About Rick Nicholson

Rick Nicholson is a multi unit business owner and partner at Wizard of Ads. He looks at marketing from the perspective of relationships, corporate beliefs and most importantly its effect on sales. If you want to want to know how he can help you, he can reached at ricknicholson@wizardofads.com.

The media is NOT the message.

2021-07-26T14:08:50+00:00By |

I remember a Marshall McLuhan quote of “The Media is the Message.” So I asked Roy, what about McLuhan? The skies darkened, the floors parted, and a fiery hell appeared as Roy screamed.

Your Competitors Are Bastards

2021-07-15T21:09:18+00:00By |

Business is like writing. You have to find your own style and stick to it. Stop worrying about what the competition is doing. They're all bastards. Get inspired by things they don't understand.

Serving “Fields of Dreams”.

2021-06-25T19:45:40+00:00By |

Simon Sinek writes about this in “Leaders Eat Last.” Before you can get what you want, you must first give them what they want. “They” is everyone but you. Let's start with your employees.

Building a team that wins

2021-06-21T16:54:57+00:00By |

There’s no doubt that great businesses have equally great employees. But they also have their share of Bubba’s, Jim-Bob’s, and Tina-Marie’s. We never talk about those guys. If you ever lost sleep over a dumbass thing an employee did, you probably have a Bubba on your team.

Fat Cats and Happy Cachorros

2021-06-10T17:31:54+00:00By |

Too many Shivers leaves a stink in the hearts of the customers. They are inattentive, self-serving, what's-in-it-for-me type of people. Calypsos make things better – for you and the customer.

Baseball and Advertising

2021-06-01T18:09:25+00:00By |

As General Manager of the Oakland A’s, Bill's payroll costs were one-third of the New York Yankees. He couldn’t compete with them. He hired Paul DePodesta, a Harvard grad in Economics. Together, they changed the game.

Three Wise Men Appeared on My Path

2021-05-11T21:33:42+00:00By |

Karen Post gave me the first definition of a brand that did not include colours, style guides, and logos. Brain Tattoos said, “A brand is the STORY embedded in the mind of the market”.

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