Are Influencers Collaborators or Competition?

The rise of influencers has been beneficial to many and perfectly timed. As traditional forms of media declined or evaporated, marketing teams were left without the usual ways of advertising to customers. Influencers stepped in to fill this void offering a more authentic way to connect with potential consumers. All was right in the world,…

The Metaverse: Future or Flop?

When Mark Zuckerberg changed the name of Facebook to Meta, he intended it to signal to everyone that he was going all in on the metaverse. The new name reflected that he was willing to bet Meta’s future on it. Other companies have been quietly working away on building their versions of the metaverse, but…

Icebergs Ahoy

Inflation, a Recession and a Tsunami Sized MarCom Sea Change Are in our Path- How Your Business Can Thread the Needle and Come Out Stronger By Dan Kahn Back in 2008, when the economy shifted from a home-equity-driven F1 car to a version of Thelma and Louise’s T-Bird sailing off a cliff, a second major…

The New Rules of the Road

Sometimes the Best Thing You Can Do in Leadership is Get Out of the Way By Dan Kahn The first time it happened, I was sitting alone in the dark, so mad steam was practically shooting out of my ears. It was January 2021, and I was fried after 10 months of triage, emotional breakdowns…

The Story of the Ring

Knowledge, Like Experience, is Slowly Gained By Dan Kahn My grandfather, Julian Kahn, was a born entrepreneur. The son of a German immigrant who came to America through Ellis Island, Julian grew up in Chicago and watched his father toil as a butcher. He decided to pursue a career in engineering, going to a technical…

Gratitude

Career advice from an arrogant kid with a crappy film camera  By Dan Kahn I bought my first car when I was 14. A multi-colored and primer-covered Mustang fastback that I slowly rebuilt with my dad in his garage. Since I taught myself to read with car magazines, it was only natural that I wanted…