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A Solid, Strategic Plan of Attack
"Give your audience enough variety that they wont get bored, with an emphasis on what they really want most."

You can't know whether or not you're giving your audience the right variety unless you've got a pan in place. 

In case you missed it, yesterday I wrote about creating and maintaining an Editorial Calendar. I'm telling you first hand-- it will do wonders for your content creation!

Here's why:

- It's visual, psychologically making it more real than an idea.
- It pushes you to be consistent.
- It allows you to keep track of what you're posting. 
- It helps you ensure you're sharing enough of the right things. 
- It lights a fire under you to get things done!

I know for me, when I started using a content editorial calendar it helped light a fire under me to get blogging consistently again. 

Read about my simple(ish) process here: http://dustn.ws/1LWLaj0

#socialmedia   #contentmarketing  
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Nice to meet you today. Great insights on marketing strategy on social. twitter.com/MikeCBG
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LIVE now with +Zara Altair! #tfl  
 
+Dustin W. Stout  is back by Zapster request. We’ll fool around with more on using images and color to enhance your web presence. We’ll start with color. How does color enhance your brand? What message do you want to send and which colors to choose. With Dustin in his red shirt, the conversation can head anywhere as ideas bounce around.

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About Dustin:
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Social. Web. Strategy. Design.
Introduction
Currently the Chief Marketing Officer of Weal Media. I am a web designer, branding enthusiast, blogger and social media junkie. Creativity is my fuel, social media is my game, and Jesus is my homie.

Social Web Strategy Design

"Crafting creative ideas and turning them into visual and verbal brilliance. I help individuals and brands excel online through design and social media integration, strategy, and execution."

For consulting, contact me here.

I mainly post about Social Media, Creativity, Design, and Branding. I've also been dubbed a Google+ Scholar (whatever that means). So if you're having trouble getting the most out of Google+ then feel free to ask me questions! I may not have all the answers, but odds are I at least know someone who does!

Some circles I might fit well into are:

- Designers
- Social Media
- Branding
- Blogging
- Technology
- Geeks
- Christians
- Film lovers
- Awesome people

Recommended Reading
I've wrote a few things that have gotten some attention. These are a great representation of what I write about most:

Social Media / Google+
- The Anatomy of A Perfect Google+ Post
- This Changes Everything: Social Signals, Your Website, and Google+
- Google+ Circles: Making Your Online Connections More Relevant
- Social Media User Stats 2013
- Google+ Ghost Stories and Failure Fairy Tales

Creativity
- How Do You Stay Creative?
- Press Start: No Permission Needed

Design
- Blog Design Essentials: Create a Visually Stunning Blog
- The Essential Guide to What Colors Communicate


Communities
I currently run a number of Google+ communities and moderate on a few others:

- Creative Social Media
- Creativity and Inspiration
- My Coffee Addiction
- Social Media Strategy
- WordPress Designers and Developers

So what are you waiting for? Shoot me a +mention here on Google+ and let's connect!
Bragging rights
Survived an encounter with Chuck Norris. Was on Google+ before the masses.

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3:40--+Dustin W. Stout ---importance of Color/Colour in human "behavior"; Dustin loves red which is quite obvious. +Zara Altair "loves" yellow...
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Smartbox by Inbox by Gmail by Google
An innovation long overdue...

I'm definitely getting one of these. I especially love the spam filter! 

My only question though... does it come in red?

#justforfunny   #aprilfools  
 
These days, there are smart versions of just about everything—phones, watches, refrigerators… and now mailboxes. Introducing Smartbox, from +Inbox by Gmail http://g.co/go/c97uq
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Naturally the US Mail would start to refuse to deliver to you, since third party mail makes up the bulk of their income...  (yes, I know this is an April 1st video, thank you.)
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Will Tidal Change the Music Game?

As of now, the jury is still out I think. But Jay-Z has definitely caught the attention of many. This is a big move with a lot of heavyweights behind it. 

What do you think? 

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Tidal: The New Paradigm?

It's Official: Jay Z's Historic Tidal Launches With 16 Artist Stakeholders.

Jay Z's ambitious entrance into the streaming music business, which came as a surprise to industry observers, debuted Monday (March 30) at an event at New York's James A. Farley Post Office in Herald Square with more than a few aces up its sleeves. About 16 of them, to be exact.  
 
Tidal and WiMP, the two services under Swedish umbrella Aspiro, which he acquired earlier this month, will be the streaming home for artists like Shawn Carter himself, Beyonce, Rihanna, Kanye West, Jack White, Arcade Fire, Usher, Nicki Minaj, Coldplay, Alicia Keys, Calvin Harris, Daft Punk, deadmau5, Jason Aldean, J. Cole and Madonna. (In case you didn't notice, the group features a golden god from each of the most-liked music genres.) The general public first got wind of the launch just after midnight EST when artists began changing their Twitter avatars cyan-blue in support of the #TIDALforall hashtag. Additionally, Sprint was announced as Tidal's first mobile carrier partner.

Jay Z's Superstar Tidal Backers Have How Many Twitter Followers?

"People are not respecting the music, and devaluing what it really means," Jay Z told Billboard. "People really feel like music is free, but will pay $6 for water. You can drink water free out of the tap and it's good water. But they're okay paying for it. It's just the mindset right now."

Jay Z's courting of Aspiro's all-star team began just ahead of the Grammys in a top-secret meeting in Pasadena which brought West, Daft Punk, Minaj, Coldplay's Chris Martin, Jack White and Madonna together. Billboard has learned that each artist was offered a 3 percent stake in the company in order to secure exclusives that, Roc Nation is hoping, will drive consumers to subscribe at $19.99 per month for high-def audio, or $9.99 for a standard-definition tier (Tidal offers superior audio quality, which accounts for the higher price point, and no freemium option). The artists' total equity in the company comes to just under a majority stake, at around 48 percent.
 
Significant questions remain about the structure of the company as it relates to its "executive artists," foremost among them how their deals with Shawn Carter will affect their pre-existing record contracts. As well, the service has an uphill battle; Spotify has 15 million subscribers globally and second-place Deezer has 6 million. The most recent numbers for Tidal are at 540,000, according to the company. 
 
That said, no other company is guaranteed to offer its customers a first listen of Rihanna's new record, or Beyonce's new video, or Calvin Harris' new remix. Beyonce alone created a new paradigm for releases less than a year-and-a-half ago; Jay Z did the same with Magna Carta, Holy Grail the summer before . As well, Jay Z has never had an outright failure in his business dealings -- though he is in the rare position of being an underdog.

"I feel like [an underdog] all the time," Jay Z said. "I feel like I'm always pushing envelopes. I feel like I couldn't get a record deal, I feel like, you know, when Hot 97 was the big station I was the first one on Power 105. When The Source was the biggest magazine I was first one on the cover of XXL."

*What do you think? If you go to the website and actually listen to the difference between loss and lossless music, it's fascinating. As one who lives for superior sound with my love of music at +FRIDAY NIGHT SESSIONS, this more than intrigues me. Hmmm.

#tidal   #newparadigm   #losslessmusic   #hifimusic   #jayz   #beyonce   #rihanna   #usher   #jackwhite   #kanyewest   #aliciakeys   #madonna   #chrismartin   #calvinharris   #daftpunk   #deadmau5   #jasonaldean   #jcole   #nickiminaj   #streamingmusic   #hidefaudio  

via/ billboard.com/articles/news/6509498/jay-z-tidal-launch-artist-stakeholders
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I've tried Tidal and it's fine but not really great. The price for the really good quality is way too high and in any case Tidal doesn't support the Chromecast so I've cancelled my subscription again.
I normally use Google Play Music All Access and that's actually quite good at the price. I like Spotify - in a browser it's great but their app lacked a lot of functionality last time I checked so I'll stick with Google 
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Get Started on Periscope Today!

Seriously, I'm loving Periscope so far! As much as I like Meerkat (wealmedia.com/meerkat), after using Periscope I'm certain it's days are numbered.

Periscope offers a superior user interface, better stability, and it's owned by Twitter which means, it's got a lot more power backing up the development and integration with it's parent platform. 

Users such as +Jimmy Fallon and +Daymond John have already switched over and for good reason. They don't want to waste time on a platform that may or may not be around for the long haul. 

I'm working on my own breakdown of Periscope but until then, +Ana Hoffman's post here is everything you need! Take a read, and be sure to find me on Periscope:@dustinwstout

#periscope   #socialmedia   #shinynewthing  
 
Complete Periscope Tutorial

Kudos to +Ana Hoffman for creating this complete guide to using Periscope, the new app by Twitter that lets you broadcast live streaming audio via your Twitter network. 

Ana's guide was very helpful to me for getting started.

#periscope   #meerkat   #plusonly  
Everything you need to know about Twitter's Periscope - the new live streaming kid on the block. View, broadcast, and discover the world beyond you.
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Next week when I'm up at STC HQ I'm going to do a bunch +Ana Hoffman - stay tuned!
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This is just too funny not to share for #caturday.

HT Shervington & +Alexandra Riecke-Gonzales

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LIttle link love to the artist  http://maneggs.com/
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Share the beans +Dustin W. Stout​. Don't just tease. 
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The Force Is Real! 

Really interesting research here by +CERN. And I agree with the midi-cholorean nonsense being... well, nonsensical. 

My hat is off to the writer of this! 

#starwars   #aprilfools  
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I was so disappointed.
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Oh, this is fun... and a bit trippy when you try it out. 

#aprilfools  
 
We’re always thinking about what’s ahead, but sometimes it’s important to look backwards. In that spirit, we’re proud to introduce http://com.google, available today. Made possible by new gTLDs (http://goo.gl/HolXqe), http://com.google gives us an opportunity to reflect on our efforts by flipping our results on their head (and y axis).

So take a minute out of your day to peek at the Search you know and love at http://com.google. It might just change your perspective.
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+Dustin W. Stout  - that was so funny when I saw  ..Happy #aprilfoolsday  
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WTF Starbucks Moments
Highly attractive bagels...?

You know how it happens. You're just sitting, minding your own business, trying to get some work done at a local +Starbucks Coffee and at random, a small piece of someone's conversation lands in your ear...

"Have you ever looked at a bagel and realized it's so much more attractive than you?"

That just happened. really trying my best to not burst out laughing.

Originally tweeted here: https://twitter.com/dustinwstout/status/583057307245809664

#wtf #coffeehousemoments
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Lol... What kind of day was he having? 😂
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About to watch Kingsman

Out seeing #Kingsman with the most beautiful woman in the world (my wife). Really excited because I've heard great things.

You can pretty much count on Samuel Jackson and Michael Cain to deliver.

Have you seen it? Thoughts? (No spoilers!)

#entertainment #f
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Yup. It really is lots of fun. 
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Time for +Jay Baer to close out the event. Anticipating my brain to be blown into a million pieces afterwards. #SMMW15 
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Social. Web. Strategy. Design.
Introduction
Currently the Chief Marketing Officer of Weal Media. I am a web designer, branding enthusiastblogger and social media junkie. Creativity is my fuel, social media is my game, and Jesus is my homie.

Social Web Strategy Design

"Crafting creative ideas and turning them into visual and verbal brilliance. I help individuals and brands excel online through design and social media integration, strategy, and execution."

For consulting, contact me here.

I mainly post about Social Media, Creativity, Design, and Branding. I've also been dubbed a Google+ Scholar (whatever that means). So if you're having trouble getting the most out of Google+ then feel free to ask me questions! I may not have all the answers, but odds are I at least know someone who does!

Some circles I might fit well into are:

- Designers
- Social Media
- Branding
- Blogging
- Technology
- Geeks
- Christians
- Film lovers
- Awesome people

Recommended Reading
I've wrote a few things that have gotten some attention. These are a great representation of what I write about most:

Social Media / Google+

Creativity

Design


Communities
I currently run a number of Google+ communities and moderate on a few others:


So what are you waiting for? Shoot me a +mention here on Google+ and let's connect!
Bragging rights
Survived an encounter with Chuck Norris. Was on Google+ before the masses.
Work
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Digital Marketing Consultant, Designer, Blogger
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Design, Branding, Social Media, WordPress, Blogging, Google+, YouTube, Twitter, Instagram, Modeling, Acting, Dialects/Accents, Public speaking, double-jointed
Employment
  • Weal Media
    Chief Marketing Officer, 2014 - present
    Responsible for overseeing marketing initiatives, branding and corporate messaging. Developing areas such as brand development, sales management, product development, distribution channel management, marketing communications, including advertising and promotions, pricing, market research, and customer service.
  • Warfare Plugins
    Co-founder, 2014 - present
    Branding, front-end product design, marketing, blogging, new product development and customer relationship development.
  • dustn.co
    Founder, Creative Architect, 2010 - 2014
    Helping individuals and brands excel online through social media and design. Cultivating creative ideas and turning them into visual and literal brilliance.
  • GPlusTuts.com
    Co-founder, Lead Editor, Web Designer, 2010 - 2013
    Helping you get the most out of Google+ through tips, tricks and tutorials.
  • Impact Shirts
    Designer, Digital Strategist, 2011 - 2014
    Designing custom screen-printed apparel, designing online web properties, managing digital presence on Google+, email newsletter development/implementation/deployment.
  • Shepherd of the Hills Church
    Director of Student Ministries, 2008 - 2011
    Youth and student ministries oversight, planning, teaching and program development. Also handled organization-wide graphics work and social media.
  • Steady Demand
    Social Media Specialist, 2014 - 2014
    Strategic management of client Google+ pages including: - Content creation - Circle management - Community development - Content curation - Graphic design
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Dustin Stout, Dustin W. Stout, DustinWStout, Dustin Wayne Stout, el Guapo