Since the bulk of this work comes from my time at an advertising agency, much of these articles are ghost-written.  While the by-lines are not my own, a careful read should make it clear that the consistent voice very much is.

The TV blog post was from a collection of writers, so you’ll have to scroll down to find my piece on Doctor Who.

How to Run Successful Facebook Ad Campaigns

The absolute magic of Facebook advertising is the fact that almost everyone at some point in the day is likely to check their Facebook newsfeed, whether they are the CEO of a multinational corporation, a stay at home moms, or solopreneur.  Combine insane volume with sophisticated targeting options and you have a POWERFUL tool in the hands of savvy marketers. Think of the potential of reaching exactly the type of audience who might be interested in your product or service, even if they are not a

Dr. Darcia Narvaez: Technology, Filling the Void of Pleasure

Dr. Darcia Narvaez is a Professor of Psychology at Notre Dame and an author of many acclaimed books, most recently Evolution, Early Experience and Human Development.  As an expert on human development, we thought it appropriate to discuss with her the implications of digital media specifically with regards to how it affects children and parenting. She explained that, for all the good modern technology offers, we must consider the potential consequences, even on an evolutionary level. “Early in

Holli Kaplan - Using Technology to Discover Your Child’s Identity

Holli Kaplan is an expert in the fields of education and parenting affiliated with Famtivity, a up-and-coming social network targeted toward family engagement.  We had the fortunate chance to talk to her about some other ways we might bridge the gaps of conventional parenting and the new digital landscape. Kaplan identified the core struggle of parenting adolescents as a “conflict between parents’ fears and their ability to see their teen accurately.”  This hasn’t changed in the last hundred ye

The Secret Hierarchies of Children: A Conversation with Dr. Denise Cummins

We recently had the unique opportunity to get a few words in with Dr. Denise Cummins, a highly respected research psychologist and author of The Other Side of Psychology: How Experimental Psychologists Find Out the Way We Think and Feel as well as Good Thinking: Seven Powerful Ideas that Influence the Way We Think. When we sat down with Dr. Cummins, we had one key topic in mind: bullying.  What’s driving kids to bully one another?  Has it gotten worse with smartphones and social media?  What ca

Top TV Episodes of 2014

The second-season finale of The Americans — cable’s best current series never nominated for a meaningful Emmy — climaxes with a long reveal. Perhaps it’s a tad too long for the usual badge-of-honor believability of the show, which follows Philip and Elizabeth, married undercover KGB agents undermining 1980s America from inside and played by the astonishingly versatile Matthew Rhys and Keri Russell. Jared, a mortally wounded teen whom we thought cruelly orphaned by a rogue element, reveals that

Top TV Episodes of 2014

The second-season finale of The Americans — cable’s best current series never nominated for a meaningful Emmy — climaxes with a long reveal. Perhaps it’s a tad too long for the usual badge-of-honor believability of the show, which follows Philip and Elizabeth, married undercover KGB agents undermining 1980s America from inside and played by the astonishingly versatile Matthew Rhys and Keri Russell. Jared, a mortally wounded teen whom we thought cruelly orphaned by a rogue element, reveals that

Yelp Reputation for Business Owners

Small and local business owners have a new favorite adversary.  This time, the threat is not a franchised competitor or a new regulatory commission.  This new, lurking menace is far more democratic… or at least, it purports to be. The latest thorn in the backside of many independent businesses is none other than Yelp, the popular social site designed to help consumers find quality goods and services in their area based on local reviews.  In theory, it’s a killer idea, a shining example of the f

Using Outreach in Your Content Marketing Plan

The emerging marketing epoch defined when exponentially increasing volumes of content intersect our limited human capacity to consume it. According to Curata’s 2014 Content Marketing study, 71% of marketers will increase content marketing budgets in 2014. Rand Fishkin recently wrote about content fatigue, where marketers are becoming their own worst enemy by creating an increasing amount of content. How can you avoid the pitfalls of content fatigue and get your content noticed in an oversatura

Why did Facebook buy Oculus Rift?

There’s been a lot of buzz over the past week about Facebook’s plans to buy out Oculus VR, and what that might mean for the future of virtual reality.  But seeing how deeply social has become integrated in our way of life, maybe we should all be asking a larger, more basic question: What does this mean for the future of reality itself? Before delving into that mind-twisting inquiry, it’s important to understand the context for this potential looming paradigm shift. That just sounds like someth

The Ultimate Guide on How to Promote a Podcast

Do you ever find yourself listening to morning talk radio, thinking about how great it would be to work as a DJ, broadcasting your conversations to the world and getting paid for it?  You know you’d be good at it.  You’ve got the voice, the wit, and more than enough interesting things to talk about.  All you’re missing is an in with the radio station. Well, what if I told you that you don’t need it, that you haven’t for quite some time.  As user-generated content continues to become more promin

Learning Again How to Be Here Now: Barbara Greenberg, Ph.D.

Dr Barbara Greenberg is a respected clinical psychologist with an expertise in the subject of teens, families, and communication.  Naturally, on the topic of modern communication and interconnectivity, she seemed like the person to talk to.  She was more than happy to share her observations on the topic, and we learned a lot from her.  That being said, much of what she shared painted a bleak future for kids today. Dr. Greenberg, like many parents, teachers, and psychologists, is deeply concerne
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