The 6 Rules of Being Creative in a Business Environment

(Originally posted on www.GangreneSymposium.com)

Being a creative in a Business environment involves a lot of presenting and selling creative execution to clients that do not have strong creative backgrounds. As part of that, there comes some stead-fast rules that are important to keep in mind. These rules are designed to make the process simpler and more intuitive for the client, and therefore are fairly straightforward themselves. The main goal, always, is to hide the complexity of executing creativity behind the big emerald curtain and make the experience as rewarding as possible for the clients.

So, without further ado, may I present to you: The 6 Rules of Being Creative in a Business Environment. Continue reading

6 Key Tactics To Managing Creatives In Real Life

I am probably not gaining many new friends by making fun of all of the sunshine and rainbows memes about creatives that are flooding the internet these days, but I seriously cannot stop. That is why in this installment we look at the best ways to manage creatives in real life.

Following in the giant-ish footsteps of The 7 Real Signs of Creative Peoples and 8 Business Adages For Better Businessing, may I present to you: 6 Key Tactics To Managing Creatives In Real Life. Continue reading

8 Business Adages For Better Businessing

I have a bad habit of summing up complex professional situations with made up on the spot business adages that we all then groan about. In an effort to keep track of those sayings and create easy and semi-empty content for my blog so that I have something to post to my different social networks (especially LinkedIn – because that is the biggest pain in the butt of them all to manage), I thought it would be fun to post some of them here.

So, without further ado, and in the spirit of The 7 Real Signs of Creative Peoples, may I present to you, 8 Business Adages For Better Businessing. Continue reading

The 7 Real Signs of Creative Peoples

I have long wanted to wade into the deep and murky waters of Internet Meme List Making. Working in an actual creative industry for what I like to define as a Creative Agency, the recent rash of lists on what defines a creative person really jumped out at me, and I decided to dive in head first. It also gave me the chance to test out Getty Images new policy of letting blogs embed their images for free for non financial purposes, which I think is a very cool initiative on their part.

So, without further ado, may I present to you, based on my experience working in Advertising/Marketing (and considering myself a partial creative as well), the Top 7 Signs that define a real and truly creative person.

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