Entries by Jenna Fuchs

Saying Goodbye to the Hipster

For no apparent reason, I’ve always been amused by the reemergence of the term “hipster.” Merrily contemplating the term one day, I decided to do a little research on it.  Turns out that I had a pretty accurate take on its history: rooted in the Jazz era, it has resurfaced here and there over the […]

Staying in Style for Back-to-School

Parents are rejoicing across the country as they send their kids back for the first month of school. Last week, most schools reopened their doors for the new school year. And leading up to this, as with every year before, we were bombarded with back-to-school advertising. The first thing that got me thinking about back-to-school […]

Starbucks Wastes No Time This Year with PSL Release

Big news on college campuses across America that Starbucks officially launched their famous Pumpkin Spice Latte (PSL), normally a fall-season special, on August 28th this year. It is an unprecedently early release date for a product historically launched in September. News has been met with groans from some consumers. Holiday Creep (as it’s being called) […]

Do You Think You’ll Ever Win the Lottery?

I periodically buy lottery tickets, and like many others, try to figure out how I’d spend the $100M prize. I typically start with non-profits, and work through the bucket list, including looking after friends, family and co-workers. Admit it, we’ve all been there at least once. But when you look at the odds of winning, […]

Communication and Conference Calls

I’ve been spending a lot of time helping clients to enhance their staff’s level of service. In the world that we live in everyone expects the red carpet to be rolled out for them. We all want, and most of the time expect, that special white glove service. Whether you are working with an internal […]

Science Suggests Too Much Money Makes You Douchey

Researchers devised a set of experiments to test the age-old thesis that money is corollary, power, corrupt. Per the Washington Post: “In one experiment, the researchers stationed themselves at a busy intersection with four-way stop signs and tracked the model of every car whose driver cut off others instead of waiting their turn. People driving […]

What You Might Have Missed

I’m sure that 2018 will be regarded as the pivotal year human society fully stopped paying attention.  Our inability to process more than three-word mantras from politicians – refusing to understand what the words really represent – is Derrida’s postmodern philosophy and deconstruction manifested in our everyday lives. We have cracked. Alex Jones might be […]

The Beauty of Data Over Time

In a sea of data, it can get quite confusing at times sorting through it all.  Especially when in search of the truth where conflicting reports and data sets come into view.  Fortunately, over time the beauty of aggregated data can shine a white light. I had this realization recently when I was reintroduced to […]

Ideba’s Top 10 SlideShare Posts

Did you know we keep our SlideShare up to date with our latest and greatest client work? It’s important to keep an eye on your analytics and be aware of what content customers are looking for. As an introduction to some of our work, here’s a quick look at our top 10 SlideShare pieces, trending […]