Listen.

Listen.

Listening involves more than just the audible sounds or the written words that people use to communicate. True listening means that we not only hear the words, but we understand them. We take the time to think about what they mean to the person on the other end....
Imagine.

Imagine.

Our imagination allows us to come up with creative solutions that can take our strategy in a totally different direction from where we thought we were going when we started. This is where we can have the most impact if we really let our minds open up and run...
Connect.

Connect.

Connecting is the tactical phase of social media engagement where we reach out to key people or even entire communities with our message. We connect with people where they are, not where we think they should be.
Inspire.

Inspire.

It is a rare occurrence to truly inspire people with marketing messages. Inspiration occurs when we strike deep emotional chords with others in such a way that they can't help but share their experience with everyone they know. When this happens through digital media, the results can be staggering....
Latest entries

Finding and Expressing Inner Voice

I used to think my voice didn’t really matter. That I wasn’t smart enough, eloquent enough, educated enough, good enough, etc. It’s really quite ridiculous when I look at it now. Sure, some of my heroes had more resources, education, money, better looks, etc., but others were no more prepared to have a massive impact on the world than I am now.

Last week I was doing some research on a project I’m working on, and I came across the story of OutKast and their rise to the pinnacle of stardom from their humble roots in my home city of Atlanta. One part of their story really struck me, but I didn’t really know why at the time. Read more…

The Last Time In Your Light

I remember the first CD I ever bought; it was The Cure – The Head On The Door. My first concert was REM at The Fabulous Fox Theater in Atlanta on their Document tour. My first job I loved was at the Record Bar during high school. My first DJ gig was at Sol in Atlanta. Each of these musical firsts has a special place in my memory. Indeed, music has run through my veins since I was young listening to Siouxsie & The Banshees on my Walkman on the bus during the wild ride to school.

Now I have another first to add to the list. For the first time, I was fortunate enough to play a small role in the production of an album, Black Swan Lane’s 2013 album, The Last Time In Your Light. Read more…

Running Around The World

Life sometimes provides us with opportunities that we could never imagine for ourselves and it’s up to each of us to take each one and seize it.

I’m typing this on an airport shuttle bus bound for Tokyo’s Narita airport for the final flight of a round-the-world trip for a client that began in mid January on the sunny beaches of Santa Monica. Since then, I’ve had a chance to slip on my sneakers and take off running in some truly incredible places on this beautiful blue planet.

In just over a week, I’ll be running in the Hunger Walk/Run in Atlanta for the second time. Read more…

Bold Horizons and Global Change

Sometimes the universe lines up things for us that we just don’t know what to do with right away. The past 4 months have felt like that for me. So many days I’ve thought to myself, I need to sit down and write; to process all the things that are going on. But, to borrow a phrase from Jonathan Fields, I’ve been in ‘The Thrash.’

Truthfully, it really started in July when I returned home from the World Domination Summit, which was yet another incredible experience in Portland. I saw the talk that I gave at WDS on Vimeo for the first time recently. This was a pivotal moment for me. If you have 5 minutes to watch it, it explains a lot about where I’ve been and what I’ve been up to. Read more…

A Game Changing Birthday Wish

2 weeks ago, I sat in the beautiful Newmark Theater in Portland, Oregon as I listened to Scott Harrison of charity: water describe his story and the history of this incredible organization. Like me, Scott spent many years in the nightlife scene and saw enough sketchiness to last him a lifetime. Yet, after all the years of drinking, drugging and everything in between, Scott had a realization that he wanted his life to stand for more than just a stream of good parties.

Scott spent time in West Africa alongside volunteer doctors who were treating hundreds of patients a day that would otherwise have endured unimaginable suffering from a variety of maladies. Read more…