Entrepreneur Strategic Interest Group –  It’s Not My Job to Remember You

Entrepreneur Strategic Interest Group – It’s Not My Job to Remember You

Brand Extract’s Jonathan Fisher – Lessons on building a subcontractor partnership with an agency Most of my work is client direct and NOT through agencies . . I made that executive decision many years ago as a business strategy. as back then, my experience with agencies was that they wanted me to work for cheap […]

Silver Fox Advisor Luncheon – “Houston Airports: Moving to the Future”

Silver Fox Advisor Luncheon – “Houston Airports: Moving to the Future”

This is the second month in row that I’ve attended the Silver Fox Luncheon in Lieu of the IABC Houston Chapter Luncheon at Brennans of Houston. The topic over there was something about Making a “ConneXion” with Millennials. My business really has nothing to with targeting them and I’ve got a 22-year-old Millennial son living […]

Entrepreneur Strategic Interest Group Luncheon – “The Costly Marketing Myth”

Entrepreneur Strategic Interest Group Luncheon – “The Costly Marketing Myth”

It was billed as a provocative presentation –  Mattison Grey will uncover the “Marketing Myth” that is costing you business and make some important distinctions guaranteed to change the way you think about selling. All righty then  . . . Being a solo practitioner, I essentially get to wear ALL the hats, so  this sounded […]

Silver Fox Luncheon -“The Single Most Important Reason Why Home Depot Bought Blinds.com”

Silver Fox Luncheon -“The Single Most Important Reason Why Home Depot Bought Blinds.com”

I felt a wee bit like a schoolboy this morning as I drove to attend a Lunch & Learn hosted by the Silver Fox Advisers at the Houston Racquet club. Typically on the last Thursday of month, I would be driving downtown to Brennan’s, where I would be attending the IABC Chapter Luncheon. I had […]

Keeping Websites Relevant in the World of Social Media Dominance

Keeping Websites Relevant in the World of Social Media Dominance

As a solo practitioner business owner, effective time management is very important to me, and I am always on the look out for ways to leverage my time so that I can multi-task and get more bang for my time. So . . . attending a Luncheon at the world renowned Brennan’s Restaurant – with […]

Touch Their Hearts: Storytelling in Words and Pictures

Touch Their Hearts: Storytelling in Words and Pictures

The meeting blurb said: “Whether we call it engagement, persuasion or influence, communication that changes minds must first connect to the emotions. Storytelling is the key to making this transformative connection. Alice Brink, ABC, will present new ways to think about storytelling in corporate communications, and tools to make you a better storyteller.” Sounded interesting.,  […]

Happy New Year – 2015
How the 3-foot rule can change your life

How the 3-foot rule can change your life

IABC’s Entrepreneur  Strategic Interest Group Luncheon is always a hoot, so I am always eagerly anticipating attending when schedule permits. This meeting was no exception and I was glad to reconnect and visit with friends and colleagues and enjoy the fabulous La Griglia cuisine while waiting for the speaker to begin. Maureen Sanders, development officer for San […]

Celebrating Death Through Life

Celebrating Death Through Life

Día de Muertos (Day of the Dead) , is a holiday observed throughout Mexico and around the world in other cultures. The holiday focuses on gatherings of family and friends to pray for and remember friends and family members who have died. It is particularly celebrated in Mexico where the day is a bank holiday. […]

IABC Houston October Luncheon: Brand Building with Michael Holthouse

IABC Houston October Luncheon: Brand Building with Michael Holthouse

October 23, 2014 hosted a Brennan’s of Houston The past two years I’ve have participated in Lemonade day  . . .It really is lot of fun and very fulfilling to see the difference it can make in young people. I’ve seen the marketing materials used etc.  World-class stuff.  I’ve heard his story before, but I […]