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Doug Hovelson
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Attended University of Minnesota, Hopkins High School
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Go faster, sell more stuff, win more customers: public relations should lead your marketing efforts, not be an afterthought (Bill Gates believes so strongly in public relations that he once said, if he was down to his last dollar, he'd spend it on public relations. Don't wait until you're down to that last dollar. Do it now!
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Time for the outdoor power equipment industry to get a move on with continuously variable transmissions -- here's a good argument for CVTs from General Transmissions
http://1drv.ms/1cC3ySQ 
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Excellent resource for all-things Google
 
Google Toolbox
Blogs, YouTube, G+ Communities, G+ Pages
1. Google Blogs 
News, features, tips, training and more
. YouTube Creator: goo.gl/je4fNd
. YouTube: goo.gl/7C8X8p 
. Think With Google: goo.gl/75oPW0
. Online Security: goo.gl/03MRU1
. Enterprise: goo.gl/2ZEVZF
. Google: goo.gl/7m92Nj
. Gmail: goo.gl/E2REJQ
. Mobile Ads: goo.gl/BnUzuu
. Inside Search: goo.gl/ShngX3
. Inside AdWords: goo.gl/DbktUp
. Inside AdSense: goo.gl/UfnfbL
. Google+: goo.gl/clH5tj
. Webmaster: goo.gl/c6fMu6
. Translate: goo.gl/TI4ud0
. Shopping: goo.gl/1BXHif
. Google News: goo.gl/6ECpH7
. Earth & Maps: goo.gl/zVX9Go
. Nonprofits: goo.gl/5f28QK
. Drive: goo.gl/wouQnB
. Commerce: goo.gl/G5VH9x
. Cloud: goo.gl/nQuYBM
. Chrome: goo.gl/1bCPpa
. Google & Your Business: goo.gl/V1CBLd
. Analytics: goo.gl/9LKizW
. Agency: goo.gl/bsjdYf
. Android: goo.gl/jo98mU
. DoubleClick Advertiser: goo.gl/VDnsTt
. DoubleClick Publishers: goo.gl/CpYMeB
. DoubleClick Search: goo.gl/O9M0Fu

2. Google Products Forums: goo.gl/qo30kj
. AdSense in English: goo.gl/jHcoMn
. Blogger: goo.gl/5xR3Ux
. Chrome Administrator Forum: goo.gl/m2apA0
. DoubleClick for Publishers: goo.gl/6IKXMI 
. DoubleClick Rich Media: goo.gl/WUe5ym
. Gmail: goo.gl/ILriqy
. Google+: goo.gl/dEjCzu
. Google Ad Grants Help Forum: goo.gl/0U2hgR
. Google Affiliate Network: goo.gl/aAXRo8
. Google Analytics:  goo.gl/wSCHqt
. Google and Your Business: goo.gl/oB8p35
. Google Apps: goo.gl/7o1ZAj
. Google Books API: goo.gl/iLrTtq
. Google Business Sitebuilder: goo.gl/JcsXL6
. Google Calendar: goo.gl/E0KSnH
. Google Chat: goo.gl/T5u5hL
. Google Checkout Merchant: goo.gl/taMkrg
. Google Chrome Forum: goo.gl/SlNJPX
. Google Commerce Search: goo.gl/TxyK7r
. Google Currents producer Help: goo.gl/L8ULTO
. Google Custom Search: goo.gl/1l09Hs
. Google Docs: goo.gl/CVuDym
. Google Drive: goo.gl/2tyaYM
. Google Earth: goo.gl/XT7LJr
. Google Fusion Tables:  goo.gl/UHPuz5
. Google in Education: goo.gl/ZYO5Y2
. Google Map Maker: goo.gl/YVRQcK
. Google Maps: goo.gl/6ciOm5
. Google Maps Engine Lite: goo.gl/V10fWx
. Google Merchant Center: goo.gl/cWyHKr
. Google Mobile Help Forum: goo.gl/Hd0PlC
. Google News: goo.gl/0aPl32
. Google Search Forum: goo.gl/e5QV5O
. Google Sites: goo.gl/hC607O
. Google Tag Manager: goo.gl/iKu2g5
. Google Translator Toolkit API: goo.gl/J5ocm1
. Google Voice Forum: goo.gl/DbSDA5
. Hangouts: goo.gl/CtfISz
. Nexus: goo.gl/gkdGAf
. Picasa: goo.gl/YF2tTi
. Postini: goo.gl/TPJWXO
. Sketchup: goo.gl/A6Z3t7
. Webmaster Central: goo.gl/xJ5PyV  
. YouTube: goo.gl/nSTFQa
. YouTube Monetization: goo.gl/1lmGPC
. YouTube Partners: goo.gl/xHUo7w

3. Google on YouTube
. Google: goo.gl/dHuVIc
. Google Help: goo.gl/M0x94i
. Google Top Contributors: goo.gl/pgsuFp
. Google Security and Privacy: goo.gl/rR1PSo
. Google+: goo.gl/Ar3qLn
. Google Chrome: goo.gl/CmEdjH
. Chrome Help Center: goo.gl/A725Cp
. Google Webmasters: goo.gl/X8KHQx
. Google Maps: goo.gl/RCbH6a
. Google Earth: goo.gl/ECYIit
. Google Android: goo.gl/Xe28un
. Google Nexus: goo.gl/2O7zNN
. Google Play: goo.gl/IIk7jT
. Google Glass: goo.gl/FfCSRS
. Google for Entrepreneurs: goo.gl/tvecVa
. Google and Your Business: goo.gl/2HFhTf
. Google Engage for Agencies: goo.gl/djALY2
. Google Mobile Ads: goo.gl/678bYq
. Google AdSense: goo.gl/6IL6Y3
. Google AdWords: goo.gl/ghbgfr
. Google Analytics: goo.gl/8ZtQfW
. DFP for Small Business: goo.gl/I4nJzy 
. DoubleClickBusiness: goo.gl/bwiBr8
. Google Consumer Surveys: goo.gl/19XZeg
. Google Enterprise: goo.gl/ZBYrsK
. Google Maps for Business: goo.gl/1a8Kb1
. Google Watch this Space: goo.gl/pVp9fl
. Google Creative Sandbox: goo.gl/0DLtJY
. Learn with Google: goo.gl/cPWHNt
. Think with Google: goo.gl/D7pyky
. Google Ventures: goo.gl/meoIxr
. YouTube Creator Academy: goo.gl/fvKNCg
. YouTube Curriculum: goo.gl/h502jy
. YouTube Help: goo.gl/RExT0f
. YouTube Advertise: goo.gl/nnj53U
. YouTube Creators: goo.gl/t7cJ45
. YouTube Spotlight: goo.gl/4ElAHP
. YouTube Live: goo.gl/S2nq4p
. YouTube for Nonprofits: goo.gl/iHYg54
. Google for Nonprofits: goo.gl/fQupWj
. Google Art Project: goo.gl/rukwpM
. Google Earth Outreach: goo.gl/5JV3Wd
. Google in Education: goo.gl/wXQmnk
. Google Green: goo.gl/ocgHK4
. GoogleOrg: goo.gl/NSYDms
. Google Cultural Institute: goo.gl/hPYMge
. Google Idea: goo.gl/wYFPak
. Google for Media: goo.gl/jw1epv

4. Official Google Communities on G+
. Google+ Help -> goo.gl/Ebmtni
. Google+ Your Business -> goo.gl/Ut0cAj
. Developing with Google+ -> goo.gl/Bhuhha
. Google TV -> goo.gl/7V1viI
. Google Art Project -> goo.gl/YoOljq
. Google Cultural Institute -> goo.gl/SvcTli
. Google Drive Developers -> goo.gl/R9MJSS
. Learn with Google for Publishers -> goo.gl/SDFHSP
. Google+ YouTube Integration -> goo.gl/Ca3liz
. YouTube Creators -> goo.gl/k6VYRD
. YouTube Analytics - goo.gl/VVwuIH
. YouTube Google+ Integration - goo.gl/Oy7nFL.
. YouTube Creators - goo.gl/s1WbxE
. Google Play -> goo.gl/c07NJL
. Life at Google -> goo.gl/EzNnll
. Advanced Power Searching -> goo.gl/H0mihP
. Mapping with Google -> goo.gl/BWoBVo
. Online Marketing 101 -> goo.gl/tG0gpv
. Nexus -> goo.gl/w4e1qD
. Google Giving -> goo.gl/UvBDvP
. Chrome Developers -> goo.gl/uV9Hes
. Android -> goo.gl/1KFP5o
. Android Developer Tools -> goo.gl/mHHnoC
. Android Development -> goo.gl/tjzYK5
. Android Design -> goo.gl/PhRm3Z
. Google Science Fair -> goo.gl/aiJ8wb
. Project Loon -> goo.gl/LCrJQg
. Google Government -> goo.gl/OdM4ce

5. Google on Google+
. +Google
. +Google Wallet  
. +Google Web Academy  
. +Google Web Designer  
. +Gmail 
. +Google Consumer Surveys   
. +Google Offers 
. +Solve for X 
. +YouTube Creators    
. +Google Shopping 
. +Google Shopping Express 
. +Google for Media  
. +Android 
. +GDL 
. +Blogger    
. +Google+ Photos   
. +Google+ Your Business    
. +Google Fiber 
. +YouTube EDU   
. +Google Chrome   
. +Google for Nonprofits   
. +Google Online Marketing Challenge  
. +Google Online Courses 
. +Google Play 
. +AdMob 
. +Google Ads 
. +Google AdSense 
. +Google Glass 
. +Life at Google  
. +Google Cloud Platform    
. +Google Travel 
. +Google Art Project   
. +Google.org    
. +Google for Entrepreneurs     
. +Google Cultural Institute 
. +Google Drive 
. +Google Maps  
. +Google Earth 
. +Policy By the Numbers   
. +Google for Education 
. +Google Partners 
. +YouTube Space 
. +Google Ventures  
. +DoubleClick Digital Marketing 
. +Google+ Help 
. +Google+ 
. +Google Creative Sandbox    
. +Accelerate with Google   
. +Google Enterprise 
. +Google Politics & Elections   
. +Google Ideas   
. +Google TV 
. +Google Students   
. +Think with Google  
. +YouTube 
. +Nexus 
. +Big Tent   
. +Google Maps   
. +Google Analytics         

6. Google Services: 
. google.com/services
. google.com/services/sitemap.html

7. Learn with Google: google.com/ads/learn/get-online.html

8. Google Support/Help: support.google.com/

9. News from Google: google.com/intl/en/press/

10. 15 years of Google: google.com/about/company/timeline/

11. How Google dominates the Web:
. statista.com/topics/1001/google/chart/1502/15-years-of-google/

12. Google Now
. Google Ecosystem: goo.gl/G4l9KP
. The Google We Always Wanted: goo.gl/i6yVal
. Understanding Google: goo.gl/bzjoQ9

13.  Google Online Courses (MOOCs)
. Power Searching: goo.gl/vwXDRl
. Advanced Power Searching: goo.gl/U2X6HS
. Mapping with Google: goo.gl/35EJ8h
. YouTube Creator Academy: goo.gl/Ixvp4Q
. Introduction to Web Accessibility: goo.gl/4Ubtsa
. Digital Analytics Fundamentals: goo.gl/2iEOAx
. Google Developers Academy: goo.gl/bHTLlK
. Explore and Master Chrome DevTools: goo.gl/RsXcfY
. Google Developer Live: goo.gl/j6Qsug
. Learn with Google: google.com/ads/learn/all-topics.html
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Sneaky reindeer spotted in downtown Minneapolis, lurking behind a tree.
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Monitoring the performance of various websites for Minnesota retailers like Target, Best Buy, Northern Tool - updated every 15 minutes by dot-com-monitor during the holiday season, say reports...
Card Name: MN Omline Retail. Site Name · Last tested from · Status · Christopher and Banks, FL, USA at 7:38:37 PM. Deluxe, CO, USA at 7:32:09 PM. Fingerhut, Montreal, Canada at 7:34:29 PM. Bellacor, C...
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Cliches lose their clout...talk normal
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Indulging my fetish for parking lot pictures.
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Funny story about the Bielema dilemma -
Wisconsin football fans were shocked to the core earlier this week when Bret Bielema abandoned the Badgers for the greener pastures of Arkansas, "The Natural State."
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Seasonal shift in Minneapolis, taken at Lake Calhoun in the city, couple of guys in a fishing boat blurred in the background.
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Autumn reds
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Great, best in class critique
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Education
  • University of Minnesota, Hopkins High School
    English, 1969 - 1973
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Public relations advisor, writer, American
Introduction

Public relations consultant, strong background in all facets of PR, marketing, advertising. Excellent writer, communicator, creative problem solver.

Freelance journalist.

Constant reader, learner, traveler, writer, love the outdoors and big cities.
Bragging rights
Marvel at media relations; I've placed stories in thousands of media outlets worldwide for clients - if I can't do it, nobody can.
Work
Occupation
Public Relations and Marketing Communications
Skills
Business development, writing, media relations, big picture to micro-picture stuff
Employment
  • Big Thunder Public Relations
    Public Relations and Marketing Communications, present
  • Bozell Worldwide/Interpublic
    Vice President, Partner, 1983 - 1998
  • Brum & Anderson Public Relations
    Account Executive, 1982 - 1983
  • Sun Newspapers
    Editor, Reporter, 1976 - 1981
  • La Librairie de France
    Assistant Manager, French Lit, 1973 - 1975
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Currently
Minneapolis
Previously
Minneapolis; Homestead, Florida - New York City, Chicago, Minneapolis, Minnetonka