Take a Position

It’s my theme for this year – Take a Position. It’s not like I didn’t have a position. I did. My business does. We build healthy brands, and we help organizations that help people. But during the course of a year, or five or ten, it’s easy to get caught up in the day-to-day stuff [...]

By | March 23rd, 2017|Branding, Content, Inspiration, Marketing|

Summer Fun, Until You Get Burned

Summer fun? What's so fun about summer? If you've been burned like I have, you might want to apply a thick coat of all purpose SPF summer screen. Burning Being fair-skinned almost to the point of opacity, the sun turns me red in no time. I need to turn that red into a tan. It's [...]

By | July 12th, 2016|Content, Uncategorized|

Content Marketing World Takeaways

dRC attended the world's largest content event, Content Marketing World, just last week. With over 3,500 people in attendance, 225 speakers, 550+ companies, and 123+ hours of keynotes, sessions, networking, and entertainment, there was no shortage of information or inspiration! Here are some photos as well as each of our thoughts on the event. Chad Session: Words [...]

By | September 14th, 2015|Cleveland, Content, Marketing|

All In.

Before this month the phrase “All In” meant something very different to me than it does today. “All In” brought to mind a scene of individuals sitting around a table praying that the odds are in their favor as one of them slides all their chips to the center, hoping no one guesses they actually [...]

By | June 23rd, 2015|Content, Inspiration|

5 Steps of Messaging

Working in Account Service I hear a lot of talk about different ways to communicate – Facebook, email, Twitter, Tumblr, LinkedIn, blogs, Instagram, Vine – and new ones that pop up daily. The question that always follows is how often we should communicate -- every day, twice a day, once a week, twice a week? [...]

By | June 18th, 2015|Content|

Images Versus Words

In the battle of words versus images, who wins? Here's my recurring scenario: Images are everything. Nobody reads anymore. Media is all about the image. That's what I'm told, even by clients (though they very much care about the copy I write for them). Being the contrarian that I am, I know beyond doubt that [...]

By | February 12th, 2015|Branding, Content|

Tag Lines: How to Make a Good One

"Experience the Difference." "Tomorrow’s Solutions, Today." "The Strength to Be There." "Excellence Through Total Quality." "We Make It Better." "Ask Why." These are actual tag lines. Not much about these lines is appealing to an actual person. They could be connected to medical equipment or banks or lawn mowers. Not one illuminates a unique market [...]

By | July 31st, 2014|Branding, Content, Positioning|