Author Archives: Nick Westergaard

Personal MBA

April 17, 2006

Josh Kaufman proposes a new type of business education that I think is worth looking at. Maybe, I’m partial to his theory since I consider myself a graduate of his new school. The Point? Josh sums it up best in … Read More

As an email marketer, I’ve been known to spend a substantial amount of time crafting the perfect subject line. It’s a big deal. It effects open rates. It’s a split second you have to capture your recipient. It’s like having … Read More

Cliff Gardner

March 21, 2006

A few years back, me and probably two or three other people watched a short-lived series called Sports Night. It followed the on- and off-camera goings on at a Sports Center-like show.  One of my favorite arcs centered on a … Read More

A WesterBlog first: Well done Microsoft! Recently they posted a parody of what the iPod box would have looked like had their team designed it. “It was an internal-only video clip commissioned by our packaging team to humorously highlight the … Read More

Recently I read the late management guru Peter Drucker’s classic, The Effective Executive. It more than lives up to its reputation as the definitive work on the subject of self-management and is worth reading and then stepping back and remembering … Read More

2 Groups of People

November 28, 2005

Recently, I switched jobs. As a marketer, I was faced with the task of preparing items for my successor while concurrently planning my own agenda as someone’s successor. As I thought about the quandaries faced by both myself and my … Read More

Molli with an “i” is a high school junior who recently job shadowed me for a brief portion of her day. As I talked with her about the minutia of my job as a marketing professional, I mentioned that my … Read More

“I wish the stage were as narrow as the wire of a tightrope dancer, so that no incompetent would dare step upon it.” – Johann Wolfgang von Goethe Bill Gates isobviously not up on his Goethe. This recent presentation, which … Read More

Drive Time

October 31, 2005

In Seth Godin’s recent book, All Marketers Are Liars (a must read), he included a unique item in the appendices. At the end of his great book, he included the titles of several other great books. One was the Tom … Read More

Hello Blogosphere!

October 20, 2005

I’m here!!! I hope to use this blog to share my thoughts on marketing communications in our upside-down world where all of the rules have changed and it’s eat or be eaten. [LITERARY REFERENCE ALERT:] I think it was James … Read More

Nick has a knack for making complex topics simple.
Jacey Wilkins, National Institute of Metalworking Skills

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