- Fred Wilson Needless to say, AOL BUILD equally 'di...