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Two things happen if you hang around long enough: you experience some of life's cruelties, and you reflect on where you've been and where you are. My new post discusses how music intertwines with my own journey. I focus on one album that has been resonating for me lately, Rod Stewart's 1971 classic, "Every Picture Tells a Story."
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Every Picture Tells My Story. September 23rd, 2016 by ddeal. rodstewart. When you reach your 50s, you start to experience the cruelties that life visits upon you if you hang around long enough, such as losing people you love or a job that puts bread on the table.
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The news about Uber launching self-driving cars demonstrates why Uber’s core competence is not ride-sharing — it’s disruption. My new post discusses how Uber successfully disrupts other businesses and speculates about which industries are on Uber's radar screen.
Why Uber's core competence is not ride sharing but rather disruption.
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Ed Sheeran has been slapped with two copyright infringement lawsuits this summer. My new post discusses why he might need to pay up even though Led Zeppelin emerged unscathed in a similar case this year.
My new post discusses why Ed Sheeran might be liable of copyright infringement as well as implications for songwriters.
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My new post: How Pokémon Go schooled the world on augmented reality while taking over our lives. This post is based on my playing Pokémon Go with family and friends. Thank you Cody Grindol for your great quote and all-around help! ‪#‎AR‬ ‪#‎PokemonGo‬
Read this post to understand why Pokémon Go is a breakthrough for augmented reality.
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My life changed 35 years ago July 3 when I visited the grave of Jim Morrison at Père Lachaise Cemetery in Paris. Here is my story.
How a visit to Jim Morrison's grave on July 3, 1981, changed my life.
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How +Cedar Point is using augmented reality to turn thrill rides into stories (based on my experience with the new ‪#‎CedarPoint‬ ‪#‎AR‬ game) ‪#‎BattleforCP‬
Read this post for a first-hand impression of the new Battle for Cedar Point augmented reality game.
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Today one of my clients, SIM Partners, announced that the company has made it possible for brick-and-mortar businesses ranging from restaurants to retailers to add a “Ride There with Uber” button to their location pages. My new post discusses why location is a catalyst for the $57.6 billion on-demand economy as Uber extends its influence across many industries.
Read this post to understand the significance of a SIM Partners announcement about the addition of "Ride There with Uber" funcationality for businesses.
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My new blog post is for everyone who asks me why I dress in unseasonable 16th Century garb on hot summer weekends to act in the Bristol Renaissance Faire. Although I have blogged occasionally about life lessons I have learned being on the Faire cast, the appeal of Bristol remains a deep mystery that cannot be explained fully. For Bristol is a place of magic that casts a strong spell. My new post tries to capture some of my sensory impressions of Bristol. I hope you have a place of magic, too
‪#‎RenFaire‬ ‪#‎BristolFun‬
Read this post to understand why a Baby Boomer executive dresses up in 16th Century garb on the weekends to act in a Renaissance Faire.
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My new post about memorable album covers: the messy beauty of the Rolling Stones' "Exile on Main St."
Read this post for a discussion about the powerful interplay between the album cover and music of "Exile on Main St."
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+Google intends to make virtual reality everyone's reality. My new post shares examples of how Google is putting the pieces in place to make VR mainstream. ‪#‎VR‬ ‪#‎virtualreality‬
Read this post for recent developments in Google's quest to shape the future of virtual reality.
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Led Zeppelin's successful defense of "Stairway to Heaven" in a high-profile copyright lawsuit is a victory for creativity -- but how permanent a victory? My new post examines the lawsuit in context of some other notable legal battles concerning music copyright.
Read this post for an analysis of possible implications of Led Zeppelin's successful defense of a copyright lawsuit for "Stairway to Heaven."
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The "Stairway to Heaven" copyright infringement lawsuit against Led Zeppelin is an assault on creativity. The outcome of the case matters to anyone who creates art, especially music. The following Daily Beast article by Aram Sinnreich does a good job explaining the ramifications of the case well beyond "Stairway to Heaven."
It may seem like a simple case of David vs. riff-stealing Goliath. But if Led Zep loses, the real victims could be independent musicians and their fans.
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I share content about marketing, music, and pop culture.
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I am a marketing executive and blogger based in Chicago. Crazy about music, movies, and writing. Even crazier about Led Zeppelin, the Doors, the Rolling Stones, and the Beatles.
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My wife, Janice Deal, (http://www.janicedeal.com) is a rock star
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    Journalism, 1983 - 1985
  • Southern Methodist University
    Communications, 1981 - 1983
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  • David J. Deal
    Consultant, 2013 - present
    David J. Deal helps companies build better brands through content marketing, thought leadership, and influencer outreach. His expertise ranges from creating marketing plans to developing content such as white papers. His content marketing plans help brands understand how to act like publishers, including the formulation of publishing themes and distribution strategies, typically across social media. David has delivered strong results for brands like Razorfish and iCrossing as well individuals such as Jermaine Dupri, CEO of So So Def Recordings.
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    senior vice president of marketing, 2011 - 2013
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