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Unlocking The True Value of Your Creative Content

From content aggregation to content marketing, it seems everyone is talking about the importance of content. Of course, this begs the question: “If content is such an integral part of a successful business, why are content creators having such a hard time getting paid for their work?” This project aims to find solutions to help […]

Content Marketing’s Dirty Little Secret

There is no doubt that content marketing-a branch of marketing aimed at giving current and future marketers entertaining, informative and instructional content instead in lieu of traditional advertising- is growing in prominance and importance. But is content marketing unsustainable? First A Little Background Google’s Panda Update in late–2012 was a bellweather indicator of the importance […]

Sustainable Business Models Symposium

I’ve been remiss in not posting a link to the ASMP Sustainable Business Models Symposium I helped moderate last October. As I begin work on my next presentation, Unlocking the True Value of your Creative Content, to be delivered at the NAB Conference on April 10th, I’ve been reflecting on the wonderful insights provided by […]

Convergence Opportunities

Convergence Opportunties In my recently-concluded seminar Series Adaptation: Building A Successful Photo Business in the Era of Smartphones, Tablets and Social Media, I highlighted the ways technological changes are disrupting a a wide varity of industries and occupations. To illustrate the point, I used two articles highlighting the ways intelligent software is changing the processes […]

CSaaS-Creative Services as a Service?

“As the idea of a sharing and scaling services that were otherwise once local and isolated continues to spread, we are now seeing just about every function you can imagine being delivered as-a-service to any business who wants them.” -Brian Profitt As Brian Profitt correctly outlines in his article “Everything As A Service” on ReadWriteWeb, […]

5 Things You Probably Don’t Know About Photoshop

Today, I’m presenting “5 Things You Probably Don’t Know About Photoshop” at the Utah chapter of the American Society for Training and Development. Rather than focus strictly on Photoshop, or geek out about esoteric features, the presentation includes a high-level discussion on best practices for visual communication along with a series of short, essential Photoshop […]

Awesome! Eddie Obeng: Smart Failure For A Fast-Changing World

This 10 minute video is awesome! It’s well worth your time to watch. “We spend our time responding rationally to a world we understand and recognize, but no longer exists.”

Great Advice: ReCourses-Managing Client Relationships

I’ve subscribed to David Baker’s ReCourses newsletter for several years and find it to be a focused and valuable contribution to my inbox-a stark contrast to most email newsletters I receive. Today’s newsletter was particularly valuable with David’s tips for Managing Client Relationships. This is an oft-overlooked facet of running a creative services business and […]

Knowledge, Learning & Technology: Three levers for growth

Although my speaking tour for Adaptation: Building A Successful Photo Business in the Era of Smartphones, Tablets and Social Media, has concluded, I haven’t stopped thinking about how to apply the lessons contained in the presentation to businesses of all types and sizes. One of the key takeaways from the presentation is that the pace […]

Join a Top-Notch Photography Workshop and Fight Ovarian Cancer

Update: 8/23: I’ve just received word that Jay Dickman will not be able to participate in the workshop due to a scheduling conflict. Are you an amateur photographer who loves getting out and shooting photos of wild places? Have you ever wished you could be mentored by professional photographers National Geographic photographer or a professional photo […]