LinkedIn just reminded me that I have been operating LMH Promotions, my marketing consulting company, for SEVEN YEARS!

I feel old, but also very proud of the work I have done, the relationships I have built over the years and the incredible opportunities that have been created as a result. LMH Promotions has allowed me to travel, help people build their dreams and collaborate with amazing and talented folks around the world.

Thank you to everyone who believed in me when I was an eager 21 year old, gave me the chance to build your brand or join your team. Thank you to the friends who motivated me, the mentors and partners who have taught me so much.

I look forward to many more years of growing and building my business while growing and building yours.

with Gratitude,

-Lindsay M. Hawley

 

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At LMH, we know that branding is much more than the right logo, a catchy tagline and consistent messaging. We have always helped our clients reach their market through relationships in an authentic way.  Every interaction you have with your audience shapes your brand. To neglect intentional branding is to walk away from the opportunity of capturing value from all customer interactions.

That is why we are excited to collaborate with an incredible team, Nicole Leandra, Lindsay Hawley and The Lean Brand author, Jeremiah Gardner to bring the first Lean Brand Lab to San Diego March 24-25.

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The Lean Brand Lab is the first brand innovation accelerator, built on lean innovation. Lean branding is about eliminating the waste of building a brand that no one wants a relationship with. The Lean Lab introduces a new paradigm of brand development based on experimentation, validation, and the discovery of value.

Whereas business development is heavy lifting and technology development is splitting atoms; brand is good news. This 2-day Lab will empower you to experiment often, fail quickly, measure your learnings, validate your assumptions, and build on what works.

12 startups will be chosen for this fun, interactive and VALUABLE lab.

Who is ready to join us? Apply here.  Applications close March 3rd.

 

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We are SO EXCITED to announce our partnership with Life on Fire to launch the Life On Fire Virtual Summit with incredible speakers like Gary Vaynerchuk, Tim Ferriss, Michael Bernoff, Kevin Harrington and other badasses offering serious value for entrepreneurs and are raising funds from products sold to build a school in Guatemala for Pencils Of Promise! Combining our love of marketing, philanthropy, great people with purpose and FUN is what we are all about. This is going to be AMAZING.

Watch the video on Life On Fire TV to learn more about Lindsay Hawley’s struggle to success and following purpose to profit.
http://www.lifeonfire.com/2014/05/lindsay-hawley/

 

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My third time on Necker Island has been more special than any other visit. I was here twice before with different groups of entrepreneurs to learn from each other, from Richard Branson and his team and to “relax” with every water sport, themed party and hilarious adventure imaginable.

It’s true, Richard is quite the prankster, myself falling for his tricks, sending me in the completely wrong direction during a hike, challenging me to climb straight up a cliff, daring me to jump in the jacuzzi with my clothes on or pretending to be a masseuse and whispering sweet nothings in my friend Steve’s ear. He has a sense of humor to match his big business sense and getting the personal time with him is always exciting, eye opening and inspiring.

Most people know of his business accomplishments, his funny antics and cheeky personality but few know that his main passion in life right now is saving endangered species.

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My last visit I had several meetings with him about our shared passion for nature, conservation and species preservation. In the two years since my first visit in Necker in June of 2012, I had put together a nature education project for the island to inspire and educate guests about the passion and hard work Richard personally does to rescue and revive species that are rapidly disappearing. Richard loved my ideas and gave me his support to pursue my passion.

The last week was so special to me because I had the opportunity to experience the island and all its magic through the eyes of 5 incredible children who had never been to Necker and were in awe of the unique and exciting experiences available, especially the animals. I had planned activities for them that included a walk around the island, observing plants and animals and exploring parts of the island that have been left untouched and still look like what the island looked like when Richard first purchased the land. We discussed what plants and animals are native to the Caribbean and what were brought in from places losing habitat, like Madagascar.

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Nature hiking and bird watching!

 

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Lindsay and Alex, age 4 observing the Scarlet Ibis on Necker Island.

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We even had a scavenger hunt for animals around the island!

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The lemurs and the giant tortoises are always the favorite. We got to feed the lemurs everyday and interact with these hilarious primates with soft little hands, furry bodies and the funniest personalities.

A few species of lemurs on Necker are endangered and are having more success on Necker with breeding than anywhere else in the world. 

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The tortoises are so big and ancient looking it is no surprise they have been around as long as dinosaurs.

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Richard loved the Nature Explorer Journal we made for him. Each page was a different animal that one of the children drew with some fun facts we learned together about the different species. It was the high light of my week seeing the kids work so hard to present such a thoughtful gift to our host and friend, Richard.

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Since my visit and consultations with Richard and Necker management in April they have produced several new videos and blog posts about the Nature on Necker as well as began using hashtags #NeckerAnimals and #NatureOnNecker for sharing their photos and progress. Here is the most recent video with Richard and the nature director, Vaman.

Be sure to follow @NatureOnNecker on Instagram!

 

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Have you checked your “Other” inbox on facebook lately?

No? You better. It is probably full of messages from the last year from people you had no idea were trying to get ahold of you. Mine had over 100 messages, some random creeps, some very important messages I needed for my business.

temp-post-imageTypically we use facebook to connect with old friends and new people we meet and want to stay in touch with but Facebook has made that much more difficult with it’s new messaging system that is meant to filter spam.Launched in 2011, the “other” folder is where Facebook routes messages it deems less relevant. Not quite spam, these include messages from people you most likely don’t know, based on Facebook’s reading of your social connections. Many users ignore this folder and miss important messages from people trying to connect.

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temp-post-imageWant to be sure someone receives your message to their main inbox? A $1 fee will guarantee that messages you send to people you are not connected to arrive in their inboxes, rather than in an often-ignored “other” folder.“For example, if you want to send a message to someone you heard speak at an event but are not friends with, or if you want to message someone about a job opportunity, you can use this feature to reach their Inbox,” Facebook said in an online post. “For the receiver, this test allows them to hear from people who have an important message to send them.”The company says charging for messages could help discourage spammers. However, we think it is a sly attempt to see the reaction of users to charging us for our once free services.

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