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Revisiting The Friendly Neighborhood Social Network
November 8, 2013


Even Mr. Rogers might approve of this Facebook knock-off. Nextdoor functions like a cross between Facebook, LinkedIn and Craigslist. Surprisingly, people are using it.

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Lordy Lordy
October 14, 2013


Dave Fransen just turned 40. Now officially ‘over the hill,’ Dave looks back at his birth year of 1973. Sadly, the year 1973 didn’t amount to much.

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Flying High?
September 19, 2013


Dave has endured some really unforgettable flying experiences. They seemed terrible at the time, but have slowly become fun stories in the years since. Time heals all wounds, right?

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Do You Feel Compelled To Buy Your Clients’ Products?
August 21, 2013


An informal survey explores whether agency siders faithfully buy their clients’ products and services — and whether they feel compelled to do so.

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Big Stone Should Be A Big Hit
July 23, 2013


During his annual trip to Ortonville, Franny ponders how Minnesotans’ fascination with ‘Up North’ leaves small towns ‘Out West’ in the dust.

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Mug Marketing
May 21, 2013


Your face says a lot about you. With advances in technology, your face may soon say everything about you to marketers.

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Doing Disney In The Electronic Age
April 24, 2013


Franny returns to Disney World for the first time in a decade. It’s interesting to see how technology and marketing have evolved the experience.

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Nailing It With Guy’s Version Of Pinterest
March 28, 2013


New site Manterest puts a simple twist on Pinterest, making it OK for dudes to get in on the pinning craze.

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Feeling Manly, One Bite At A Time
March 1, 2013


Can gender-bending products drive sales by tapping into untapped markets? Powerful Yogurt tries to muscle into a category dominated by products skewing female.

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Bringing Lincoln Back To Life
January 8, 2013


Franny’s boyhood fantasies of owning a luxurious Lincoln have mostly faded, much like the power of the brand itself. But an ambitious effort to regain the mystique has rekindled Franny’s dreams of owning a Lincoln.

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