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Teach Our Children Well

September 4, 2020 | Tags: ,

In the waning days of August, I managed to escape the confines of the Capital Beltway for a brief family vacation. We filed a plan with the state of Rhode Island, found a house with a workable kitchen and coordinated seven COVID tests. Even domestic travel today is complicated. The change of scenery and time […] Read More

Only The Curious Will Survive

July 31, 2020 | Tags: , , ,

This post is going to sound a bit dark for an optimist like me, but remember—optimism is about accepting a changed world; happiness isn’t a requirement. Few of us will forget 2020: a global health pandemic, a reckoning on racism, online learning for our children, online work for us, and yes, murder hornets. Just halfway […] Read More

Race and Us

June 5, 2020 | Tags: ,

Over the past week, I’ve been talking with family, friends and coworkers about racial equity. The recent video evidence presented has been overwhelming. George Floyd being suffocated by a white police officer, Ahmaud Arbery being shot and killed while jogging through a white residential neighborhood and the racist harassment of Christian Cooper as he was […] Read More

Empathy for the Economic Architecture Project

December 2, 2019 | Tags:

Expressing client value happens in many ways at More Vang. We might get involved in developing a campaign or messaging around a specific product or service. In that case, we would create the visual “look and feel” and combine this with clever advertising copy. In other instances, we tackle the far more challenging work of […] Read More

Practice empathy and #embracetheswamp

October 15, 2019 | Tags:

We’ve talked a lot recently about the meaning of empathy and how we use it to do our best work. You can read more about our thoughts on empathy here, here, or here. (We might have a slight obsession.) As part of our “campaign for a better understanding of empathy,” we’ve decided to have a […] Read More

Harry Potter Makes You Nicer

September 26, 2019 | Tags: ,

We all know that reading makes you smarter, improves your vocabulary, and provides you with interesting tidbits to share at your next dinner party. But did you know that reading (especially fiction) can also improve your emotional intelligence?  Reading allows us to experience the world from a viewpoint entirely unlike our own. We may not […] Read More

No sympathy for misusers of the word empathy

August 13, 2019 | Tags:

Choose your words carefully A sophisticated vocabulary gives us the ability to express our best ideas, thoughts and beliefs. But unfortunately, this box of tools is only as good as our ability to use them properly, and we marketers are known to bend some dictionary rules every once in a while. We like to create […] Read More