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Do You Wear the Ribbon?

ShareTweet “Who doesn’t want to wear the ribbon.” You must wear the ribbon.” Whichever line reminds you of the Seinfeld episode where Kramer wouldn’t wear a red ribbon supporting Aids is something I think of often today. The advent of social media has made is so much easier to discuss people or companies who won’t […]

Celebrating Sixteen Years as an Agency of One

ShareTweet I’m reprising a post from the anniversary of The Barber Group two years ago. I’ve updated the “years” and added another picture but the spirit of this post is definitely still one I celebrate. In the past two years, I’ve moved back to the Pacific Northwest where it’s wonderful to be closer to family […]

30 Day Trial

ShareTweet It seems as though every day, or at least once a week, there’s a new tool showing up in my social media feed. It’s almost always touted as the next best thing. And “everyone” seems to be using it. So, how do you evaluate all the tools, and how do you know if they […]

Are We Becoming Hyper-Critical and Unaccepting of Others’ Views?

ShareTweet We’ve all heard about them. Whether it’s a protest on a college campus, a Facebook post that might seem against our norm, or a politician with what we perceive as a whacked out view. Stated as such they might seem normal, but our reactions are becoming a bit out of line and I wonder […]

Purple Rain and Public Relations

ShareTweet Last week the world lost another icon when Prince died on Thursday morning. Almost immediately the tributes started rolling in for this wonderful man many felt they knew personally. And almost as immediately as the tributes started, so did the criticism of brands who seemingly capitalized on Prince’s death in a way not pleasing […]

A Picture is Worth a Thousand Words

ShareTweet We’ve all heard the saying that a picture is worth a thousand words. The proliferation of pictures and now video on social media means the pictures chosen are even more important. As research shows that attention spans are getting shorter, it becomes even more important for communicators to use videos that are visually stunning […]