Played Joe the Policeman in the What's Going Down episode of That's My Mama.

Proud at home, silent abroad: US brands avoid LGBT issues overseas — Among the heartwarming tweets from brands after the Supreme Court's historic decision last month to legalize same-sex marriage nationwide was MasterCard's pithy, "True love: Priceless. #AcceptanceMatters." True love: Priceless. #AcceptanceMatters #Marriage #Equality - MasterCard (@MasterCard) June 26, 2015 Yet on MasterCard's Turkey Twitter feed, there was no mention of the decision or of the importance of acceptance.

New types of renewable energy: Are utilities struggling to keep up? — Changing weather patterns, new types of renewable energy and evolving consumer expectations have challenged the way that utilities do business, and many have responded by offering more options. The American public's embracing of new types of renewable energy has put utilities on the defensive. According to the U.S.

Still Here! Is The Poor Podcast Finally Ready For Prime Time? — About four minutes into a recent episode of Marc Maron's hit podcast "WTF," the host began musing about a new sponsor, home alarm system provider SimpliSafe. Maron told listeners that he had a SimpliSafe system delivered to his home recently, though it was still in the cardboard box, "which I'm realizing now is not the best use of a home security system ...

What I Learned From Playing Scrabble — Shocking as it may seem to some of you, I was never a star athlete. I dabbled in wrestling, football and rugby, but was never very good at any of them. I looked at them more as an opportunity to get exercise than a true competitive endeavor, which was probably my major downfall.

These TV ads follow you around your living room — Picture this: You're sitting in your living room watching one of your favorite TV shows, when a Land Rover commercial comes in. Instinctively, you shift your attention to your iPad while the ad blares in the background. As you open an app, though, it launches into a video ad - the same Land Rover ad that's playing on your TV at that moment.

US soccer is a juggernaut... No, seriously — Only in the US could a pastime with 3.3 billion fans be called an underdog sport, but traditionally soccer has been perceived in America as the athletic equivalent of Jägermeister - fun for some, but for others, hard to stomach.

Brand on the Run: Gleaning customer data from "photo snooping" — If you smashed your iPhone screen and posted a photo of it to Twitter recently, Samsung feels your pain. Or at least, the South Korean electronics giant is aware of your existence. Samsung's London ad agency, Mars, has called on Ditto Labs to parse the public's photos for such activity.

Brand on the Run: Why US marketers should care about Line — Spanish fashion and retail brand Desigual joined the mobile messaging platform Line in January 2014. Within three months, the company began seeing big numbers coming from the service. "We were like, 'What is that?'" says Boris Mercier, global head of social media for the brand.

Brand on the Run: Nine innovative brands you should know but don't — The marketing world's most-admired brands list is generally pretty static. Yes, we all love Apple, Google and Coca-Cola. The reality however, its that those companies built their brands a long time ago, and what they've been doing since is building on their original innovations.

Brand on the Run: Customer service isn't as lousy as it used to be - really — Todd Wasserman has been covering branding and technology for 15 years. Brand on the Run is his occasional take on the intersection of the two. A lot of companies offer horrific customer service, but Comcast is in a class by itself.
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Jul 06, 2015

Are brands that support LGBT issues in the US but not abroad hypocrites? Discuss…

Jul 02, 2015

Timely business publication idea: GreekWire

Jul 02, 2015

@fmanjoo If elected will you switch countries after 3 months though?

Jul 02, 2015

Reading about ProxyHam is making me hungry

Jul 02, 2015

Is anyone else having issues w/Gmail this morning? It's running like doo doo

Jul 01, 2015

Crowdsourcing again: Can anyone recommend a good web designer who is not super-expensive? Thanks.

Jun 30, 2015

@mikeziegler Thanks for the recommendation. Rev,com did it in like six hours and it's perfect.

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