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Marcus Nelson
Works at Addvocate
Attended University of Wisconsin System
Lives in San Francisco, CA
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"Go where you're celebrated, not tolerated. Don't waste time trying to be significant where you are not appreciated. Flowers stand out in a pigpen, but likely won't last long enough to bloom."
On making little bets, reinventing the mundane, and asking others for help.
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So the bottom line is... Facebook advertising doesn't work?
This is pure inspired genius. Thank you.
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I'm considering trimming Facebook to just friends and family. Professionally I need to do something else too -- the FB tax is just getting to be too much.

What about you?
Made any resolutions on how you're going to manage Facebook differently this year?

I have! My biggest one is to post only once a day, and to put $5 behind every other post to get it some kind of reach within my fans. :) The algorithm change has docked us all. :(
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I couldn't be happier with my decision to disable my facebook account and I wish I could delete it permanently.
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Hope you enjoy this fun chat I had with +Kerry O'Shea Gorgone over at +MarketingProfs
This week on the +MarketingProfs podcast, I talk with +Marcus Nelson of +Addvocate about why employees are a brand's most effective ambassadors, and what companies can do to empower their employees to share their voices using social media. #MarketingSmarts   #BrandAdvocacy   #EmployeeAdvocacy   #business   
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So very pleased to share we've been selected as Forbes' Best Startup Website -- better still, you should read about the guy who designed it for us.
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Cool. Good job Marcus!
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Good words from +Nathan Freitas
Just finished this post and I honestly hope it helps anyone struggling to find joy in what they're doing. 
Here's a guy that enjoys his work! I've been working at the same company ( for just over 6 years now, and in that time I've held 5 different roles. Successfully transitioning from Sales over to Marketing was a...
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Not surprised at all

A massive amount of brands and celebrities take part in this "buying" likes, shares and followers business. It's a complete waste - and social networks are cracking down on people taking part in these activities.

Have you ever resorted to this tactic? It's tempting - but eventually such an absolute waste.
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My son's 2nd Birthday Party today
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so cute!
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CEO / Founder
  • Addvocate
    Founder / CEO, 2012 - present
    Director of Social Media, 2009 - 2012
  • UserVoice
    Co-Founder / Marketing, 2008 - 2009
  • Superstarch
    Founder / Chief Creative, 2004 - 2008
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San Francisco, CA
Wausau, WI
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San Francisco, CA
I’m a Wisconsonite, a husband of 14 years, father of three, entrepreneur, adviser, & speaker.
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  • Have a twin brother, Angus
  • First blogged in 2002
  • Smuggled Bibles into the former Soviet Union
  • J.Crew catalog model '96-'97
  • Co-founded
  • Founded a citizen-journalism site
  • Founded a coworking space
  • Founded the first Internet cafe in Central Wisconsin
  • Father of a child with Cystic Fibrosis
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Wausau Chili Cook-Off – Grand Champion – 2001
  • University of Wisconsin System
  • Oral Roberts University
  • Rhema Bible Training Center
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