Time Out: '80s Nostalgia

A number of references to the 80's tonight via Twitter have me waxing nostalgic. Plus I need a break from editing my book. So here goes:

1. Molly Ringwald/John Hughes movies

2. No responsibilities

3. Blowout perms

4. Madonna

5. "Footloose"

6. Neon

7. MTV actually played music videos

8. The mall

9. "Valley Girl"

10. The Brat Pack

11. J-2 and Kosher Delight (NYC)

12. No all-consuming smartphones, texting, Facebook, etc.

13. The NYU library - real books, real stacks, real quiet

14. Greenwich Village before it became "corporatized"

15. Nobody knew what "branding" was

What do you miss?


Dr. Dannielle Blumenthal is an author, independent brand researcher, and adjunct marketing professor with 20 years of varied experience. An avid researcher and prolific, creative writer, Dr. Blumenthal's interests span communication, marketing, qualitative media content analysis, political rhetoric, propaganda, leadership, management, organizational development, and more. An engaged citizen, she has for several years worked to raise awareness around child sex trafficking and the dangers of corruption at @drdannielle on Twitter. You can find her articles at Medium, www.AllThingsBrand.com and www.DannielleBlumenthal.com, and she frequently answers questions on Quora. All opinions are Dr. Blumenthal's own.