Brands I Love

Go Lite Bankruptcy Sale

Is GoLite Really Gone, Along with its Trademark?

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 GoLite is Going Out Of Business . . . Since its founding in 1998, GoLite accomplished amazing things. The company is widely admired for sustainably manufacturing lightweight, high-performance gear. Sadly, despite being one of the most environmentally conscious companies in the world, GoLite’s recent retail expansion proved to be unsustainable for its financial bottom line. GoLite twice was given Best for the World Awards from B Lab…

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Brand Geek’s take on TED 2013

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Last week was TED — a four day conference that feeds the heart & soul & head. From 72 countries we convened at TEDActive, each of us different, with something different to give. We convened in Palm Springs from all walks of life, to celebrate successes and seek to solve strife. Among our friends — both old and new — we asked, “What do you…

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Brandvangelism: SF MusicTech Where Music Culture and Commerce Converge

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Some brands make it easy to love them. Think: Patagonia, Subaru, Techtastic and SF MusicTech Summit (SFMT). Yup, that’s right. SFMT is one of my favorite conferences although I am neither a musician nor a technologist (to the contrary, I often refer to myself as a technofuck, but let’s not go there.) I  first attended SFMT in 2008 and was hooked straight away. SFMT…

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TED 2012 Examines the Courtroom

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  TED spreads ideas.  So much so that TED’s tagline is Ideas Worth Spreading.  TED is an acronym for Technology, Entertainment & Design, though it also could be an acronym for Totally Engaging Dialogue or Terrifically Entertaining Dweebs or Truly Engaged Dream-makers or . . .  For the past two winters I’ve missed a week of fresh powder while attending…

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National Grange and Brooklyn Grange Get Grungy over TM Dispute

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National Grange is a non-profit organization that was founded in 1867 to advocate for rural America and agriculture.  While the full name of the organization is the National Grange of the Order of Patrons of Husbandry, its marketing materials commonly refer to it as the Grange.  Even though it’s a “fraternal organization of ‘Patrons of Husbandry,’” which might sound just…

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