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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Fork off!

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Yesterday I saw that one of my favorite companies, Forkly is up for sale. I’ve interviewed the founders Martin May and Brady Becker two times. The first time as founders of Brightkite and later at Forkly. Great guys and good at what they do. I knew that were looking for an additional round of funding earlier this year and it looks like they were unable to secure it. So what happened? They...

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...

The concierge and the future of mobile advertising

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I’m currently working with a client (and a small army of students) on creating an app for their business. It’s been a great process and as we work through their models I realized that we’ve crossed over some conceptual threshold. From proactive to reactive. Now . . . most times when I say something like that, there is a slight groan that comes from the audience. I understand...

Volkswagen’s SmileDrive! (video)

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SmileDrive is Volkwagen’s attempt to gamify driving. (Think of texting while driving on 30 times more dangerous!  :)   ) This is great but would be a million times better if it were mashed with Grand Theft Auto. “Get a 1000 points for running over your neighbors dog!” Enjoy!

Galvanize (video)

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In case you’ve been living under a rock – or outside of Denver – you may have missed Galvanize. It’s a community for start-ups. I’ve dipped my toes in the entrepreneurial water and look forward to working with them. The space is not completely built out. They will soon be building out Galvanize 2 and Galvanize Boulder. #303 is an amazing place to start a business!

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, cycling, snowboarding and going to the Pacific Ocean to SCUBA dive + surf. I'm passionate about architecture, design, street art, photography and the art that tattooing has evolved into.

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