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Pirates Relied On Personal Brand Development Strategies

illustration of blackbeard edward teach flagI am preparing my entire family for a trip to one of my favorite vacation destinations, Cape Hatteras located in the Outer Banks of North Carolina. Since I have two children, I can’t wait to visit Ocracoke Island again to take a closer look at the area that proved the demised of Blackbeard the pirate. Pirates relied on personal brand development strategies (even though they didn’t call it that). Read more…

A Visual Brand Specialists Heartfelt Rant

I feel late to the party on getting to know Jennifer Louden’s work. I first was introduced to her in an e-course with hundreds of artist business people through an interview with Kelly Rae Roberts. Strangely, I didn’t connect with her immediately. I have been watching and reading her stuff. Today is THE day for me that she hit on a topic that I 100% agree with her opinions on — it inspired this post. Read more…

person gives something away

Do you ever have a day where you are looking for kindness no matter where it comes from or how small it is in monetary value? One Redbox customer was surprised when they were greeted with a random act of kindness – microwave popcorn to go with their movie.

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hands make an origami alphabet letter

Today’s blog post is sponsored by the letter A! In celebration of the official new {Creative Spire} that goes out to the private e-list I bring you something creative and fun. Sign up now you won’t want to miss the first issue it launches this week when I talk about is the printed business card dead? Read more…

How Designers Entertain Themselves

La Photocabine might be old news for some but it sure is fun entertainment for right brained business people such as myself. People need creative breaks while doing left brain work. Have some fun with laphotocabine.com and for 2 minutes of fun to relax your professional left brain. Read more…