Wisdom.Applied Wedne...

Amazingly, in the 21 years since the World Wide Web source code was released to the public domain, humans have more than found a balance of living life in the physical and digital worlds. The globe has benefited tremendously from the advancements, but this Wisdom.Applied Wednesday, we’re...

Two For Tuesday: Ads...

A lot of clutter exists on the Internet. The terabytes of data users submit to the abyss of the World Wide Web seems to expand exponentially—directly proportional to the amount of time users are spending online. The ease with which people can produce content for blogs, websites and social...

Trending News Monday...

As we approach May, sports fans have a plethora of things to cheer for: the NBA and NHL playoffs have begun; the MLB is in full swing, the NFL draft is around the corner and the World Cup follows in June. The buzz surrounding professional sports has increased as well. Despite an impressive...

Funny #GlobalSelfie ...

Today is Arbor Day, a special holiday set aside every year for us to celebrate in the majesty and benefits of trees. This year, Earth Day and Arbor day fall in the same week, inspiring a week-long celebration of the planet Earth. NASA, always looking for clever ways to engage the globe, asked...

Throwback Thursday: ...

Some say children have it easy these days. Not many will disagree. Children today grow up with a multitude and plethora of technological advancements that make daily life seem very easy. On the other hand, children have way more to handle and deal with than kids from prior generations....

Wisdom.Applied Wedne...

What many are referring to as the share economy appears to be an outgrowth of our struggling financial times. As everyone struggles to generate income, fewer people are willing to pay for a new car or hotel room. Combine this with the rise of start-up culture within the app community and the...

Two for Tuesday: Jingles & Branded Pop Songs Apr22

Two for Tuesday: Jin...

Advertisers use a variety of techniques to leave a lasting impression on consumers, but perhaps none may be as influential as the use of music. Try and think of a recent commercial that didn’t accompany its message with some sort of melody. A musical composition can establish brand...

Trending Marathon Ne...

Today, 36,000 runners gathered at the starting line of the 118th Boston Marathon. Last Patriots’ Day, tragedy struck the city of Boston and the running community when two terrorists detonated two bombs near the finish area of the world’s oldest annual marathon. The marathon, along with...

Throwback Thursday: ...

One lesson my Media Law class imparted on me was the seriousness of libel law, defamation and the lengths some are willing to go to change venue and affect the burden of proof. A serious legal implication for the media, libel law is designed to protect the image of the innocent against false...

Wisdom.Applied Wedne...

The landscape of outdoor advertising is changing by, well, the landscape of the outdoors. Wisdom.Applied Wednesday, let’s take a look at two pretty unique urban advertising campaigns, and why outdoor advertising is getting a little more creative. Here’s a familiar scenario for those of us in...

Two for Tuesday: Tec...

If last week’s discovery of the Heartbleed bug offered any take-aways, it’s that the world depends on technology. When news of the bug broke, frustration and an elevated technophobia ensued. Despite the fact that some people can view aspects of technology as an invasion of privacy and others...

Trending News Monday...

Social media should really come with a warning label for some people and brands. Warning: you are now posting something on the World Wide Web. No matter your intention, you are now granting the world access to your thoughts, photos and videos. You may delete the post; however, there’s a...

Funny Malört Faces F...

Got any memories you want to erase? Chicagoans have a trick for that: Jeppson’s Malört (better known as Chicago’s very own revenge shot). Jeppson’s Malört is getting some recent hype with the announcement of its very own documentary set to come out this summer.     Even after a long...

Throwback Thursday: ...

Remember voice mails where the ways to leave messages or when mobiles were used primarily for calls (and Snake)? Cells evolved, and WhatsApp, Facebook’s $19 billion acquisition, maybe one of the apps drastically changing the mobile world: wireless plans with no talk and/or text, just data....

Two for Tuesday: Cel...

Vanilla Ice loves Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles (and Kraft).     While Ice’s more controversial days are (likely) behind him, hiring any celebrity to endorse a product or brand seems like an even riskier venture these days than in the past thanks to the speed bad press can circulate...