I have been a Caps fan for ... forever. Some of my greatest childhood memories are going to those games out in Landover with my Dad. Now my husband and I go to home games and it's a whole new set of memories. When the SE Championship banner was raised Saturday night, I cried. An emotional pride and adoration for a team, an organization ans a sport that has been a huge part of my life. Now that's brand satying power. A big thank you to Ted Leonsis for leading the organization to this place. It's a beautiful thing to watch.
Being called sexist, because I question RNC VP Nominee is insane. I am a woman. I am educated. I am relatively informed on issues and politics. I just don't see how being snarky and mocking someone's grass-roots involvement is not working woth the people. More so than an executive anyday. And to read comments from my fellow Americans that say that if I as a woman don't support her, I am anti-woman? NUTS!
Too much work. Too much politics. Too much stress. Wow ... do I need to get away. Luckily I am heading out Friday for 4 days of peace & quiet. No facebook. No Twitter. No email. No laptop. No work. Phew! I need it ... adn I can't wait.
And only six weeks till hockey season ... woo-hoo!
I love the fact that one of my favorite shows, Mad Men, is having such a big impact on our culture (See Ad Age story). It's a brilliant, beautiful show, with real, well-written characters. Plus it's "the good old days" of advertising. What could be better?
All the media coverage of the Brett Favre situation has made me really try to realize what makes a team. I think he's done a huge disservice to Green Bay (the organization and the community) by simply changing his mind.
I've seen this happen in my professional life too ...changing one's mind can have much wider implications than originally thought.
So what is a team? To me a team is a group of people working toward a common goal. But what if 1 or more of the group is working against that goal? Or is creating discord? It can't be tolerated and it can't happen. It's destructive.
So good for Green Bay that he's gone. I'm glad the frenzy is over, and the folks in WI can move on. I just hope they do.
Really trying to be fair with Cruil & Knol both debuting. I really don't get cruil. Unrelated images ... zero search results. And an awful braind name ... ick! Knol is ok. I like the idea of having to take responsibility for what you post, but have seen a ton of people just reposting existing stuff. Kinda sad. I want to see what the next Twitter, Facebook or Interesting Blog like Ted's Take will be.
Something interesting to think about. Having just had a lightbulb go in my head recently about my career ... I think it has to do with passion. To be happy at work (where you spend the VAST majority of your time), you MUST have passion for what you do, your brand, your function, your work product ... something.
Now I just have to settle in and develop a plan to be able to do just that!
Foodie wannabe in DC area who loves wine, travel, ice hockey (CAPS!) and Baseball (Sox!). I pride myself on staying current on Marketing Trends, mainting personal and professional networks and embrace lifelong learning.