Thursday, February 23

Play for the Person Next to You

One of the keynote speeches from the recent Dad 2.0 Summit really moved me with a refreshing perspective that in many ways I was already living. But it never hurts to get a reminder.

Play for the Person Next to You.

Thank you Charles Tillman!

I wrote about it for Entrepreneur...click here to give it a read.

What's your experience? JIM

Wednesday, February 22

#LoveHasNoLabels - The Pro Bowl Kiss Cam

Sports is such a huge part of our culture...it almost feels foolish putting that statement into print. And over the years, we've seen a more and more diverse audiences in attendance and in viewership for sporting events, with mega franchises even starting to recognize it. And celebrate it. And share it.

It's just not your grandfather's game anymore. Thankfully.

Which is why I love this new execution from The Ad Council as part of its #LoveHasNoLabels campaign. In it the organization tackles one of the long-standing norms of the game, the kiss cam. And it shows the diversity of our culture in the process. Showing that love has no boundaries, no limits, no prejudice.

During the Kiss Cam at this year's 2017 Pro Bowl. The Pro Bowl!

Now here's a message I can get behind:



Just for reference, this isn't The Ad Council's first message of this kind. Here's the #LoveHasNoLabels execution from last year, equally as fabulous:


Public service at its finest. #LoveHasNoLabels also has a site worth visiting, worth sharing, worth supporting.

What's your experience? JIM

Monday, February 20

President's Choice - Share a Meal

This piece of film comes from Canadian grocery retailer Loblaws for its private label brand, President's Choice. It's nothing short of fab. As a city dweller, I'd love to give this a try. But I don't think I'm brave enough.

Layered with insights about diversity and mixing cultures and getting to know your neighbors...and how sharing a meal can bring us all together. It's worth a social share for sure.

Let me know what you think...


What's your experience? JIM

Friday, February 17

Trump Gets a GQ Makeover


There are some things that are just so clever, you can't help but smile...regardless of your political views.

In comes GQ, the benchmark men's fashion "voice" with a makeover of our new President, Donald Trump. I think it's fair to say that he's not exactly a fashion icon, nor claims to be. But you'll see in this video how a few simple tweaks could put him on the road to a runway. Perhaps.

Great branding and great timing for an iconic brand. GQ that is.

Give a look for yourself...


Gotta say, even if Trump didn't learn anything from this, I certainly did!

What's your experience?  JIM