Job-Hunting Do’s And Don’ts. Mostly Don’ts.

May 23, 2019By francis-adminArticles, brand marketing, BUSINESS, Communications, General Biz, Humor, Miscellaneous, Rants

My agency has an opening for an art director, and I’ve placed an online Help Wanted ad which includes one non-negotiable prerequisite: “Previous Ad Agency experience absolutely required.” Here’s a very brief (and verbatim) sampling of the responses I’ve received: “I am a graduating senior in college that is looking for a part time career … Read More

Vintage / Sports car show

May 14, 2019By francis-adminUncategorized

CONTACT Alan Thacker (Barber Motorsports & Mountain Brook Car Club) alanthacker73@gmail.com | 205-370-1036   WHEN Friday, May 17  5 pm – 8pm WHERE Rele Street, Lane Parke (between the Grand Bohemian and Revelator Coffee) SPONSORS Barber Motorsports, the Mountain Brook Driving Club and Lane Parke WHY 1) A street party for Lane Parke customers, merchants and … Read More

Meet The Need, And Funding Will Take Care Of Itself.

May 2, 2019By francis-adminArticles, CULTURE, Neat Ideas, People

A look inside The Community Foundation of Greater Birmingham’s strategic planning process Few, if any, non-profit organizations have played a broader role in my hometown’s transformation from a Civil Rights-era battleground to an emergent symbol of the New South than the Community Foundation of Greater Birmingham. Created in 1959, the Foundation has used grants from … Read More