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Chris Young
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Attended Smith-Cotton High School
Lives in Sedalia, MO
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There are so many thinks right about this. Great video of a blind man taking Google's self-driving car for a drive. Happy that they continue to push envelopes and innovate.
 
I think that Google is working on two of the most exciting, disruptive products this century so far, with the Google self-driving car and Google Glass.  I have followed the car's progress, but the power of it really struck me in full force when I saw the image and video below.
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It's true... I haven't been hanging out on Google+.  I haven't been hanging out in hangouts, which have admittedly been pretty interesting.  But the question is: who among my friends irl is here?  If no one else that I'd normally communicate with, then aren't I really just wishing that this was the cool place that people want to be?
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What can a legitimate marketer learn from a spammer? Here's my most recent blog post from the Callistetics blog at http://www.ecallis.com

http://www.ecallis.com/blog/?p=1030
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My Callis & Associates blog post about mobile marketing: do you need a mobile site, a mobile app, or both? Read it, please, so we can both go into the weekend happy. :)
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An Interesting Angle on Numbers...
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Wondering where people are moving from and to in the USA recently? Here's a very cool interactive map that allows you to see trends and compare locations of your choice.

I found this through a related post by +Ken Rutkowski who has many interesting posts and should be included in your media people circles.
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Haven't heard much about Facebook Post Targeting, but it's important to understand for for social media marketing purposes. 
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Columbia, Missouri has #gonegoogle

Earlier this week, St. Louis, Missouri announced their move to Google Apps for Government. The City of Columbia, Missouri joins St. Louis today with their announcement that all 1,188 of their employees are going Google.

Columbia City Manager Mike Matthes is our guest blogger today. Read how Mike brought Columbia to Google Apps for Government after successfully transitioning the City of Des Moines, Iowa to Google Apps last year.
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Whenever people say "If you're going to move to a new country, learn the language!" about immigrants coming here, I understand, but most times I just stay quiet. I WOULD say something, but I don't know the Cherokee word for "irony."
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+Fox Sports fired Frank White from his spot in the TV broadcasting booth because the +Kansas City Royals felt he was too negative. Are they kidding? When people made mistakes, he talked about the fundamentals of the game, etc. In my house, we talked frequently about how we loved his optimism and positivity. And they fire him? Were we watching the same game?

The Royals' front office has no sense of what they've done. They should be ashamed. They could take lessons from Frank White. Maybe they felt threatened.
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Total agreement with you. What a travesty!
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As the holiday travel season approaches, a travel game suggestion from the Youngs: the Roadkill Game (as suggested and played by Bridget on our last road trip). It's possible to play alone: just count and classify the roadkill. (Skunk, cat, possum, deer, etc...) Nothing but a patch of fur left? It doesn't count. Plenty there, but can't identify it? "Other". Can't tell how many animals were victims of the carnage? Just do your best to guesstimate. On our last trip, there were "about 3 possums".
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Interactive Strategist (SEM, SEO, Social)
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  • Callis & Associates
    Digital Marketing Director/Interactive Strategist (SEM, SEO, Social), 2008 - present
  • PriivaWeb
    Owner, 2004 - 2012
  • ComputerLand
    Managing Partner, 1985 - 1998
  • I-Land Internet Services
    Managing Partner, 1995 - 2004
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Professionally, I'm the Interactive Director at Callis & Associates, a 25 yr old digital firm.  I provide strategy and project management for not only in the social media realm but a company's entire web presence, including web site development, e-commerce implementation, SEO, PPC, etc. I also support the agency's sales and execution of interactive marketing projects.

Prior to that, I was the GM and partner in I-Land Internet Services, a 17,000+ subscriber ISP in Missouri.

Personally, I like to stay on top of technology and spend time with my music (vocal, piano, ragtime, jazz, and more).  I also have a Walt Disney World obsession.  

Family-wise, most of my free time revolves around my wife and girls.  Oh, and I have a great extended family that I've developed through nearly a decade of involvement with the Rotary Youth Exchange (at the personal, club, and district levels).
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  • Smith-Cotton High School
    1983
  • Central Missouri State Univesity
    Marketing Computer Technology, 1983 - 1987
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