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No such thing as free time.

No such thing as downtime.

All you got is life time.

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   -Henry Rollins

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McKinsey’s David Edelman on digital marketing (video)

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There are some  compelling items in this video. Some of my favorites are: The concept of the campaign is and has been deconstructing. It’s not about promoting a product you need to move. It’s more about the conversation you’re having with your customers and providing them exactly what they need. (This is no small task.) The internal marketing process is more like agile...

Wall-E + EVE = JIBO (video)

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So . . . this is very interesting. They wanted to raise $100,000 and with 23 days left, they’ve raised $1,104,109 on Indiegogo. As Google expands it’s data-based business, expect it to acquire this company quickly. Nest is a joke compared to this when it comes to data collection.

Foursquare pivots

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I just received this email from Foursquare. I have mixed feelings about this but I respect their decision to listen to the data (aka their users.) Love the new logo! Hi Michael, About five years ago, we launched a little app called Foursquare. As one of the first million people to sign up for Foursquare, you’ve been with us pretty much since the beginning. You’ve seen us grow from a tiny project...

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 —...

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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