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
Tag: consumer anthropology
Is Customer Social Responsibility The New “CSR”?
Sometimes work and life go together. For Narcissistic Anthropologists like me, this phenomenon happens more often than not. For the last several months I have been building momentum as a partner at Culture Agency in Atlanta, GA. In the new year we made an official commitment to, at all costs, only work with clients and … Continue reading Is Customer Social Responsibility The New “CSR”?
Creating The Culture That Will Change The World
I've had a bit of an absence from the blogosphere lately. Not for lack of inspiration and desire to pontificate on the quirks of consumer culture - but because I have been busy trying to figure out a way to save the world. Okay, so perhaps it's a bit Narcissistic to think that a … Continue reading Creating The Culture That Will Change The World
Love, Haters and Hipsters: The Irony of Being A Millennial
I have officially decided that I've spent too much time commenting on a recent Facebook thread started in the last day by fellow bloggers Eve Kerrigan, Rachel Gall and Anna Akbari, about a recent article on Millennials called "Generation Wuss" by Vanity Fair's Bret Easton Ellis. I am, however, compelled to share and express my very "special" point … Continue reading Love, Haters and Hipsters: The Irony of Being A Millennial
Experiencing “Old School”: The Middle-Aged Mosh Pit
So, I was enjoying an extended happy hour at my favorite local pub - out on the patio watching folks walk by, when a punk rock couple - complete with mohawk and combat boots - ambled on by.Here I was thinking "nice to see the neighborhood getting more bohemian and diverse" when I was informed … Continue reading Experiencing “Old School”: The Middle-Aged Mosh Pit
A “Download” on Post-2000 Tech-Driven Consumer Culture-isms
Last night my wife and I took a chance on a new local restaurant and music venue. It was a slow night and we stayed until they were ready to close up, having conversations with the chef and bartender. In an effort to let us know they were in no rush to kick us out, … Continue reading A “Download” on Post-2000 Tech-Driven Consumer Culture-isms
From Meme to Marketing: The Power of Viral Meaning-Creation
This morning whilst enjoying my leftover steak dinner turned steak omelet (waste not want not) I was also going through the Sunday paper coupons (as is a typical suburban Sunday morning activity - so I have observed). Whilst perusing the pages of discounts for new, necessary hair care products such as jamaican black castor … Continue reading From Meme to Marketing: The Power of Viral Meaning-Creation
Millennials in Love: Why They’re Not So Different From Their Parents After All
So excited to have gotten the call to participate in the dialogue in this article....
Nostalgic America and The South Florida Elderly Consumer
This morning I am heading home from a visit with my parents at the Colony Point retirement community in Pembroke Pines, Florida. It is the second largest (next to Century Village) in the area - located in South Florida, which is home to a disproportionate amount of the East Coast's elderly population. Why? I have … Continue reading Nostalgic America and The South Florida Elderly Consumer
Thanksgiving and Hanukkah: Giving Thanks For The Fire That Burns In All of Us
I am certainly not even close to catching up to the thousands of bloggers who are talking about this year's first merging of two iconic American Holiday traditions since the late 1800's - Thanksgiving and Hanukkah, also coined Thanksgivukkah, among other cutesy holiday sniglets.Being both American and Jewish (at least by birth on both counts) … Continue reading Thanksgiving and Hanukkah: Giving Thanks For The Fire That Burns In All of Us