Category: authenticity

Promotional Power: A deeper breath…

There is something to say for having the Internet.  Once and awhile my senses are awaken by gems of video, music and words as they were today when I received a post from VisitScotland.  They were inviting me to SINGLE MALT WHISKY: THE ISLAY 8…

New Presentation in development

The laws of the heart are fickle. Why we love one place over another is  wholly individualistic. What tugs at one heart, doesn’t another. Perhaps this lends credit to the thought that there is no perfection in the world.  Perhaps we need to see past…

Working on….

Sorry all, been away to a conference and then the start of university had me jumping.  But it is back to the grind. Last Spring I was asked to work and present a fifty minute lecture for our fall Ancient Lenses symposium on Greece….

Authentic branding in a digital age…

What does branding mean in today’s technological society? Does everyone truly understand what it is, what it means? Where does authenticity come into play? Does our social media give greater depth to the definition, the meaning and characteristics of branding of destinations? What about…

Are we…

Are we really an innovative culture?  I wonder.    How do we envision the use of technology?  Is it a tool or toy?  Is it both?  Is it a lifestyle choice or is it just for entertainment?  Do we have those innovators like da…

It’s not rock painting anymore….

There is not a day that doesn’t go by that I am not reading a news story in the cyber-sphere about how social media is saving someone or some animal. It isn’t new that our sense of place and sense of community has transformed…

Mythos…

Since receiving a picture of the albino deer that frequents my parents back yard in Pennsylvania, I’ve been surfing around Flickr for other pictures of albino deers. Yet, there is something so majestic, so regal, so wild about Scottish Deer. They hold no candle…

Research: Authenticity and Identity

Research on Authenticity and Identity.  Journal notes. ©Attribute, Non-Derivative, Non-Commercial Creative Commons (My journal).  Images are collage from Scottish Tourist Board Borders Brochure;  Monarch of the Glen–Landseer