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Taking Stock, Donating Socks

West Wisconsin Avenue has come a long way since we planted our flag here nearly 15 years ago. And recently, the Milwaukee Business Journal dubbed it “the place to be.” We couldn’t be more thrilled to witness and be a part of that progress. Even though we are in the heart of the resurgence, we […]

The Passive-aggressive Period

A while back I chanced upon a Thrillist article titled “Why You Should Never End a Text Message with a Period.” In it, the author discussed a Binghamton University study which determined that the use — or omission — of a period in a brief text message can actually alter the recipient’s interpretation. Consider: Are you mad […]

Jigsaw’s Boys & Girls Club Adventure

“How did it get so late so soon? It’s night before its afternoon. December is here before its June. My goodness how the time has flewn. How did it get so late so soon?”– Dr. Seuss Time is precious. And so are children. Even when they both get messy. This holiday season, the Jigsaw team […]

Movie Products Made Real – Our Wishlist

So you may have heard that Pepsi is launching a special limited edition “Pepsi Perfect,” the very Pepsi product that Marty McFly ordered during his visit to 2015 from 1985. It was merely a fictional product, but has now been brought to life for a mere $20+ bottle. It’s a fun concept, and while Pepsi […]

Volkswagen has 7,000 inspectors. And all of them, have their backs turned to you.

How ironic that a commercial from the 1950’s would be so relevant to the latest Volkswagen scandal. Ironic that the commercial was made before emission controls. Ironic that the Volkswagen inspectors have their backs to the camera. Ironic that they say they inspect, “…even the things you can’t see…” Ironic in just how ironic this […]

Happy Hamburg(la)r Day

So today is National Hamburger Day. I only just now learned this, otherwise I would have celebrated with a burger for lunch instead of a stupid salad. But now I need to find some other way to mark the occasion. Actually, it does get me thinking about the well-covered Hamburglar buzz from a few weeks […]

Beautiful Campaign?

Is Dove’s latest campaign a masterful peek into female psychology, or yet another narrow attempt to sell products in the name of female empowerment? Seems the jury is still out. But many are not afraid to voice their opinions on what is arguably the most talked about video to have come out in recent memory. […]