Category#socialMedia

social media venues and when they get used

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I attended the annual Big Boulder conference Monday+Tuesday of this week and once again, it was an amazing experience. (I’ll post about the event soon.) One of the people who spoke at the event was Tram Nguyen of Pinterest. She said what most of us already know; many people use Pinterest to plan things. Weddings, meals, etc. They use it as a planning tool for short-term things. Then Chris...

B2B social: part 2

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I recently posted about social for B2B and wanted to follow up with some additional thoughts since I’ve had 7+ years to think about it. Let me start by saying that when it comes to B2B, the marketing method is content marketing. No matter what the venue/what the industry, you need to creating amazing content. If your content makes businesses smarter, they will come to you when they have a...

Good social should be like Dave Grohl

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For those if you who’ve been living under a very large rock and don’t know who Dave Grohl is, he was the drummer of this little band called Nirvana and is now the lead singer/guitarist of the Foo Fighters. The Foos are arguably the biggest rock band in the world. One of the reasons people love the Foos is Dave Grohl, the human being. He does things that make you feel like he’s a...

Snobs rule!

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For most, the word snob is derogatory.  Someone who’s palette is so sophisticated they can’t be pleased. Someone who has the highest standards when it comes to experiencing the thing that they love. If you think about this definition, you could also call them geeks. Terms like beer geek, bike geek are common these days. Subject Matter Experts, (SME – pronounced...

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...

Porsche realizes they’re on Instagram

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                                I have a friend that works with luxury brands and he was recently chatting with someone that he knows that works with Porsche; let’s call him William. It turns out, some of the executives had flown out to southern California for a meeting and the subject of social media came up...

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 focused on 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, biking, snowboarding and going to the Pacific Ocean to SCUBA dive and/or surf. I'm passionate about architecture, design, street art, photography and the art that tattooing has evolved into.

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