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Lives in St. Paul, MN
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Push Hard But Not Too Hard

Don't advocate for things too loudly. Be sure to save some capital for the most important things. 
Everyone tells you to try as hard as you can. That's not the tricky part. The real skill here is in knowing when  you've pushed just enough to set things in motion versus when you've pushed too hard and broken something. 
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How to Use the 6 Principles of Persuasion to Create Landing Pages That Convert
You've heard of Cialdini's 6 principles of persuasion, but are you using them all on your landing page? Tap into the psychological power of persuasion.
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Why Won't People Buy Google Glass?

Think you know the answer? Don't be so sure until you check out this Google Consumer Survey-backed article on barriers to purchasing the wearable technology 

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When asked for a reason why they wouldn’t buy Google Glass, two-thirds of US online adults responded that they just weren’t interested in the wearable technology. Price was the main deterrent for about a fifth of the respondents, while privacy and appearance were the main concern for less than 10 percent of the population. Between [...]
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I do think there are some compelling use cases bring developed right now for the "heads up" world of the future. One day it'll click like it did with the iPod and iPhone and will say, "Of course!" 
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MnSearch Summit is full of insights!
 
15 Snippets of Digital Marketing Advice from #MNSummit

Today, Google's Analytics Evangelist +Justin Cutroni presented to marketing professionals in Minneapolis at #MNSummit  (see below picture).

Couldn't make it out in-person? No worries... +Eliza Steely from +TopRank Online Marketing shared Justin's advice, plus tips from +Lee Odden & +Oli Gardner on the Online Marketing blog. Check it out at: http://goo.gl/gZ6G0O

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I'm lucky to have such cool friends at +MnSearch - Minnesota Search Engine Marketing Association. Check out the cake they got me! #birthdaydreamscometrue  
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Thank you for "sharing" = YOU ARE AWESOMN!
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Victory Nachos

What started out as friendly bet between colleagues ended up in a victory lunch for the whole team. Our #CRO  win was big enough to justify all the nachos in the world, so we took a moment to treat ourselves. It doesn't seem glamorous ,but you had to have been there.
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What is it like to be a college Freshman?

It's hard not feeling old after seeing some of these things.

Beloit releases annual 'mindset list' http://feedly.com/e/i4QYqgjd
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How to Use the 6 Principles of Persuasion to Create Landing Pages That Convert
You've heard of Cialdini's 6 principles of persuasion, but are you using them all on your landing page? Tap into the psychological power of persuasion.
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Google Patents Ability to Beam Sound from Glass Directly to Your Ear
If you’ve ever been on a warm, stuffy airplane and reached up to adjust your personal airflow control, you’ll intuitively get where the future of Google Glass audio may be headed. Google may be a step closer to a better personal audio experience with a new patent that will allow you to steer the soundRead More
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This view is doing wonders to recharge the ol' battery.
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Time for Marketers to Evolve

Pal and +Distilled consulting head +Ron Garrett talks about the value our industry brings at just the right level for different positions in the organization. Drive more value and move from agency to consultant in the eyes of your client through these ideas. 
Google is increasingly rewarding broader marketing strategy, which means your job is evolving. It isn't enough to focus on search marketing; we all need to become marketing strategists. Here's how.
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Director of Marketing/Technology at Collegis Education; VP of MnSearch.org.
Employment
  • Collegis Education
    Director of Marketing/Technology, 2013 - present
  • Rasmussen College
    Associate Director of Inbound Marketing, 2010 - 2013
  • Patterson Companies, Inc.
    Project Manager, 2007 - 2010
  • Stockamp & Associates, Inc.
    Senior Associate Consultant, 2003 - 2006
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St. Paul, MN
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Perham, MN - St. Paul, MN - Fargo, ND - Collegeville, MN - Perth, Western Australia - Minneapolis, MN - Perham, MN
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Technologist, Inbound Marketer (SEO, Social, CRO & Content), Enthusiast of the Future.
Introduction
I'm the Director of Marketing/Technology at Collegis Education, a higher education technology and marketing services company, where I drive client content and technology strategies to grow enrollments.

When I'm not at work, I'm volunteering as VP of MnSearch, exploring Google Glass or hanging with my wife and best friend, Emily.
Education
  • St. John's University
    Economics, 1999 - 2003
  • Villanova University
    Project Management, 2007 - 2007
  • University of San Francisco
    Internet Marketing, 2008 - 2009
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