Wednesday, August 27, 2008

Too much

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!

Friday, August 8, 2008

Beautiful Illustrations

Heard from Buzz Feed (on Twitter) about these. Artist Dyna Moe has designed some beautiful, retro-style illustrations based on Mad Men. See photos here.

Thursday, August 7, 2008

Great twitter article

Ian Hall had a great post -- and tweet -- on Twitter and branding. Very interesting. Not sure my comapny's brand is ready for Twitter, but I sure wish it was!

And then I stubled upon this article from Marketing Professionals on branding and twitter. I am pining for an opportunity to do this!

Love it!

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?

What is a team?

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.

Wednesday, August 6, 2008

Countdown's on!

Only 8 weeks and 3 days until the Capitals' home opener!