Funny Friday: August...

For this Chicago sports fan, the quickly approaching start of regular season games for hockey, football and basketball means it’s about to get crazy in Chicago. With #TheReturn of the Bull’s Derrick Rose, the reigning Stanley Cup Champion Blackhawks coming back to the ice and Marc...

Throwback Thursday: ...

Hey, Our Space readers! Welcome to Throwback Thursday where today we are tackling the topic, art and design. Those of you who have been around for awhile have often heard me say that regardless of our advances in technology, aside from any app or program that can aid the process, creativity...

Wednesdays without W...

What a difference 50 years makes. Since 1963’s March on Washington and Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.’s historic “I Have a Dream” speech, the United States has passed several major Civil Rights Acts (1964, 1968, 1987 and 1991) which helped end widespread institutions of inequality and change the...

Two for Tuesday: Two...

There’s no doubt commercials get in the way—marketers follow the consumers and then make their move. Advertisements are entertainment’s way of making profits off consumers’ interests. However, consumers have found ways of avoiding (more or less) television advertisements, and more ads...

Trending News Monday...

Sweet Niblets —Miley Cyrus sure isn’t Hannah Montana (or Miley Stewart for that matter). While MTV might be mostly broadcasting reality television 364 days a year, at least they dedicate one to it’s namesake. Last night, the Music Television network hosted their annual Video Music...

Wednesdays without W...

Over the past five years, social media has revolutionized the industry, becoming the means for brands to build relationships with their consumers. But the brand-consumer relationship isn’t social media’s only match making success story. A good friend recently told me about the new guy she’s...

Two for Tuesday: Eph...

Brands have been following consumers wherever they go for years, and recently that has meant social media more than anywhere else. Likewise, they’ve been experimenting with how best to reach consumers through these services. Facebook posts work best with pictures; Twitter can be used to speak...

Trending News Monday...

When you think of Chicago Sports today, what comes to mind? You’re most likely thinking about the Cubs, White Sox, Blackhawks, Bears or the Bulls. I bet boxing didn’t come to mind. In fact, Chicago used to be  one of the busiest boxing cities in the country, second to New York. This past...

Funny Friday: Social...

Social media is not only a great tool, but also a form of entertainment. Some use social media to creep, others to let everyone know how cool they are and still more love to use it as an outlet to broadcast their dissatisfaction with everything from brands to bad luck. A recent survey...

Throwback Thursday: ...

Before I became interested in the advertising business but after I’d grown out of the demographic for children’s television networks, I flipped to Cartoon Network or Nickelodeon during a commercial break and was surprised when I realized that nearly every commercial shown on those networks...

Wednesdays without W...

For every society in the world, the history of makeup and cosmetics dates back several thousand years. However, makeup didn’t become a main part of the American culture until the early twentieth century when Hollywood began making it more mainstream. Quickly catching on, the flapper culture...

Two for Tuesday: Two...

We’ve all experienced the glory days of freedom without a lot of responsibility known as the teenage years. Teens have the time (and typically some sort of means) to become connoisseurs of all things pop culture (TV, film, music, Internet). Case in point, teens view an average of six...

Trending News Monday...

A tragic story has a silver lining as the FBI tracked down a missing California teen. Last night, authorities returned abducted San Diego teen, Hannah Anderson, to her home safely. The manhunt for Anderson and her kidnapper, James Lee DiMaggio, ended on Saturday, when authorities found, shot...

Funny Friday: The Be...

While it may be Shark Week, bear with me as I turn the nature focus from the water to the land. The air is crisper, the sun is coming out later and leaving earlier and all signs point to fall. Although the season doesn’t officially end until September, summer as we know it—beaches, parks,...

Throwback Thursday: ...

For most, smartphones are essential to their daily lives. Whether they’re used to stay updated with friends through social media, catch up on daily news or simply call or text friends and family, smartphones has literally changed how people communicate, interact and behave with others...