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We are a few weeks into the New Year and hopefully everyone has stuck with their New Year’s resolutions.  Mine are the usual ones: eat less, drink less, exercise more; in other words, I aim to get fitter in 2019. The New Year is a trigger for us to take stock of where we are. …

It’s that time of year when we look to get fit, lose weight, and in general dump our bad habits for good ones.  You know this is all-too-true if you are a gym-goer – workout facilities are at their peak usage in January of each year. And while it’s great that everyone uses the new…

We continue the countdown to the end of the year and are very much in the thick of the holiday season. As gift shopping winds down (or ramps up for a couple of us very quickly!), we are all looking forward to spending time with our loved ones. Which leads to our question – what…

If you live in Philly, you cannot help but hear about “Trust the Process.”  Some people vehemently support, while others fully despise “The Process.” Let’s travel back about five to six years ago when the Sixers were mired in the NBA’s purgatory of mediocracy. Newly-appointed GM Sam Hinkie had a tough decision to make, as…

Feeling gratitude and not expressing it is like wrapping a present and not giving it. ~ William Arthur Ward All of us at ECS have so much for which to be thankful. We are thankful to all our clients, who have entrusted us to work with their business and their teams. We are thankful to…

Marketing truly is at the cross roads of all internal departments in an organization. Marketers closely work with all functional areas – which is one of the reasons that marketing is the most exciting profession of all. (No, there is no bias on my part with that statement. None at all.) What do I mean…

The Power of Music – and how I use it in my daily life   “Music is a moral law. It gives soul to the universe, wings to the mind, flight to the imagination, and charm and gaiety to life and to everything.” – Plato The power of music has always played an important part in my…

I was queasy. Yes, I was physically ill. (I know. You’re thinking, “thanks for sharing, Bill!”  But please read on.) So when was this? This was my state of mind years ago, not long after ECS got off the ground, and long before we had worked with companies across a diverse 26 industries (and counting)….

Maverick (mav·er·ick) (noun).  An unorthodox or independent-minded person. The whole world loves a maverick and whole world wants the maverick to achieve something nobler than simple rebellion.  – Kevin Patterson The ECS team helps many businesses who find themselves “stuck”.  Companies who have hit a wall and just can’t get to the next level of…

When we first started our business years ago, CRM (customer relationship management) systems were simple programs that were little more than contact databases.  Your choice was Act! or… Act!.  It was a HUGE upgrade from the tickler file shoebox of 3 x 5 cards that we all knew and loved. Fast forward a few years…