The Internet Wants To Kill You…

(This post is part of an ongoing series with Brian Solis “17 Cartoons That Will Change Your Business,” inspired by Brian’s book, “What’s The Future Of Business?”  To sign up for the gapingvoid newsletter and download the above image for your use  please CLICK HERE.) It’s the one customer out of a hundred who is going to post […]

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gapingvoid Art Blocks: “Who says business gifts have to suck?”

[Originally sent out in the nevwletter yesterday etc.] Everyone went crazy over the “Art Blocks” last week! YAY! Here are three new designs to choose from! Check them out HERE. People were asking about custom images. If there is one of Hugh’s cartoons that you absolutely LOVE then email us and we will see if we can make it happen […]

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Sneak Peak on gapingvoid Laptop Covers

[Sent out in today’s newsletter etc.] Yay! gapingvoid laptop decals [in beta]. We’ve been doing laptop decals for our corporate clients for a while. Gapingvoid images printed on this super polyester fabric. It fits perfectly on an 11″*13″ Macbook and is re-peelable, reusable. You can change them up, put them on walls, or glass partitions […]

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“CultureMail”: gapingvoid’s New Secret Weapon

Jason and I were thinking, if people like our daily newsletter so much, it would be awesome to take what we’ve learned from that, and create something useful for our clients. Ergo: Introducing CULTUREMAIL: “Just like our own gaping­void news­let­ter, but for your own busi­ness and peo­ple.” We’re REALLY excited by this: A proven new […]

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the new gapingvoid homepage

This weekend the gapingvoid homepage made a big change that was a long time coming- now you you no longer have to be a friend or family to ‘get’ what we do 😀 The actual business model is the same as before, it’s just a lot more apparent now, especially to people outside the gapingvoid club: […]

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How Most Marketing Works

[Originally sent out in the newsletter etc.] There is a popular idea that everyone hates marketing. So much so, that even my Twitter buddy, Scott Stratten has built an outstanding business out of the idea. Of course, it all depends how you define “marketing”. Making sure you hire really nice, friendly, chirpy people. Well, that’s […]

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Career Hierarchy

[Originally sent out in the newsletter etc.] I don’t know about you, but it took me twenty years to get from the bottom to the top of the pyramid. And I don’t think that’s outrageously long compared to most people, I really don’t. Was it worth it? I don’t know, is being alive worth it? […]

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Marcus Aurelius

[Originally sent out in the newsletter etc.] [Buy the print] Besides being a Roman Emperor (and damn good one) , Marcus Aurelius was also one of the great Stoic philosophers. His “Meditations” is one of the first self-help books, and it’s amazing how much of it still applies today. Besides being a fantastic read, the […]

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A Dream With No Life

[Originally sent out in the newsletter. Subscribe here etc.] This is a cartoon from the early 1990’s. When I was doing my most formative work back then, I was working all the time. ALL the time. I’d have my advertising job by day, then I’d hit my regular watering hole/cafe, pull up a stool at […]

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In praise of the email newsletter format

[Subscribe to the gapingvoid newsletter here.] This made me very happy- Austin Ray from Mailchimp interviewed me about my “fantastic open rates”. Mailchimp, as you know, is what powers my daily cartoon newsletter. With email newsletters, at least with Mailchimp, the average “open rate” is around 6%-8% i.e. for every hundred people you send out […]

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