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Randall Huft is president and creative director at Innovation Agency, an advertising, branding, and public relations firm specializing in the cannabis industry. While working with blue-chip companies including AT&T, United Airlines, IBM, Walgreens, American Express, Toyota, and Disney, he discovered what works, what doesn’t, and how to gain market share.
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Randall Huft Ponders the Nature of Belief

I was born a Jew, but I didn’t stay that way for very long. My mother was a Lutheran with strict German...
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How Ronald Reagan and Lunchtime Martinis Ruined the American Dream

As fires rage across the western states, as the pandemic shows no signs of slowing down, as the president admits he knew...
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From the Hollywood Hills to New York’s Fashion Runways

Before I moved away from the Midwest, I came out to California on an exploratory tour and visited an old family friend...
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Randall Huft Asks, ‘Where Have All the Protest Songs Gone?’

I grew up in a time of social unrest and political protest. My parents were antiwar activists and involved in the civil...
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How History Is Painted Over

Many years ago, I worked at a major-market television station that was steeped in history. In 1928, as one of the first...
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Can an Economic Downturn Present Opportunities for Business Growth?

I am not the world’s biggest optimist. I just take comfort in facts over fiction. And the facts are that these crazy...
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Marketing Cancer: Consumer Advocates Say Patients Pay the Real Price

A friend recently was diagnosed with cancer. When you first hear the “C word,” life suddenly changes. The diagnosis creates fear, confusion,...
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Our Extraordinary Moment

It is becoming more readily apparent that despite our collective wishes, things are not going to return to any semblance of our...
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Survival Instincts and Lies from the Top: How Crises Alter Human Behavior

By now, you probably have experienced the long lines and empty shelves at grocery and warehouse stores. Or you may have tried...
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Fake News, Media Panic, and the Viral Marketing of an Actual Virus

By the time this column is published it may seem pointless, as the Zombie COVID-19 Apocalypse has consumed most of the world....

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