NaNoWriMo 2015

NaNoWriMo 2015

Many times when I’m talking with someone and they find out I’m an author. There’s usually a statement like, “I’d like to write a book one day.” I know that for many years, I felt the same way. I knew there was a book inside me, I just needed to sit down and write it. … Read More

“Sunflower” Music Video Teaser

“Sunflower” Music Video Teaser

Filmmaker #DanPortnoy caught #TheWeepies on #SIRENS release day in Hollywood -here’s a sneak peek! A video posted by The Weepies (@theweepies) on Sep 17, 2015 at 12:43pm PDT

Save Us Batkid!

This is just one possibility for a non-profit willing to highlight the work they do. I know, you’re thinking, “What non-profit wouldn’t do this?” Answer: most of them. It’s hard for nonprofits to get out of their own way. Make-A-Wish Foundation was not one of them. I’m sure there were discussions and lots of back … Read More

Stefan Sagmeister: The power of time off

I started my morning with this TED talk, thought you’d want to hear it too.   Sidenote: New podcast episode from CJ Casciotta and Sounds like a Movement. It’s an interview with Elle Luna and it’s what got me on the path to watch Stefan’s talk this morning. Check it out here.

Start 2015 With A Creative Bang!

“If you don’t design your own life plan, chances are you’ll fall into someone else’s plan. And guess what they have planned for you? Not much.” –Jim Rohn Is your creativity stuck in a rut? Looking for a boost in the results department of your business this year? Shoot me an email for coaching and … Read More

Get Set for S.T.E.A.M.!

Foothill Christian School was looking for some help to get across a complex plan for updating and improving the integration of Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts and Math or S.T.E.A.M. We worked with their team to build a script and profile that would be entertaining but also easily understandable. The concept was to let our host … Read More

Artist Profile – Joey Spiotto

Pop Culture maven Joey Spiotto (Jo3bot) is an artist and creator in Los Angeles. His first solo show debuts August 1, 2014 at Gallery 1988 East. He’s also on a panel for Tee Fury at San Diego Comic-Con this  Saturday at @Comic_Con 6:30-7:30pm Rm.7AB, Join @JoeySpiotto, @tomkurzanski @Bamboota @Khallion @otisframpton & @teefury!! Connect with Joey Online www.twitter.com/joeyspiotto www.facebook.com/jo3bot www.jo3bot.com … Read More

2014 Telly’s = 3 WINS!

I just received word that we received 3 Telly’s for a couple of projects and I’m super thrilled to tell you about them. United Way of Los Angeles The Workplace Hero Campaign – Internet/Online Commercial – Campaign – Not-for-Profit   In what was easily one of the most fun projects to create, The Workplace Hero … Read More

Saving Eliza

I love receiving emails like this one from Wendy Wareham. Dan, Although we have never met, I have enjoyed your book and your audio sessions.  Your messages help fundraisers to remember to keep working on crafting the stories.   I’m sending this along to you because I feel like, even though I have 30 years … Read More

What part of Relationship Management is this?

I’ve never understood certain tactics from agencies. They boast and brag about building a brand and continuing customer relationships but it feels like snake oil tactics. Why would you associate your brand with friendly extortion and a negative experience? You can tell a better story than this but it takes a little bit of forethought and … Read More