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The Evolution of the Google Brand
Fascinating breakdown from the Google Design team

Okay, this is the kind of stuff I can really geek out over. Whether you like the new #branding  or not, this article is worth reading to see the intelligence behind the decisions. 

Read in full here:

While I'm still not 100% sold, I will say that it's a job well done by the +Google Design team. 

#design   #googlelogo  
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Clutter is Killing Your Creativity
Maybe you should rethink your relationship to it

I've always been a bit of a neat freak. Not your "typical" artist. But +Jeff Goins identifies himself as one who is prone to clutter like many creative types.

What he talks about is that despite what you think clutter might do for you, it may be hurting you more than it's helping you.

Definitely worth the read:

Would you say you have clutter tendencies? Or are you someone who needs lots of breathing room?

#creativity #productivity
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I absolutely do not have clutter tendencies +Dustin W. Stout.  I can't think when there's a mess around!  
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Is Facebook taking up all your time? Interested in ways to maximize your workflow?

When you streamline your work and know exactly where to look for the right information, your job becomes easier.

Click the link to discover eight ways to manage your Facebook marketing more effectively: -Kim

#facebookmarketing #smexaminer
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Google+ App Update for iOS!

Well we finally have collections available on iOS! Woo-hoo! This isn't the major update I thought we'd get though.

Since its been so long since an iOS update for Google+ I kinda hoped that meant they were looking to do a major overhaul to match the Android and mobile web version. Not so much I guess.

Oh well. Still pretty cool to now be able to post to Collections from mobile.

Are you utilizing collections yet? If not, read this:

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+Chris MacKinnon my guess is you'd only see it for a slit second as it burns through your retinas. Lol
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What's new this week? YouTube Gaming launched, Google Map Maker was enabled in 45 more countries, plus tips for Google+, Google Photos, AdSense and more!

Get the full roundup of this week's updates and tips:
This week YouTube Gaming launched, making it easier to find your favorite gaming content and be notified of new live streams (and Hangouts on Air)!  There are also tips for Google+, Google Photos, AdSense and more. Image: my ...
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Google Updates It's Brand Identity
Let the icon updates begin...

Over the years Google has gotten extremely brilliant at design and it's branding has been evolving tremendously. This step, however, is probably the biggest and most risky move yet. 

This branding change will affect every single Google property including Google+. Even as I type this the +Google+ logo in the top left of the share box is updated. I have to say though, the G+ icon is a bit lackluster. 

At first, my reaction to the new logo was that it looked a bit childish. The simplified typography combined with the classic multi-colored lettering makes it seem like something in a children's book. 

But after reading through the ideology behind it, I respect the direction. I think it will grow on me. 

At the same time, I now realize I have a lot of icons and graphics (and social sharing buttons) to update. See you guys in a few weeks! lol

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I agree with you, +Dustin W. Stout, that at first look the new logo seems childish. I will definitely be reading the article you linked to on the design, though.
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From $5k to $25k in Monthly Recurring Revenue in 4 Months
How a Content Marketing "Home Run" Jump-Started This Company

Not every piece of content you create is going to be a run away success. But that's okay-- you only need a few knock-out pieces to see incredible results!

I love the analogy of content versus a sales rep:

"A single article could easily pull an extra 100,000 people to your site. Compare this to sales -- one sales rep can only contact a fixed, much more limited number of people."

In this article, Steve Klein from StatusPage tells the story of why/how content is the way to go for growing your business.

Read how they did it:

Some important points to note:

- Content helps people find you
- Solve a deep burning pain
- Challenge people's behavior, beliefs, or belongings
- Use what is already working
- Tell personal stories

And if you need help coming up with content ideas, I'm happy to help. It's what we do at +Weal Media for clients big and growing.

#contentmarketing #blogging #business
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Hi Dustin, in need of VA?
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Google has the resources & talent to beat Amazon's new Echo listening device. But the question is, will they?

Will this technology even catch on with the mass market or will it just be a geek novelty?

Google OnHub Review
This is more of an investigation than a review. So much of it doesn't work yet, but it's still interesting.
Today it's a $200 Wi-Fi router. Tomorrow? We have no idea. (Ok, maybe some idea.)
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Instagram Removes Square Image Limitation: This Week in Social Media

Welcome to our weekly edition of what’s hot in social media news.

To help you stay up to date with social media, here are some of the news items that caught our attention: -Kim

#socialmedianews #smexaminer
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Mike Tompkins Does Skrillex "Cinema" A Capella
And I can watch it a hundred times over

This cover lands among one of the best covers of any song ever in my book. +Mike Tompkins (who I've only recently discovered) has an incredible gift to recreate music with only his mouth and few pieces of technology. 

Not only do I LOVE this song-- I like it better than the original!

#music   #entertainment   #acapella  
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+Dustin W. Stout This guy is Really Good ... WOW
that is some #CRAZY Talent :)
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Koenigsegg CCR Revo!
What makes this particular Koenigsegg unique is that it is the only CCR with a visible carbon fiber body (hence the "Revo"). It's also only one of five CCRs in right-hand drive, and that additional big wing shows that this Segg means business.

#cars #supercars #granturismo #hypercar #photo #speed #fast #carmagazine #automobile #autoenthusiasts #tonytabim8 #koenigsegg
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Social. Web. Strategy. Design.
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

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

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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.
Digital Marketing Consultant, Designer, Blogger
Design, Branding, Social Media, WordPress, Blogging, Google+, YouTube, Twitter, Instagram, Modeling, Acting, Dialects/Accents, Public speaking, double-jointed
  • 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.
    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.
    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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February 17
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Dustin Stout, Dustin W. Stout, DustinWStout, Dustin Wayne Stout, el Guapo