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April 14, 201611:17 PM

Incompatible Or Original? tagged “Creative”

Everyone wants the answer to this one question: why and how do certain individuals come up with great ideas? It's hard not to admit that we're all (still) fascinated with how Steve Jobs accomplished everything that he did. Back in... Read more

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March 4, 2016 6:31 PM

Where Does Creativity Come From? tagged “Creative”

The million dollar question. The billion dollar answer. Where does creativity come from? People are focused. People are creative by nature. Is it nature or is it nurture? Are there lighting bolts of inspiration that hit us out of the... Read more

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December 3, 201511:17 PM

Lessons In Starting Over tagged “Creative”

"If you had to start a blog today, what would you do?"... Would you do it? I can't imagine the degree of complexity and much more competitive nature of trying to start a blog today. I started blogging back in... Read more

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October 29, 201511:04 PM

Saying No, Respecting Design And Other Secrets Of Creative Genuis tagged “Creative”

If someone asked you to name two of the best living designers and storytellers, who would you choose? It's not even a competition for me. My two favorite creative forces in the world are Apple's Chief Design Officer, Jony Ive,... Read more

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October 16, 201511:31 PM

Picking Your Brain For Better Ideas tagged “Creative”

Being an original thinker is near-impossible. Combining ideas to come up with something original is more likely. It's a truth. The best creatives are the ones who are able to find a new middle in between two (or more) ideas... Read more

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September 4, 2015 9:25 PM

Getting Lost In YouTube Will Help You Find Your Content's Soul tagged “Creative”

I went down deep into the YouTube rabbit hole. I didn't think that I would ever get out. For me, it all starts with some random band that pops into my noggin' and the simple question: "what ever happened to..."... Read more

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July 17, 2015 6:21 PM

Digital Videos Is The New 3D tagged “Creative”

No, don't worry... you don't need glasses or anything like that. For marketers trying to navigate digital marketing in a more effective manner, they are faced with both an opportunity and massive challenge. Yes, advertisers are still producing 30-second spots,... Read more

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February 17, 201511:34 PM

What Does Great Work Look Like? tagged “Creative”

Is what you are creating any great? Over the years, I have watched many super-creative people with amazing taste quit. They didn't push through. They didn't keep at it. For as many great bloggers that I follow today, I have... Read more

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January 14, 201511:07 PM

How To Think About Mobile Advertising tagged “Creative”

Mobile ads are not Internet ads. Mobile ads are not like other ads. Marketers can say whatever they want about advertising. Many brands feel that it is all about the message being consistent across all platforms. Other brands believe that... Read more

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January 8, 201511:23 PM

A New Podcast (From Me)... It's Not What You Think tagged “Creative”

"So, who are you and what do you do?" For nearly a decade, I have started every single episode of my podcast, Six Pixels of Separation - The Twist Image Podcast, that way. There have been close to 450 weekly... Read more

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December 18, 201411:02 PM

The Point Of Creativity In Business tagged “Creative”

The point of creativity in business is to tell and/or sell. For some reason, the statement above is seen (by many) as some kind of defamation of creativity. A bastardization of the what art is. The proverbial selling of the... Read more

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October 24, 2014 7:56 PM

Where Does Amazing Work Come From? tagged “Creative”

Every brand wants amazing work. Every agency wants to create amazing work for the brands that they represent. It doesn't just happen. The cash register doesn't start ringing on its own. Having consumers talk about a brand is rarely something... Read more

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August 28, 201411:53 PM

Be A Designer Of Something tagged “Creative”

Some people don't think that they are creative. I don't agree. I believe that everyone is creative in their own way. Some people don't think that they're job is all that creative. I don't agree. I believe that every job... Read more

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June 27, 2014 8:22 PM

The Myths Of Creativity tagged “Creative”

Are you creative? It's a funny question to ask, isn't it? In my experience, people usually answer this question without thinking too much about it. Yes, I'm creative. No, I'm not creative. It took me a long time to get... Read more

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June 17, 201411:29 PM

We Have No Idea If Online Ads Work tagged “Creative”

Are you doing pure branding or are you trying to make something else happen? The real issue that threatens online advertising is not the data, the creative, the spend, the marketing mix, the Cannes Lion awards or anything else. The... Read more

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March 27, 2014 5:09 PM

It's Gut Check Time For Marketing tagged “Creative”

How do you feel about the marketing dollars that are being spent at your organization? This is about much more than your marketing mix, and this is much more serious than how creative your advertising is looking these days. Quick... Read more

By Mitch Joel


December 30, 201311:28 PM

Finding Your Creative Confidence tagged “Creative”

I used to play the bass. Not the fish. The musical instrument. The electric bass, to be exact. It wasn't just a hobby, either. I took it quite seriously. When I was much younger (around 14 years of age), I... Read more

By Mitch Joel


December 6, 2013 9:49 PM

Unlocking Creative Confidence tagged “Creative”

How much creativity are you bringing to your work? For as long as I have been fascinated with business books and other types of long-form non fiction content, I have been fascinated by content on creativity. What is that secret... Read more

By Mitch Joel


October 18, 201310:44 AM

5 Simple Ways To Get More Creative, Inspired And Smarter Every Day tagged “Creative”

Stop complaining about email. We all get too much email. Most of the time it's about things that should probably be discussed in person (or over the phone) or it's spam. The truth is that the inbox continues to be... Read more

By Mitch Joel


August 21, 2013 6:31 AM

Are Creative Types Just A Bunch Of Slackers? tagged “Creative”

When you think of creative types, what do you think of? If they are creatives and they work in the marketing industry, most people think of individuals wearing shorts, t-shirts and bouncing rubbery objects off of their walls until its... Read more

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