Blog

Being Mustachioed is on the Move

by Emi FitzGerald
Nov
03
2011

Tom Selleck may be on the celebrity ‘B’ list these days, but his ‘stache has earned an A+ for decades. Today, hipsters worldwide are growing the ironic mustache in unfortunate proportions.

Regardless of its size or misshape, the mustache will have a much more significant place this November. Since 2003, Movember is getting momentum as a way for guys to grow their mustaches but also promote men’s health issues. We hear plenty about saving the ta-tas and placing pink ribbons on everything, as we should. But serious issues like prostate cancer also deserve its time in the spotlight. 

Here’s how it works from Movember:

Once registered at www.movember.com, men start Movember 1st clean shaven. For the rest of the month, these selfless and generous men, known as Mo Bros, groom, trim and wax their way into the annals of fine moustachery. Supported by the women in their lives, Mo Sistas, Movember Mo Bros raise funds by seeking out sponsorship for their Mo-growing efforts.
So this month, while I can’t grow a sweet ‘stache, will support my guy friends in their cause to raise funds for prostate cancer research and awareness. My Grandpa Fitzie lost his battle to prostate cancer last year, so for me it’s especially significant.

I will bask and admire the Chevron, Dali, English, Fu Manchu, handlebar, horseshoe, walrus and combinations of hair on a guy’s upper lip.  But once December 1 hits, take a girl’s advice. Shave the ‘stache.

Recent Posts

Four Mistakes Every Social Media Manager Should Avoid

- May 21, 2015

Social media can be a great tool for companies to engage with consumers and further develop brand loyalty. However, it can also be incredibly dangerous if used recklessly. Check out these four mistakes every social media manager and brand should avoid:

Estimated reading time: 3 minutes, 10 seconds

Read More »

What My Dog (and Cesar Millan) Taught Me about Life

- May 07, 2015

My dog, Lady, is friendly and energetic. Much to my dismay, she is also stubborn and oftentimes disobedient.

Estimated reading time: 2 minutes, 24 seconds

Read More »

Google’s Mobilegeddon Apocalypse 2015: The Reckoning

- April 29, 2015

I wanted to take some time to talk about search results and SEO. Maybe a footnote about sensational headlines, but mostly about online content strategy as it applies to digital sales and marketing.

Estimated reading time: 3 minutes, 18 seconds

Read More »

Crisis Communications in Real Time – Can Blue Bell Avoid a Complete Meltdown?

- April 27, 2015

Clearly, not all crisis situations are created equal. Let’s take a look at the Blue Bell listeria contamination as an example that is somewhat unique in terms of the way the public and media have treated the matter, thus far.

Estimated reading time: 2 minutes, 50 seconds

Read More »

Stop and Smell the Roses

- April 22, 2015

Dallas in the spring is POLLEN CENTRAL and it is easy to get a foggy head. Don’t let this keep you from stopping to smell the roses and doing a little spring cleaning. I had a moment of clarity last week as my 4-year-old daughter was serenading me with her accordion as I took a shower in her bathroom (our master bath shower is being renovated). I thought – Is this really happening?

Estimated reading time: 1 minute, 7 seconds

Read More »

Pages