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HFLA of Northeast Ohio Named Winner of shark&minnow’s #GivingTuesday Contest

In honor of #GivingTuesday, we hosted our 3rd Annual #sharkATTACK on November…


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In Honor of #GivingTuesday - shark&minnow Accepting Nominations for 3rd Annual #sharkATTACK

CLEVELAND, OH (November 7, 2017) – Every act of generosity counts, and each…


sharkandminnow - Jennifer Cho Salaff

shark&minnow Appoints Jennifer Cho Salaff to the Role of Senior Content Producer

shark&minnow has appointed Jennifer Cho Salaff to the role of Senior…


Taking It to the Streets | Branded Experiences Help Our Clients Create Real-World Relationships

Branded experiences aren't necessarily something new, though we've seen them…


shark&minnow names Brian Andrew Jasinski to Director of Design

shark&minnow has appointed Brian Andrew Jasinski to the role of Director of…


#MadMenSuperbowl 2016 - This Year's Wins (& Misses)

So the big game's in the can. Big night for Bronco Nation, Queen Bey & beer…


#MadMenSuperBowl 2016 - First Take - Taco Bell Split Bill

Taco Bell did what most brands would do if they had $5 million and a new…


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Adoption Network Cleveland Named Winner of shark&minnow’s Giving Tuesday Contest

Adoption Network Cleveland was named the winner of shark&minnow’s inaugural…


Not Losing Sight of Fun & the Disease of Being Busy

What happens when you pick up the phone - a friend, your Mom, a colleague on…


#MadMenSuperBowl 2015 Brings the Warm & Fuzzies

Celebrity cameos, clydesdales & a bit of, ahem, lady bits - these things we…


You Say Goodbye, I Say Hello.

Here at shark&minnow we are starting the year with a great deal of…


Talking #AudibleIdeas at Eaton Corporation

We have the distinct pleasure of working with many clients where the challenge…


Bigger. Faster. More.

We all know that the digital age is dramatically changing the B2C marketplace,…


Move to Cleveland

Recently we were approached by Joy Roller, President, Global Cleveland. Since…


Food for the Price of an Instagram Photo

A London restaurant is ditching the traditional bill at the end of a meal and…


Order a Pizza Without Leaving Hulu

Hulu is teaming up with Pizza Hut on a new type of in-context advertising…


All You Can't Eat

"All you can't eat" is based on the simple observation that lots of…


Being a Clevelander is big part of the success story

CLEVELAND, Ohio--Whether you spend your life in Greater Cleveland, leave for…


Good Manners

Giving to charity can be uplifting for impoverished communities and for the…


Unnumbered Sparks

The Technology Unnumbered Sparks is an interactive art collaboration between…


X–SPACE: A Library Designed and Built By Its Students

Recently launched on Kickstarter, X-Space is a library designed and built by…


Urban Sounds

Sonictravlog is a mobile app that allows users to record and listen to sounds…


Free Homes to Writers in Detroit

A new nonprofit organization called Write a House is refurbishing three…


Free Amtrak Rides to Writers

Amtrak is now offering residencies to writers that want to set-up shop aboard…


Smartglasses Help Surgeons Visualize Cancerous Cells

On Monday, February 10th, the first surgery  using smartglasses to visualize…


Radiohead Releases PolyFauna App

Radiohead's latest creation, PolyFauna, is an experimental collaboration…


Training the American Workforce

Community College leaders are in Washington lobbying for more money and a…


Gregory Porter - 1960 What?

“The next great male jazz singer”—NPR Music “Liquid Spirit is shot through with…


Red Bull House of Art: Detroit

Anyone that watched  the Grammy Awards on Sunday saw a Red Bull commercial…


Happy New Year!

  Wishing you health, happiness and prosperity in 2014! Your friends at…


Love Letters

In a recent conversation with my Mother, she lamented over a comment one of her…


A New Framework for Forrester’s Social Technographics

Forrester announced a new framework for their Social Technographics, called the…


Playboy Ruins it for Everyone

The future of the Prada Marfa, a public art installation designed by…


The Pulse of a City

Pulse of the City is an interactive public art installation installed in five…


Kellogg’s RFID Projection Mapped Skatepark

In effort to rebrand Kellogg's® Nutri-Grain® breakfast bars and associate the…


A Fashion History Lesson...from Coco Chanel

Transport yourself back in time via this beautiful snap-shot of a video,…


Take On Me, Volkswagen

The new "Feeling Carefree" commercial from Volkswagen featuring one of the best…


The People's University

Community Deficit Fighters For more than 144 years, Cleveland Public Library…


Just A Reflektor

The Experience Just A Reflektor is an interactive  film that explores the…


Release Early, Often, and with Rap Music

“How much impact can you have with the least lines of code – that was important…


Smart Growth for Cities

Today, 3.6 billion people live in cities around the world. However, by 2030, 5…


Online Video Dashboard July/August 2013

Infographic Top 10 YouTube Videos - August 2013 #1. Lady Gaga - Applause…


Martha Stewart Loves Her Grey Cardigan

While we're sure Ms. Stewart shares our fondness for the evergreen (or grey)…


The Seven Rules of Brainstorming. Created by Ideo.

1. Defer judgment "Creative spaces don't judge. They let the ideas flow, so…


The Root of Success

Source: Scott Suttell, Crain's Cleveland Business.  "Cleveland is an…


Making Big Data Small

Living in a digital world, we track everything. From the miles we run with…


Health, Not Healthcare

We were humbled to have been included in a small group of folks that were…


Dress Me Up, Dress Me Down: Our Appetite for Formality

Long before the recent New York Times Article - "Shirtless Goes the City" -…


The Makers of Things

Who we are is intrinsically connected to what we do and the things we build.…


108 Years of Herman Miller in 108 Seconds

Source: Herman Miller At Herman Miller we think, learn, and communicate…


People for Smarter Cities

Source: IBM & Ogilvy IBM is committed to creating solutions that help…


Time After Time

The heritage of Detroit is rooted in craftsmanship, quality and making the…


IBM Watson at Your Service. One Step Closer to Passing the Turing Test.

IBM has recently unveiled the IBM Watson Engagement Advisor, "a technology…


A Culture of Innovation

In an interview with YaleInsights, Tim Brown, CEO and president of the design…


Detroit is a finalist for Summer X Games

ESPN announced the competing cities had been narrowed down to Detroit, Chicago,…


The Lonesome Crowded West

For me, Modest Mouse was one of those bands that changed the way I made music,…


American Noise

We stumbled upon "American Noise," a documentary by Nokia Music and The…


TEDxCLE 2013 to focus on collaboration as key to Cleveland's future

Cleveland's fourth official TEDx event, TEDxCLE will take place Thursday, March…


Cleveland Jewish News: Jews of Interest

We were recognized as "Jews of Interest" by the Cleveland Jewish News! Read the…


Full Cleveland

Nonprofits are part of the fabric of Northeast Ohio. Did you know that there…


the musCLE house

Project: the musCLE house Description: With the help of our friends Ariel…


The Mixologist

Making cocktails has become a pastime of mine. I may have made a few bad drinks…


The Top 5 Trending YouTube Videos of 2012

1. PSY - GANGNAM STYLE 2. Somebody That I Used to Know - Walk off the Earth…


HeathCLE: 5 Innovations

Cleveland Medical Mart signs two healthcare giants: General Electric…


Google Analytics In Real Life

Monitoring and tracking online metrics in order to optimize the customer…


Lottery League

One of my first memories of Cleveland was the 2010 Lottery League. I had just…


The Future of Lighting

In a recent issue of Fast Company, the editors and 27 judges including MoMA's…


JAM

A new Chrome experiment from Google: An interactive web application that allows…


Crain's Cleveland Business Forty Under 40

We're excited to announce that we were honored as two of Crain's Cleveland…


Cleveland Museum of Art | Atrium

Masqueraaaaaaaade!

So I completely heard this song from Phantom of the Opera playing - in my head,…


Buffalo City Hall

Urban Adventures: Buffalo Edition

As summer drew to a close we celebrated one year as husband and wife (hi-fives…


You said you wanted to join the TEDxCLE team...

...well, here's your chance!  Over the next few weeks we'll be posting the…


Retooling the Motor City

Whenever we visit my family in Michigan, we stop in Detroit. A great video…


A Bit About Fall Fashion...As Interpreted By a Northcoast Girl

Cleveland gets a bad rap for not being a place of "fashion."  But I'm pretty…


Videos from TEDxCLE 2012: The Maker Class

All videos from TEDxCLE 2012: The Maker Class on Friday, April 20th at The…


Hacking Gaming and Technology for the Arts

Besides Atari, Commodore 64 and Nintendo, I've never really liked video games.…


Bicycles in Flight

Project: Bicycles in Flight Description: In October of 2007 in Boston, I met…


A Wonderful Designer and Dear Friend

Our friendship with Brian Jasinski started at Dinner with Strangers created by…


Young Mensches

Project: Young Mensches Website Description: We recently launched a new website…


TechCentral

We love Cleveland Public Library. One of the first events we went to when we…


What I have to offer...

On the 30th of September 2011, in front of a sell-out theatre at the BFI in…


Speakeasy Happy Hour

The Cleveland Museum of Art has done an amazing job with their signature Summer…


All songs considered, music is an art and should be respected.

Bragging that "I've only bought 15 CDs in my lifetime. Yet, my entire iTunes…


GE and Facebook Make Health and Fitness Social with HealthyShare

GE and Facebook have partnered to create HealthyShare, an app that tracks your…


Summer Footwear

Source: NBC WKYC 3 Good Company Date: July 6, 2012 Description: Hallie Bram…


Summer Style

Source: NBC WKYC 3 Good Company Date: May 30, 2012 Description: Hallie Bram…


Ch-ch-ch-ch-changes

As many of you know, Eric & I take time out from our lives as "civic…


TEDxCLE 2012 Speakers Announced!

We couldn't be more pleased to share our 2012 speakers with you.  What a…


Guardians of the Evolution: Dan Moulthrop of The Civic Commons

Tell us about yourself. I'm a trailing spouse to a beautiful woman who wanted…


The Biophilia Educational Program

Bjork is once again providing inspiration with her album and app, Biophilia.…


Thinking Cities

We've been daydreaming and dreaming about the future of Cleveland since…


Beat 2012

DJ Mark Ronson will be traveling the world to meet up-and-coming athletes in…


A Call to the Makers

We need your help to introduce this year’s crop of TEDxCLE speakers!  Today…


The Clevelander Report

Project: The Clevelander Report Description: In recent years there have been a…


Guardians of the Evolution: Mike Kubinski of CLE Clothing Co.

Tell us about yourself. Who are you? Mike Kubinski How old are you? 32 What…


Experience Cleveland Innovation at TEDxCLE 2012

TEDxCLE 2012 planning is in full swing and we have a number of exciting…


Portrait of the Artist

A friend/colleague of mine that I've mentioned here before (Tim Logan) shared…


TEDxCLE 2012: Who Needs to Be Heard?

Nominations are officially open (though, truth be told we receive informal…


That's...Interesting...

We aren't great with compliments...so we'll just say thanks about this: Hallie…


How will you #makeitcount in 2012?

January 1st of any given year, is the first day for people all over the world…


The Future of Market Research: 5 Innovations to Watch for in 2012

The great David Ogilvy once said, “I notice increasing reluctance on the part…


Remix the CLE

Once again, mobile apps are redefining how artists compose music. I stumbled…


Music for a Film

I went to film school + once had someone tell me that I "thought life was a…


Retail Therapy: Back in a Familiar Spot

Tim Logan, Mike Paukst and I (of Uppercut Motion + Sound) had a lot of fun…


Love Letter to the Motor City

I have a secret.  Something that I've never told Eric, but I will divulge to…


The Mashup Class

It was Richard Florida - author, professor and researcher, that coined the…


Art, Science & Technology in Music

Bjork's latest album may be her most ambitious project yet. Biophilia is a…


The Power of Two: Passion & Love

American Authenticity Over the past few years, we have observed and…


The Statistics of Music

As titled, "The Evolution of Music," may not actually document the progression…


Honeymoon in Vegas

Just three weeks ago, Hallie and I got married! It's amazing to think about the…


Summer Solstice Party at the Cleveland Museum of Art

Summer Solstice at the amazing Cleveland Museum of Art is one of our favorite…


Behind-the-Scenes of TED2011

On Monday, February 28th, we were lucky enough to be among 160 other TEDx…


TEDx Workshop at TEDActive 2011

On Saturday, February 26th, we traveled from the great city of Cleveland, Ohio…


And now, in TED-related news...

Written 2.26.2011 (sorry for the delayed post - been a busy few days!): We’ve…


Photo of the Week – 2/28/2011

Yesterday we were two of 160 TEDx organizers presenting, collaborating and…


Photo of the Week - 2/14/2011

This was almost too eerie to photograph - found this angel statue while…


Mad Men Super Bowl

On Sunday night, we invited 18 of our Mad Men friends from the…


Intentionally Passive Music Composition

Intentionally passive music composition has interested me for quite some time.…


Upcoming Cleveland Event - "100 Impossible Portraits"

If you liked the West Side Market video we linked to last week, make sure to…


Photo(s) of the Week - 1/24/2011

West Side Market from Mike Paukst on Vimeo. This week we have a special treat…


The Good News - According to Richard Florida

In a recent article for The Atlantic, famed Urbanist Richard Florida comments:…


"What do you love about Cleveland?!"

A question my east coast comrades would pose from time to time during my…


More Retail in Cleveland - Coming Soon - But Not Without Your Help

I'm a big fan of some of the city's development projects - The Ohio City Market…


And this is your brain on technology...any questions?

"The Web Shatters Focus and Rewires Brain"?  That sounds like the subtitle to…


The Rock Hall Ball

ROCK & ROLL WAS BORN IN CLEVELAND. If you don't believe it, ask any of the…


2011 SXSW Interactive Festival Panel - VOTE!

Over a month ago I submitted a panel proposal to the 2011 South by Southwest…


A Digital Rolling Stone 3.0 - Composition in the Digital Age

Inspired Creation   In this installment of A Digital Rolling Stone, we…


Unconsumption

Overview When we were kids it was pretty much beaten into us that planet earth…


Dinner With Strangers

When friend and fellow Clevelandophile Danielle Deboe was drafting her speech…


SXSW

Project 2010 South by Southwest Interactive Festival "Big Brother in Your…


A Digital Rolling Stone 2.0

Introduction It seems only appropriate that I'm finally finishing the second…


TEDxCLE: Ideas worth spreading

TED has granted approval for Hallie Bram and me to host the TEDxCLE event. If…


2010 SXSW Interactive Festival Speaker and Panel

I am proud to announce that my panel idea, "Big Brother in Your Brain:…


SXSW 2010 Interactive Festival

I always imagined I would go to SXSW with my band, but it looks like I might…


The Great Race to Brand the Clouds

The benefits of technology and more specifically the internet, seem to be…


Open Source: The Model Is About Branding

The traditional business model for companies is to create a product and/or…


The Convergence of Cognitive Neuroscience and Marketing

When I moved to Boston over a year ago to work for Modernista! on the Cadillac…


A Digital Rolling Stone 1.0

Since the days of Napster, the music industry has been forced to change. MP3…


Engaging and Innovative Interactive Navigation

The progression of interactive design has changed dramatically over the years.…


Subculture and Brand Experience

Hidden in Boston, you will find Bodega, a boutique, hip hop shoe and apparel…


The Nike+ Human Race

When Nike and Apple created the Nike+iPod device, I'm not quite sure if they…