Because, Internet will explain why you text the way you do

Nerd alert. I just read Because Internet: Understanding the New Rules of Language, and now I know why my teens made fun of me for using punctuation in texts. I also learned that typography has a tone of voice, punctuation can be ironic and periods can be passive aggressive. New technologies (like the internet or … Continue reading Because, Internet will explain why you text the way you do

#FailFolder

I keep a #failfolder. It's a file with screenshots of other organization's marketing and communication mistakes. Is that bad? I do it to keep my mistakes in perspective. The screenshots here are just a couple that I have gathered over the years. If you are a communication or marketing professional, you have made public mistakes. … Continue reading #FailFolder

#COVIDchaos – when will school start?

By now, I thought we'd be on the downhill from the #COVIDchaos, but here we are at more than four million cases in the United States and 144,000+ deaths. And we can't seem to get this under control. This graphic tells a grim story: My community finally passed a mask mandate on July 3. But … Continue reading #COVIDchaos – when will school start?

Chief Consistency Officer?

I was intrigued by this Forbe's post Chief Consistency Officer: How Today's CCO Unites A Company's Stakeholders and it got me thinking... Much of a communicator's role is to maintain the consistency of their brand across all audiences. This could include internal staff, board of directors, members, customers, vendors, lawmakers or media. We ensure all … Continue reading Chief Consistency Officer?

#COVIDchaos: the mask debate

I thought we were on the mend from our coronavirus crisis - but things have escalated quickly over the past three weeks. My last #covidchaos post indicated on June 13, there were 7.4 million cases worldwide, 2.1 million in the U.S., 11,047 in Kansas and 715 in Sedgwick County. On July 3, there are 11 … Continue reading #COVIDchaos: the mask debate