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Not So Smart Luggage

Not So Smart Luggage

Smart Luggage for the Connected Age promised the title in last week’s New York Times. It featured a company that’s releasing “smart luggage” packed with up-to-the-minute features including “a Bluetooth-enabled lock, GPS tracking, and a USB port for recharging a device. It has a built-in scale, too.” Samsonite is also getting into the smart luggage act with ...

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The ultimate CEO travel secret: Wash your underwear in the sink.

The ultimate CEO travel secret: Wash your underwear in the sink.

Road warrior and brand expert Bruce Turkel travels as a competitive sport. The CEO and executive creative director of marketing consulting firm Turkel Brands travels lightest. by Robert Hackett  @rhhackett   OCTOBER 1, 2014, 10:00 AM EDT I travel almost every week, but in fact I’m not traveling this week and it’s kind of shocking. Last week I was ...

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The Catholic Church’s Latest Brand Refresh.

The Catholic Church’s Latest Brand Refresh.

You’d have to be living under a rock not to notice that the Catholic Church has gone through some cataclysmic shifts of late. From the horror of “pedophile priests” to Pope Francis’ refreshing reframe, the seemingly immovable institution has changed plenty. But surprisingly enough, a strong reaction to where the Church’s brand has been heading ...

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How To Build Your Brand.

How To Build Your Brand.

Last month I presented the keynote speech on building brands at the NSA Annual Convention in Philadelphia. Before you glance over your shoulder or check if your phone is tapped, this NSA stands for the National Speakers Association NOT the National Security Agency. Or as someone at the conference pointed out, “We’re the ones who ...

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The Profitable Business of Naming Storms

The Profitable Business of Naming Storms

With summer finally showing its sweaty face, those of us who live in Florida are starting to hear about hurricanes again. Just this morning I heard about one of the first named storms of the year — Chantal — which is swirling its way out of Barbados and up towards the Greater Antilles. Newspaper, radio, ...

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The Difference Between Everything and Anything.

The Difference Between Everything and Anything.

This email exchange is almost all verbatim. I removed the names and identifiable facts. Potential Client:   “It was a pleasure visiting your website and speaking with you today, Bruce. I have attached our ad agency RFP (Request For Proposal). We look forward to your proposal. If you have any questions please contact me.” Agency: ...

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What’s Carnival To Do?

What’s Carnival To Do?

Have you read about Carnival Cruise Line’s latest woes? Of course you saw the bloated corpse of the Costa Concordia floundering like a beached whale off the coast of Italy, you saw the 2,758 stranded cruisers on the Carnival Triumph eating onion sandwiches and using the Lido deck for a latrine, and you saw 4,300 ...

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Simplify, Simplify.

Simplify, Simplify.

In response to last week’s blog post How To Skin A Horse Of A Different Color, John Calia wrote, “A great modern day parable that explains the power of inductive reasoning. It’s McKinsey-level strategic thinking applied to everyday business and personal challenges.” Thanks, John. I just thought it was a simple explanation of a complicated ...

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