Archive for category: Erik Ticen

Is the Ideology of Photoshop Satanic?

Today the world mourns the loss of Christian artist Thomas Kinkade.  Whether you liked his art or not, it can be said that he painted the idealistic in his depictions of perfect little cottages, beautiful townspeople, and light bursting everywhere with color.  The paintbrush gets a lot of grace.  Mostly, we accept that its purpose […]

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The Birth of the Integrated Media Producer

Authors create on paper. Filmmakers create on film.  The blogger’s domain is the internet.  But clearly as media becomes more integrated there will be content people who natively combine both the written word with the audio/visual and social media skills as one entity. Take the Bible teacher for example. His or her bio used to […]

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When Faith and Marketing Collide

The original Vaughn Street is a leisurely stretch of country road near Springville, NY.  In contrast the company Vaughn Street is more of a busy intersection of culture, faith and communications.  This is where the action is.  I’d like to think we navigate it pretty well for our friends. But intersections by nature also contain […]

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Over a Billion Hours on Facebook (per day)

Techland reports that cumulatively, Americans spend more time on Facebook than on any other website.  To the tune of 53 billion hours per month.  This brings up several thoughts: What does this say about American productivity?  (Fast Company said last month we spend 1 million hours per day playing Angry Birds on our iPhones.  And […]

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Tell, Don’t Talk (Why you Should Go Ahead and Brag)

We boast about our clients and projects on this blog.  It’s a deliberate act under the influence of marketing.  Sorry for the honesty but we’re hoping that the important work we’ve done for others can also be done for you.  And we hope that by giving away these success stories, you can glean some useful […]

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What Is Your Essence?

  From Wikipedia: In philosophy essence is the attribute or set of attributes that make an object or substance what it fundamentally is, and which it has by necessity and without which it loses its identity.  The concept originates with Aristotle, who used the Greek expression to ti ên einai, literally ‘the what it was to be’, or sometimes the […]

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