Brand New Conference 2013

Hey Clinkers! Jason and I will be in NYC on Friday, September 13, 2013 as guest speakers at Under Consideration’s Brand New Conference. It’s an honor to be asked to speak at such a fun and inspiring event. Registration is closed for the event, but I’ll post the video of our talk when it’s up. Here are videos from previous years. Thanks to everyone at UnderConsideration for including us in this year’s event!

(If you’re not familiar with UnderConsideration or Brand New. Get familiar! Under Consideration / Brand New / Brand New Conference)


Congrats: Japan’s L.L. Champs!


A belated congratulations to the Japanese Little League team for winning the World Championships. Unfortunately, they beat our hometown team, Eastlake to win it but here at Clink and Brandiose we’re citizen’s of the World. So a hearty congrats Japan, representing our second favorite country in the World! Anyone else feeling the visors sported by the Japanese kids? That sharp crease! This one’s for you Japan…


Adios Summer Clinkterns!


Jason and I want to give a big adios and gracias to this year’s batch of Summer Clinkterns! We had a great duo this year. Kai, from Connecticut, creator of the “Slumber Jacks”, Yalie, and all around nice guy. Kai is a longtime Clinker and has grown so much as a designer. We’re excited to see what he does with his future. Samm, hailing from Arizona and San Francisco, serial networker and intern-junkie, creator of the “Scrapes”. Samm is an incredible designer and is going to do huge things with his career. The designer part will help that cause, but the real reason he’ll be successful? The guy can network like no one I’ve ever seen. He knows everyone everywhere.

Go get ’em Samm and Kai! You guys were great! It was a pleasure to break tacos with you both.

New Swag Bags!


Check out a few items that may appear in your swag bag when you buy a hat from the Clink store. Custom bottle caps, stickers, merit badges, even the bags themselves are custom. Keep a look out for a few surprises as well. It’s a real fun mix, we know you guys will love them.




Virgin Atlantic: Part 3

Part of the Brandiose DNA is always finding new ways to make our partner’ brands famous. So you can see why I love this Virgin Atlantic ad that’s all about making their crew famous.

I’m also love seeing brands do reimagined takes on classic looks. Check out these new crew uniforms by the eccentric Vivienne Westwood. They have this fresh take on the golden age of air travel mixed with a little James Bond and a Virgin twist.