Monthly Archives: January 2016

.: Will the real Olive Allen Please Stand Up? :. A look at the Star Tribune opinion piece…

“Using a pen name guts the accountability that underpins journalism.” – Jeremy Barr, Poynter The Star Tribune printed a seriously misguided op-ed this morning on Jason McLean’s sordid history within the Minneapolis community. McLean, proprietor and owner of Loring Pasta Bar and the Varsity Theater, is currently being investigated for sexual assault and abuse dating…

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Conclusions from the Grave: When marketing gets it dead wrong…

  Know what I can’t stand? The moment something happens, marketing somehow seems to have a compulsive need to MAKE IT ABOUT MARKETING. Take for instance, this tone-deaf blog post from earlier this week: Chief Disruption Officer: David Bowie (1947-2016) As marketers, it’s our job to create action between brands and human beings. But, it’s…

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.: Agape :. Letting go to let love…

I have a memory… It’s late 2013 and I sit upstairs in the middle of the night. David Gray’s, “This Year’s Love” is playing for seemingly hundredth time on Pandora. Listening to every lyric- every element, in an attempt to study, almost as if it pray, I lose myself in sincerity. “This year’s love had…

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