Independence Day: Some favorite American places

Yesterday, we here in America celebrated our Independence Day holiday, and it is a country that is full of great cities and sights and I’m going to share some of mine. The holiday here is, of course, marked with barbecues, sports, picnics and fireworks.  Being a summer holiday, everybody in the country can participate with… Read more »

Interview with Voice of the Independent – June 2013

While in transit to and from Sri Lanka, London was my connecting point.  On the way back from Sri Lanka, I sat down with Dan March and Mandy Warren of World Logistics Media, the publisher of the monthly newspaper Voice of the Independent.  They wanted to discuss the importance of social media for logistics companies… Read more »

NCBFAA Meeting Recap (or: Westward, Ho!)

The annual gathering of the National Customs Brokers and Forwarders Association of America (or NCBFAA), was held in Rancho Mirage, CA, last week.  This was the first time I attended not as an everyday practitioner of the craft, but as someone looking to network, introduce the world to me (sound familiar?) and talk to companies… Read more »

Zombie content marketing

A lot of what I do for clients is to focus on what is called content marketing, in other words providing and developing materials that will live on for a very long time and can even be repurposed.  When a company has something notable happen, or they undertake a project or participate in an event that… Read more »

Rewarding your VIP's or demoralizing everybody else?

A few weeks ago, I traveled to Atlanta to speak before their local Customs brokers and freight forwarder’s association.  The trip was very productive, as I used it to close one piece of business and am currently pursuing two more. The flight down with United was uneventful.  The return trip was pure, unmitigated hell; a… Read more »

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