• Live Music Lives
    Entertainment and more
    The record labels tell us that the Music Business is failing and in decline. What they mean is the Record Label business is headed on a downward slope. As my good friend Tom Jackson claims, there is a “huge” difference! Indie artists and Live Music seem to be thriving, and it is only a Read more...
  • Email Campaigns for Success
    and much much more
    Emails. Some businesses cringe at the thought of sending emails to their customer list. They’re afraid that their customers, like themselves, are so inundated with inbox messages that they’ll annoy the people they want to attract. But emails are an effective means of building Read more...
  • Start with the End
    Leadership and more, Top of Mind
    Many business and entities automatically assume certain outcomes and modes of operations for their given business model because of what is considered the norm. However, buy stepping back and evaluating Revenue Model options from the beginning and working backwards leads to innovation and Read more...
  • Do You Suffer From Techno-Ecstasy
    Online and more
    Too many companies stay out of the internet. Others rush in with “techno-ecstasy,” often times at the press of employees and without any objective or strategy. “Hey, look at this gizmo I found, let’s do this!” Whatever the latest marketing trick or tool, it may be worthy of Read more...
  • No More Fish In A Bucket
    Online and more
    It used to be that everyone marketed and bought ads on an age-based demographic. When we were coordinating millions of dollars in radio and TV buys, this was the only way to do it, because that is what Arbitron and Nielson provided. Fast forward and everyone today says that the internet has changed Read more...
  • Can Web 2.0 go to work?
    and much much more
    Over the past two years, McKinsey has studied more than 50 early adopters of Web 2.0 who are using technologies such as blogs, wikis, information tagging, prediction markets, and social networks. In this article they have drawn six insights on how companies can best use these technologies and they Read more...
  • iPhones and Airlines
    Top of Mind
    Some companies have a clear idea of what they want to produce and who they are producing it for. In other words, they’ve created their own culture. Apple is one of these companies. Their designs have been revolutionary (take the iPhone or the iPod, for instance), and their products have Read more...
  • Web 2.0 and Servant Leadership
    Online and more
    I have had several meetings with companies and organizations inquiring about the significance, if any, of Web 2.0 and how it applies to them. It has been very interesting that even some of those that are in the Gen F crowd, are technology oriented, and do not see the practical application of this Read more...
  • Take 5 for Inspiration
    Entertainment and more
    The year was 1959. No one knew what was about to happen in the field of music. But jazz music was ready to take some giant steps. Six of the most popular and/or groundbreaking albums in jazz history were recorded and released for the general market that year. Among them was Dave Brubeck’s Read more...
  • Hope It Sticks
    Online and more
    I was at my bank on Saturday. The teller invited me to go to a special online promotion at “theirwebsite.com/teller.” I noticed this “register to win” promotion was also printed on my deposit slip. So a couple days later I went to the website. What did I find? I found they Read more...