Neurochemical: McDeez 🍔

I’m no business expert but do consider myself a branding expert which means I can foretell when a company is in big, BIG trouble. I can usually tell when a company is in beginning stages, off to an early decline, once and for all. I can also tell when a young company is unlikely to get off the ground. Even branding firms don’t do their branding deeply enough. If they don’t do research, they’ll likely fail.

This becomes even more obvious when you take into account:

1. Their current marketing efforts,

2. Public perception(s) of the business,

3. Lifestyle trends, and

4. Macro-economic factors.


Then, you can account for variables in their brand’s offering. We do this by answering 4 critical questions a futurist would ask through the Tetrad Management System. It makes predicting future events possible right down to probable.


Once that is done we have a far more complete picture of a businesses ecology and know what is likely to happen over an interim; short and long term.


So below is one example of one of the all-time American favorites in college courses and in university studies. The professors will talk about what and how monstrous a company could be. They speak about the type of business model and structure they use, theoretically, not actually. They talk about locations in every crevice of the globe. They talk about franchising. They talk about stocks. They provide answers of the kind of industrious production McDonald’s innovated before anyone else. They talk about the hit.

McDonald’s is held as the epitome of scale of the American Dream. I believe they’re on their last legs. They can also never be perceived as a healthy and socially conscious food source. Grade F meat has a certain amount of worm and maggot content, that when fried is edible, according to the FDA.

McDonald’s Global


Yes sir, when you see that McDeez has been hitting it pretty hard and growing in leaps and bounds since 2016, you have to wonder: How are they doing it?

How are their stocks still increasing despite a massive public perception that they themselves have invented junk food.  They are the hot, warm junk food you love. They are the first ones to tell everyone that they’re  “Lovin’ it.

When I lived in Williamsburg | Brooklyn in 2001, I was listening to NPR one morning and heard a writer from the Wall Street Journal speak about his new book. It was called Fast Food Nation.

I hopped on the train and headed to Barnes and Nobel on Union Square to get a copy. That day it hadn’t arrived yet. I returned the next morning and got the first copy out of the box. It wasn’t even opened yet. I asked the woman to open the box. She did.

What a horror story! They even have a movie about how bad the food is for the body (Supersize Me). This movie came out years after the book. Anyway, I digress.

Let’s have a look at their stocks:

McDonald’s Stocks


And here are their prices:

McDonald’s prices


They are undercutting every mom and pop shop within miles around with their dollar menu. How are they even making enough to pay their employees? What about rent, electricity, gas, etc…


It makes you wonder… It makes me wonder.


See ya, wouldn’t want to be ya.

AntiMarketing: Astoria, Queens

What Anti-Marketing is:

AntiMarketing is something entirely different and unbelievably effective. This effectiveness happens despite many preconceived beliefs, tips and tricks used by local business owners. The main premise we work from is that decisions made by purchasing consumers are primarily: 90% emotional and 95% subconscious. Scary right? 
     As as difficult as this is for most to fully absorb as a concept, it’s even harder for them to instill into their business plan or marketing execution. They often resort to the safe and sorry approach and do what they THINK will work rather than what FEELINGS they are leaving inside their customers’ hearts and minds.

     Antimarketing works exceptionally well with millennials, achievers, experiencers, innovators, early adopters and early majority market segments. In the last 3 years we (@BinkNyc) have generated over $450,000 in combined income for less than 10 Astoria, NY businesses. We operate behind the scenes for our clients as we should. We’re not the big ⭐️ 🌟 ⭐️s. The clients we have are always are center and stars of the show.


DEFINITION – There is some confusion on websites as to what Anti-marketing actually means by definition. They’ve mistaken the prefix Anti- to also mean Un-Marketing. This is clearly an error. In short order, by definition, the prefix Anti- means: opposed to marketing. The prefix Un- means the reversal or absence of something.

.So, we are, by all means, opposedmarketing—big time.
So, we (@binknyc) are, by all means, opposed to traditional marketing—big time. AntiMarketing works faster and far better than the old ways of branding, designing, communicating or advertising  things. It’s a new day and in this digital age some of the executions that used to work no longer work today.
Most people don’t love marketing.
What they do love much more is buying.
No one needs to teach you how to shop
or buy. You already know what you want. This idea is useful to the Antimarketer.

This “buyer” vs. “seller” approach is what is used in Antimarketing.


.Logo Design (Breuk Iversen)
Antimarketing trumps traditional marketing in so many ways. Call us and we’ll give you a list and rundown. One way it trumps is when we lean toward developing a Luxury Brand. Traditional marketing would tell you to find a comparable price point you think people will pay and just advertise bigger, better and more than the next guy. This old school marketing approach hardly ever works in today’s business ecology. If faced with a company that has a brand, they’ll lose, each and every time against a Luxury Brand., especially a luxe brand that has built AntiMarketing into its core identity.
       We know that Luxe Brands fair far better in today’s market than ever before. Besides the (Luxe Brand) having a higher price point the product or service does need to be backed up with REAL technological and functional advantages. With these two components, some great packaging (unboxing) and subconscious design, Luxe Brands are far easier to develop a marketing campaign for in addressing these behaviors. The trick is that their is an EMOTIONAL component that commodity-based opponents lack.
Using a strategic approach as we do at BinkNyc, we cut through the bullshit—get to the real deal—where the real value lives and breathes. And we are very particular as to which businesses we will work with today. No one has the time and money for any shenanigans.
AntiMarketing hits the emotional component (buy me button) that pulls an audience (market segment) towards the brand. In other words, if you’re an asshole, be the biggest asshole out there. There’s a market that loves an asshole (maybe Trump supporters). They’ll come out and vote.
         If you’re the lovely and benevolent, be the best embodiment of these qualities you can be. Once you own these words in a consumer’s mind, the values and ideas draw people in. In many marketing segments, your ownship of these words become a brand. And… the best part is that they are already looking for you and want what you are selling! Yes, and they’ll pay extra for it.
     Being a living embodiment of common words makes for an amazing Anti-Marketing brand campaign. It’s NOT only highly effective on the audience but it presses that automatic “buy me” button in the human skull. People are loyal to brands, even new ones. Ideas, values, attitudes and lifestyles are sticky.

But there’s a catch. There’s always a catch


The “buy me” button doesn’t understand languageIt understands “feelings” and visual images. And 90% of business people (successful or not) have NO IDEA how to get into consumers  skulls with the one word that is branded effectively. 

Yep. This is exactly what we do.


11211, AntiMarketing, Williamsburg | Brooklyn, BinkNyc

11211, AntiMarketing.Life, Williamsburg | Brooklyn,


Client work for Astoria, Queens:

Bus Shelter Advertisement 


Triboro PT Astoria, Queens
Queens Physical Therapy

… and their New Logo…

Triboro Physical Therapy



New Interior and Exterior Design:

Qdyssey outside

“Q” outside

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Noisette Patisserie (Interior Design):

Before                                    After

binkNyc, Astoria, Steinway Street, Queens

Noisette [ Interior Design ]



BORO Magazine Media Kit: 

Breuk Iversen, binknyc, qns Media Kit (designed by B. Iversen)




Logo for a New Media Company (Astoria): 

Fishbeef Final Logo



Steinway Street Butcher: 

Queens Meat front

Business card for Queens Meat




Most people distain marketing.
They are far better at buying.
We all are good at buying.
We know what we want.

This “buyer” vs. “seller” approach is what we use in Anti-Marketing.


Sweet Janes Ice Cream: 


BinkNyc Culture

Sweet Janes Brand Architecture





Small Cafe on Steinway: 


Cafe 23


Cafe 23 Business Card






Café Via Espresso (@ Instagram and Facebook post) 


Ad for Cafe Via Espresso

BinkNyc, Instagram Results, Breuk





Logo for Workers Compensation attorney



Chop Chop Grub Shop on Ditmars:



Shameless Self-Promotion:

Breuk Iversen, BinkNyc,

11211 Magazine founder and publisher, Breuk Iversen is listed among one of the most prolific designers of all time.


Anti-marketing defies conventional marketing strategy of using positive only selling tactics. We successfully use AntiMarketing with headlines and phrasing that are blatantly sarcastic, surly, embraces an (on-brand) attitude, often utilizing reverse psychology. This, and other time-tested Neurochemical brain techniques. 86 techniques  to be exact.

This is how and why we can promise to triple a client’s business (by 300%). There’s a way to attract customers to you rather than begging and pleading clients to “Please spend money in our place, please, please we need money and your business.” You don’t have to sell anything at all. They just come.


So, let’s make you some money. 

BinkNyc Culture, Breuk Iversen



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BinkNyc, Services, Williamsburg | Brooklyn (Astoria, Queens) full services, utilities and offerings.

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Founders vs. CEOs

Many founders totally suck at being CEO of their own company. Here’s how their fantasy and dream works:

Founders dream of the day they’ll grow to be a massive team and — from inception to huge success — retain their throne as CEO. Then they suspect they may rule the world with luck.

Unfortunately, that kind of thought isn’t what’s best for the company. New research shows that, more often than not, companies run by founders are “less productive and more poorly managed” than those which bring in outside CEOs.



Research of data collected by the World Management Survey detailed a review of more than 13,000 mid-to large-sized companies in 32 countries. Firms led by the people who founded the company were 9.4% less productive, on average, and on average had consistently lower management scores—which typically rose once the founder-CEO was replaced.

Other research studies from business school professors at Duke, Vanderbilt, and Harvard Universities examined similar data with identical results.


Few founder/CEOs ever get close to seeing their companies grow to anything substantial or epic. When Noam Wasserman, a professor at the USC Marshall School of Business, looked at 212 US startups (paywall) launched in the late 1990s and early 2000s, he found that only 50% of founders still controlled their companies three years after founding it. Four years later that number was down to 40%, and only 25% of founders were in charge at the time of the company’s IPO.


The Emperor
It’s actually pretty rare for founders to remain on as CEO as their company grows. It turns out that investors don’t like going all in on companies that are too reliant on one person’s talents and dream. Being a good founder and a good CEO require two completely different skillsets and mindsets.

A lot of startup founders suffer from what’s called the “rich versus king” dilemma: they exhibit poor control  between wanting control and wanting profit. And unfortunately, control from the King type often wins, so the company loses.


Jester 2


Well, that’s logical. Here is a small truth neurochemically:  You’re not a King unless you have a kingdom, a castle, maybe a church and certainly an army with quite a few taxpayers paying you. Someone always has to foot the bill.

Can this be bypassed? Well, yes. There are always exceptions to the rules. You may want to know what those components are. We can give you a list to follow.




Neurochemical: Your “Q”



There are several emotional and subconscious gaps (aka White Space) in a saturated market available for branded cakes, coffee and ice cream. This isn’t some sort of hunch or guess. This is math and science.

This is where we can add the most value in creating a destination not based on the ‘locals’ and ‘local foot traffic’ but rather on a brand which can go city-wide in brand sales with a smart, aggressive and targeted Social Media Campaign.





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How about this:

Instead of you looking for customers, customers come looking for you.

Yep. That’s what every business wants but most don’t know how to do it. Some suspect it’s a spiritual thing. Some think it’s luck and others believe it’s magic that only a few possess and others don’t.

The entire population, what their needs, wants and desires are, eludes most folks which is why we have comprised a specialized system and team of seasoned pros on our advisory board which we call upon as the need arises. In essence, good business is a matter of educated decisions, bracketing out old and useless assumptions/hunches/guesswork and keeping alert to new opportunity and spaces that open in the market.

Our advice is simple:

Most small business owners have no idea how to build a brand or how it works or what it really is—none whatsoever. If you find any of this insulting, then stop reading this now. It’s about to get a whole lot worse for you. Ready?

It’s completely understandable that most people wouldn’t know the first thing about building a brand. Why would they? Most people fall subject to brands and branding. Does anyone know how the Marlboro Man ended up getting Marlboro cigarettes in every corner of the globe? It wasn’t luck or guesswork. It’s advertising and branding. Most people fall under the brands influence—even when they say they haven’t, they have. There’s no way to escape it’s influence. That’s just the way it is even if you don’t watch the ads, your market choices are calculated and factored into an equation of market saturation—even at the 99¢ store.

Others open a business and think in terms of local foot traffic and catering to the neighbors. This worked back in the olden days… before our lives became progressively digital. They figure: we sell this and that because … and you should buy this and that because, um, we sell it.

Naw, it doesn’t work like that and that’s not enough to convince me. It’s not likely to convince anyone else either. It’s fucking boring. No one cares how good your food or your product and services are. They shoo with you because they believe what you believe.

This is NYC and there are 1000s of amazing restaurants, products, services and places to buy things. In Astoria, Queens the area is known for having amazing restaurants. Your food had better be excellent. That’s just the baseline. It will get you only so far. Brand go much, much further.

Here is the question you may never have thought to ask yourself about your business: IF I WERE TO CLOSE MY BUSINESS TODAY, WHAT WOULD PEOPLE REMEMBER ABOUT MY BUSINESS?

If you are stalling or struggling to answer this simple and direct question, you have NOT built a brand. That’s just the plain and simple fact.

Do you Agree or disagree?

Okay. Let me ask you this: If Harley Davidson, Apple, or Coca-Cola closed all their manufacturing plants today, would they still have a brand? Indeed, they would.

Here’s why:

A brand gives meaning and definition to people’s lives. This symbol 💲 is a brand. This symbol  📞  is another brand. This  ☠️  is yet another type of brand. It has meaning whereas there should be no meaning at all. These symbols have definition, a type of personality and meaning. People align or disassociate with those beliefs.

1. Ask questions about your business.

  • Who’s your target persona?
  • Who are you trying to reach?
  • How do people typically discover or become aware of your product or service?
  • Who do you see as your competitors?
  • What is your differentiator?
  • What can you do that the competition can’t?
  • Where do you see your business in 3 years?

2. Insight and observation (what’s working, what is NOT working)

  • This is a mix of both positive and negative feedback. We focus on what we all think is working, or areas of the experience we think are confusing to customers and need improvement.
  • Insights usually range from tactical observations about best-practice experience by design (an unclear line item or confusing instruction through text, etc), versus deeper, more impactful insights that effect the overall impression and effectiveness of the product or service.

3. Recommendations

  • Prioritize any trouble spots (areas that need immediate attention)
  • Identify missed opportunity(s)
  • New audiences or applications for a new product or service
  • Identify new partnerships or alliances
  • Strategies to generate awareness and increase adoption.

How many of the above questions can you answer? You had better have an answer for all of them. Not just any old answer but the right one.

See my fuckin’ case studies: click it.

See my fuckin’ portfolio: click this.


If you care and love your business and investment, call to get answers to questions. We have 25 years of experience answering each and every one of these questions for business owners. Many of them wouldn’t have survived and eventually have thrived right to today.

We think we can help. A consultation is going to cost you a cup of coffee, unless you are an asshole, then it’s only $500.



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Wizard of Oz, BinkNyc

Neurochemical: Doubling Business

There are easy-to-follow techniques in the Neurochemical for doubling or tripling a business. We make it seem magical, like where we wave a wand or stick and “> B•O•O•M<” business doubles!

Naw. It’s not like that. That’s a SILVER BULLET. No one makes bullets out of silver unless you’re hunting werewolfs. WEREWOLVES don’t exist either. Both silver bullets and werewolves are fantasy.

BinkNyc View, Breuk Iversen, Fishbeef

It’s taken a decade to figure out the combination to opening excellent potential for businesses. My team and I  go through 86 [ Neurochemical ] checkpoints to assure that what we suggest doubles or triples a business (income).

Here, on this blog, we’ll set you up with a few things to do and let us know how it has worked (or hasn’t worked) in your business [ ]. The knowledge we are giving you here is of no use if you don’t apply it. So, try to apply it.

Some say: “It is easier said than done.

We say: “Don’t be a lazy ass and try applying the techniques. In fact, don’t try it, just do it.” 🤣 Trying something is almost setting yourself up for failure. No TRY, just DO.

^ That might sound a little harsh but this blog is for big boys and girls. If it offends you, we say: “Grow the eff up“. We’re here to generate business and can give a rat’s ass about your vanity, ego or feelings. U Ready?

Seriously, it’s utterly fascinating to us how some overlooked and minor touches to a business works wonders in increasing the bottom line. Often this results in doubling or tripling the business for our clients. We’ve made over $450,000 for less than 10 clients in Astoria. One of many techniques we use is by prescribing the NINE QUESTIONS listed below.

When all is said and done, business owners seldom give us the credit we deserve. They think: “That was easy. I could have done it myself.

That’s okay. You didn’t think to do it yourself. We did. This is all fine by us. We’re all grown up and don’t require acknowledgement or credit to know what we did to fix the broken issues of a business. That is what they paid us to do for them after all. For us, that’s what matters most.

There are nine questions we ask clients to see if we can double or triple their current business. It also tells us how well they understand business and how well they understand their brand.

If they answer all nine questions correctly and with fluidity, we may NOT be able to help them. They can probably help themselves. More often than not, 4 or 5 of the Nine Questions hadn’t ever crossed their mind.

At that point what we do DO is suggest they hire us to FILL or FIX the gaps in a logical business format. No werewolves, full moons, silver bullets or overnight sensations. It’s just work.

All too often these knowledge gaps have created stumbling road blocks in their business growth. They don’t teach the techniques we perscribe, even at ivy business schools.

BEFORE we hand over the nine questions of things you SHOULD ASK about your business, here’s some things you should NOT do to your business: It’s called un-advertising or un-marketing your business.

If you are going to advertise your own business, please remember that you are an AMATEUR and advertising is a profession like any other. See if you want to admit to yourself that you have no real idea what you are doing. It’s okay.

So many business owners follow what your neighbor does AND THINK that they are successful because of the way they advertise their business. There are often dozens of other factors that have went into their business to bring them where they are. We’ll go into those reasons  below.

Here are two bad examples of businesses trying to advertise and woo customers into their business with some real amateur techniques.


Who is the customer that reads the ad below and says to themself: “Oh yeah, look at those freakin’ prices! Look how much money I will save getting shitfaced this evening! I must go here!


As you may have guessed, this place was empty except for the bartender and her two friends. It’s a shame because it is a very good looking place. I sure hope they figure it out before the FOR RENT sign goes up in a season or so.

Here’s another clueless business owner who at least got a small piece of the advertising game going on. Care to take a crack at what they did right?

Astoria Queens

First, again, who is the customer?

Why, that’s easy. It’s someone who is ready to drop a few hundred dollars on their next catering order, just walking down the street, moseying along, looking for places that cater fish 🐟 and advertise this on the sidewalk. Nope, not, never.

Not too bright. This percieved in the subconscious as looking desperate and needy which is never attractive to anyone: male or female. These business people are subsequently saying is: “WE need money NOW! Place a big order with US now so we can make the money WE need to make NOW!” 😟 The explaination point at the end of the sentence almost assumes, ME, the passerby, had completely forgot that I had to cater an event coming up.

What they did do right tho is place a COMMAND in the language. Some asswipe will likely respond and go in and ask about a catering order. THE BUSINESS OWNER will then say to themselves: “Ahhh, the sidewalk ad worked.

The customer is an asswipe tho and will unlikely cater any party, any where although it was fun to ask and see the excitement on the shop owners face. Futhermore, it’s not much of a story to tell your neighbora and family members.

We do love to tell stories.

Q New Aesthetic

New Q Aesthetic

Okay. One place got it right. The one liner they had on the board released a little shot of dopamine in my brain and got a chuckle out of me. The place was packed so we didn’t actually go in this time, but another time, we shall entre. They created a curious customer off a blackboard on the sidewalk.

This original line: “Alcohol goes in [and] happiness comes out.”

Astoria Queens

I thought piss comes out when you drink. So, we are calling urine “happiness” now? Now THAT, is some funny shit. 🤣

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Here’s one we placed outside of a small cafe that hired us to redesign the interior and remodel the entire business:

Astoria Queens coffee (aka Failure Cafe)

We used a brilliant quote from the late, great Irish Decadent: Oscar Wilde. It reflects both sides of the political belief isle in an almost independent and distanced way. Some passerbys were deeply offended. The stopped to read the whole thing, huffed 😤 and stormed off. Others posed next to it with their thumbs rasied, shit-eating grim, etc. Yes sir, we win some, lose some.





If we BRANDERS learned ONE THING from the Donald Trump presidency campaign, it is that you can’t go too far with your beliefs. The only problem with beliefs is to be SILENCE and fearful in never speaking up at all. This is considered weak by any standards. In advertising, NEVER BE TOO AFRAID TO OFFEND. People like it much more then they will openly admit.

People love to complain. If you don’t give them something to complain about, they’ll find something anyway.


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So, if you are a smart cookie, and we suspect you might, you are probably wondering “WHAT DOES THIS QUOTE HAVE TO DO with GENERATING new BUSINESS?

Our answer: “EVERYTHING!

In fact, this was placed outside the second week of reopening the little cafe business. That week we doubled the income of the business from the week before. The people who agreed with the quote came in because they believe what we believe.  This income doubled again the third week. The sign had a considerable part in generating the income of this business.


People like to patronize businesses that share the same beliefs and values. This is What a Brand is… We were selling cupcakes, coffee and ice cream but what we are also selling is a conversation and a chance to engage is a like-minded value and belief. And we were doing it with confidence. And a little bit of crass attitude with the last line: “Have a cupcake, cupcake.

Ice cream and cupcakes are hedonistic indulgences while coffee drinks are a daily American staple. DECADENCE was writ in all caps and the largest word to be read at a distance besides the name of the place: Qdyssey.

The QUOTE is a strong statement which aligned the newly branded persona of the business with a position and belief. We happened to know that the Greeks in the area would definitely get a kick out of it. They love looking down on America and the lack of culture exhibited here. Indeed, they did.








If you do plan on doing an advertisement all by yourself I have a great suggestion. Get a hold of an old advertising award book (hard cover) and read every single ad in that book. Some suggested AWARD books to get: The Art Directors’ Club, D&AD, The One Show, HOW (Magazine), CLIO Awards, OBIE Awards, EFFIE Awards, Communication Arts (Advertising).

It will take you an hour or two to poir through on book. There are 100s of great ads and it’s as enjoyable to read as dropping and bratty, know-it-all teenager covered in blood into a swimming pool filled with hungry piranha. 🤡

You’ll at least understand what it takes to make a good advertisement. F*ck it, steal a few ads right out of the book. No one will know and no one will really care. Especially, if you get the old ad AWARD books from the 60s, 70s and 80s, the copywriter and art directors are probably already dead. You win. You haven’t bored PASSERBYS to death with listing your prices or writing whatever shit you are selling on SALE or because you think people care about what you wrote. They don’t.


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(to double your business)

1. Who is your customer?

Hands Down! This is the first question any business owner needs to ask themselves. If you want to make money, WHO is going to pay you, is the thing you what you want to know first.

2. What is the value of the service or product you are offering?

You know what you are selling. Is the message clear? Are you unadvertising or unmarketing your product or service by mistake?

3. How are you planning to reach and communicate to your customer?

Some options are: Print ads, Radio or TV or cable, Word-of-Mouth, reputation-based, e-mail, direct mail, posters, flyers business cards, networking, guerilla, native advertising, point-of-sale, etc…

4. What type of relationship do you plan on having with your customer?

Such as: personal, professional, online, community, telephone, text, social media.

5. How will you make revenue for the service or product you are providing?

Cash, check, credit, paypal, affiliate programs, credit cards, etc…

6. What are the resources you will need to be able to deliver the product or service?

These are the main things you need to give your customer in terms of value, delivery, pick up, drop off, suppliers, stock, shipping and handling, etc…

7. What type of activities do you need to do to fulfill the customer with the value you provide?

This is how the whole operation gets done. What must you do to fulfill the obligations and orders.

8. What type of partnership can you form or align to differentiate your fulfillment to the customer?

This are those others who can help you or who(m) you can help with your business. Think of this as a form of expasion that you haven’t considered yet. One of your suppliers can be one of your greatest assets.

9. What will all of this cost?

These are ALL THE COSTS you will need to drive your business. List them so you are clear where the money is going out.



So the questions to cosider are, Where can I expand? What is my competition doing in Extras that We are not doing? What other services or products can I provide which will drive more revenue to my business?

Go through the nine questions again for another business you know and understand. You’ll want to ask or analyize a successful business within your scale and revenue range (solopreneur, entrepreneur, small, medium, large).  You WILL find gaps that can and should be filled. FILL THEM!

This is how we help clients double their business. The good ones who are willing to listen and put in the work will do triple their business. Some in as few as a coulle of weeks or months. Some take years and most will never get anywhere or close their doors.

Yes. These are the nine questions anyone opening a business should be able to answer. Not only that, it would serve the business even better to have each of the answers be flexible meaning, don’t assume your plan is the only plan that will work. The marketplace is NEVER GOING BEND TO YOUR WILL. You should bend to their will. This way you can address the customer’s needs, wants and desires in a better fashion.

We use these nine questions as a starting point. In an actual meeting, with myself or an associate, we go into much greater detail. There are many other considerations to consider in order to double or triple a business but in answering these nine questions gets you that much closer to seeing what is actually going on. It doesn’t matter if you just seek growth or are in financial trouble and the business is suffering. Double is double.

Let us know how we can help. We would be honored at the prospect. We can help. All you have to do is call.

Breuk Iversen (718) 578-6613


Neurochemical: The US Industrial Collapse

There’s really no way to put this politely. I’m just going to say it:

The Industrial Revolution
is coming to an end. Not just the mass production but the mindset that goes with the territory. You probably have already noticed. If not, you may want to put on a fresh pot of coffee for this one. 

Naw, make that a triple Americano espresso. 😁

It’s amazing that this topic isn’t widely broadcast in the mainstream media but, then again, their employers (big league advertisers) are trying to figure this out and keep their IPO’s climbing. Amazon is decimating the US retail market, especially fashion.

BinkNyc, Breuk Iversen

Airbnb is ousting US hotel chains. 

Facebook and Twitter replaces MSM (Mainstream Media). 

Amazon is cheaper and delivers right to your door. (see below). 

Uber usurps the Taxi and Limosine Commission (TLC).

Netflix and Hulu are the new TV cable.

Binknyc, culture, neurochemical

3rd Wave cafés, coffee shops and restaurants are dismantling the fast food industry piece by piece. You’ll start to see the shift as Americans become more aware of food ingredients and flavors.


Signage for Cafe Via Espresso

Millennials are spending as much time shopping as they are requesting “charge backs” on purchases. It’s Fraud but that’s okay because it is happening so rampantly the credit cards are finding it impossible to keep up with the slowly impending disaster. The retailers are truly starving for business so they’re just cutting their loses with credit cards.

The Palisades Mall in Nyack, NY is suffering so hard that they had to scrounge a few bucks from Coca-Cola by letting them install an actual soda machine into the directory. The map is printed on the front of the machine. It’s getting crazy out there.

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Here’s a list of recent retail closings of some of the US’s mass production (fashion) retailers.

• Macy’s
– 2016 40 stores closed.
– 2017 168 stores closing.
• Sport’s Authority
– 2016 March 140 of its 460 stores.
          May closes all its stores stores. Rival
          Dick’s sporting goods buys name and
          intellectual property, plus 31 store
          leases, for a mere $23 million. Done.
(Dick’s is a better branded name.)
• Walmart
– 2016 closes 269 worldwide, 154 in U.S.
• Sears Holdings Corp.
– 2016 Kmart closed 68 – 2017 closing 108
– 2016 Sears closed 10 – 2017 closing 42
• Ralph Lauren
– 2016 50 closed
• Michael Kors
– 2017 125 closed
• Office Depot
– 2016 400 stores closed
– 2017-2019 100 more closings per year
• Aeropostale
– 2016 174 closed (133 US and 41 Canadian)
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• JC Penny
– 2016 only 7 (+ 2014 33 and in 2015 40) stores closed
– 2017 138 closed

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Abercrombie & Fitch – 60 closed (2017)

Guess – 60 closed (2017)

Crocs – 160 closed (2017)

The Limited – 250 closed (2017)

American Apparel – 120 closed (2016) then, 110 in 2017. They’re Done. 

BCBG – 120 closed

Bebe – 180 closed (2017) 

Payless Shoe – 400 – 500 stores closing (2017)

RadioShack – 552 closed (2016) – 360 (2017)

Staples – 70 closed (2017) 

CVS  – 70 closed (2017)

    – 2015 closed 700
    – 2016 closed 500
    – 2017 closed 300 in SoCal
Abercrombie & Fitch – 54 (2016)
      + 60 more (in 2017)
This list is growing and there’s so much more to come. It’s a huge cultural shift.
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There are many other CULTURAL shifts happening. This isn’t just a little trend happening or a bump in the road. It’s no mid-market fluctuation either. It’s a splitting of the earth swallowing up outdated businesses and replacing them with new businesses and new business models.


You can’t blame C-level executives for making bad marketing decisions. It’s not their fault and even the best will fail unless they get a grasp of the Information Revolution and a radical new shift happening culturally. There will also be a shift in the perception of wealth and what wealth means. Perhaps this is why Bitcoin has become a real player on the Stock Exchanges.


There will be no coming back for these industrial companies. They are done.


If you can pay $11.99 for Hulu, you are ad-free.
If you can pay $8 for Netflix, you are ad-free.
If you can pay $10 for YouTube, you are ad-free.
If you can pay $15 for HBO, you are ad-free.
If you can pay $4.99 for Spotify, you are ad-free.
If you can pay $8.99 for Twitch, you are ad-free.
If you have an iPhone, AppleTV, or iPad, you can be ad-free.

The New York Times and The Wall Street Journal are already exploring ad-free digital subscriptions. As this trend will continue, the ad industry is having even bigger problems. This is why we do Anti-Marketing. We treat those as we ourselves would want to be treated.

People don’t hate relevant ads, they hate bad experience(s). We need to create ads that create better experiences; Ads that are aren’t ads but rather express a human experience, achievement, thought process, and lifestyle. These things are the living embodiment of AntiMarketing.

Disruptive ads piss people off, they piss me off. It’s time to add value to ads and stop treating people like they’re just another dollar in your pocket. We are more than that…

Milton Glaser, Breuk Iversen



This is an Information Revolution! Everything and everythings’s mother is now available on your mobile phones. This has never happened before in the entire human history and if you could imagine the impact the INDUSTRIAL REVOLUTION (2nd Wave) had on the AGRICULTURAL REVOLUTION (1st Wave) then you are miles ahead of others in this new INFORMATION REVOLUTION (3rd Wave).


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It’s here and it’s time for 
The Information Revolution

In case you haven’t heard.

Have a very nice day.