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Rob Gould
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Lives in Portland, ME
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Congrats to Eventide Oyster and Palace Diner!
Eventide Oyster Co. is one of the '38 most essential restaurants in the nation,' and Palace Diner in Biddeford is cited for its breakfast sandwich
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So cool.
 
Tesla unveils supercharging station in Augusta
The station is the most northerly facility along Interstate 95 for the all-electric vehicle maker.
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"Not only does Portland have less than one-tenth of San Francisco's population, it's also home to multiple companies that have raised tens of millions of dollars in funding."
Portland, Maine, has less than one-tenth of San Francisco's population, but it's home to multiple companies that have raised tens of millions of dollars in funding.
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oh my god i havie only hard teak ylou but i want life in portland ples im not agood english 
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Just in time for Veterans Day: Seattle-based coffee giant Starbucks is announcing today that it will now extend a 100% tuition-free four-year college benefit to the spouse or child of every U.S. veteran or active military reservist employed 20 or more hours a week.
Just in time for Veterans Day: Seattle-based coffee giant Starbucks is announcing today that it will now extend a 100% tuition-free four-year college benefit to the spouse or child of every U.S. veteran or active military reservist employed 20 or more hours a week. This new benefit, whose zero-tuition price point results from [...]
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Excellent piece by +Justin Ellis. Very timely.

Every year, a number of Americans still think it’s appropriate to dress up in someone else’s identity.
Every year, a number of Americans still think it’s appropriate to dress up in someone else’s identity.
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Thank you +BuzzFeed! Go Portland!

Now, I'm hungry.
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Great to see The Honey Paw (Portland, ME) on this list. Certainly one of my favorite new restaurants.
Our picks for the best restaurants in America that opened in 2015, complete with a recommendation for what to order.
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Flee him or be him?
MapQuest has just unveiled the most unabashedly Trump-shaming map, and it is beautiful.
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The secret got out sometime about a decade ago, it seems, and the rest of the world is now well aware that life is good in Portland, Maine.

Here’s a sampling of the wide variety of “Best of” lists that have featured Portland and helped make the city a go-to-there destination for everyone from hipsters to retirees:
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I need to go back and see this. It was incredible in 2011 so I can't imagine what it must be like now. 
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This year, Mashable reports, 12 people have died while posing for their camera phones — as compared to only eight who have been killed by sharks. 

BEWARE!!
Get out of the water, er, Instagram.
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Rob Gould is an advertising geek, social media nomad, pop culture junky, trend spy, art dabbler, blogger, talker, TEDxer, skeptical optimist. Senior marketing manager - digital content at WEX Inc. | Writer
Introduction
Rob Gould works as a consultant to agencies, brands, and individuals. He serves, in a pro bono capacity, as communications director for TEDxDirigo. He also is a senior marketing manager - digital content for WEX Inc.

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 angela adams, Alodyne, The VIA Agency, Samsung (campaign), Dunkin' Donuts, Welch's (campaign), Lands' End, Hugo Boss, Swiss Army Brands, HP Hood, Garrand, North American Breweries (campaign), Tiffany & Co., Barbor, Discover Card (campaign), Lojack, Local Thunder, Lovell & Paris, Broadreach Public Relations, 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.

Bragging rights
The VIA Agency, Advertising Age Small Agency of the Year, 2011
Education
  • University of Vermont
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Male
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Bobbbyg
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Blogger| Independent digital marketing, social media, & public relations consultant | Writer
Employment
  • WEX Inc.
    Senior Marketing Manager - Digital Content, 2015 - present
  • TEDxDirigo
    PR/Communications Director (pro bono), 2012 - present
  • Independent Consultant
    digital marketing, social media, & public relations consultant | Writer, 2012 - 2015
  • mainetoday.com
    Blogger, 2014 - 2015
    Blogger: "Social Social"
  • 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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Portland, ME
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Rockland, ME - Sante Fe, NM - London, United Kingdom - Boston, MA - Salem, MA - San Diego, CA - Burlington, VT - Manchester, MA - Marblehead, MA
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Tonight at 5: Made in Maine Docksmith
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Monday at 5 on WMTW News 8, Steve Minich introduces us to a company making docking stations for our phones and tablets out of driftwood. Cli

Tech Trends: Chris Avantaggio
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All this week in Tech Trends we're introducing you to some of Maine's top social media trendsetters and leaders. On Tuesday we featured Chri

Tech Trends: Local Social Media Gurus
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WMTW News 8's Erin Ovalle talks about local social media gurus with blogger Rob Gould.

Social media offers Valentine's Day gifts
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WMTW News 8's Erin Ovalle talks with marketing consultant Rob Gould about how to use social media to create gifts for Valentine's Day, such

Social media set become more involved with Super Bowl coverage
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Erin Ovalle interviews marketing consultant Rob Gould about social media being more involved in the Super Bowl in Friday's Tech Trends.

Tech Trends: Apps to help keep resolutions
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How many can say two weeks into January, their New Year's resolutions are still on track? WMTW News 8's Erin Ovalle and marketing consultant

Tech Trends: Apps to help keep resolutions
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How many can say two weeks into January, their New Year's resolutions are still on track? WMTW News 8's Erin Ovalle and marketing consultant

Tech Trends - Social Media Envy
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During the holidays, many people are constantly comparing decorations, meals, gifts and fancy photos online. This has even lead to a phenome

Tech Trends: Online Dating
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In this week's Tech Trends report, WMTW News 8's Erin Ovalle takes a closer look at trends in online dating.

How to Disrupt the Workday for Fun and Profit
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The incredible value of getting people out of their routines.

air fresheners for men. or those who like men.
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Why should air fresheners always smell like spring, waterfalls and morning dew? Why can’t they smell like European sports cars, a hunting lo

Time to Lose ‘Creative’ as an Agency Job Title
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Advertising agencies are held back by treating creatives as a special caste, writes John Winsor of Victor & Spoils.

Queen Elizabeth Rips Chris Christie on Gay Marriage
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LONDON (The Borowitz Report)—Moments after approving a new law legalizing gay marriage in England and Wales, Queen Elizabeth II of Britain u

The Verge
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The Verge was founded in 2011 in partnership with Vox Media, and covers the intersection of technology, science, art, and culture. Its missi

PR Nudges Its Way to the Content Table
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PR agencies argue they have the skills needed to help brands create content.

5 Awesome Onion Spoofs of Digital Media World
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The Onion points out how awesome sponsored content is and how there is still an need for print in the digital age.

MediaPost Publications VIA Agency Wins Republic Wireless' Integrated Mar...
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VIA Agency Wins Republic Wireless' Integrated Marketing Biz - 04/18/2013

Yahoo’s Unlikely Attempt to Buy Cool
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History is against Yahoo if it believes buying Tumblr will give it relevance with a younger demographic.

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