Crystal Ball
Tomorrow will be nothing like today. It may look and feel a lot like today – you’ll get up, have breakfast, exercise, go off to work, etc. But tomorrow will be nothing like today. Continue Reading →

Is My Phone Spying On Me?

Have you ever been talking about a particular pair of shoes or handbag with a friend, only to suddenly see ads for that exact product pop up on Facebook and on Google? It must mean your phone is spying on you! Right? Wrong! Shelly Palmer talks with Bianca Peters and Raegan Medgie about predictive analytics and what's really happening. Continue Reading →

No cookie, no data!

Google announced it will stop selling ads based on your personal web browsing history. If you do any digital marketing, this is world-changing news. Continue Reading →
Blue Disco Ball
With outsourcing becoming a necessity, it is more important than ever to understand the role of a vendor versus the role of a solutions provider. When is it a good idea to reach out to a vendor, and when are you better off retaining a solutions provider to help you achieve your objectives? Wait. Every vendor says they're a solutions provider. OK. Let's say that's true. (Which it isn't, BTW.) Are you set up to leverage that resource? Continue Reading →

The Famous “P&G Memo”

P&G Memo
Want to be a better strategic thinker? For most businesspeople, the time-tested P&G (Procter & Gamble) Memo is a great place to start. At its core, the format of a classic P&G recommendation memo forces you to sequentially structure your thoughts, which in turn forces you to sequentially structure your communication. The clarity provided by this disciplined approach to thinking is invaluable, and its ability to help scrutinize ideas is unmatched. Here's the variation I use to begin packaging my ideas to sell. Continue Reading →