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  • Inspiring Workplace Creativity Through the Five Senses

    A great info-graphic courtesy Ciphr summarizing how the five sense contribute to more creativity at work:  

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  • How to Add Humor to Your Marketing

    America spends millions of dollars on entertainment; we value our freedom and time off of work.  While being ‘professional’ is exacted by companies and sought by consumers, the notion of ‘comic relief’ has a place in business as well.

    Surfing through a number of advertisements elicits many examples of humor-fused advertising regardless of specific industry.  Humor intrigues and satisfies consumers; however, going too far with humor can make a brand look asinine or unprofessional.

    How can a brand balance the insertion of humor without turning present and future consumers away?

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  • Wake Up! What’s Your Alarm Clock Personality?

    Courtesy of  Online Clock, here’s a fun info-graphic that examines the joys and pitfalls of waking up at different hours for the start of your work day.  What’s your alarm clock personality? Find out below! 

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  • How to Turn a Boring Product Into a Barrel Of Laughs

    Selling your product or service is about as interesting as watching paint dry. Ouch. It’s a harsh statement, but it’s true. What do you do about it? You kick your marketing game up a notch. How? Use humor. Humor is underused in marketing – partially because it’s difficult to do well. But if you can pull it off, you absolutely will not want for sales.  

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  • But Does EVERYONE Feel the Love? (Just Askin’)

    The cover of a recent Fast Company magazine referenced a desire by Amazon to become the most loved company in the world.

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  • I Need a Vacation from My Vacation!

    A European study found that 23% of vacationers noticed no difference in how rested they were when they returned from their time away; an astounding 17% actually reported feeling worse!  This is likely why you hear so many people grumble about needing a vacation to recover after their vacation.

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  • IBM Meets The Office?

    IBM, good old “Big Blue”, conjures up terms such as conservative, CORPORATE or staid. But what about self-deprecating? Humble? Hilariously funny? What if I told you that Comedy Central chose a series of on-line videos posted by IBM as one of their “staff favorites”? 

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  • Zappos Still Serving Up Plenty of Funny Business

    It’s been a while since I’ve referenced Zappos, the on-line shoe business with a tremendous penchant for fun,  so it was nice to see them referenced in a BBC article I was quoted in, Funny Business: Why Humor on the Job Matters. 

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  • Fun, Wacky, Silly, Offbeat Theme Days and Holidays for August, Humor at Work

    Here’s a list of some of the fun, wacky, offbeat, unusual, strange holidays and theme days for the month of August. Celebrating these, recognizing these theme days is a very simple way to bring a little fun and humor into your workplace and create some rituals and traditions to help strengthen your workplace culture. For some ideas on how to make use of some of these fun holidays go to:  Ways to Celebrate Fun Holidays in the Workplace

    August  1

    Girlfriend’s Day

    World Wide Web Day

    Spider Man Day

    Respect for Parents Day

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  • Their Dirty Secret is Out! Going All the Way with Your Branding & Marketing

    The Dirty Laundry winery in Summerland, B.C. is one of my favorite wineries to visit in the Okanagan. What I love about Dirty Laundry isn’t just their great wines, it’s how they’ve built their fun brand into every aspect of their business. The name comes from a historic Summerland laundry that reportedly housed a brothel upstairs, earning the business the nickname the “Dirty Laundry.”

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