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Aaron Douglas
Works at Deep Ripples
Attended University of Oregon
Lives in Indianapolis, IN
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Informer, Entertainer, Persuader
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A lot of psychology + some internet stuff. Consumer of sci-fi, monkeys and martial arts.
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  • Deep Ripples
    President, 2008 - present
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Indianapolis, IN
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Bethesda, MD - Washington, DC - Eugene, OR - Portland, OR
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Not the athlete, actor or artist. The one that does Internet Marketing.
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I'm founder and president of  Deep Ripples, a digital marketing agency built to help small- to mid-sized business develop effective, efficient and elegant solutions for online marketing and inbound lead generation. We're good at a lot things, but are especially skilled at helping well-branded companies make better use of their available resources, assets and opportunities, as well as coming up with innovative ways of leveraging the web to create real-world relationships between our clients and their customers.

For more about who we are and what we do, go to DeepRipples.com. You can contact me through the email on this profile, or through the contact form on our website.

On a more personal note, I love what I do, so I work a lot. When I'm not working, I like to spend time with my family and friends (usually cooking, eating, or talking about the things we want to cook and eat). I've been studying jujitsu for a while (earned my black belt in 2010), so I fall down a lot. I'm a voracious consumer of science fiction and stand-up comedy, love playing video games, and harbor dreams of one day building a robot in my basement. You can check out my personal blog at aarondouglas.me
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High School dropout w/ Master's Degree. Marine OCS graduate. Black Belts. 1st place 6th grade cracker-whistle tournament.
Education
  • University of Oregon
    B.S. Social Psychology, 1999 - 2002
    psychology, group dynamics, military science
  • IUPUI
    M.S. Industrial/Organizational Psychology, 2002 - 2004
    workplace psychology and research methodology
  • Christian Theological Seminary
    M.A. Marriage & Family Therapy, 2005 - 2008
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Just 55 years ago Ruby Bridges, six years after (!) Brown vs. BOE, became the first black girl to attend a white elementary school in the deep south - escorted by US Federal Marshals. 

There was a massive crowd of white people throwing things and shouting "two, four, six, eight, we don't want to integrate!" 

Not weird white people. Not outliers of society. Normal every day white people. Expressing their superiority over N**** and N****.  That is the scary part. How normal people thought all this was ok and even their right.

People pulled their kids out of school that day (500 kids!). All teachers refused to teach while a black child was enrolled. Barbara Henry was the only person who agreed to teach Ruby. And for over a year taught Ruby alone.

Ruby was a brave girl. Her mom deserves an astonishing amount of credit for deciding to send Ruby to the school and sticking with it even has her entire family suffered. Big props to all of them, AND the white people who continued to send their kids to the school, who helped the Bridges family.

There is almost no one who would read Ruby's story today and not think it was all so despicable and racist and many other things. There is almost no one who is not filled with outrage at what people believed then and how terribly they acted.

And yet, today so many continue to discriminate. A majority in many states and countries!

Take gay rights. The passion you see expressed in this three min short movie against Ruby, http://goo.gl/ns09Qg, is the same you see so often in protests against gay rights. Or we are against other religious. Or reproductive choices. Or so many other things.

Why don't we see that 50 years from now (or 5 years from now) people watching our religious/sex/origin/skin color/gender protestations will think of us as being just as awful, bigoted, and despicable as those people who protested against Ruby?

I am deeply proud of the progress our country has made. I hope that we will see our bigotry not in a rear-view mirror but right when we express it, right when we trample on the rights of another human. It is harder to see it in the moment. But I pray that we do.

#lifelibertyandthepursuitofhappiness  

PS: Please watch, and show your kids, this brief three min clip: http://goo.gl/ns09Qg And here's a short Wikipedia page on Ruby, absolutely worth a read: http://goo.gl/qk4ozd

PPS: If you are international and can't see the above video, checkout this different one: http://goo.gl/UyHdDk
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Is this your 2015 business strategy?
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Works every year!
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I too was underwhelmed... nary a mention of my coup d'é·tat.
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Hiring an SEO firm can be stressful. It can be tempting to choose an SEO firm that offers a guarantee, but here's why you shouldn't.
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Guide to Using Call Tracking for Local Search

When it comes to using call tracking for local search, there are special considerations to keep in mind. Adopt a call tracking strategy that doesn’t account for NAP consistency and you’re setting yourself up for a lot of citation cleanup at best, and utter failure at worst. Many of us have heard the nightmare stories about some company that used call tracking and rankings completely tanked. Or possibly worse, we’ve heard the story of a business losing access to a call tracking number that was used to represent their business all over the web. It’s understandable to be wary of call tracking numbers and local search.

However, there is one foolproof way to get the benefits of call tracking without sabotaging your local visibility. This guide aims to show you how to get your call tracking cake and eat it, too.

Every small business needs to read this from +Mike Blumenthal and +CallRail. It might not be what you (or I) want to hear but this is an area where getting it wrong could be truly disastrous.

#seo   #local   
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+Squarespace offering $10 Getty Images. Very appealing.
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From +Richard Baxter : Raising the bar on #content development using the building blocks of modern #webdesign.
Most of the time, we're building content that communicates: ideas, stories, news and guidance – you get the idea. But what about when content needs a little extra punch to grab your user's attention? Richard Baxter explains.
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