Category#interview

Mobile Consumer Behavior: Day 3 & 4 in Japan

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We conducted 12 qualitative interviews at Doshisha University over the 3rd and 4th. Each interview lasted roughly one hour and had two students, one translator and one interviewee. We worked hard to help interviewees relax since they were outnumbered 3 to 1. Luckily for us, it seemed as though everyone knew one another – translators/interviewees – and that seemed to help. I’ve...

Get Chute!

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I recently had the good fortune to talk to Ed O’brien, part of the business development team at Chute. Chute is an amazing little company that utilizes user generated content (UGC) to promote brands. Their platform allows businesses to 1) discover, 2) engage and 3) secure permission to use the content and, 4) empower their fans by using their content. This is great business model for numerous...

Weighing in on Wayin (video)

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I was honored to be interviewed by the Associated Press on the 25th of November. They brought me in to talk about how Wayin is monetizing the Twitter stream. Interesting business model and makes complete sense as a way to enhance an event with publicly viewable social media. Enjoy!  #faceForRadio

I got quoted in the Denver Post

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University of Denver social marketing lecturer Michael Myers said Uber’s public-relations initiatives may not help the company in its regulatory battle, but it is winning customers. It makes complete sense and it’s easy to use,” he said. “Getting a taxi is a convenience, but using Uber is an experience. Not sure this will get me on Conan but it’s a start . . ...

GetGlued

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Today I got a chance to talk to @jmburros of GetGlue. I had missed his presentation at #BigBoulder and was happy when he reached out after the event and offered to discuss how data is impacting GetGlue. I had four questions prepared . . . Q: What was your biggest takeaway from Big Boulder? A: The thing that struck me was how many companies were using social data. I was impressed by how fast they...

Interview with the founders of Roximity

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They’ve been doing this for a LONG time. @dannynewman and @austindenver were working in the mobile industry 8 years before the iPhone was released. Danny was one of the first in the US to create a mobile payment capability, across carriers, only to get consumer traction and then have the functionality shelved. “They (the carriers) didn’t know what to do with it.” They were also one of the first...

JetJaw

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Yesterday I had the chance to sit down with the Mark Salsberry, CEO of JetJaw. We had a great conversation and did some futuring. The kind that makes me excited for the time we live in. I started with the most obvious question I could think of; where did the name JetJaw come from? “JetJaw came out of the Founder Institute and we went through several branding exercises. A lot of thought went...

Stick a Forkly in it!

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I got to sit down with Martin May on Wednesday to talk about his latest venture Forkly. The last time I interviewed Martin was three years ago when he and Brady Becker were in the midst of building out Brightkite. It’s been three years and much as changed. I asked Martin how it was different this time around with Forkly? He said that because this wasn’t his first rodeo, things were a little...

Ozzy Longoria on the future of comics

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Several weeks ago I walked into Breckenridge Brewery in LoDo for a networking event. It was roughly 4:30 and the place was dead. As I walked up to the counter I saw an amazing piece of hand drawn artwork being worked on by the man behind the counter. It was shocking. Like finding a walrus in the back seat of your car. You just don’t expect it. At all. He was working on a comic book page. It was...

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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