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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...

The death of the marketing campaign

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I had coffee with the CEO of a very large agency this past week and during our conversation, he mentioned that one of the things he sees is business struggling with is the demise of the marketing campaign. (Did I mention this he runs a VERY large agency?) To be honest I wasn’t shocked by this statement as it’s something I’ve seen over the past 4 years. I was surprised that an...

Social media vs. Social business: redux

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For those of you keeping score, I posted about the difference between social media and social business, back in January. In that post I outlined the primary differences between the two and stated that I hoped the future of business was truly social and not simply using a Facebook business page to dump content into, hoping to get some likes. However, at the time I wrote the post, I believed that...

Social Media vs. Social Business

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I recently saw this excellent “article” on Fast Company by @DrewNeisser and in it he makes the important distinction between social media and social business. Two of the my favorite points that he makes are: People do business with people, not businesses (You think you’re B2B but a business is made up of people. They just have bigger wallets at work.) Your employees need to be...

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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