Chris Kolmatycki

Entrepreneur, Marketing Expert, and Shower Singing Enthusiast

Released 10 years ago, the song has only become more relevant.  Released as Facebook was beginning to take off (at least in Canada), I had no idea how accurate it would become.  Things like this make me question (albeit for little more than a blink) what I do for a living.

Advertising Music My Industry

Just saw this on Facebook and thought it was beautiful.

Sometimes you’re 25 and standing in the kitchen of your house making breakfast and brewing coffee and listening to music that for some reason is really getting to your heart.

You’re just standing there thinking about going to work and picking up your dry cleaning. And also more exciting things like books you’re reading and trips you plan on taking and relationships that are springing into existence.  Or fading from your memory, which is far less exciting.  And suddenly you just don’t feel at home in your skin or in your house and you just want home but “Mom’s” probably wouldn’t feel like home anymore either.

There used to be the comfort of a number in your phone and ears that listened everyday and arms that were never for anyone else.  But just to calm you down when you started feeling trapped in a five-minute period where nostalgia is too much and thoughts of this person you are feel foreign.

When you realize that you’ll never be this young again but this is the first time you’ve ever been this old.  When you can’t remember how you got from sixteen to here and all the same feel like sixteen is just as much of a stranger to you now.

The song is over.  The coffee’s done.  You’re going to breathe in and out.  You’re going to be fine in about five minutes.

Anonymous

Introspective My Industry Personal Quirks

We all saw Heineken burst on the scene earlier in the year with being one of the first brands to utilize those cool video ads in the bottom-right corner of your screen on Facebook.  Now it looks like they’re taking their partnership with Facebook one step further with the Heineken Social Tree.  The video gives a cool overview on the project, but to see the real power, check it out yourself.  I’m not sure if you see the possibilities for similar offshoots to this, but if you don’t, I’m not telling you.  The ideas are mine 😉

Advertising My Industry Social Media

So you’ve just started your business.  You’ve got your savings, loan, government handouts, etc., and a dream to make money.  I’m surprised at the amount of people who immediately think their top priority is a social media plan.  I realize this is industry specific, but unless your industry is providing social media services (a suspect business in itself, and I’ll explain why in a future post), I don’t see how   Read More ...

My Interests Rants Social Media

I had absolutely no intention of ever turning my blog into a tips and tricks page by any means.  There are far too many blogs that do that and I was hoping to offer a bit more of a macro look at what is going on than deal with minor items.  In a way, I’m doing a similar cop-out on this one but, what can I say, things have gotten   Read More ...

My Industry Social Media