Not All Video is Created Equal

For yet another year, video is all the rage in marketing. IDG raved about the effectiveness of video content with the following stats: 65% of video viewers watch more than ¾ of a video 75% of execs watch work-related videos at least…

Pre-Highlights from CES2018 to Avoid Going There in Person

The (sometimes) energetic craziness of the yearly Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas is mostly overshadowed by the too-many-people-to-enjoy-myself syndrome.  Having attended over the past 20 years now, it has gone from the friend that…

Rebranding U.S. Factions for 2018

Happy New Year’s, folks. If you’ve observed what I have over the past year, it’s definitely time to rebrand the socio-political factions of the United States.  Both Liberalism and Conservatism as labels need to be cast aside.  They are…

The Case for Car Sharing

Last year, I wrote about the negative impact we were experiencing in Vancouver’s housing market that wasn’t aided by AirBnb and the sharing economy (read that article here). The appeal of short term rentals for homeowners was taking a number…

Research Finds Radio Advertising Works

I’ve never heard a radio advertisement I liked - everything about them bugs me. From the fanatical announcer, to repeating of the phone number three or more times, the obnoxious jingles… everything. Must give a little credit to Tom Shane…

Why are Retailers Destroying Brick and Mortar Retail?

My wife wants one gift for Christmas. At face value, the trickiest part is choosing style A over style B for a cross-body purse. Actually, that proved to be the easiest part. Navigating my way through the checkout process proved to be more challenging.…

Content Marketing is Gaining, But There Are Still No Short Cuts

According to Forbes, 89% of B2B marketers and 86% of B2C marketers report using content marketing to increase leads and drive their brand forward. According to the 2017 benchmarks and trends report from Content Marketing Institute and MarketingProfs,…

Bow to Your Robot Overlords

In an article entitled, “You Will Lose Your Job to a Robot—and Sooner Than You Think,” writer Kevin Drum states: “The AI Revolution will be nothing like [the industrial revolution]. When robots become as smart and capable as human…
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Rebuilding in Lumberton

A new adventure I’ve said this in previous blog posts, but I’m going to say it again. One of the things I love about Ideba is the focus on giving back. We do that locally by helping support West Union Elementary with school supplies and…

Holiday Commercial Creep

I wondered if it was just me…or if holiday TV commercials were appearing even earlier this year.  It was literally the day after Halloween when I noticed what was clearly a holiday commercial – of the Christmas, Hanukkah, Kwanzaa ilk…not…