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Debbie Laskey, MBA
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What's the impact of social media on branding? Here are 5 ways that branding and social media don't get along.
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Excellent question for all businesses to ask: Do you have a customer-centric employees-as-brand ambassadors program? It may be a way for your business to become #1!

Even with the priceless brand-building glow enjoyed by a few celebrity CEOs like Richard Branson and Tony Hsieh isn’t it strange that so few CEOs attempt the same success? Odder still, few companies tap the scalable, brand-building power of their employees. In fact, it may be their biggest missed opportunity in our increasingly connected yet complex era.
Four More Reasons Employees are Key to Reputation and Sales...
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If you're a fan of Apple or just want to take a trip down Apple Advertising Lane, check out this amazing array of Apple ads over the years.  #advertising  
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Very interesting; I had no idea that there have been so many versions!
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Sharing 50 Social Media Secrets
Everyone who spends time in social media has one or two favorite platforms. Some may prefer using Twitter, some may prefer using Facebook, and some may prefer an obscure site or one that fits a particular industry. But many of us who use social media as a m...
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Appreciate your very kind comments, +Deb Scott - and thanks again for contributing!
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Amazing list of blogs about leadership, management, communication, marketing, customer service, collaboration, social media, and learning assembled by +James Strock - honored to be included, thx, Jim!
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A story about what's at the core of social media circles - thanks to a post on the blog of +Shep Hyken with shout out to +Jeff Frank of +Simplicity Sofas Inc.
While most of us are familiar with Google Plus circles, there’s a similar concept that exists throughout social media. When people network on a personal level, they develop circles of influence. But in the business environmen...
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Thanks, +Bill Quiseng, +Shep Hyken , and +Julia Carcamo for the kind comments!
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Leadership Is All About Serving Others
Would You Bring A Ladder to Your Employees If They Needed One? Leadership has many definitions, and when you ask 100 people, it's likely that you'll get more than 100 definitions. One definition for leadership is that leaders serve others. How often have yo...
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5 Business Lessons from the Sochi Olympics
By now, many of us may have tired of seeing the Olympics logo at the bottom of television screens and hearing about gold medal winners hours after the events – sometimes even days later. But while the results of the Sochi Olympics are now in the history boo...
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So true!
Saying hello doesn't have an ROI. It's about building relationships. -Gary Vaynerchuk +Gary Vaynerchuk #socialmedia #relationships
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I have a habit of talking to people everywhere. I've heard many people's life stories while shopping or standing in the grocery store line. :)
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Develop and Implement Marketing, Branding, PR & Communications Campaigns to Increase Awareness of ECF Among A Variety of Audiences
Brand Marketing Strategy, Social Media Strategy, Leadership Development, Employee Engagement, Customer Experience Marketing
  • Exceptional Children's Foundation
    Director, Marketing & Communications, 2013 - present
  • Diverse Array of Clients
    Marketing, Branding, Social Media, Employee Engagement, and Customer Experience Consultant, 2009 - 2013
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Brand Marketing & Social Media Strategist
Debbie Laskey has 15 years of marketing experience and an MBA Degree with a concentration in International Marketing and Management. She developed her diverse marketing expertise while working in the high-tech industry, the Consumer Marketing Department at Disneyland Paris in France, the non-profit arena, and the insurance industry. Her expertise includes brand marketing, social media, employee engagement, leadership development, and customer experience marketing. Currently, Debbie is the marketing director for the Exceptional Children's Foundation in Los Angeles. Since 2002, Debbie has served as a judge for the Web Marketing Association’s annual web award competition and has also been recognized as one of the "Top 100 Branding Experts" to follow on Twitter.



  • Golden Gate University
    MBA - Marketing & Management
  • University of California, Berkeley
    BA - Political Science
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Be Your Own Brand - In this second edition of their classic book on personal brand David McNally and Karl Speak show that developing a person

Users Not Customers - Boardrooms are adapting to a new and brutal reality; there is no such thing as an offline business. And if you don't embr

42 Rules for a Web Presence That Wins - This book was created for business owners, executives and managers, associations and nonprofit organizations who want to

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Serve to Lead®

21st Century Leadership is a whole new world! More than ever before, everyone can lead--because everyone can serve. Interviews, business cas

Lead Your Boss - Every manager on the move wants to have influence at the top in order to get his or her ideas heard and ultimately acted

The Tao of Twitter

It's time to take the mystery out of Twitter. Twitter may be the most powerful business and personal networking platform ever created bu

The Mesh

"The Mesh is reshaping how we go to market, who we partner with, and how we invite participation and engage new customers. . . . If you embr

Seeing Red Cars

We all have a natural tendency to focus on what we don’t want to happen, rather than on what we do want to happen., All this time and energ

Stop Workplace Drama

Overcome the interpersonal challenges holding your business back Is your workplace riddled with gossip, power struggles, and confusion? Do y

Who's Your Gladys?

Discusses how to satisfy difficult customers and develop their loyalty during a tough economy, using case studies of ten companies with note

I Love You More Than My Dog

"believe in this book!"-from the Foreword by Colleen Barrett, president emeritus, Southwest Airlines What makes the difference between havi

Its Okay to Manage Your Boss

"Get what you need from your boss. In this follow-up to the bestselling It's Okay to Be the Boss, Bruce Tulgan argues that as managers deman