In order to fully understand and appreciate the efforts of Hamed Wardak, as a futuristic Paul Harvey might have said before his famous radio stories rather than afterward, “Now you’ll know the rest of the story.” One of Wardak’s latest ventures is in the area of techno music and his group called Valen of Wicked.  […]

Boosting Your Independent Marketing Profile


The beautiful thing about working in the marketing industry is that it allows for flexibility and creativity. In many cases, a marketer can work solo and maintain a roster of clients, allowing for a more flexible work-life balance and lifestyle. But marketing is an industry that’s always changing, so it’s important that marketers are willing […]

Geothermal Resources Council Issues Marketing RFP


The Geothermal Resources Council (GRC) is seeking proposals for assistance with developing our marketing plan, promotional materials, and website. The GRC has the vision to raise the recognition and acceptance of geothermal energy across society. We have focused our vision on a strategy to connect with local people and companies on the ground in our […]

Promundo Issues Website Redesign RFP

Promundo-US – a 501 (c) (3) nonprofit organization based in Washington, DC – seeks proposals from web development agencies to redesign and redevelop the Promundo Global Consortium’s website(s) (www.promundoglobal.org / www.promundo.org.br) and associated CMS. This process will include an in-depth discovery phase to align the messaging of the Promundo Global Consortium1 with its priority audiences, […]

Gullah Geechee Cultural Heritage Issues Marketing RFP

The Gullah Geechee Cultural Heritage Corridor Commission, a non-profit 501(c)(3) organization, is initiating a planning process directed toward implementing the economic development goals of our current Management Plan (strategic plan) relating to supporting Gullah Geechee heritage-related tourism and businesses in our National Heritage Area. Background: Both the Gullah Geechee Cultural Heritage Corridor and the federal […]

Project-Based Agency Work: Beware the Pitfalls

It wasn’t long ago that brands relied heavily on the services of agencies brimming with marketing and public relations professionals. Agency work was competitive (still is) and many brands outsourced this type of work rather than hiring an in-house team. But this has shifted in recent years. A recent article published by Digiday points to […]


City College of San Francisco requires the services of a firm or firms to provide Enrollment Marketing and Advertising Services. This RFQ is to pre-qualify and to establish a pool of firms that will be asked to provide professional services including response to work orders, task order and/or request for proposal and or quotes. Background: […]

The FasciaBlaster and Ashley Black Guru – The Woman Behind the Cellulite-Busting Tool Faces Positive Peer-Reviewed Publishing and Lawsuits

Who is the Woman Behind the Fascia Blaster Cellulite-Busting Tool? Ashley Black is a New York Times Bestselling Author, founder of Ashley Black Guru and inventor of the incredibly popular FasciaBlaster, But before she became Ashley Black Guru and before there was a Fascia Blaster, Ashley Black lived a life full of obstacles that she […]