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Joe Robb
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Attended Emerson College
Lived in Cincinnati, OH
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Drinking with out the lbs. :)
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I'm liking this new share button at the top, right-hand corner of my Gmail page. Makes for easy sharing ...
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Very cool. Just noticed. How can I get an easy compose gmail button on my G+ page?
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Hey +George E. Williams IV, I saw this and thought of you.

Hope you're doing well.
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So it's been settled: If you're a monkey, you should definitely eat less food. 

Human trials are starting next week, I heard.
For decades, a group of rhesus monkeys has been under observation at the University of Wisconsin-Madison. Half were randomly selected to eat as much as they desired for the rest of their lives,...
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Facebook is changing the Like and Share buttons that sites around the world use every day.

The change starts today, so don't be too freaked out.
In 2010, we introduced the Like button to the world. Together, the Like and Share buttons are viewed over 22 billion times daily across more than 7.5 million websites. Today, we're introducing a new design for both Like and Share to help people share more great content across the web. Based on early results, we're seeing a favorable increase in Likes and Shares with the new design.
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The one that shocked me the most was Philadelphia Cream Cheese.
 
Millennials' "Most Loved" Brands  (Millennials = 18-24)

A couple of thoughts.
1. It is very very hard for any company to change status quo thinking. Everyone knows that our current customers are going to evolve/die/be replace. Yet we all passionately stay stuck with the people/markets/categories we know. Just look at this table and imagine how difficult it is to be Microsoft. Billions of dollars coming from the right, yet the left is the future. Solving for this is hard, hence the dual-faced Windows 8 which has a hard time working for both the right and the left.

2. People name iPod and not Apple. I find that fascinating. (And why not iPhone or the iPad?)

3. Four foods on the right, only two on the left. Interesting. (I've never had any product ever made by Betty Crocker. Is that weird?)

4. Biggest surprises... On the right: American Red Cross. On the left: Google Chrome.

What do you find interesting in this dataset?

The data is from Vision Critical which surveyed 7,000 US Millennials and 28,000 individuals in the general market.

#marketing   #branding   #evolution   #innovation  
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I had to preemptively block a Facebook user… Why I needed to block this user is neither here nor there, but when I tried to figure out how to do it, I couldn’t find an answer anywhere. I knew I could block a user who had already liked or commented on the pa...
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Te-he.
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Joe if you are online please ask me
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First stain in my shelves. Another week & they should be up! #woodworking
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This is a conversation we need to be having more :
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Hat tip to Germany and the wonders of our new, more inclusive world. :)
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'Cause it's that time of year. :)
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Education
  • Emerson College
    M.F.A. in Creative Writing: Fiction
  • Johannes Gutenberg University of Mainz
    Germanistik
  • Ohio University
    B.A. in Creative Writing/German
  • Elder High School
    General Studies
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Male
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Married
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@joelrobb
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Dad, Baker, Tinkerer, Marketer
Introduction
I am an adroit and thoughtful communicator, who can write copy, discuss technology, and coordinate marketing campaigns, all with relative ease. 

My great loves are: literature, cooking, baking, hiking, and (of course and most importantly) my family.

I write about some things and I read about other things. Sometimes I write about what I read about, but not all of the time, and I always read what I write, obsessively.

I work at SparkPeople.com, a most wonderful company that helps users live healthier lives. 

You can check us out on our G+ Page, or via Facebook, but if you'd really like to see what makes us tick, stop on by the website, where there's plenty to see.

Other salient bits of information:

* I've spent much of my time teaching. In the past I taught writing and literature; I now deliver presentations on digital marketing, the ins and outs of privacy policies, and how to utilize Social Media for business. 

* I excel at both verbal and written communication.

* I am on Twitter as @joelrobb, if you would like to find me there.
 
Bragging rights
My wife is awesome. Together, we make the awesomest kids in the world.
Work
Occupation
Communicator, Marketing & Social Media
Employment
  • SparkPeople
    Digital Marketing Manager, 2013 - present
  • Global Business Solutions
    Speaker, Consultant, and Business Development, 2009 - 2011
  • Blue Hill Hearth
    Head Baker
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Previously
Cincinnati, OH - Athens, OH - Mainz, Deutschland - Salzburg, Österreich - Blue Hill, ME - Surry, ME - Boston, MA
One of my kids takes ballet here and it's great. Knowledgeable, friendly teachers. :)
Public - 4 months ago
reviewed 4 months ago
This may be the best brunch spot in the Greater Cincinnati area. If you've never had an echt German breakfast, your life is not complete & this is the one place in Cincinnati you can come to completion. Great Schinken (ham), brotchen (rolls), and Kaffee (you can guess this one). Try it today, thank me tomorrow.
Public - 4 months ago
reviewed 4 months ago
I've been taking classes from Diana on and off for 5+ years, before kids and after, and it has been nothing but a delight. She's wonderful, the classes are wonderful and now I can feel the salsa. :) Thanks Diana!
Public - 5 months ago
reviewed 5 months ago
Smooth. That was my face after my first experience with Guido. My wife had bought me a straight-razor shave and a haircut from Salzano's, and Guido was the man to do it. If you are a guy, and you've never gotten a straight-razor shave before, start saving your pennies now, because it is an awesome experience. Guido shaved my face 4 times and I haven't had such a smooth face since before puberty. Since that first time, I've only had my hair cut by Guido. Salzano's is an old school barbershop, like the place I used to get my hair cut when I was a kid. There's always a sports-related show on the TV, there's a shoeshine, and they still have the barber chairs they opened the shop with. You can't go wrong with this place.
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Public - 3 years ago
reviewed 3 years ago
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Best view in the city, bar none. The beer list is good, the food is good, and the service is good. If you're looking for a fancy, black tie affair, this is not your place. But if you're looking for a nice place to hang out, to sit on a patio and watch the world float by, all while hoisting a few beers and noshing, this is the place for you.
Public - 4 months ago
reviewed 4 months ago
Christofield's Family Restaurant is a diner in Dayton, KY, and they have provided me with the worst dining experience I have ever had. The food was ugly and greasy--this is coming from a guy who delights in greasy spoons. The goetta was raw, the eggs were brown and brittle, and the salad was comprised of shredded, wilted lettuce, slimy chunks of tomatoes, all hidden under a large mound of shredded, American cheese. The service was slow--we waited for two hours for our meal and the restaurant was less than a quarter full. I wanted to like this restaurant so much, and I try to find something positive about every restaurant no matter the experience, but Christofield's food and service have no redeeming qualities. The staff seemed nice, if apologetic.
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Food: Poor - FairDecor: Poor - FairService: Poor - Fair
Public - 3 years ago
reviewed 3 years ago
Pickles! Pickles abound at Maury's. They will bring you bowl after bowl of pickles until you feel yourself pickled. And then there are are the martinis, which will pickle you in a different way. I've been going to Maury's since I was a tyke. I grew up on the Westside, and you cannot miss the martini-toasting, dancing bull that is their sign. When I was a child, I wanted to go there just for the sign, and from the portraits of bulls that adorn their walls. But now I go to Maury's for the food and libations. Here's the dilly: the sandwiches are excellent & named after local high schools. The steaks are huge, well-cooked and tender. The salads are made with shredded lettuce. The beer is cheap and plentiful & since the new ownership, the beer selection is fantastic. One of the running gags in Cincinnati is that no one goes to the Westside to dine, because there isn't anything good to eat on the Westside. Buck popular perception and get yourself to Maury's. Grab the bull by the horns.
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Food: Very GoodDecor: ExcellentService: Very Good
Public - 3 years ago
reviewed 3 years ago