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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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"To maximize the value of real-time marketing, brands should stop treating it as a one-off tactic and instead connect real-time marketing to their strategies across the customer lifecycle" -- from my new post, "Real-Time Marketing Is More Than an Oscars War Room."
Read this report to understand how real-time marketing is influencing the entire customer lifecycle.
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"Unveiling a new logo is like telling a joke: if you have to explain it, you’ve lost your audience already." -- from my new post about how +BeyondCurious took a "show, don't tell" approach to launching a new logo.
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How important is cultural relevancy to artists such as Bob Dylan who challenge the cultural zeitgeist instead of reflecting it? My new post discusses.
Read this post for a discussion of Bob Dylan and cultural relevancy.
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"Location-based targeting features would make Instagram a more attractive platform for large brands with multiple locations. Mobile is the key to creating customers locally, and Instagram is both a visual and mobile platform" -- from my comments that were quoted in the following Adweek​ article, "Should Instagram Let Brands Target Users Based on Location?" 
http://www.adweek.com/news/technology/should-instagram-let-brands-target-users-based-location-162796
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“It’s the highest high you can ever feel. You’ve created something that you love from nothing.”
http://www.theguardian.com/music/2015/jan/29/singers-become-songwriters-hits-one-direction
Chris Salmon: The former stars of bands such as Aqualung and Athlete are writing hits for One Direction, George Ezra and Lianne La Havas
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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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How innovation consultancy BeyondCurious drew inspiration from brands such as Starbucks and the MIT Media Lab to create a new logo.
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A new +Taykey report shows that the Grammys have been delivering big benefits for real-time advertisers for several weeks already. My new post discusses the results of the Taykey "Real-Time Trend Report." 
The 2015 Grammys have already delivered astounding returns for real-time advertisers weeks before the actual event. Read this report to find out why.
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I am a marketing executive in the digital advertising industry
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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.
  • iCrossing
    senior vice president of marketing, 2011 - 2013
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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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  • University Of Illinois At Urbana-champaign
    Journalism, 1983 - 1985
  • Southern Methodist University
    Communications, 1981 - 1983
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What the Grammys Can Teach You about Collaboration
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Being a music geek for most of my life, I have always made the annual Grammy Awards a required viewing experience. It’s exciting for me to a

Social Media Club Chicago
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Social Media Club a worldwide organization, with local chapters, that serves as connecting organization for anyone interested in social media. Membership is free and open to all levels, including beginners.

coachella - YouTube
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Watch highlights from the Coachella Live Webcast featuring all your favorite artists.

Billboard
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Your destination for music charts, news, videos, reviews, events + more.

Detroit Lives!
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Food. Food. Food. September 8, 2011 by Philip. Lots of new restaurants popping up in Detroit right now. And these aren't your average ev

Maker's Mark #CocktailParty2012 - Shorty Industry Awards
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The Shorty Industry Awards honor the best advertising agencies, web agencies, and social media experts for their advertising campaigns on Tw

Stairway to Heaven: the biggest hit of Led Zeppelin
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Do Mobile Users Want to Engage with Your Content? - The Content Lab
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Do Mobile Users Want to Engage with Your Content? When it comes to mobile device usage on the web, marketers often focus their attention on

How to Spot the Super Bowl Marketing and Advertising Winners in Real Tim...
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Today is the day of the Super Bowl, which is nothing short of an unofficial national holiday in the United States. Of course, with all eyes

Generic Top-Level Domains a High-Stakes Land Grab for the Fortune 500 | ...
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From acquisition strategy and customer insight, to global marketing and online visibility, iCrossing’s Great Finds digital marketing blog co

Superhype
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Be With-Out You by SymonG,Seyz “Be With-Without You” by Symon G. Seyz caught my ear because of its smooth arrangement reminiscent of better

Superhype
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In our always-on marketing world, it's tempting to never look back. But sometimes reflection can be instructive. For instance, I was jus

iCrossing
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Guided by insights. Driven by passion. Measured by results. We build connected brands.

How iCrossing Is Building a Global Brand | iCrossing Digital Marketing ...
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From acquisition strategy and customer insight, to global marketing and online visibility, iCrossing’s Great Finds digital marketing blog co

Connectedness Gets Personal | Great Finds
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Connectedness Gets Personal. Dec. 07, 2011 | by Peter Randazzo. If you are reading this post, chances are you are aware that iCrossing has j