Next year is here

Next Year Is Here

Next year is here. Finally. That dumpster fire that was 2020 has been sent packing. Good riddance I say. A shiny new year is upon us. Three cheers for 2021! But hold on. Was has changed other than one number on the date? If…
Desirable Difficulty: The Art of Leveling Up

Desirable Difficulty: The Art of Leveling Up

"Desirable Difficulty." This is a two-word term that recently entered my skull thanks to Seth Godin's new book, "The Practice: Shipping Creative Work." Are you familiar with this concept? Desirable difficulty is the on-purpose art of…
Who Is In Your Foxhole?

Who Is In Your Foxhole?

For those not familiar with the term, a foxhole is a simple earthwork military defensive fighting position. Soldiers simply use a small shovel to dig down into the dirt to create protection for themselves and others during a battle. I'm…
Brand Loyalty During the Pandemic

Brand Loyalty During the Pandemic

What is the concept of "brand loyalty" anyway? I read once that "Marketing is the act of creating a customer. Branding is the act of creating an emotional link from your customer to your company." Right now, as we are teetering on the…
Online Stores Marketing Idea Generator

Online Stores Marketing Idea Generator

There has been so much focus on online stores recently, I started to wonder if another article about this topic would even be relevant. So, I turned to a trusted topic research partner that I've been using for a few years now, "Answer the…
2021: We don't know what we don't know

2021: We Don't Know What We Don't Know

2021 is just around the corner. I've been thinking a lot about it lately. My office whiteboard is scribbled with industry event dates that may or may not happen, creative ideas I want to pursue, and even some items I need to finish and launch. Of…