Category#geotargeting

Social media & location: a restaurateur’s recipe

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I recently had a conversation with restaurateur who has been tasked with creating the social media strategy for several restaurants. It was an interesting talk. I’ve had no exposure to this business model other than sitting down to eat or waiting tables as a youth. We talked about the specifics around this business model and I thought it made for an interesting post. It’s also a...

Mobile: a perfect storm

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I’m in the process of redesigning my site and yes; I have been for several months. I’ve been rebranded myself as of 4 months ago; focusing on social media, mobile marketing and the impact on consumer goods. The redesign is a difficult process and it would be much smarter to just pick an existing template . . . but . . . you know how that whole wisdom thing goes. Anyway, I’m in...

Behold, the power of the Splinternet!

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I recently met with a business that was looking for a Director of Digital Opportunities and being a HUGE fan of vague/ethereal titles (no really), I was most interested in the”digital” part of the title. As I’ve mentioned on this blog in the past, there is enormous collision going on between the online world and the tangible world. (Reminds me of that car commercial where he...

Location, location . . . location

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Well, if you haven’t heard about the explosion that is taking place in location related services, you just haven’t been paying attention. (I almost said you haven’t been in the right place. But I restrained myself.) I will attempt to summarize most of what’s going on currently. First let’s talk about money. We all like it and there is quite a bit to made according to...

Social media for the entrepreneur

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This is a ENORMOUS post. If I weren’t summarizing a presentation I gave last night, I would have broken it into a small miniseries with many guest stars including Betty White. So make sure you go to the bathroom before you start. Last night I got the chance to speak to a class at DU that focuses on creating business plans. Social media is perfect for the startup due to the low barriers of...

Marketing platforms: the who, what and where

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Since the late nineties businesses have been thinking of the Internet as a marketing platform and for the most part have been relatively successful at leveraging it. When ecommerce happened even the naysayers expanded their concept of the Internet from a cost center to a method of generating revenue. I thought I would take a few minutes and describe the newer platforms that we’re just...

Peer Interaction Within Conduit Marketing

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Found this video the other day right after I read the news about the iPhone’s coming peer-to-peer capability. The peer-to-peer combined with accelerometer (much like what is in the video above) could make for some very cool marketing experiences. (Smule is a company who has taken this type of thing to a new level.)  This could add interactions with peers to the concept of conduit marketing...

Geotargeting + Location Based Services + Twitter = Conduit Marketing

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Recently (and reluctantly) I signed up for Twitter. I only say reluctantly because there is a good chance that a constant feed based on my life will be somewhat less than what I would like it to be. Or it may be more PC to say different from what I think it should be. I have two young children and my ability to travel and do the things that I used to do have been somewhat hampered by my need to...

I'm an Associate Teaching Professor of Digital Marketing at the Daniels College of Business, University of Denver. I also consult with startups and established brands. I'm currently interested in artificial intelligence, cognitive neuroscience and culture. I am married to an amazing woman and have two incredible children. I was raised in Colorado and spend my free time with family, cycling, snowboarding and going to the Pacific Ocean to SCUBA dive + surf. I'm passionate about architecture, design, street art, photography and tattooing.

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