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PRSA Dayton PReSentAtion

Today I am addressing the Dayton Chapter of The Public Relations Society of America on the topic of blogging, podcasting, video, and other forms of content creation.  With all of the hype surrounding Facebook, Twitter, and other social networks, it is important to remember the power that these tools can deliver.   I view these […]

Join Ella’s Cancer Crushers

My daughter Ella has been through a lot in her young life.  She is an amazing little girl, and regularly makes me a proud father.  Yesterday she wrote and then sent the following message to family and friends.  She is creating a team to increase community awareness of cancer and raise money for cancer research.  […]

Too Much?

I’m trying to spend more of my free time creating. As part of this effort, I am working on writing and recording one song every month. This pace gives me a little breathing room to balance life, while still forcing me to sit down and construct a melody, write lyrics, and complete a recording every […]

Returning the Favor

Education is a complex system that involves the cumulative work of teachers, staff, mentors, family, friends, parents, and especially the students themselves. To treat it otherwise is to demonstrate a total lack of understanding as to how systems function and a complete disregard for the future of our children. Tying teacher compensation to the performance […]

Creativity in your life

Today I attended the second session of Artie Isaac’s Creativity in Your Life seminar series at the Columbus Museum of Art. This three part series is designed to help people rediscover and cultivate creativity in daily life. The two classes have been great. Artie is an incredible teacher – full of life, honesty, and thoughtful […]

Go Learn Something

Education is a fundamental ingredient in individual, organizational and societal success.  In a world fueled by global competition, technological innovation, and high speed communication, education matters now more than ever.  Recently I discovered something called The Khan Academy, an amazing online resource for education. The site is free and features instructional videos and interactive exercises on […]

Look to the Sky

The light from a distant star is billions of years old by the time it reaches your eye here on Earth. It is only now that your eye is able to view it. Your present mind interprets its meaning. It may go unnoticed, phased out by city lights or clouds. Or, it may hold a […]

Everyone is a Broadcast Channel

Everyone is a Broadcast Channel As a boy raised in Southwestern, Ohio, I grew up very close to two 20th century marvels of mass communication – Voice of America and the WLW radio tower. Voice of America was designed to broadcast western democratic news around the cold war world. The WLW tower had the ability […]

MKTFYI: 2010 – The Year in Marketing

MKTFYI is a periodic podcast produced by Kevin Dugan and yours truly, David E. Bowman where we chat and riff on the world of marketing.  Being late December, we came up with the very original idea of looking back and reviewing marketing in the year 2010.  We even talked special guest Pete Blackshaw, CMO of […]

The World Will Always Need Story Tellers

A few weeks ago I had the pleasure of making a road trip to Athens, Ohio to present to The Ohio University Society for Professional Journalists. I spoke about the potential opportunity for journalism students to find happiness, and maybe even a steady paycheck, in the field of marketing. The presentation forced me to think […]