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Chris McLaren
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Knowing when to say yes – and even more importantly when to say no – is one of the most powerful personal branding tools in your career kit. Learn when and how to say no so you can advance your career.
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Yeah, you said enough when we were kids... ;)
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+Michael McLaren I got it early summer '14. Just some Low cost on-board experimentation here before moving to GoPro. I have one now - just need to develop removable canopies and camera mounting solution. I have a start on both but need a few calm weekends to get 'er done! 
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The Focke-Wulf 190.  One of my favorite planes: http://www.pinterest.com/pin/222998619024064072/
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I'm using a custom theme in Gmail on the Web and I think you'll like it too! Check it out on your desktop or laptop. #gmailthemes
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The “10,000-hour rule” – that this level of practice holds the secret to great success in any field – has become sacrosanct gospel, echoed on websites and recited as litany in high-performance
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Marketing
Employment
  • Aimia
    VP-Marketing, 2014 - present
  • Wunderman
    Digital Marketing Strategy & Planning, 2012 - 2014
  • Target
    Business Consultant, 2007 - 2009
  • FICO
    Sr. Manager, Digital Marketing, 2003 - 2007
  • Digital River
    Independent Consultant, 2009 - 2009
  • Ciceron
    Creative Director, 1998 - 2003
  • Gage Marketing
    Director, Emerging Media & Strategy, 2009 - 2012
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Interactive and social media marketer. Constantly seeking the point at which new-tech hype ends and real business value begins. http://about.me/cmclaren1
Introduction
Marketing and technology professional with over ten years experience in agency, corporate financial services and retail settings. MBA from Carlson School of Management with focus on Marketing and Innovation Management. Experienced in B2B and B2C marketing management, web-based product development, and technology portfolio management. Skilled at using new technology to overcome business challenges and deliver value innovation.
Education
  • University of Minnesota
    MBA, 2003 - 2007
  • University of Wisconsin
    Graphic Design & English, 1990 - 1995
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Ushering in a Golden Age of CPG Loyalty
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Ushering in a Golden Age of CPG Loyalty By Chris Mclaren, VP-Marketing and David Buckingham, President US, Aimia ISS - CPG has always been a

Why 'No' Is The Most Powerful Word When It Comes To Advancing Your Career
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9 Things Emotionally Intelligent People Won't Do
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My last article, How Successful People Stay Calm, really struck a nerve (it has more than a million reads here on Forbes). The trick is that

Gmail Visual Inbox Could Mean Pay-To-Deliver For Email Marketing | Expre...
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Google is rolling out a field trial for Gmail users to test out a “Grid View” for promotional email. The Grid View offers a Pinterest-style

5 Books Every 20-Something Needs to Read
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The media is dead wrong.Nearly every article I read about millennials makes it seem like the image above is all we stand for—a superficial,

When Teams Prevent Greatness
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Our society reveres individual greatness. We root for the Kobe Bryants and Peyton Mannings of the world, we are mesmerized by the likes of M

Perfect Practice Makes Perfect
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The “10,000-hour rule” – that this level of practice holds the secret to great success in any field – has become sacrosanct gospel, echoed o

The Positive Power of Negative Thinking
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If you want to achieve a major goal, conventional wisdom says to think positive. Picture yourself delivering the perfect presentation, and a

10 Things Employees Want More Than a Raise
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Making big money is often less important to employees than satisfying these basic needs.

Thought Leaders: Digital Experts or Douchebags?
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It's always fascinating to see how cultural divisions arise within communities, especially around language. Having been part of the world of

The Two Basic Facts That Should Be in Every Shutdown Story
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If Congress could vote on a "clean" bill, it could end the shutdown tonight. So why isn't it allowed to vote?

50 Powerful Statistics About Tech Mega Trends Affecting Every Business
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There are five mega trends impacting the IT departments of every company: Mobile, Social, Cloud, Apps and Big Data. In this presentation, Va

What Marketing Activities Do Small Businesses Outsource?
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Marketing Strategy - The creation of TV and radio advertisements is the most commonly outsourced marketing activity by small businesses, acc

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MINNEAPOLIS - Another summer racing by; so many plans, so little time, but this summer is different for Janie Waldron. "My neighbor he goes,

Agencies Are to Blame for Job-Hopping Epidemic
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Junior staffers say they'd stay longer at media agencies if it wasn't so hard to progress.

10 Marketing Roles for the Next 10 Years
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Did you know that nine in 10 companies create their own content to attract or retain customers? That content is then distributed through soc

Sales Worst Practices: Three phrases I don’t want you to say anymore
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Quick update: I am tired and I missed a post this week. Well, enough with that. Today, I felt like making a list of passive aggressive sales

A Standard Business Plan Outline — Business Plan Help & Small Busine...
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What information needs to be in your business plan? What is the order of information that will make the most sense to lenders and investors?

So You Want to Start an Agency? Here's Some Tips | Guest Columnists - Ad...
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Here are 11 things you need to know, starting with: The world does not need another ad agency.

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Zuberance powers millions of Social Recommendations for leading brands on Facebook, Twitter, Yelp, Amazon and more.