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You’re in Trouble When Employees Go Incognito on Their Break. The Decline of Sears.

As of this writing stock prices at Amazon sit at $1003 each. A far cry from 1997’s $1.74. Meanwhile in the the US, Sears Roebuck’s shares have dropped from $192 in 2002 to today’s $6.47. In its heyday, Sears was … Continue reading

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Online Isn’t Killing Retail. Retail is Killing Retail.

Back in 2006, you could jump in your new Pontiac and take a drive over to Circuit City for a DVD player. After that, you could stroll over to Linens N Things for new sheets. Then, push your cart past … Continue reading

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Audi Wins the Super Bowl

So that was a Hell of a Super Bowl. Yes Tom Brady is (fill in list of glowing superlatives here). Now, on to the commercials. Quite a few pundits are talking about how Alfa Romeo won the day with its … Continue reading

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How to make sure you don’t achieve premium prices for your luxury real estate condo tower

Seriously, we see this happen time and again. How do you avoid getting a premium $/sq.ft for your condo tower? The answer is DON’T just default to the standard pricing metric, which is what the comps have sold for. Don’t ever … Continue reading

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I was a Springer first

In the fall of 2014, I walked into Spring’s office to interview for an internship position in the client services department. I was new to the city and looking for that elusive first placement in advertising. (Ill)-­equipped with half a … Continue reading

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OUR YEAR OF NO AWARD SHOWS STARTS NOW

As you might have read some time ago on this page, I love a good awards show. I really love the Lotus Awards. We’ve had some great years at that show. But I hold a dear place in my heart … Continue reading

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Free Parking

A few weeks ago I had a near perfect day absolutely ruined by a parking ticket. I returned to my car that day, and learned that the $6 I had paid for a paltry hour of parking simply wasn’t enough, … Continue reading

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Tainted

Tainted is usually a word used to describe something bad or terrible, but to me it also resembles something inspiring. Two weekends ago I saw a fearfully touching reading of a play called Tainted about a family who lived through … Continue reading

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THE BEST DRUG IS A WHOLE LOTTA HUG

The phrase, “Am I nuts?” was the first thing that came out of my mouth at 6:00 am yesterday morning. This advertising business contains a lot of idealism. Sure that client will approve the ad with a happy Hitler holding … Continue reading

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Hugs For Hunger

March 20 isn’t Christmas or Valentines Day or Mother’s Day but to me, the first day of spring is a day that needs its due. If you think I’m biased, you are correct. But let’s leave that aside for the … Continue reading

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