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As a certified Google Partner, Mudd Advertising was invited to attend the Google All Star Summit at the end of August. I was lucky enough to be one of the two employees able to attend! While I was super hyped to be visiting the Googleplex in Mountain View, California to begin with, I was even...
Today was my mentor’s last day.   I’m not sure that she knew she was my mentor, but she was. In fact, I told her on my first day here. Right after the “this-is-what-we-expect-from-you” conversation, and right before “okay-get-to-work,” she asked what I needed from her. I said I needed a mentor and to be frequently...
I want you to remember two names: Kylie Anderson and Kaylee Merritt. Without either of them, I wouldn’t be able to do what I do. But before I talk more about Kylie or Kaylee and why their names are worth remembering, allow me to rewind back to the very beginning. Before I ever started working in...
Comparing the legendary “show about nothing” with a full-service agency that prides itself on doing everything might not seem like a logical parallel, but diving into the eccentric characters that made Seinfeld so famous also sheds light on the inner workings of the agency world. Account Executives – Jerry Seinfeld The voice of reason for...
Mudd Advertising has been named one of the Healthiest Employers of Eastern Iowa as part of a co-initiative between the Iowa Association of Business and Industry, Business Record Iowa and Business Record. This program was created to highlight companies throughout the state of Iowa that are committed to promoting a healthier workplace for their employees, which...
If you pay employees more money, will they do what you want? According to Drive author Daniel Pink, the answer is, “no.” In fact, he suggests that “a larger reward [money] leads to poorer performance.” In this video, Pink explores “The Surprising Truth about What Motivates Us.” If your responsibilities include leading and motivating people,...
Plan enough time to get to the airport. There is really nothing worse than having to run through an airport. Sitting in the airport for a little while longer is sometimes painful but worth making your flight on time. Spring for Admirals Club if you are going to be in an airport for more than...
Before becoming a Creative Director at Mudd Advertising, I was an actor for more than 20 years. My career included Saturday Night Live, where I worked with an emerging superstar named “Eddie Murphy.” He’ll never know this, but he inadvertently taught me the greatest lesson of my professional life, and perhaps, my personal life, as well....
I’m thinking of an episode of AMC’s Mad Men – the one in which Don Draper and Roger Sterling wait an hour and 45 minutes to meet with Dow Chemicals, before eventually Don hits Dow with the “I’ve been looking at what you are doing and I think you are in a desperate need of...
More than 23 million people tuned in to watch Saturday Night Live’s 40th Anniversary Special from the comfort of their homes last Sunday. But one man from small town Iowa and his 15-year-old son sat but a few feet from the stage in Studio 8H, seated among the likes of celebrated actors, legendary comedians, beloved...
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