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Within the first four months of 2015, musicians ranging from Bjork to Father John Misty have provided ample evidence that album cover art retains its power to provoke and inspire. Here is a presentation that contains 10 examples to get your design juices flowing. #RecordStoreDay
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Within the first four months of 2015, musicians ranging from Bjork to Father John Misty have provided ample evidence that album cover art retains its power to provoke and inspire. This presentation contains 10 examples to get your design juices flowing.
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Do you cringe when someone writes "comprised of" or confuses "its" and "it's?" Then my new post, "Three Essential Elements of a Writing Style Guide," is for you. The post discusses (among other topics) how corporate writing style guides need to call out writing gaffes in order to improve the state of the art. Which writing gaffes annoy you the most?
This post reflects on the power of words in a visual culture and discusses elements of a writing style guide.
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"Spock accepts being uncool, which is what makes him cool" -- from my new post, "Why Mr. Spock Endures."
Read this post to understand why Mr. Spock endures with his mortal rectitude and sense of cool.
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"Then my soul is on fire with inspiration, if however nothing occurs to distract my attention."
http://www.brainpickings.org/2015/02/24/mozart-on-creativity/
"It is quite natural that people who really have something particular about them should be different from each other on the outside as well
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TIME's "100 Most Influential People" list is always an interesting read. As for Kanye West being on the list: I think Jay Z has the more influential business brand, but Kanye leaves Jay Z and most other entertainers in the dust from an artistic standpoint. One of his influences: breaking boundaries between hip-hop, pop, and culture. He's not the first to do so, but he's a good choice for 2015.
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+Kristene Richardson I don't disagree with you. His actions when he's not singing reflect poorly on him. Fortunately I am just a music fan and not his publicist. 
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If there was ever a case for why albums matter in 2015, Bjork's "Vulnicura" is it. I needed to listen to the entire song cycle three times all the way through in order to appreciate the artistic majesty of her new work. You miss her music's textures and emotional depth if you stream one or two songs while paying the bills or driving to the grocery store. Give all the songs a chance -- and savor them from start to finish.
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By performing at Coachella April 10, AC/DC achieved both critical acclaim and cultural relevancy. My new post shares five ways that classic rockers ranging from Joan Jett to Neil Young stay relevant beyond their music. What are some of your favorite examples? ‪#‎Coachella‬ ‪#‎ACDC‬ 
Read this post to understand how Baby Boomer rockers such as AC/DC and Paul McCartney remain culturally relevant.
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"Brands with momentum dictate the terms for the market and their competitors and attain powerful and profitable leadership positions" -- via Nikki Barua​, BeyondCurious.​
http://blog.beyondcurious.com/momentum-matters-why-momentum-is-the-new-success-metric
BeyondCurious CEO, Nikki Barua explains why momentum is the new success metric for businesses and talks about how to gain momentum, using CatalystGo methodology, and also how to measure it.
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My new CMO.com byline: why "everywhere customers" are your future. #CMO 
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"American Sniper," "The Imitation Game," and "Selma" are not the only Oscar-caliber films that have interpreted history to tell stories. Here is an overview of three Oscar-winning films that rewrote history. #Oscars  
Read this post to dig into three movies that distorted history on their way to achieving acclaim.
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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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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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    Journalism, 1983 - 1985
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