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Marketers dream, Consumers nightmare?: Nielsen making changes

I came across this article and was conflicted. The marketer in me thought “This is great” but the consumer in me was a bit creeped out and violated… What are your thoughts? The article attached here >>> AdAge.com

Female entrepreneurs unite! SWEET Group Atlanta Launch

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Wednesday, January 17th, was the official Atlanta launch of the Charlotte based female entrepreneur organization, SWEET Group (Successful Women Entrepreneurs and the Extremely Talented). Coming off of two successful launches in Richmond and Charlotte in 2012, the SWEET Group Atlanta launch did not disappoint. SWEET co-founder, Dr. Lillian Lambert, (the first black woman to receive an MBA from Harvard Business School) interviewed Curvato CEO and RnB Divas executive producer, Nicci Gilbert (@niccigilbert), on how to make it as a successful entrepreneur in the entertainment and fashion industry. The event atmosphere was warm and welcoming as attendees enjoyed light refreshments and signature SWEET cocktails during the networking/meet and greet segment preceding the program. After the on-stage interview, both Dr. Lambert and Ms. Gilbert fielded questions from attendees on topics from “Is my business idea worth pursuing?” to “I want to make a name for my bakery in the entertainment world. How do i get started?” (to which Ms. Gilbert replied, “give me your card and send me some! I’ll tell a friend who’ll tell a friend about how good it is!” lol…) I was personally blown away by their genuine kindness and graciousness to help anyone and I dont think anyone in attendance left without a few new contacts and maybe their business card in Nicci Gilbert’s hand! The event was held at the ultra classy Aurum Lounge, located off Peachtree St and 8th in Midtown. It was sponsored by SMS-Advisors, a business and finance managerial advisement firm headquartered out of Charlotte, NC. Here are a few pics from the event and you know the graphics were provided by yours truly, kravndesigns! Enjoy! <3 #teamkravn

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Milton Glaser’s Advice to Young Artists

Awesome talk by a design legend… Moral of the story? DO WORK.

Milton Glaser’s Advice to Young Artists

via Milton Glaser’s Advice to Young Artists.

How Magazine: Guilty Pleasure Fonts

Guilty Pleasure Fonts

I thought this was a pretty entertaining article… Shares some of the horrible typefaces big designers secretly love. Go ahead and admit it, we all have one! Mine? BirthOfAHero. Share your thoughts, comments, and guilty pleasure fonts below…

Enjoy.

Guilty Pleasure Fonts

I thought this was a pretty entertaining article… Shares some of the horrible typefaces big designers secretly love. Go ahead and admit it, we all have one! Mine? BirthOfAHero. Share your thoughts, comments, and guilty pleasure fonts below…

Enjoy.

Post-Peachtree 2012

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Well, guys, I did it! It’s a done deal! The 43rd running of the Peachtree Road Race has been completed and I’ve got my finisher’s shirt to prove it!

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Today was an awesome experience that I’d never imagined myself participating in… Running 10k race has never been a dream of mine. But, I see why people do it! I’m no runner but I’m always up for a challenge and I think that’s the aspect that drew me.

But enough about me, let me quickly recap some of the days highlights…

Random pic of the throngs of people on MARTA

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(And speaking of challenges…) These two are my heroes of the day!

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I don’t know their ranks but Jenkins and Rodriguez were definitely forces to be reckoned with! They KILLED the course while running fully loaded down with their military paks. It was inspirational, to say the least, and kept me moving when I was ready to slow down.

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This was what it looked like in every direction… Just a sea of bodies. While everyone was focused on the task at hand (breathing, dodging people, not falling…) there was still a lot of consideration and encouragement amongst my fellow runners.

As I passed Mile 5, I slowed from a jog to a brisk walk. A guy behind me called out, as he ran by, “Nuh uh, come on! Don’t lose your momentum! We’re almost done!” That small act of kindness really encouraged me and I picked up my jog and finished out the race.

In the end, my race time was 1:27:50. Considering the winners from the first waves finished in like 27 mins, that time isn’t really anything to brag about but, hey! I have an official time meaning: I finished! That was the only objective from the beginning and as of July 4, 2012, mission:complete!

Congrats to everyone else who braved the masses and the road with me today! It takes a lot of persistence and determination to successfully prepare for a race like this so to you, along with the brave men and women of our armed forces who make this day even possible, I salute!

Be safe and enjoy this time with friends and family! Happy 4th of July!

Oh, and, as we were leaving Piedmont Park, I looked up and there was Congressman John Lewis congratulating US on our accomplishment! He graciously agreed to a picture and patiently waited as we dealt with incoming texts, dying phones, and all other sorts of camera drama… Lol. How cool is this!?

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