The Importance of Persistence

The Importance of Persistence

I love freelancing. That’s a pretty obvious sentence to find on a freelancer’s website, but I do love it. That’s not to say that I don’t procrastinate or take breaks from time to time. That hasn’t changed no matter where I’ve worked. Although I’ve learned a lot of lessons throughout my career in marketing. The first lesson I’ve learned in freelancing is that I can keep on, keepin’ on.   Two years ago I started a job at a Fortune 100 company. I was one of the first social media professionals in the company and a…

Take Em All Down

Take Em All Down

  Over the past few months debate has been raging around whether or not to take down statues commemorating Confederate figures. Now before getting to my thoughts on them, let’s quickly shoot down the arguments I’ve heard for why they should stay: “They’re trying to erase our history!” Answer: The Confederacy literally seceded from the United States so unless you claim to be a Confederate over an American I don’t see how that’s “your” history. These same people will cry about every kid getting participation trophies nowadays but still agree…

Can We Talk About Life After College ?

Can We Talk About Life After College ?

A few years ago I graduated from college making me one of the thirty-three percent of Americans with a bachelor’s degree. Man was it depressing… at first. At one point in time in my life everything was centered on the idea of  leaving the small city I grew up in and experiencing the “college life”. Trust me when I say I LIVED the college life. But after I graduated reality hit me like a ton of bricks. I went from celebrating Easter in Paris and Memorial Day in Miami to…

Lets Get This Straight…

Lets Get This Straight…

I have been relatively silent in regards to recent incidents, more specifically the display of domestic terrorism in Charlottesville, VA. However, there are a few things that must be addressed. First, having black friends does not automatically mean you are not “racist.” Your black friends are not your scapegoats or “get out of jail free card” in these situations. They do not bail you out by simply existing in your realm of reality. You are not excused for the wrongdoing of your peers. In fact, having black friends and remaining…

America: WTF

America: WTF

Pinch me. Literally someone pinch me. Everyday I wake up and think I’ve fallen asleep with the television on. It’s as if the United States of America has been warped into a telenovela/twilight zone mash-up. It’s like the curtains open and its dark, causing confusing times where for some odd reason, the majority feels slighted. Cowardice, tiki wielding white men of America believe that they are losing all the privilege that has been bestowed upon them by their bigoted ancestors. They feel as if their livelihood is being threatened although…

What is going on in Lynn?

What is going on in Lynn?

  “Lynn, Lynn the city of sin, never go out the way you came in.” A quote many know (I’ve even heard it said by people while in Texas) but very few understand the implications of. The rhyme actually highlights and further reinforces the negative reputation that Lynn unfortunately has. Is the reputation justified? There’s points to be made on both sides but either way it shouldn’t be something we celebrate. Lynn is the birthplace of For The Culture so it’s near and dear to our hearts. Our mission is…

Snapchat Vs Instagram

Snapchat Vs Instagram

How do you decide what’s best for your business in the ever-changing landscape of social media? You know that you need to be on social media, but you’re not sure why, how or where just yet. One of the biggest questions that brands come to me with is, “should I have a Snapchat or Instagram channel?” The truth of the matter is that it depends on much more than what meets the eye. You have to factor in user demographics, behaviors and expectations as well what capabilities your company has…

A Letter To My Suicidal Thoughts

A Letter To My Suicidal Thoughts

Dear Suicidal Thoughts, This is not you talking, and yet these words come from the hands and the mind of your own. You and I have been through a great deal together, although a goal for most humans is to never actually meet in the first place. I thought I saw the last of you in high school, and then again once more in college, but unfortunately, you’ve been a pretty close companion over the last few months alone. When you appear, you love to bring uninvited guests with you…

Love Don’t Cost A Thing

Love Don’t Cost A Thing

Summer is a few weeks in, so you’ve already fell in love by now, right? What are you waiting for?! Summer dating is the best time to date. Everyone is happy, the weather is amazing and the people are beautiful. But wait… Don’t worry we’ve got you covered. Below are a few cheap date ideas that are sure to help you tell if your Summer fling is the real thing. Amateur Chopped Hit the grocery store with your significant other. Buy each other some mystery items to make a meal…

We Need New History

We Need New History

“Those who cannot remember the past are condemned to repeat it.” – George Santayana We’ve all probably heard some version of this quote before. It’s usually taken at face value as a reminder to learn from your mistakes—a sensible and not very controversial piece of advice. However, when applied on a macro-scale I believe this simple quote uncovers the root cause for a lot of the problems in our Culture today. How do we “remember the past” today? I definitely didn’t have parents that would sit me down and tell…