I am so over hearing about the recession. Duh. We all know the economy is down...real estate and retail are down and unemployment is up. There are still opportunities and innovations galore. Seek out the positive things and you will see them. And marketing my friends is all but dead. Businesses need marketing now more than ever. Smart businesses know that times like these lead to more market share for those who work harder.
Here's a link to some inspiring things going on at TrendWatching.com: http://www.trendwatching.com/trends/innovationjubilation/