Apr 24, 2014

Easter Egg Hunting on the Internet

During Easter this weekend I participated in an Easter egg hunt (yes, I’m a grown adult) and it got me thinking about Easter eggs…not the kind you find on Easter, but the kind you find on the Internet. According to Wikipedia, the term “Easter egg” came from Atari. In 1979, game designer Warren Robinett hid... Read More

Apr 22, 2014

A Message to the Graduates of 2014

The best four years of your life are about to end, and Mom and Dad want you to find a job…quickly. The good news is the economy is the strongest it’s been in years. The bad news is you’re still facing competition from recent grads of years past, who are underemployed and hungry to reach... Read More

Apr 14, 2014

Wanted: Proofreader

We live in the great country of the US of A, where anyone can start a business and bring the masses a surplus of goods and services they never knew they needed before. It’s a beautiful thing, really. And in this great nation of America, we typically speak the English language—admittedly one of the most... Read More

Apr 11, 2014

Marketing Buzzword Mad Libs

Every industry has them. Those things that seep into meeting conversations like termites in your home. There’s really no avoiding them and scientists still haven’t found a cure. They’re those too-many-syllable, ultra-ambiguous, professorial-sounding BUZZWORDS! Be honest—you’ve used buzzwords before. At some point when you attempted to articulate a difficult concept or idea you resorted to... Read More

Apr 09, 2014

A Few Thoughts on Documenting Your Company History

I tend to be exposed to a good deal of relatively unimportant or insignificant content online. I’m as guilty as the next person in posting content 99.9999% of the universe could care less about. A muddy dog, pictures of wood shavings, a delicious meal. You get the point. Social media platforms are the giant spoons... Read More

Apr 09, 2014

Business Courier Announces Cincinnati Insurance’s First TV Campaign

Cincinnati Insurance’s TV campaign got some great coverage in the Business Courier yesterday! The article announced the launch of Cincinnati Insurance’s first TV spot in company history. The spot is part of the “Actions Speak Louder in Person” campaign, which focuses on the strong relationship Cincinnati Insurance agents cultivate with their policy holders and will... Read More

Apr 07, 2014

Curious Car Wash

I got my car washed this weekend. Geez, Angie, couldn’t you think of anything better to write about on this so-called “curious” blog? Everyone in Cincinnati got a car wash this weekend. Yeah, yeah, but stick with me here for a few minutes. You see, I got my car washed at the legendary Rainbow Car... Read More

Apr 07, 2014

Basement Poetry Round Three

Old Man From the North whence he comes to slap your face, not caring who you are. Causing crimson cheeks with a stinging force, you cannot raise a hand. Just turn your back and let him by, his whisper shakes the trees. Nature not man can kill this foe, he rules today. Time An instant... Read More

Apr 04, 2014

Spotlight: Director, Insights and Strategy Jeff Dattilo

1) Tell us about your first entrepreneurial endeavor with Mayor Cranley, J&J Golf. Build it and they will come! J&J (John and Jeff) Golf. In grade school (I can’t remember our exact age—maybe 10) John and I built a little 9-hole golf course in the field/John’s yard behind our homes in the heart of it... Read More

Apr 01, 2014

Copy & Paste

Hey everybody! Are you living life? Great! Are you doing it because some company told you to? Because there are a lot of them doing it. A whole lot. Here are just a few taglines inviting you to continue to exist: Live Life Unfiltered Live Life Active Live Life to the Plus Live Life Drive... Read More