Let it Shine.

Lisa ProctorToday is the winter solstice. One of my favorite days of the year.

Living here near Minneapolis, it’s dark before 5pm. This is a time of going deep into the quiet. And it’s a time to rediscover that the light we seek actually comes from within. It is in the darkness that we shine most brightly.

As I worked this week creating ad campaigns, motion graphics for websites and brand architecture for clients in progressive business, the organic industry, wellness marketing and social change, it struck me that the process of creation is much like the solstice. Every time we are called upon to create, we face darkness. The unknown. Whether putting words to a page or computer screen, the fact is, the surface is always blank. Dark.

What gives creative force life, is the light we bring from within. It’s the knowledge, intuition, instinct, experience and knowing that we call upon in partnership with our clients that makes great advertising and marketing. This is our time to shine brightly.

Lisa Proctor is the president and creative director of firefly180 marketing—a Minneapolis-based branding and advertising agency that specializes in LOHAS marketing, wellness marketing, green marketing and renewable energy marketing.

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