Posted in August 2012

Brand power

Brand power

The Oscar Mayer Wienermobile visited Eden Prairie today.  People were lining up to get their pictures taken (the driver was collecting emails by offering free digital photos).  One woman asked me if I knew the song.

balancing growth and character

balancing growth and character

Having just returned from settling a daughter into a new apartment in Madison, Wisconsin, I was unsurprised to learn that the city tops Kiplinger’s ranking of best places for young adults.  With a metro area population of 568,593 and unemployment just under 5%, Madison offers a respite from the national economy’s chill winds, if not … Continue reading

Brain Drain

Brain Drain

Minnesotans are excited about the just approved $1 billion Vikings stadium. The stadium authority has announced who will conduct the environmental impact study and oversee construction. While the authority gets off to a fast start, is anyone thinking about how long-term health risks to players will affect the repayment risks for $500 million of public … Continue reading

Paging Dr. Marketing

Great article in the Washington Post describes the proliferation of healthcare apps — there are now 13,619 in the Apple Store alone.  “We have the technology and the need, but not the adoption and use.”  I’ve talked with clients about the potential for personal coaching to change individual behavior around health habits.  Looks like there’s an … Continue reading