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Black Friday Turns Altruistic – Patagonia’s plans to donate 100 percent of sales on this day of retail inhumanity.

Upon learning of the passing of North Face founder Douglas Tompkins, I felt inspired to speak out about corporate philanthropy and some of the great work being done by companies with a conscience. However, it’s a genuinely tricky endeavor because the altruistic behavior of a business often originates from the moral compass of the founder(s).  And sadly, it can die with the founder as the company is passed on to children, restructured, or and acquired by those with deep pockets […]

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My Life in the Gig Economy, Linkedin, and Running a Responsible Business

It’s 2016, My life in the Gig Economy is going well. I just hope my blog is still up to date?  With so much going on professionally, it’s hard to stay on top of your own marketing game sometimes! But I’m still me, and working solo has been great to me so far. And just so you know – I’m not that girl in the photo. That’s a little game I like to play with stock photos just to keep […]

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Aesthetics Matter – Insight from the New Hampshire Brand Project Blog Featuring the Founder of Andree Van Oss Creative

This week on the NH Brand Project live radio show, hosts Michael Cameron, and Co-Hosts Rich Collins speak with the Creative Director and Marketing Strategist of Andree Van Oss Creative. Andree has a number of fingers in the New Hampshire entrepreneurial pie, having started the Buff & File Nail Bar (a manicure and pedicure salon) in downtown Portsmouth. She also engages in freelance graphic design and marketing and manages business identities through Van Oss Creative. Andree brought some great experiences […]

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Are Poor, Impoverished Millennials, you know, Still Millennials?

On Millennials. I am happy to put myself out on the line here, and if only to make a point, I will play my ignorance card in spades – let me know in the comments if the following is entirely off base. I am genuinely curious – is anyone paying attention to the millennial age workers who are poor? Those who grow up without significant financial resources and who may be underserved in education, perhaps unable to attend college, and […]

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Don’t “Fluff” Out – Rich Content is the Only Content Worth Sharing

Beware of Promises of Cheap and Easy Content! I am always on the lookout for assistance in producing content, I simply only have so many hours in a day to do what I love. I’ve explored outsourcing, interns, guest writers, content clearing houses, and even fiverr.com as potential avenues to provide supplemental content development services. To date, I have seen little in the way of quality content that I would use – aside from unpaid communications from thought leaders and […]

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NH Brand Project Radio Show, Thirst Productions, Transcript.

Interview – Rich Collins, Kristi Baxter and Michael Cameron transcribed loosely from the New Hampshire Brand Project Radio Show. Michael Cameron- Rich Collins is the founder of Thirst Productions. Welcome to the New Hampshire Brand Project Radio Show!   Rich Collins – nice to be here! (…small talk)   Michael – Rich, you had mentioned to me the term storytelling. It seems to be the foundation of what you do, just share with us how important you think storytelling is in the evolution […]

Rich is a guest on the New Hampshire Brand Project Radio Show!

Thirst Productions‘ founder Rich Collins was a recent guest on The New Hampshire Brand Project on Portsmouth Community Radio, WSCA, where he spoke about Thirst Productions, his digital marketing/content development consulting business based right here on the New Hampshire Seacoast. Hosts Michael Cameron and Kristi Baxter (also of Win-Win@Work) spoke with Rich on his philosophies on marketing, social media, and means to engage the millennial generation in content driven marketing efforts. There is a lot to be said about history, […]

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The Parking Ticket – How a Tiny Piece of Paper Represents Everything That is Wrong with America.

The Parking Ticket, Indicative of Everything that is Wrong with America. At a business meeting the other day in lovely Downtown Portsmouth, New Hampshire, I found myself running “late” in said meeting, and willingly came to accept that I would be receiving a parking ticket. I was aware of the consequences of my actions when parking in a metered space, and made a contract of sorts with the city to abide by their rules. I was an active participant. I […]

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Why I love Where I Live, Portsmouth NH

I confess. Portsmouth, New Hampshire, I have been unfaithful. Having moved just outside your borders to the Town of Greenland, I sometimes tear up having called you my home for a decade or so. I miss you. The good news is, the entire Seacoast Community defines Port City – we all can’t live within her borders, with a population of just over 21,000 people – you’re just a tiny little town on the Coastline. But it is through this greater community that […]