ComplexCon 2016

Complexcon long beach 2016

When I heard Complex was hosting its first ComplexCon expo in Long Beach this year, I knew I had to find a way to go. First, I’m an avid Complex reader. Second, the event was curated by the likes of Pharrell and artist Takashi Murakami (who I actually spotted in person, signing autographs on site!). … Continue reading

Social Media Week Chicago 2013

Today, registration opens for Social Media Week Chicago 2013. If you’ve never been, it’s a week-long event featuring free social media panels, discussions, tutorials and networking events. For anyone involved in marketing, social media, or just business, it’s a great opportunity to brush up on the latest and greatest in social media. You’ll see that … Continue reading

The Foursquare Time Machine

Foursquare has just teamed up with Samsung to unveil the Foursquare Time Machine. The app build an infographic based on your check-in activity, and mine has uncovered some interesting insights about my life the past four years: Apparently I’ve slowly begun to mature (and become more lame), as my nightlife check-ins have decreased and my … Continue reading

Recap: Hispanicize 2013

Last month, I had the chance to attend the Hispanicize conference in Miami for the first time. Hosted at the gorgeous Eden Roc Hotel in Miami Beach, it was an awesome opportunity to meet some of the leading names in Hispanic social media, marketing, movies & music. One of the most interesting aspects of the … Continue reading

Happy President’s Day!

I don’t know about you, but when I think of President’s Day, I think of Value City Furniture. I mean, their dancing presidents commercials are top notch. Personally, I prefer the original than the jazzed up current version, with neon dance floors and hipper-dressed presidents. So, with that – Happy President’s Day! The original:   … Continue reading

CIW’12: Storytelling

As part of Chicago Ideas Week, I attended a talk titled, Storytellers: The Power of Perspective. It featured a political artist, an advertising agency chief creative officer, and three bestselling authors, one of which can also be called a “human guinea pig.” Although I was disappointed that the scheduled host, Jon Meacham, the EVP of … Continue reading

Turn your Instagram photos into a Facebook cover with Statigram

The insights & analytics crew at the agency where I work let me know about a new monitoring tool for Instagram, Statigram, so I took it for a spin. While it does offer a couple fun snapshots about your account, the coolest thing I’ve discovered so far is that this site lets you turn your … Continue reading

Anthropologie catalogue set in Barcelona

I LOVE Anthropologie. Their October catalogue is set in Barcelona, featuring some of the city’s most iconic locales including several Gaudi-designed structures. This totally makes me want to go back to Barcelona! And yes, I also strutted my stuff at Park Guell, which has also been featured on America’s Next Top Model.

Social Media Week 2012 Chicago registration open

The agency where I work, Zócalo Group, is co-hosting Social Media Week again this year, and I’m actually in the country to enjoy it this time! Registration just opened today and there are a ton of great events already up. All the events are free, but you have to register, so get on it before … Continue reading

Crazy Cat Lady

I LOVE this commercial. This is why I live alone with my cat. Yes, conversations like this take place daily between me and Othello. On a related note, my friend Frances got me a board game called “Crazy Cat Lady” kind of as a joke — although I haven’t actually played it yet — and … Continue reading