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Resume/Bio Site

A personal/professional website. As simple as can be with a home page, resume and contact page. Everyone should have one of these!          

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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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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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WordPress Security. Be afraid, be very afraid.

Most of us are jumping onto the WordPress bandwagon these days, I know i get misty eyed when I see the amazing level of control and capabilities the open source content management platform offers. And with all good things related to technology, with widespread adoption comes enterprise level security concerns. Hackers learn how to exploit weaknesses and then have a virtual smorgasboard of vulnerable sites at their disposal. Security, as well all know, is paramount these days. I hate to […]