Nik Green's blog
The challenge of finding a common thread between the various subjects and topics that bounce through my head becomes so great some weeks that I'm tempted to write mini columns or abandon the computer altogether. I admittedly haven't found a feasible one this week so expect me to reach like your uninvited fat uncle does for gravy at your summer cook out for ample segues.
Its been six months since venturing into my favorite category of debate, the film world, but after watching the majority of this years' biggest films crash and burn like a Justin Hammer creation (Iron Man 2 anyone?) I feel its worth wading hip deep into this years pile of bombs.
Despite having a background that has always included a consistent marketing component, be it in service, design or entertainment, I still find myself totally defenseless against good marketing schemes. Anything ranging from the white tags at a grocery store to the genius Old Spice ads featuring pop culture icons, I really have a hard time not buying into these products based on the ads alone.
As I reach a milestone with my girlfriend I have been noticing how much technology has changed the way we view and orchestrate romance in this modern age. After much thought, my general feeling is that technology is hampering, or at least taking some of the romance out of romance.
Between the net, online banking, Twitter, Facebook, texting and more I've decided that romance is now a carefully monitored battlefield that can be ruined somewhat by the ever present wall of communication and social networking.