My name is Marisa and I am Type B. Though, I am not ashamed of this, in many entrepreneurial circles it’s an unpopular declaration to make. If you read enough entrepreneurial blogs, it seems that to run a successful business you must be a perfectionist or micro-manager. I am not this, which isn’t to say […]
Today it’s official. I left my attorney’s office having signed the official corporate documents turning Marisa Peacock into The Strategic Peacock, LLC. What does this mean, exactly? It means that after a year and a half of being a full-time social media strategist and marketing consultant, I am growing into something bigger than myself.
As a consultant it’s very easy to assume that your advice and expertise will be welcomed with open arms. From time to time you’re reminded that this isn’t always the case. Companies may hire you for your expertise, but they may only want you to tell them what they already know — not what they […]
This past week I spent on top of a mountain, relaxing. Alone with my boyfriend, our dog and a week to recharge ourselves after a busier than usual summer proved very beneficial. This is the second year in a row that we’ve rented a cabin in the WISP mountains and I can’t wait to do […]
As a full-time, self-employed consultant, my health and retirement benefits must be taken care of separately. While having private insurance isn’t necessarily expensive, it’s not always easy to figure it out. Fortunately I’ve found a few great women to assist me. Thanks to their help I am well on my way to being healthy, happy […]
Recently we enrolled our dog in a social behavior modification training program at Performance Dogs to help him socialize better with dogs and people, while getting lots of exercise. We rescued Sampson, a blue Pit Bull, more than two years ago. And while we don’t think he was physically abused, we do know that he […]
I’ve been working since I was 15. For more than half my life I’ve had the privilege of working for others in a variety of organizations. Each job has taught me different life skills as well as those which have contributed to my overall skill set as a marketer and strategist. While each manager, director […]
Some people have a stack of books by the side of their bed. Me, I have stack of podcasts that pile up on iTunes. I love podcasts because they can go anywhere. When I drove to an office or took the metro to work, I would use that opportunity to listen to podcasts. Not only […]
This year I spent Valentine’s Day with Watson. Watson, of course is IBM’s super computer that is competing on Jeopardy against accomplished champions of the game show. The three-day event aims to show-off Watson’s computer skills and ability to answer natural language questions. So far, so good. And I am in love.
Those who know me, know that I love typographic design. I love the shape of letters. The beauty of counter space. The delight of clever kerning. This weekend I revisited one of my favorite documentaries, Helevetica.