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RAF 20 Minutes & A Beer :: A Deliberate Life w/ Matt Smythe & Grant Taylor

As we dive headfirst into the holiday season that for many of us in this industry is filled with equal parts celebrating with family & friends and working to meet the demands of clients with last remnants of budget dollars to spend, I found it…

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Generating creative heat when your life is on fire.

Keeping a hot creative streak alive is hard enough when the corners of your life are mom-could-even-visit tidy. So how are you supposed to keep generating smart, fresh work when life is laced with personal loss, financial struggle, or heartbreak? You know time will eventually…

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How much can you tolerate?

You need creative flow to rock new concepts. But we all have “flow-suckers” that we allow to drain our energies. They appear as (daily?) worries about tasks undone, things unsaid, etc. In the coaching world we call them “tolerations.” Things you tolerate on some level…

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February 20 Minutes & a Beer Recap

Recap of Website Usability at 20 Minutes and a Beer.

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"20 Minutes and a Beer" Triumphantly Returns with Jeff Gabel

A refresher on the premise: relevant topic, local expert, short informal presentation, your favorite Tap & Mallet beverage. What’s not to like? For November, Jeff Gabel, Chief Creative Officer at Partners + Napier will share his observations on the “common constructs of great ideas”. Jeff…

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And we'll be right back …

Been watching a lot of baseball on TV recently, it being the playoffs and all. Been seeing a lot of commercials over and over again, too … it being the playoffs and all. I like that there’s new work out, and some of it is…

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Craft in a digital world

Digital has all the evangelists it needs, often seen walking down sidewalks staring at Iphones – i think they call it connecting. We could use the occasional skeptic. So I was happy to come across Christopher Kimball’s piece in Thursday’s NY Times. Mr. Kimball is…

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Comments, please

Hi, I’m Whit, and I’m a comment junkie. I live for comments. Comments are evidence that people are listening. Comments are testimony that you’ve made someone, somewhere think about something enough that they feel compelled to agree or disagree with you. Comments beget more comments….

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Make better ads in less than 90 minutes

If you haven’t already, you should definitely make plans to see Art & Copy, playing this week at The Little Theatre. The film, directed by Doug Pray, details the creative genius of several relatively well-known and highly influential advertising creatives, such as George Lois, Mary…

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RAF student member takes home national ADDY gold!

Huge props to David Nardone who scored some more hardware for his trophy shelf at the national ADDY Awards Show & Gala in Atlanta last weekend. David took home National ADDY Gold for his “Houdini” poster series for the Museum of Magic. David also won…

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