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Rick Morgan
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Anything about RV travel and the RV lifestyle.

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This year's RV trip with two of our grandkids.
Each summer for the past several years we have taken two of our grandkids on a weeklong RV trip. Last year we went to Grand Tetons and Yellowstone National Parks. This year we decided travel to three of Colorado’s four nation...
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Who is going to win.... I have Amazon Prime with its "free" music. I have Spotify Premium and now there is Apple Music. What to do?
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I'll be curious to hear what you think of Apple Music.

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40 of the best Quick Tips for Blab to make the most of your next livestream broadcast.

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Good read. Psychology vs Technology. Just because we can doesn't mean we will. What do you think?
Will cash disappear? Many technology cheerleaders believe so, but as Rose Eveleth discovers, the truth is more complicated.

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Valid points - What do you think?
High quality templates, mature design patterns, automation, AI, and mobile technology are signaling the end of web design as we know it.
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Happy 4th. Have a fabulous weekend.
Do you want to preserve the memory of that awesome neighborhood fireworks show? Let's discuss the best ways to try to make a memorable photograph commemorating the event. Before we get started, let me say that there are many ways to accomplish fireworks photography and none are usually worse or better than others. The only thing that really matters as you head home after the show is:
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Just curious.... Do you still use business cards - why or why not?

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RVing Adventurer, artist, husband, father, grandpa, Sr. VP Aartrijk, owner Rick Morgan Consulting - Helping insurance firms with their digital transformation.
Speaker, consultant, facilitator, strategist. Helping Insurance firms find their "voice" in the social space and adapt to the digital world.
Marketing, Management, Facilitation, Strategic Planning, Public Speaking
  • Senior Vice President Aartrijk
    Social Web, Speaker, consultant, facilitator, strategist., present
    His initials also stand for “Renaissance Man.” In just the one lifetime, Rick has so far managed to be entrepreneur, executive, inventor, publisher, artist, adventurer and the guy who married his high-school sweetheart. Proclaimed by as one of the 100 Most Powerful People in Insurance in North America, Rick eludes paparazzi by stealthily criss-crossing the United States in an unassuming Tiger III Adventure Vehicle. He frequents RV parks where average folks let him live the unaccosted life of an insurance industry icon.
  • Rick Morgan Consulting
    Owner, 2008 - present
    Social Web, Speaker, consultant, facilitator, strategist.
  • Applied Systems, Inc.
    Sr. VP Marketing, 2003 - 2007
    Responsible for all B2B marketing initiatives. Managed the in-house marketing department.
  • Automation Management Group
    Owner, 1986 - 1995
    Published TAAR (The Automated Agency Report). Hosted "High - Tecc" an industry technology camp for insurance leaders. Also, created and managed Silver Plume.
  • ConfirmNet
    Executive Vice President
    Provided online/self-serve Certificate of Insurance processing to independent insurance agents.
  • Aetna Life and Casualty
    Underwriter, 1969 - 1974
    Personal Lines Underwriter
  • ASCnet
    Interim CEO, 2009 - 20010
    Ran this large national technology based users group.
  • Glacier National Park
    Volunteer Camp Host, 2012 - 2012
    Serve as park ambassador and support park rangers in providing a safe and favorable camping experience.
  • Holtgrewe - Morgan
    President and Owner, 1975 - 1985
    Independent Insurance Agency in Boulder, CO
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Tracking Our Next Digital Steps - Brian Solis

Tweet. October 27, 2015; No Comments · Screenshot 2015-10-25 19.18.17. It's been a bit of a whirlwind since the launch of X. In the last two

Trust - Aartrijk

Trust begins with transparency.

Yellowstone: Vivid, Vibrant & Wild!

Five days in Yellowstone National Park is not nearly enough to see the entire park, but it is plenty of time to get a good taste of all the

Spanish Sangria: Drink more, judge less and expect the unexpected! - Aar...

Spanish Sangria: Drink more, judge less and expect the unexpected.

Transparency Tips in the Age of Authenticity

According to a Nielson study, 84% of consumers trust recommendations about products and services from people they know. Why do consumers fin

Ryan Hanley Has Rubber Sole Shoes - The Summer of Marketing - Grow Program

If Ryan was going to start an insurance blog today his first three post would be validated content about: Your Company Your Client Your Comm

Talk to the Hand - Aartrijk

Talk to the hand: Use what your customer would say about your company to create great marketing.

Completely Rethinking Marketing Is Essential in Today’s Customer-Centric...

Tweet. June 25, 2015; 1 Comment · FullSizeRender. Guest post by Fred Studer (@fredstuder), Chief Marketing Officer at NetSuite. As my friend

Why aren't you taking full advantage of your management system? - Grow P...

This is podcast #2 of The Month of Maynagement Systems and we have industry veteran Rick Morgan who is the Senior Vice President of Aartrijk

Navigating The Multi-Generational Workforce Of Today

In our previous issue of Insurance Unplugged, we featured the first part of our interview with Sharon Emek, founder and CEO of Work At Home

Leveraging the Boomer Generation in the Workplace

I recently followed up with Sharon Emek, founder and CEO of WAHVE (Work At Home Vintage Employees), a domestic remote insurance staffing com

Understanding Usage-Based Car Insurance - Aartrijk

Did you know that there are 30 or 40 usage-based auto insurance systems being used by carriers today? We didn’t — and most independent agent

How Did We Get From Cibola to Santa Fe?

We are currently in Santa Fe, NM and it has been almost two months since we left Cibola – how did we get here? What follows is a summary of

Stand Apart: Brand Your Agency - Aartrijk

It is the new digital fronier that is the theme of this year's Brand Camp

Is Your Brand a Bag of Nails? Aartrijk Brand Camp

Insurance managers: Is your brand a bag of nails? Cut a path to Saint Looey and assess the digital frontier at Aartrijk Brand Camp, May 17-1

Companies Need to Compete for Relevance to Survive Digital Darwinism - B...

Tweet. March 4, 2015; No Comments · AFSA_1-15_pptx. Digital Darwinism is claiming businesses everywhere. As technology and society evolve, l

Paradiso is Not your father's insurance agency. Rather, it is agency for today and the demands of today's consumer. Chris and his amazing team of insurance professionals understand today's insurance consumer and are committed to providing them with the products and service they want and need. Their commitment to their customers and their community is apparent in everything they do. I am not a customer - I live in Colorado. I know Chris as a result of his involvement in our industry on the national level. But as a previous insurance agency owner I know a great organization when I see it. If I lived in Connecticut, Chris would be my agent.
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