When I was in 6th grade my mom took me to my first yoga class. This was back in 2002. Lululemon was only 4 years old and yoga was mostly practiced in small, mom-and-pop studios and basements. Yoga had yet to permeate pop culture. I certainly hadn’t really heard of yoga, and at that time … More What I’ve Learned from Yoga
Email might be the most slept on communication platform of the digital age. Social media and digital advertising are sexy. However, the longest standing and most consistent destination for connected humans is their email inbox. Brands report some of the highest conversion and engagement rates from email As the world grows more cluttered with information, … More YRC Certified Vol. 2: Newsletters You Need Sliding into your DMs
Shea Moisture is the latest company to feel the public’s wrath after what was a hurtful marketing mishap. For those who missed it, Shea Moisture released a piece of video content on its social channels as a part of a campaign to “Stop Hair Hate”. The ad features a black woman with curly hair and … More Growing Pains: In Extending a Hand to New Audiences, Shea Moisture Rubs its Base the Wrong Way
Uber’s driver lost the keys and we found them. Young, Restless, and Creative’s take on how Uber can get back on track. … More Ride to Redemption: How Uber Can Rebuild Trust and Find Its Way
On Thursday, March 2, 2017, Snap Inc., parent company to the photo-messaging app known as Snapchat, went public. Since its birth in 2011, Snapchat has grown exponentially to about 150 million daily active users. Initially perceived to be nothing more than a sexting app, Snapchat carved out a space of its own that allowed users … More Snap Inc. IPO: Pop or Flop?
Next in our series of Young, Restless, and Creative Black people in business is John H. Johnson, founder of Johnson Publishing, one of the largest Black-owned publishers in the United States.
… More For the Culture: The Story of John H. Johnson and the Birth of Modern Black Media
To celebrate Black History Month, we’re going to share stories of Black pioneers in business and leadership who were Young, Restless, and Creative. First up, is a look into the first corporation to take a risk on Black consumers, and the Black sales team who led the way. Black America’s purchasing power—estimated at $1.2 trillion … More Pepsi’s Pioneers: An Early Experiment in Diversity and Multicultural Marketing
Podcasts are also a great source of knowledge, entertainment, and creative inspiration. Podcasts have been good to me, so it’s only right that I share some of my favorites. … More YRC Approved: Podcasts
Last week Sprint announced a $200 million investment in the artist-owned streaming company, Tidal. The investment gives Sprint a 33% ownership stake in the service. Some have categorized the move as bold while others say it’s one of desperation as both companies have their work cut out for them in their respective fields—Sprint is … More Tidal Wave of Cashflow Hits Jay Z’s Music Streaming Platform: Sprint’s $200 Million Investment in Tidal
One of the reasons I started YRC is to have a space to share my thoughts on topics that I’m passionate about. One of those is diversity and inclusion. Diversity is important. It’s the right thing to do. Organizations should reflect the world as it is. It enhances creativity–remember that post about how diverse creative … More Diversity in Advertising