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Chip Griffin
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Phil Gomes has started a Facebook group, "Corporate Representatives for Ethical Wikipedia Engagement." Read his post about the group (which I've joined):
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chip, we need help with moving some of the projects along, would you be interested in supporting the effort?
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Defrag 2011 got me thinking about great ideas and where they come from...
Ideas are a dime a dozen. I know because I have paper and electronic file folders filled with ideas that I have come up with over the years for potential new products, services, and companies. Good id...
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I love it when dinner conversation fuels a meaty blog post :)
I attended a great pre-conference dinner last night in Boulder, Colorado hosted by T.A. McCann, founder of Gist, where we talked about how tech entrepreneurs can have a greater impact on legislation a...
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Welcome to Rackspace's "Castle," our headquarters. Here +Lew Moorman, Cloud President, shows you around.

Seems fitting to start the Rackspace Hosting Google+ page out with this tour.

Let us know what you'd like to see from Rackspace Hosting here.

If you are a customer or an employee, post a comment here and we'll get you added into the page here.
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Fear definitely inhibits agencies (and others) from doing blogger outreach. People also overestimate the impact of a blogger kerfuffle (even a large-scale one). Most mistakes can be dealt with quickly and forthrightly to minimize whatever damage may occur.
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Got in a good 8 mile run on this cold fall morning. Couldn't feel my hands until about mile 3 with the temp and wind though.
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Are you shooting for the stars and overlooking the oceans of ideas and opportunities?
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Conferences like Defrag really get my neurons firing -- often for reasons unrelate to the talks on stage. My brain is swimming in new ideas right now.
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Good info here as we all start to experiment with Pages...
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5 Cool Tips You Should Know About Google+ Pages

1. You Can +1 a Page to Show Support or Add Them to Your Circles

We know you love some brands and businesses. Others you may want to show a quick note of support, but not see all their updates. So just drop a little +1 and keep going, or add a page to any circle you want. You're in control.

2. No Google+ Page Can Follow You Until You Follow Them

We want Google+ to be a place you love to share. Pages cannot circle you until you follow them first. Of course, if you are in their circles, they can share great deals, exclusive coupons, product tips and hangouts, but the relationship is yours to start.

3. In Fact, Google+ Pages Can't Even Mention You Unless You're Connected

That's right. The +Google+ page can't even say your name unless you're following. No +mention spam.

4. Google+ Pages Automatically Unfollow You If You Unfollow Them

If you remove a Google+ Page from your circles, you are automatically removed from their circles. You always are in charge.

5. You Can Find Google+ Pages In Google Search

With a new feature we call Direct Connect, just type + followed by the brand name in Google Search, and you can see pages automatically display. Type +Pepsi to see Pepsi, and +Dell for Dell. It's that easy.

We're very excited about the great work we've seen with Google+ Pages so far. So many amazing companies are here, and you can see from all the work we've done that we want your experience on Google+ to remain a fantastic one.
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Like everyone else on Google+ tonight, I'm creating a page :)
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Welcome to the CustomScoop page. We started out in 2000 as an online news clipping service and have evolved to become an all-in-one news and social media monitoring service.
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and there was me thinking i was unique ;)
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I hosted a webinar earlier today on how to get the most from your news and social media monitoring programs.
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We are a society that increasingly relies on time-shifting and place-shifting, for work, leisure, entertainment, and more.
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Yes, the Internet clearly facilitates it. But other technologies play a role too: cell phones, DVR's, etc. I would argue that technology does not drive it -- ultimately we decide how we want to live and work. Technology may play a role in creating the desire, though, because the "always on" nature of our society may drive a desire to find ways to demonstrate some degree of control and independence which we meet through place-shifting and time-shifting.
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  • CustomScoop
    Founder & CEO, 2000 - present
  • DCI Group
    Public Affairs, 2011
  • Griffin Strategy Group
  • The Heritage Foundation
  • Townhall.com
  • U.S. Rep. Bill Zeliff
  • U.S. Rep. David McIntosh
  • National Grassroots and Communications
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Portsmouth, NH - Washington, DC - Reston, VA - Concord, NH
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Introduction

Chip Griffin brings a history of innovation in communications and media to his current role as CEO of CustomScoop, a media intelligence company he co-founded in 2000. CustomScoop provides a cloud-based subscription service that monitors, measures, and reports on traditional and social media coverage for Fortune 500 companies, non-profit organizations, public relations agencies, and small-to-medium sized enterprises.

Chip returned to the helm of CustomScoop in 2011, after serving as Chief Digital Officer of DCI Group, a global public affairs firm based in Washington, DC. He helped create the DCI Digital communications practice and oversaw the development and implementation of campaigns for industry-leading companies and trade associations.

An experienced entrepreneur, Chip has founded or co-founded more than a half dozen companies, including an online communications agency, a new media publisher, and an angel-investing group.

Before setting out on his own, Chip served as CEO of Townhall.com where he helped establish the site as a leading provider of policy-oriented news and commentary. He also held several positions on Capitol Hill, in both committee and personal offices, and was the Deputy House Liaison for the Heritage Foundation.

A prolific writer, Chip has been blogging since 1999 and currently publishes on his own blog, Pardon the Disruption, and provides occasional guest commentary for other blogs and media outlets. He is a regular columnist for Mass High Tech magazine and was the Editor and Publisher of PrimaryScoop, a newsletter that covered the presidential primary process during the 2000 election cycle. Over the years, his writing has appeared in leading publications including the Washington Post and New York Times. He has been a frequent guest on talk radio and co-hosted several online radio shows.

Chip actively participates in industry groups, including the Public Relations Society of America (PRSA), the International Association of Business Communicators (IABC), and the Society for New Communications Research (SNCR). He frequently speaks on media and communications topics at events sponsored by these and other organizations.

A graduate of American University in Washington, DC, Chip serves as Vice President of the AU Alumni Association and is a member of the AU School of Public Affairs Advisory Council. Chip lives in New Hampshire with his wife and two sons.

Education
  • American University
    Political Science, 1991 - 1994
  • Portsmouth High School
    1987 - 1991
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Charles P Griffin, Charles Phillip Griffin