Drea Knufken

Drea Knufken

Currently, I create and execute content- and PR strategies for clients, including thought leadership and messaging. I also ghostwrite and produce press releases, white papers, case studies and other collateral.

  • This Week’s Weird Jobs

    If you’ve ever felt like you MUST COMPLETE THE PACKAGE OF BRANGELINA, then read on: 1. LA: Brad Pitt Type Needed Seeking a Brad Pitt Look-a-like. Have you had people you say look like or kind of resemble Brad …This is prestigious work, and much better than bartending/waiter while striving for your big chance in […]

  • Why the American Dream Hasn’t Gone to Hell

    Image: Herb Knufken/PBase What are we supposed to do with the American Dream? You know, the one where you work hard at a friendly, faceless corporation, have a McMansion with a white picket fence and 2.5 kids, and vacation on the Kona Coast every year?

  • How Companies Cheat Customers

    Image: cdedbdme/Flickr If you’ve ever been on hold for two hours trying to resolve a mistake you didn’t make in the first place, then been sent to a different department, then never received the money a company owed you, then you’re one of many victims. Of cheating, that is, which is implicit in too many […]

  • 5 Scary Crimes Committed By Everyday People

    Image: Reibart/Flickr You may not look at your local airline ticket agent, hospital employee, or scammer who pretends Alka Seltzer is acid again. Alright, ixnay on the latter, but the point is that everyday people can be sneaky criminals. Here are five real-life stories of how they’ve done it.

  • 10 Politicians Who Stole Fortunes

    You make the laws. You control the military, police force, trade policies, tax rates, and most facets of everyday life in the country you rule. Being a politician is certainly a power trip. But for many politicians, power isn’t enough. They go and stuff their pockets with every chunk of change they can get their […]

  • This Week’s Weird Jobs

    Some employers expect perfection, but don’t express that wish outright. Instead, they use phrases like “I run a million miles per hour and you need to run ahead of me” and “non-union, English-speaking plasterer with own tools and vehicle required.” See what kinds of perfectionists you can find in the listings below: 1. Beverly Hills: […]

  • Interview: Nixing Name Invisibility on Google

    Image: Lili Viera de Carvalho/Flickr If you’re John Smith, you might be out of luck. On Google, that is, where a million other John Smiths are drowning you out, just when you want someone to find you. In today’s media-rich economy, “even not having an online presence tells people something about you,” says Vizibility founder […]

  • 5 Anonymous Campaigns Against Businesses

    When you think about anonymous threats to your business, you probably haven’t thought about a dispersed online collective taking down your web presence in the name of Internet justice–or just for the the lulz. That is, you haven’t thought of Anonymous. But Anonymous has certainly thought of the businesses below, and wreaked temporary havoc. Here […]

  • 100 Funny Business Quotes

    Image: Despair.com In all seriousness, business can be pretty funny. From rickety leadership to entropic working styles, the business world, like real life, is shaded with chuckles. Here are 100 funny business quotes and sayings* that hold a grain of truth in their humor. *attributed where sources were available

  • 5 Sick & Twisted Ways People Make Money

    Image: r.f.m II, Flickr All too often, money and ethics have an inverse relationship. For every thirty people making an honest buck, there seems to be someone whose regard for greenbacks far outweighs the morality aspects of making them. Here are five ways that people use and abuse to make sometimes massive amounts of dollars.

  • This Week’s Weird Jobs

    Dearest boom pumpers, erectors, and food expediters: I mean you no disrespect, but your job titles are pretty funny: 1. Fairbanks: Experienced Concrete Boom Pump Operator Immediate opening for qualified Concrete Boom Pump Operator with mechanical background. Must have valid CDL, and working knowledge of Morgen booms. Salary DOE. I know a concrete boom pump […]