What’s in a name?

What’s in a name?

There are those moments when you are not in the room and your name is spoken. The person saying your name is often talking about their experience with you to another person. Emotions, memories, feelings are flooding that person’s mind. We can only hope what they are...
Customer service is a lost art

Customer service is a lost art

When someone gives you a smile for no reason, your tension instantly melts away. When a friend visits, you instantly make them feel right at home. When a neighbour is in need, you are ready to help. Service is easy to do when you genuinely care about those around you....
How-to increase your public image

How-to increase your public image

We all have an amazing amount of knowledge we want to share with the world. Problem is we don’t have enough outlets to spread our knowledge. So you talk the ear off your spouse…again. You repeat the same thing to your colleague…again. It’s ok but there has...
Less talking, more doing

Less talking, more doing

Back in January I told my peeps at Spark that I was declaring 2017 the year of less talking and more doing. Why? Because in the last 5 years or so I have been seeing a trend. People who talk a big game but when it comes to deliver the goods, they disappear or find an...
Handcuffs and blindfolds

Handcuffs and blindfolds

We have become so dependent on tech it’s an epidemic. Case in point, my computer hard drive decided to give me the one finger salute back in October. So I spent over 2 weeks without my computer – the one tool I require to make money and complete work. I...
I can only do so much, the rest is up to you

I can only do so much, the rest is up to you

Here’s a heart wrenching story. An old client of mine has closed the doors to his business. That makes me upset because this business was awesome. It had a fantastic story and people adored it. But what makes my emotions worse is that this person is blaming the...
Healthier, wealthier and wiser

Healthier, wealthier and wiser

Do you often wonder why your brand’s content is falling on deaf ears? Maybe that one blog post that you published was so amazing, you were sure that it was going to get positive feedback? Or it was an advertisement that you thought was going to grab attention? What...
The proof is in the pudding

The proof is in the pudding

As I was writing the title of this email I thought to myself “wtf does that actually mean?” HA! the last thing I wanted to do was use a phrase that had a completely wrong context than it should. Wouldn’t that be hilarious! The original phrase is...
Make your own sandbox

Make your own sandbox

How many times have you been confronted with the same old marketing messages? You know what I am talking about. The same bus bench ideas. The same old advertisements from retail stores. The yawn inducing radio ads. It’s pathetic really. I know why marketing often is...
7 years and counting.

7 years and counting.

Thursday, June 15 was my company’s 7 year anniversary. 7 glorious years of graphic design, logos, adventures and clients. I knew my first year was going to be hard. My 3rd year even harder. Getting past the 5 year hump was an accomplishment all its own. Making it to 7...

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