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"Much of the research on selfies reveals that (surprise!) people who take a lot of them tend to have narcissistic, psychopathic and Machiavellian personality traits ... "

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The insecurities of those addicted to getting “likes” on their selfies can only rise as facial recognition technologies improve.
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After 75 Years of Alcoholics Anonymous, It's Time to Admit We Have a Problem

Challenging the 12-step hegemony.
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This Self-Contained City in the Sahara Desert Could Be the Future of Urban Living
How self-contained vertical cities can put our utopian ideals into action.
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'Solve it, and we are unstoppable,' CEO says
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Perhaps we should blame Steve Jobs for Jack Dorsey’s reappointment as Twitter’s interim chief executive.
When Steve Jobs returned to Apple, he saved the company. It remains to be seen whether Jack Dorsey can do the same at Twitter.
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Who could forget Kelly Kapowski's Keds? 
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Order the Massachusetts piñata!
There are hundreds of donuts out there. These are the 20 most meaningful.
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WEX Inc. (NYSE: WEX), a leading provider of corporate payment solutions, today announced that it has been selected to provide its full suite of corporate payments solutions to ServiceMaster Global Holdings Inc. Through this agreement, all corporate and participating franchise vehicles within ServiceMaster’s network of well-recognized brands including Terminix and Merry Maids, with an estimated fleet size of 6,600, will utilize WEX’s fleet, virtual and analytics solutions.
WEX today announced that we have been selected to provide our full suite of corporate payments solutions to ServiceMaster Global Holdings Inc.
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Many hotels in the city are sold out for Saturday, most are nearly sold out for Friday night and they’re pretty booked up for Sunday as well. Restaurants, meanwhile, are piling up the reservations or just anticipating big crowds, especially those that offer a view of Portland Harbor, where a tall ship festival’s Parade of Sail will be held Saturday afternoon.
Hospitality providers report heavy bookings as they get spiffed up, stocked up and staffed up for a weekend of tall ships, clam festivities and more.
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Great to see The VIA Agency (Portland, Maine) featured here. Well deserved.
The big agencies would continue to win the bulk of awards in Cannes, but in recent years we have seen that clients hire more “small”, less famous, agencies that punch above their weight. They don’t measure the quality of their work through award competitions but through business results.
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Six jurors decide which galleries get to show their art at this influential Swiss fair, where billions of dollars’ worth of art is for sale.
Six jurors decide which galleries get to show their art at this influential Swiss fair, where billions of dollars’ worth of art is for sale.
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Blurring the line between marketing and weird
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Blogger| Independent digital marketing, social media, & public relations consultant | Writer
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  • 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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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
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  • University of Vermont
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