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Dancing pickles make me laugh. So does Drunch. Check it!

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[Click the picture to see it work properly. I can't figure out what sort of hocus pocus is making it look funky] The band deserved to be back together. It was up to me to make it so.            ...
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Couch Potatoes Get Their Own Fuelband: The Joe Boxer Inactivity Tracker
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"Nothing is real. Every day the Internet is saturated anew with hoaxes, pranks, and other crimes against humanity perpetrated by Jimmy Kimmel, or an imitation of same. While most fakery on the public stage feels like invasive performance art, though, some bits of unreality exist just to give whoever happens to notice them a surprised laugh and a killer anecdote."
Jeff Wysaski's Obvious Plant project is making people do double-takes in stores and on the street, and making the world a more magical place.
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If you can’t beat ‘em, buy ‘em. That seems to be Google’s thinking, if you believe rumors circulating in the trade press that the search giant is trying to buy Twitter -- and it’s not necessarily an amicable takeover.
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Another great Drunch.

Thank you +Brett Willis 
How to Impress Girls According to An Eleven-Year-Old Boy   Do a High Kick: If you kick really high when a girl is watching, she’ll have to like you.   Perform The "Near Fall”:...
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Its faith-based 12-step program dominates treatment in the United States. But researchers have debunked central tenets of AA doctrine and found dozens of other treatments more effective.
Its faith-based 12-step program dominates treatment in the United States. But researchers have debunked central tenets of AA doctrine and found dozens of other treatments more effective.
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Pricey footwear may deserve a fancier blend than you’ll find at the drugstore.
Pricey footwear may deserve a fancier blend than you’ll find at the drugstore.
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Drunch and drink. Drink and Drunch.

Another homer from +Brett Willis.
Soot rolled through the gutters and clumped in the branches of oak trees and accumulated on my windowsill like black snow. The castle at the end of town had burned the night before, its silhouette...
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"The story of Moleskine reveals the challenges of keeping a traditional product relevant in an era of quickly evolving digital technology."
Moleskine, a maker of notebooks lauded for their simplicity, is embracing digital partnerships and scoring licensing agreements to expand its business.
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Photographer Winky Lewis and writer Susan Conley are the creative forces behind the project, which chronicles their parenting experiences in Portland, Maine. Each week for one year, Lewis would snap a photo to capture the lives of their respective children -- Lewis has two sons and a daughter, and Conley has two sons. Lewis would send the photo to Conley, who would write a few lines of accompanying prose.
Pause. Take in the moment. Appreciate it. Rinse and repeat. Unfortunately, this isn't a realistic routine for many parents. Between shuttling kids to various schools and activities, running a household and, you know, earning a living to afford th...
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"''Public shaming as a blood sport has to stop,' says Monica Lewinsky. In 1998, she says, 'I was Patient Zero of losing a personal reputation on a global scale almost instantaneously.' Today, the kind of online public shaming she went through has become constant — and can turn deadly. In a brave talk, she takes a hard look at our online culture of humiliation, and asks for a different way."
"Public shaming as a blood sport has to stop," says Monica Lewinsky. In 1998, she says, “I was Patient Zero of losing a personal reputation on a global scale almost instantaneously.” Today, the kind of online public shaming she went through has become constant — and can turn deadly. In a brave talk, she takes a hard look at our online culture of humiliation, and asks for a different way.
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Glass got 'too much attention,' says Astro Teller at SXSW.
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  • mainetoday.com
    Blogger, 2014 - present
    Blogger: "Social Social"
  • Independent Consultant
    digital marketing, social media, & public relations consultant | Writer, 2012 - present
  • TEDxDirigo
    PR/Communications Director (pro bono), 2012 - present
  • Portland Press Herald
    Blogger, 2013 - 2014
    Blogger: "Social Social"
  • The VIA Agency, Portland, Maine & NYC
    Director of Social Media & Agency Communications, 2005 - 2011
  • Rock City Coffee Roasters, Rockland, Maine
    Marketing Consultant & Barista, 2001 - 2004
  • Munro & Forster, London
    Associate Board Director, 1998 - 2000
  • CONE, Boston
    Account Director, 1997 - 1998
  • Feinstein Kean Healthcare, Cambridge, MA
    Account Supervisor, 1996 - 1997
  • Clarke & Company | Clarke Goward, Boston
    Senior Account Executive, 1994 - 1996
  • Lehman Millet, Boston
    Account Executive, 1993 - 1994
  • Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, Boston
    Media Relations Associate, 1991 - 1993
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Rob Gould is an advertising geek, social media nomad, pop culture junky, trend spy, art dabbler, mainetoday.com blogger, talker, TEDxer, skeptical optimist. Independent digital marketing, social & earned media consultant | Writer
Introduction
Rob Gould works as a consultant to agencies, brands, and individuals. In addition to his work as an independent consultant, he serves, in a pro bono capacity, as PR/communications director with TEDxDirigo. He also is a blogger for the mainetoday.com.

He's also interested in full- or part-time opportunities and is open to the possibility of relocation. 

He has over 20 years of marketing experience.

From 2005-2011, Rob served as director of social media & agency communications at The VIA Agency.

In 2011, VIA was named Advertising Age's Small Agency of the Year. Rob played an integral role in VIA's efforts to earn this distinction. He also did other things. He can discuss most of them without using profanity. Rob loves VIA. A lot.

Prior to VIA, Rob worked with agencies in London & Boston including Munro & Forster, Cone, Feinstein Kean Healthcare, and Lehman Millet. He began his career in the office of communications at Deaconess Hospital (now Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center), a teaching hospital of Harvard Medical School.

Rob's client experience includes Samsung (campaign), Dunkin' Donuts, Welch's (campaign), Lands' End, Hugo Boss, Swiss Army Brands, HP Hood, North American Breweries (campaign), Tiffany & Co., Barbor, Discover Card (campaign), Lojack, IBM, Warner Lambert UK (Listerine, Benedryl, Sudafed & Calpol), Glaxo Wellcome, Novartis, Amgen, Silverstein Properties, and The New York Academy of Sciences.

Pro bono experience includes TEDxDirigo, The Steppingstone Foundation, The Salvation Army (campaign), and the Portland Museum of Art.

Rob is a Boston native, or more specifically Manchester, MA. He currently splits his time between Portland, ME and NYC. 

Rob is a a graduate of the University of Vermont.

His real-life interests include art, travel, books & movies (because "literature & film" sounds pretentious), medical anthropology (because that doesn't sound pretentious at all), the beach, and various form of exercise, albeit grudgingly at times.

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The VIA Agency, Advertising Age Small Agency of the Year, 2011
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