A Check In on the Year of No Effing Excuses

Earlier this year, I took a look back at a turning point in my life to draw inspiration for making this year extraordinary. Now that it’s almost June let’s see how we’re doing with the #YearofNFE.

On the plus side, it hasn’t been a complete failure. I’ve undertaken quite a bit here with Digital Pudding, adding clients, getting stuff done, constantly learning. Progress is being made every day. Still, there’s room for improvement. Quite a bit if you ask me. So, let’s see how far we’ve come, where we need to go, and how to get there. Read More

Vote Dlabola stickers from 2002

Rebranding Myself with My Wife’s Last Name

I’m not Tom Cameron. At least, it’s not the name I was born with. Nor is it the one currently on my driver’s license. Rather, it’s a name I’ve adopted and grown to love entirely thanks to my dear wife. A rebranding of who I am, if you will.

I recently became Tom Cameron by choice. Bucking tradition, I decided to take my wife’s last name when we got married. With our 2-year anniversary this week, let’s take a look at the timeline of events that brought me to this decision, and how to approach rebranding yourself or your business. Read More

Definitely not Sonic, but also definitely not trademark infringement

Hidden Benefits of a Fast Marketing Team

I’ve wanted to write something about fast marketing for a while. My personal hero growing up (and maybe still today) was Sonic the Hedgehog. Why? Many reasons, but mostly because of speed. I’ve always wanted to be fast. Run fast. Think fast. Work fast. Do everything fast.

For 25 years, I’ve followed the Hall of Fame game character on a quest to improve my own speed and efficiency. It’s helped me create a value system and overall lifestyle that combines equal parts precision and velocity.

This obsession with speed has carried over into what the marketing team at Digital Pudding does. What can fast marketing do for you? Some really wonderful things. Read More

We can help entrepreneurs with penmanship, too

The Help Entrepreneurs Need for New Ideas

As marketing consultants, we help entrepreneurs of all kinds. Everyone from those running their first startups to the serial entrepreneur on his twelfth venture in the past 6 months. They’re dreamers. They’re revolutionaries. They’re demanding. They’re relentless. And they’re amazing.

We love working with entrepreneurs for the sheer joy and passion they bring to every project. And we’re always impressed that there are new ideas out there in the world just begging to see the light of day.

However, when you have an entrepreneur’s free-thinking mindset, with your eyes on the big picture, little oversights can derail a project. We’ve seen it happen. We’ve also seen it coming, successfully avoided them, and kept on moving toward our launch and growth goals. How? By finding a way to help entrepreneurs do what they do best. Read More