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Damion White
Works at Dialog Group
Attended Davidson College
Lives in Austin, TX
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Mark my words, +Gary Vaynerchuk has the stuff that era-defining transcendent #business   #leaders  are made of. 

And I quote (this absolute music to my ears, and the career unicorn I've chased into entrepreneurship to have)... 

"They talk and talk and talk about the benefits of working for them, without actually putting in the work. When it comes down to it, nothing can happen without someone sitting down and saying “We are going to do this.” At the end of the day, do you want to just say it, or do you want to actually be living it?"    - Gary Vaynerchuk
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WOW! As it pertains to my #career in digital #marketing, strategy & consulting, I can't help but to wonder if I will always have to wonder what might unfold if time and place brought me and +Gary Vaynerchuk together professionally.

It doesn't matter if this is or if this isn't in the cards for me; I will always be filled with joy for the 499 people (and counting), fortunate and deserving enough to be a part of +VaynerMedia.  

Even if this is as close as I ever come to being in a picture like the one below, even if Gary Vaynerchuk never knows me, even if our social media connectivity amounts to being immaterial, I am ecstatic to know that i'll always remain grateful to have lived in this moment - to have been a witness of what will eventually be known as a defining moment in business history . 
If your company doesn’t have a strong internal culture, you’re failing. Period.Because if people aren’t happy, if they are constantly thinking of a way to get out, they will be producing work that reflects that. And in turn, your company’s output will reflect that. Simple as that. And it baffles me that more people don’t understand this.I like to tell people I am an HR-driven CEO. It’s the best way I can communicate to people how strongly I feel ...
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Muscle Shoals Baby! Can't get this song and that song out of my head. Ready to build a house on the Tenn. River!!!
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Check out +Interiors by Jacquin - a very good friend and up and coming designer making waves! 
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Honesty, from the heart. A start to a new year. 
The Holidays and New Year bring with them a lot of time and motivation to reflect on the year (or years) past - to examine oneself introspectively with the intent to uncover what and why and how we find ourselves where we do at the start of another new year. For a few years now I have said that ...
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This is the institution that I attended. Today I am as proud to say that as I have ever been. 
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Say hello to Charlie Simpson. 7-yrs old in 2010, Charlie got involved and made a difference. His and 4 others' stories comprise the courageous new documentary, Every Three Seconds!! Check it out. 
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LOL..! Oh if we had YouTube in 2001... and Terrell Ivory as our head coach! :) 
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We are the media. It's our job to share with the sheep out there. 
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A more responsible headline is in order:

"Morons object as Obama remains consistently honest - and refuses the preferred deluded leadership tactics - when it comes to America's legacy and its present context." 
DEBRIEF | The president at the National Prayer Breakfast noted that his fellow Christians should not cast the first stone.
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It's one thing to 'have' online/social media customer service. It's a totally different thing to actually provide service via social tools and platforms. And being public about business transgressions (outside of Twitter) isn't really my bag, but this one has me particularly annoyed.
+Budget Car Rental  rented me and my family a vehicle on Sept. 25. Before we left the lot we noticed some very old and deep staining on the upholstery. However, the CLT Douglas Airport location was a little overwhelmed and we were on a tight schedule at that point so we decided to ride with it, instead of being a squeaky wheel and asking for a replacement vehicle.
The experience renting from Budget had been so painless that - in order to get home to Austin, Texas, due to capacity flights - we flew into a nearby city and rented a second vehicle from Budget, mere hours after returning the first vehicle we rented.
Needless to say, I've been extremely disappointed since then, as Budget has stolen $150 dollars from my family simply because it could.
Citing it as a contract violation, Buget assessed a $150 fee (an exorbitant amount for shampooing upholstery) Since then, they've done nothing more than give me the runaround and pretend to be interested in providing customer service. I presume that the figure I will be worn down and simply, "go away."
They made an unwise choice.
And just to arbitrarily protect itself from to-be-expected scrutiny from me or anyone in favor of my position, Budget even tacked on falsified records of animal hair, cigarette smoke and burn marks as having contributed to the disrepair of the vehicle's condition. And that's the real grievance for me, these are FLAT OUT, BLATANT LIES.
Please like, comment and share this to help me recover what I can from this. Every little bit counts this time of year...
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The week in social from some of the best. This may need to be a show. Youtube... Any takers?
 
Disruption hits the New York Times, the real story behind Apple Pay, Facebook makes privacy changes (again), Twitter makes it easier to deal with abuse, the quiet success that is Medium, going viral with audio, Uber takes a beating but bounces back and Lyft bounces higher, dark social and its impact, creating a culture of content, the reason it's hard to recognize genius and more, it's This Week in Digital.

Special thanks to +Christopher Penn +Jeremiah Owyang +Mitch Joel +Tom Webster +Joel Comm +Lee Odden +Craig Daitch +Blagica Bottigliero +Esteban Contreras +Carri Bugbee +Amanda Grinavich  and more for their contributions this week.
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Manager - Social Media Data Analytics & Content Engineering
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Corporate Communications Strategy, Marketing, Enterprise Integration, Content Distribution & Syndication, Advanced Data Analytics + Market Research
Employment
  • Dialog Group
    Practice Leader, 2014 - present
    Strategic advisor and consulting partner to Dialog clients for all engagements that rely on use of digital and social media tools, platforms and networks. Create approach, positioning and go-to-market strategies in social media for Dialog and its subsidiaries.
  • WCG
    Manager - Engagement, 2011 - present
    WCG is a top-rated global communications firm that catalyzes meaningful relationships between its client partners and valued audiences; working frequently with Fortune 10 – Fortune 500 organizations to drive strategic innovation and to pioneer groundbreaking digital media models.
  • BookIt.com
    Social Media Lead, 2012
    BookIt.com is the largest privately held online travel agency in the US. As Head of Social Media responsibilities included: lead and execute all strategy, design, activation and measurement of digital/new media campaigns, content, and policies.
  • WCG
    Account Associate, 2009 - 2010
    Managed and assisted on client accounts across pharmaceutical, tech and digital security industries. Worked with agency teams servicing Fortune 100, mid-level companies and top pharmaceutical clients on B2B and B2C social media campaigns.
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I AM that, I Am. Descendant of the universe. Transcending all things finite. Spiritual being. Pure love. Devoted husband-to-be; father.
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Giving of me is my passion. Music is my biggest aspiration. Freedom is my biggest motivation. Love is my greatest inspiration. 
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Live life as a soul; not as an ego. See myself as part of all things. Want you to have all that you desire.
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  • Davidson College
    Sociology, 2001 - 2006
  • Phillips Academy Andover
    Liberal Arts, 2000 - 2001
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Sonny Dope, @Damion_White, D. White, CollegeBoy