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Creative, Elegant Temporary Solutions To Problems

There is construction taking place at Schipol Airport in Amsterdam and a small leak has developed in the roof. They've put a plant in place to catch the leak. Not a mop bucket or 50-gallon trash can. You almost wouldn't notice [...]

Creative, Elegant Temporary Solutions To Problems

Out Of The Box (Literally) Mini Cooper Ads

I invite you to visit the Marketing Profs Daily Fix blog today, where I posted an article about a brilliant Amsterdam-based ad campaign for Mini Cooper cars. The ad was created locally by UbachsWisbrun/JWT. In the article, I also share what [...]

Out Of The Box (Literally) Mini Cooper Ads

Friendly Falafel

For lunch today, I popped into Maoz Vegetarian restaurant for falafel. It's really good. (Seth Godin raves about the place - calls it the best falafel in the world!) They serve fresh hot falafel, on warm pita bread, with delicious hummus, [...]

Friendly Falafel

Bunny Meat And Rabbit Cheese

I know the Easter Bunny has hopped along his bunny trail for this year... but I haven't had the chance to post this image... Our grocery store in Amsterdam, Albert Heijn, does a great job offering seasonal and holiday-related foods. Special [...]

Bunny Meat And Rabbit Cheese

Fire Near Idea Sandbox: Amsterdam

There was a fire today across the street from my office. I was sitting working... looked out the window and saw flames erupting from the top floor of the building across the street. I called 112 (the 911 of the Netherlands) [...]

Fire Near Idea Sandbox: Amsterdam

Finding Missing Words

I found out recently the Dutch don't have the word whimsical in their vocabulary. How do you define that for someone who has never heard it? The best way I was able to describe whimsical to a Dutch friend of mine [...]

Finding Missing Words

Pop Stands Out In A Crowd

I just started reading a book by Sam Horn called "Pop! Stand Out In Any Crowd" it is about creating messages that are Purposeful, Original, and Pithy... but I'll be talking about that at a later time.... I thought it was [...]

Pop Stands Out In A Crowd

DHL’s Creative Delivery

I was really impressed with the delivery company DHL when I saw that they had a moving office in Amsterdam in the form of a canal boat. What a great idea... Canals weave all over Amsterdam (actually more canals than Venice), [...]

DHL’s Creative Delivery

Netherlands Queen’s Day – Games of Skill

Monday was Queen's Day here in the Netherlands... a national holiday... We all get the day off to party, drink, and celebrate. (if you're into that kinda thing). I mentioned that you're allow to sell things without paying taxes... So people [...]

Netherlands Queen’s Day – Games of Skill

The Business of Complimenting

Yesterday, Monday the 30th of April, was Queen's Day in the Netherlands... A national holiday and all-country celebration of the Queen's birthday. The best description of Queen's Day I can convey is to imagine... a 24-hour: home team victory celebration + [...]

The Business of Complimenting
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