For Your Reading Pleasure

To fill in the gaps between updates, I encourage you, dear Idaho Ad Agencies readers, to take a look at these sites to pass the time:

I’m sure you’ll find any number of other sites that you should start reading regularly by visiting any of the above.

Regularly-scheduled programming will resume soon.

Art Bike

Boise Bicycle ProjectThe Boise Bicycle Project is presenting ART BIKE as a part of the First Thursday festivities for August in Downtown Boise. From the folks at the Boise Bicycle Project:

On Thursday August 6th 13th, Boise Bicycle Project presents ART BIKE at the Modern Hotel in the Linen District. Over 20 bicycles painted by local artists will be sold through live auction. Participants will enjoy music by Ned Evett and food & beverage will be available. Biking is encouraged, and valet service will be offered. Those who use the valet will be entered in a drawing for prizes. This event runs from 5 to 10 pm, and costumes are encouraged but not required. Contact the Boise Bicycle Project at for questions.

This should be a good opportunity to see the work of local artists on a unique canvas, and listen to the tunes from an excellent musician.

UPDATE: Weather has forced this event to be rescheduled from August 6th to August 13th.

If You’re Afraid to Lose, You’re Not Going to Win

Or, put another way, confidence is everything.

WARNING: Stream of consciousness writing to follow.  Like that’s anything new, but consider yourself warned…

How many times have you seen this happen:  Two (or more) people are competing for the same job.  On paper, both are equally qualified.  In person, however, one comes off as timid – afraid of saying or doing the wrong thing, while the other maintains a certain confidence.  Who gets the job?

Same goes for the agency environment.  An agency who is afraid to take some sort of action for fear that they might make a mistake is just as timid as the job candidate above.  And it shows.  A recent tweet from rizen creative sums it up nicely:
rizen creative - twitter

While the concept is not new, it’s worth repeating from time to time:  If you’re playing not to lose, you’ll lose more often than you win.  Letting fear stand in your way of doing something is no excuse for doing nothing.

Going Quiet

Apologies in advance for what I’m sure will be infrequent updates over the next couple of weeks.  My attention will be focused elsewhere, and the Idaho Ad Agencies blog may see a lull in activity as a result.

We’ll return to our regularly scheduled programming before too long.