You Be You Boo

Happy Friday!
This one is for those who don’t fit the mold. Weirdo, geek, nerd… all the labels that meant we are Other.

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The older I get, though, the more I realize all of us have felt Other at some point.

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We all have the mental static getting in the way of being proud and strong in who we are.  We’re all different, aren’t we? That’s part of the fun of being human.

Being Other isn’t the problem. Feeling ashamed of your Otherness is. Don’t let someone else tell you what is good and true for you – or worse, that you don’t count.

Don’t let you tell yourself that either.

Believe in Yourself

Need something to replace the negative noise in your head? Put your paws up, cause you were Born This Way baby. (Lady Gaga version, in all her strangely glorious storytelling.)

“You’re beautiful in your way”, embrace your quirks, your weirdness. Be you, boo.

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Need a little more encouragement? Here’s Glee’s Born This Way, with message tees, in case you think only the nerds hear the noise – see all those cool kids?

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They’ve got the same static in their heads.

So, fly your freak flag

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You don’t have to be loud, just don’t hide your light from the rest of us.

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This one is especially for Seth. We love you, honey!

 

 

You Gotta Have a Dream

Good Morning and Happy Hump Day!

Let’s continue our branding discussion, shall we? Google’s Introducing Pixel, Phone by Google shows off their new, home-grown hardware. They’re pretty obvious about its newness (except for that “satisfyingly not new” headphone jack ;-). Does it get your attention? Does it inspire you?

Then there’s Life by you, Phone by Google. With a clever tie-in to Google search engine and then more cleverness as they visually insert the device’s profile into scene after scene, are they potentially taking over the space created by the Samsung Note 7 (ouch) or even bumping the iPhone into the historical bin? Does it make you dream of good time and how your phone can help make them happen? That’s the power of a brand – it inspires you.

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Time to get things done, have a GREAT Wednesday!

Caryn