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21 Jun 2016

Channel A New Outlook – Up Your Workplace Creativity

By Juan Pablo Ruiz, Creative Director & Melissa Noto, Graphic Artist. Ghostwriting/Editing by Shirley Mott.   Did you ever wonder why we see so many articles talking about employee dissatisfaction or un-motivated managers? Perhaps they’ve yet to learn the advantages of fostering creativity in the workplace. The 9-to-5 cubicle grind inherent in the traditional workplace doesn’t leave room for, or encourage, creativity. Being creative at work generally means taking risks, which might make you hesitate. Fear of the unknown is […]

25 May 2016

Climbing the Mountain – Tumbles Are Guaranteed

By Shirley Mott, Content Specialist at JJR Marketing   It’s time to climb the mountain. But, never, ever reach the top. Why would I ever say that? After all, isn’t it everyone’s goal to ascend to the pinnacle: of success, of popularity, of business growth? Perhaps it’s the journey that is more important, complete with missteps and tumbles. Andy Rooney once said “Everyone wants to live on top of the mountain, but all the happiness and growth occurs while you’re […]

25 Apr 2016

5 Ways to Make Employees Your Greatest Advocates

By Herb Escher, Dale Carnegie Training   Employees who are passionate about what they do and who they work for are natural brand advocates. Give them a chance and they’ll tell everyone the great things that are happening with the company, both in person and through social media. These people are the employees any organization would love to have. Here are five ways to create this enthusiasm within your business. Culture. Senior leaders need to be aligned with everyone else […]

08 Mar 2016

The Swimming Chameleon

By Brenda Pascoe, Mission Manager at JJR Marketing   What’s a six letter word that’s scarier than ghosts? –Change. Transitioning from college into my big girl job was a scary thought but I knew I was ready to take a leap of faith. I was one of the lucky ones because, after my last final, I started working with JJR the following day! Things happened so fast fear itself did not get a chance to catch me. What I did […]

09 Feb 2016

Tell Me You Love Me

By Michele Kelly, Senior Content Editor   Or at least tell me that you love the things I love. Because if you do, I just might buy what you’re selling. Wait, what??!!? If I whispered those words of endearment to one of my clients, I might be escorted out of the building by a nice man in a blue uniform. Yet, that’s the sentiment behind cause marketing, the epitome of corporate marriages. The union of for-profits with nonprofits defies criticism. […]

18 Jan 2016

New Beginnings

It’s strange to think another year has come and gone. And it’s even stranger to think the year 2000 is just as far away as the year 2030. At the turn of the New Year, we often focus on what’s to come. And while that sort of optimism and hopefulness is welcomed, we must also remember what 2015 has brought to us and what we have brought to 2015. We need to assess what worked and what didn’t, what made […]

10 Dec 2015

The Power of Words

When I first started as a young entrepreneur, I had a meeting with one of my mentors and a client. Charged and wide-eyed, I was excited. I was so excited I said the word “amazing” several times throughout the meeting. It not only described the plans we had but the emotions I felt. After the meeting, though, I was told to tone it down with the word “amazing.” I was told it was too much. To me, it felt as […]

06 Nov 2015

Increase Your Chances of Crowdfunding Success

Boost Campaigns by Partnering with an Agency At JJR, we understand that sometimes all you need is a little help to achieve amazing results. Your project is your passion and seeing it come to life is your mission. In order to attract investor attention and generate buzz and energy, you need a great plan and a great pitch mixed with the help of a company with a proven Kickstarter track record. Kickstarter’s mission is to help bring creative projects to […]

04 Nov 2015

Giving Thanks

Have you ever stopped to think about what Thanksgiving truly meant? That the stress of making the perfect Thanksgiving dinner, having the juiciest turkey, the most beautiful centerpieces, and having the most outstanding pumpkin pie really does not matter? Thanksgiving is a holiday of gratitude, giving thanks and appreciating what we have in our lives. Although the meal is definitely something to be excited about, we need to remember the true meaning of Thanksgiving, because if that turkey burns, the […]

27 Aug 2015

Innovation 101

According to the dictionary, innovation means change, alteration, revolution, transformation, metamorphosis. You see, innovation isn’t purely thinking creatively. Innovation is thinking and then delivering. With innovation, you either invent something entirely new or augment something that already exists to make it better. However, there is a difference between the two. Creating something new asks, “What hasn’t been invented yet?” It constructs things that do not yet exist. Changing something that already exists begs the question, “How can this be better?” […]