Yet another view into the world of a "professional" narcissistic anthropologist at work. Posted this morning on the company site / linkedin. On a side note, I was recently inspired by a new blog i found called The Anxious Anthropologist to start writing more of "the fun stuff"...so expect something new soon. As Cultural Strategists, we … Continue reading What’s Fueling “The Bern?” The Secret Every Marketer Should Know
Why Coke’s “America The Beautiful” Superbowl Ad Brought Out America’s Ugly
Let me start by saying that I may be a few day's late to this party having been engaged in other life event activities over Superbowl Sunday and not having turned on a television until last night. Why? That being said, I am aware that I apparently missed a doozy of a backlash against one … Continue reading Why Coke’s “America The Beautiful” Superbowl Ad Brought Out America’s Ugly
Coming Together Over Free Coffee: A Starbucks Political Statement and Marketing Magic
The U.S. political environment is pretty bound up these days with the debt ceiling crisis and government shutdowns, etc. All the CNN and MSNBC addicts among my readers (I imagine quite a few) are likely well aware. If you look to your Facebook and Twitter feeds you will likely see lots of griping and general … Continue reading Coming Together Over Free Coffee: A Starbucks Political Statement and Marketing Magic
Variations On A Meme: Marriage Equality Enthusiasm
Not to belabor the point on marriage equality, but I am always a fan of meme-watching...especially when you start seeing all the "hacking" that goes into personalizing a meme to make it more meaningful....and even borrowing from other memes to do so. In the case of the marriage equality debate that is happening in the … Continue reading Variations On A Meme: Marriage Equality Enthusiasm
Marraige Equality: Trending Today and Influencing Tomorrow, One Facebook Photo At A Time?
Facebook is one of the best platforms for getting a meme out there - especially when you can adopt the symbol for a space-in-time social movement your profile picture and have it speak volumes. Thanks to Mashable.com for explaining the phenomenon of the day and sharing the love! http://mashable.com/2013/03/26/facebook-red-marriage-equality/ Facebook Turns Red as SCOTUS Marriage … Continue reading Marraige Equality: Trending Today and Influencing Tomorrow, One Facebook Photo At A Time?
Putting Federal Ruling about Gay Marraige In Context: A Look Back to Roe V. Wade and A Discussion of Human Opinion V. Social Science
One funny thing about being human is we tend to get pretty emotional about the topic of human rights. Hilarious, right? I mean, why do we have to take this stuff so personally? 😉 And that's not the only funny thing about humans. Another is, on the one hand - especially in America where we … Continue reading Putting Federal Ruling about Gay Marraige In Context: A Look Back to Roe V. Wade and A Discussion of Human Opinion V. Social Science
The Nature Of Peace
In honor of the late Martin Luther King Junior and the inauguration of President Obama to his second term, I thought I would share this thoughtful perspective on the concept of Peace and our challenge as humans living in a “civilized” society.
What is peace?
The definition in the Merriam-Webster dictionary (online) says this:
1 : a state of tranquillity or quiet: as
a: freedom from civil disturbance
b: a state of security or order within a community provided for by law or custom <a breach of the peace>
2 : freedom from disquieting or oppressive thoughts or emotions
3 : harmony in personal relations
a: a state or period of mutual concord between governments
b: a pact or agreement to end hostilities between those who have been at war or in a state of enmity
5: used interjectionally to ask for silence or calm or as a greeting or farewell
— at peace
: in a state of concord or tranquillity
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On The Road To Godlesness?
As we careen toward's Christmas just a few days away, the topic of religion is obviously unavoidable. I know, I know...muddying the celebratory waters with facts. An article in today's New York Times discusses the fact brought to light by a new Pew Center study that a full 20% (that's 1/5th) of the U.S. Population … Continue reading On The Road To Godlesness?
The Evolution Of Bigotry: Racist Tweeting
It's good to know that technological advancement takes all kinds. Those who work in CRM (customer relationship management) understand the distinct value of being proactive when it comes to managing both positive and negative conversations happening about a brand or company in the social media space. People have used social media technology like twitter to … Continue reading The Evolution Of Bigotry: Racist Tweeting
Romancing The Senate: When Did The Business Of Government Become About Love?
On CNN today, the "talk back question" was "can Barack Obama romance the republicans?". It seems that voters intentionally put our country into a state of gridlock the past couple elections: with a democratic president and a senate dominated by Republicans. And it also seems that our two-party system has created a sandbox with a … Continue reading Romancing The Senate: When Did The Business Of Government Become About Love?