No such thing as spare time.

No such thing as free time.

No such thing as downtime.

All you got is life time.

Go.

   -Henry Rollins

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Adtile makes advertising contexual

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If you’ve read this blog for any length of time, you know that I’m not a fan of advertising. The reason for that is pretty simple. It sucks. They throw things out there to see what sticks. Even behavioral is still not very good. (I don’t log into Facebook anymore because they think they know me.) Recently much of the conversation around mobile advertising has centered around...

Big Boulder 2014 (video)

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Once again, I was fortunate enough to attend Gnip’s (now Twitter’s) Big Boulder Event. This is an amazing event overflowing thought leaders in the data industry. I’m going to post some thoughts later. Until then, enjoy the video! Below are some of the tweets I sent on while attending. T.R. Newcomb of @tumblr We have users that change their username every week. #bigboulder —...

Blackphone = mobile privacy

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A while ago, a friend of mine asked me to help him to create a phone that “lied”. At first I wasn’t exactly sure what he meant.  After we discussed it, I understood that he not only wanted his privacy protected while on a mobile device, he wanted to send the carriers et al, false information. If you were in the #303 the phone would say you were in Montana or Saigon (Needless to...

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...

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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