You may be noticing a theme on this page. If you’re getting the sense that we at Eckel & Vaughan are obsessed with cocktail napkins, you’re partially right. What we’re truly obsessed with are great ideas and the fact that a handful of powerful, culturally significant ideas got their start on a cocktail napkin. We’re […]
Is Social Media the Modern Version of a Cocktail Napkin?
All great ideas start somewhere — it’s frankly shocking just how many were born on a cocktail napkin. If you haven’t seen it yet, check out our cocktail napkin hall of fame. You may notice that many of these great ideas created on cocktail napkins are several decades old. Which raises the question, is there […]
The Cocktail Napkin Hall of Fame
We’re in the business of cultivating and communicating great ideas, which got us thinking – where do great ideas get their start? Some of the most applauded ideas in pop culture, business, technology, and innovation have gotten their start on the humble cocktail napkin. Which of these great ideas would earn a spot in a Cocktail […]
Cocktail Napkins and Crises: Is Your Brand Prepared?
Long before they were used as storyboards for Harry Potter and A Few Good Men, cocktail napkins protected the surface of a table from rogue drops of wine or condensation from a chilled beer. Just as the layers of a cocktail napkin safeguard the integrity of a bar from an accidental spill, a crisis communications plan […]
History of the Cocktail Napkin
Cocktail napkins have captured moments of discovery, groundbreaking business concepts, and revolutionary ideas. These 5″ x 5″ quarter-folded squares are ubiquitous in restaurants and bars across the world. But where did they come from? Who had the “cocktail napkin” idea to create the original cocktail napkin? The answer is far messier (forgive the pun) than […]