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David Blanar
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Normally I hate cat things.

But I don't hate this.
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+bediha dogru stop shouting and take your tablets
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And only going one way …
Digital advertising is expected to grow by 12% this year to £8.1bn, according to eMarketer
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Depressing.
If the cries of ‘Je suis Charlie’ were sincere, the western world would be convulsed with worry and anger about the Wallström affair. It has all the ingredients for a… Read more
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I agree. Depressing indeed.
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We don't know how good we have it. Brilliant line…

"As scholars have increasingly measured human flourishing, they have found that Gray is not just wrong but howlingly, flat-earth, couldn’t-be-more-wrong wrong."
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Dunno … laser beams seem so … 20th century?

#frickinlaserbeams  
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These are amazing … although no doubt ridiculously expensive.
Why don't rooms for adults come with cool tent-shaped beds, oversized Legos, slides, tree houses and secret compartments? These fun and imaginative kids room ideas include furniture with built-in e...
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Mad Max: Fury Road Poster

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Oh come on!

"More than 220 calls were made to employment law experts by workers asking for compassionate leave following the news that Zayn Malik had quit One Direction."
More than 220 calls were made to employment law experts by workers asking for compassionate leave following the news that Zayn Malik had quit One Direction.
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Very sweet.
How is it even possible that a mess of steel wires or a pile of useless scraps of trash can produce shadows that so perfectly mimic human faces and figures? Whether bringing forth unexpected shapes...
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Says it all, really ...

"Fifa announced on Friday that it will triple the amount paid to clubs who release their players for the 2018 and 2022 World Cups to £142m."
English leagues will not take legal action against Fifa over the decision to move the start of the 2022 Qatar World Cup to November and December.
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Now this is amazing.

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Kirsten Camara created the Analog Memory Desk as a way to record all those small details that we need to jot down in the moment but will forget by tomorrow.
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Cynics might say there's not enough sun in London to cast a shadow anyway … :-P
With downtown densification usually comes a lack of light in surrounding spaces, leading one architecture firm to develop the world's first algorithm-driven strategy to allow a tower to fully shed ...
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Not to mention the unrelenting light and heat bearing down into the offices and homes on the lee side of the front building!
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Work
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Marketing
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Digital
Employment
  • Google UK Limited
    Marketing Specialist, 2014 - present
    Google+
  • Independent Contractor
    Marketing, 2006 - present
  • AMV BBDO
    Digital Producer, 2013 - 2014
  • Accenture
    Manager, 2011 - 2012
  • MerchantCantos Communications
    Director of Online Services, 2010 - 2011
  • Tam Communications
    Senior Interactive Artist, 1996 - 1999
  • Rivals.com
    Senior Art Director, 1999 - 2000
  • Rivals.net
    Marketing Services Manager, 2000 - 2003
  • Rufus Leonard
    Senior Digital Strategist, 2007 - 2007
  • Crown Business Communications
    Digital Strategist, 2003 - 2006
  • Defaqto
    Head of Marketing, Brand & Communications, 2007 - 2009
  • Republic Publishing
    COO, 2009 - 2009
  • Isobar
    Senior Project Manager, 2013 - 2013
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London, UK
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Los Gatos, CA - Seattle, WA - Santa Clara, CA - Saratoga, CA
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American loving life in London, UK.
Introduction
Passions include reading, going to the theatre, watching and playing sport (mostly football), going to the cinema (when I have time), hitting the gym, cooking, and roaming across the island and the world.

All my posts are public which means you'll get a mix of philosophy, politics, art, industry updates, media, sport and design. I tend to circle those who have a full profile and repeatedly interact with me.

I also manage the blog for the Loveliest Book Group, check it out.

Enjoy!

“I'm for truth, no matter who tells it. I'm for justice, no matter who it is for or against. I'm a human being, first and foremost, and as such I'm for whoever and whatever benefits humanity as a whole.” 
                                                       - Malcolm X


"It is the mark of an educated mind to be able to entertain a thought without accepting it."
                                                         -
Aristotle


David Blanar
@dblanar
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Education
  • London Business School
    MBA, 2004 - 2006
  • University of Nottingham
    MA, 2010 - 2013
    Systematic Theology & Philosophy
  • Westmont High School
    Diploma, 1999 - 1993
  • Santa Clara University
    Theatre Arts, 1993 - 1997
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Feminism is so Hot Right Now
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The word "feminism" is being thrown around a lot. Last year, several celebrities "came out" and stood up to be counted among those who would

Google? Evil? — BuzzMachine
buzzmachine.com

A few folks on Twitter have asked for my reaction to the accidental sharing of an FTC staff report on Google, wondering whether it will caus

No, we are NOT all Charlie (and that’s a problem)
www.opendemocracy.net

It is comforting and politically expedient to claim that “we” are attacked because “they” cannot deal with “our” freedoms, particularly free

On Nerd Entitlement
www.newstatesman.com

White male nerds need to recognise that other people had traumatic upbringings, too - and that's different from structural oppression.

Watch: ‘Knight of Cups’ Trailer Starring Christian Bale | Variety
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FilmNation has released an enigmatic new trailer for Terrence Malick's "Knight of Cups" on the heels of its selection to contend in competit

These 15 Incredibly Rare Historical Photos Will Leave You Speechless ‹
truthseekerdaily.com

Attention history teachers everywhere: If you want to wake those sleeping kids, show them these 15 rare photos from the past. Yes, they coul

The Weirdest Proposal Yet for the ‘Office of the Future’ | WIRED
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A couple years ago, after research about the health risks of prolonged sitting came to light, a wave of standing desks hit the market. Big c

Rosebud Sioux Tribe: House Vote in Favor of Keystone XL Pipeline an Act ...
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[caption id="attachment_5124" align="alignnone" width="750"] Rosebud Sioux Tribe chairman Cyril Scott at the People's Climate March in New Y

Match of the Day: Robbie Savage represents the triumph of personality an...
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The former Wales midfielder is loved by media executives - but new vehicle Fletch and Sav suggests that having an opinion is now all that ma

Quiz: can you identify these movie future cities?
www.theguardian.com

Here are 10 future cities - but can you correctly identify which films they appear in?

Comic-Con: ‘Penny Dreadful’ Season 2 Villain Will Be a Familiar Face | V...
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"Penny Dreadful" will be "very different" in season two, according to creator John Logan, who joined stars Josh Hartnett, Reeve Carney and H

Your Summer Isn’t Complete Without This Gigantic Hammock | Gadget Lab | ...
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The Mega Hammock measures 8 x 15 feet and is hand-crafted from ripstop nylon and black webbing by an FAA certified parachute rigger. Oh, and

Star Wars: David Cronenberg said no, but Tom Cruise could cameo in Episo...
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As news emerges that David Cronenberg turned down an offer to direct a Star Wars movie, rumours strengthen that Tom Cruise may be set for a

Blockbuster Games to Battle Big-Budget Movies for Fans’ Dollars | Variety
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If marketers didn’t have enough to worry about as they start to position movies against sequels in the “Star Wars,” “The Avengers” and “Jura

Women in tech - has the Silicon Valley scene got a case to answer for? -...
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You are reading an article fromthewomen in business series, to read more about this you can visittheseries homepage. Women who work in techn

CBS Orders 'CSI: Cyber' Spinoff to Series
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The original "CSI" gang is back together again as CBS has ordered a series for the "CSI" planted spinoff starring Patricia Arquette. "CSI: C

Viacom Wins bid for U.K.’s Channel Five, Report
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First U.S. media conglomerate to control British FTA network

'Mrs. Doubtfire' Sequel In the Works
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Fox 2000 has tapped "Elf" scribe David Berenbaum to write a sequel to the 1993 comedy hit "Mrs. Doubtfire" with Robin Williams attached to r

Gravity tablet combines virtual and augmented reality for 3D sketching
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Royal College of Art students have combined virtual reality and augmented reality technologies with a tablet that allows designers to sketch

'Promotheus' Sequel Moving Forward With 'Blade Runner' Writer
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Fox and Ridley Scott are moving forward on a sequel to the 2012 sci-fi hit "Prometheus," with Michael Green on board to script. Green worked

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