Developing Natural Audience – A Correspondence with Rachel Thompson

As part of my continuing correspondence series, Developing Natural Audience, I decided to reach out to author, book promoter and social media consultant, Rachel Thompson. Many of you may know Rachel from her company, Bad Redhead Media. Rachel is also the brains behind the Twitter blog sharing meme, #MondayBlogs, which she started back in 2012. … Continue reading

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Developing Natural Audience – A Correspondence with Dino Dogan

I recently launched my new Building Creative Community interview series with a conversation with creative development advisor, Marc Zegans. I thought it would be great to start things off by talking to someone who worked with a great many artists in various disciplines. I wasn’t prepared for the huge response we got from writers, artists, … Continue reading

The Art of Finding Natural Audience, with Marc Zegans

If you’re reading this article, then chances are you’re a working artist, or you’re well on your way to articulating your creative vision and following your creative career. You already know that you can’t do this alone. Finding the right team of collaborators and building creative community is crucial to your creative success. Welcome to … Continue reading

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What the Hell is Branding, Anyway?

  What the Hell is Branding, Anyway? I’ve been having a lot of conversations about branding lately. For those of us who live in the world of branding, the term has almost become invisible. We eat, drink and breathe this stuff. It’s like water or air to us. But I had a conversation the other … Continue reading

Practical Spirituality: A Conversation with Author, Celine Koropchak

Last year, I stumbled upon the blog, the_tovarysh_connection (pronounced, the toe-vahsh connection). I was struck by its simple language that resonated deeply within me. As I continued to read the posts, I became convinced that there was some deep spiritual presence at work in these words. At the time, the author was not named, and I found … Continue reading

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Branding Professionals: Don’t Sell Yourselves Short

Electra Lives (here’s a little soundtrack for you to enjoy while you’re reading…) OK, how many of you branding professionals out there have been neglecting your own brand? C’mon, admit it. You build kickass websites for a living, and your own site is in desperate need of a refresh. Or, you handle social media for your … Continue reading

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Project Mavens on the Move

Project Mavens has been busy over the long, cold winter, cooking up projects left and right. Now it’s time to come out of hibernation and share the fruits of our labor… Launching in NYC on April 17th, The Branding Lounge: A series of workshops co-presented by myself and designer, Jennifer Dopazo. Six weeks of writing … Continue reading

New Book of Everyday Spirituality Hits the Digital Market

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: New Book of Everyday Spirituality Hits the Digital Market New York, NY, USA September 24, 2013 One With All of Thee: Growing Your Sacred Connection (OWAT), now available as an e-book at Amazon, is a practical book of wisdom. It does not, strictly speaking, have a conventional author. In the sacred, philosophical … Continue reading

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Jen Dopazo Awarded for Book Cover of Lillian Ann Slugocki’s The Blue Hours

Kudos to design maven and Candelita founder Jennifer Dopazo for her brilliant book cover design for literary maven Lillian Ann Slugocki’s groundbreaking book, The Blue Hours. For this beautiful work, Candelita was just honored with an American Graphic Design Award. According to sponsors, Graphic Design USA,  “The American Graphic Design Awards is our four decade … Continue reading

The crowd at PlannerTech 2013 featuring Triberr founder, Dino Dogan. #techsytalk

Unstoppable: Project Mavens Brings Gamification to PlannerTech

On Tuesday, August 13th, hundreds of members of New York City’s event planning community assembled for what has become the industry’s hottest tech event: PlannerTech. Produced by Liz King Events, this full day educational symposium, now in its fourth year, showcases new event technology companies and features cutting edge presentations from industry leaders like international … Continue reading

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