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David J. Neff
Works at Lights. Camera. Help.
Attended University of Texas in Austin
Lives in Austin, TX
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Writer, Author, Teacher, Speaker, New Media Communicator, Blogger, Filmmaker, PR/Marketing, Social Media Scientist
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  • Lights. Camera. Help.
    Founder, 2009 - present
  • PricewaterhouseCoopers
    Senior Digital Strategist, 2012 - present
  • American Cancer Society
    Director of Web, Film and IA Strategy, 2001 - 2009
  • Ridgewood : Ingenious Communications Strategies
    Senior Digital Strategist, 2009 - 2011
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David J. Neff has been doing things that have never been done in PR/Marketing for the last 11 years. In 2011 he published his first marketing book "The Future of Nonprofits : How to Thrive and Innovate in the Digital Age" on Wiley. He is the current past president of the Social Media Club Austin, and is a senior management consultant for Ant's Eye View. Most recently he has executed strategic marketing plans for Best Friends Animal Society, Emory University, PBS, The Center for Disease Control, VivoGig, AuntBertha, KLRU-TV and KCPT-TV and completed work on the InvisibleDogs.org campaign and launched his first mobile app project : My Dog ID.

He was also named on of the Top 20 Social Media People in the state of Texas by the Austin American Statesman. The American Marketing Association awarded him the Nonprofit Social Media Marketer of the Year in 2009. He was named a SXSW Dewey Winburne Award nominee for 2010. And he was nominated for an Austin Under 40 award in 2011 and 2012.

David's been quoted on NPR, KLRU, Mashable, The Huffington Post, KUTFM, KLBJFM, The Austin American Statesman, Alaskan Airlines Magazine, several nonprofit focused books and hundreds of blogs across the web.

A frequent speaker, trainer and lecturer David has spoken at SXSW for a record six years in a row, and has presented at the American Marketing Association National Conference, keynoted the Artez Fundraising Conference in Canada, The Texas Nonprofit Summit, The Texas Association of Museums, Texas Veterinary Medical Association and many many more.

He earned his BS in Public Relations from the University of Texas in 2000 with a minor in Business from the McCombs School of Business. He earned his Certified Internet Webmaster certification in 2003. He currently lives in Austin, TX and enjoys gardening, live music, photography, spending time with his dog and friends.


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Mention on NPR
Interview with Toby the Marketing Diva
Interview with Beth Kanter
PRSA Tactics Article - co-author
San Antonio Public Radio Interview

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  • University of Texas in Austin
    Public Relations
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What is the journey to become a data driven company?

http://clearhead.me/path-to-data-driven/
“It’s hard to balance that urge to just dogpile the latest thing when you’re feeling like there’s a land grab or gold rush about to happen all around you and that you might get left behind. But in …
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If you are coming in for SXSW come see this great panel I put together with Beth Kanter Aliza Sherman Casey Neese Mark Horvath Mat Hames AND RC Rondero de Mosier! 

https://medium.com/@daveiam/what-is-the-future-of-nonprofits-sxsw-edition-d47d5fb6c533#.6b2xf6pat
Many individuals at SXSW stand at the intersection of for-profit, brands, social good startups, and nonprofits. I’m lead…
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What are your thoughts? 
According to research from my firm, CEO's are thinking about with the same stage-gate mindset that R...
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I heard some people in Bee Caves complained, so ATX City Council is voting on banning....breakfast tacos. #truestory 
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Well, Bee Cave is in Travis County and not in Austin. It has its own city council. So, Austin City Council must really be losing its mind. 
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Texas is the land of opportunity, and Austin is leading the charge, according to Forbes, which has named Austin America's next boomtown. Forbes analyzed the 53 largest metro areas in the country ...
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In our new book IGNITE, my co-author and I spend some time on classic models of innovation in the Un...
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Wait. What?
Here are three things that cause marketers need to stop doing to ensure that, like the new nude-less Playboy, you never lose your edge.
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Ok. It's official. I no longer work for @PwC_LLP and PwC Digital. I got recruited out and will start my new gig after #SXSW2016 
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Today, PwC announced the creation of a new global Experience Center to accelerate how the firm provides digital-centric services to clients. The Experience Center is the latest addition to PwC’s Digital Services. http://on.wsj.com/1Ok8QlI
Consulting firm PwC says it will build new “experience centers” to help its growing team of designers experiment and prototype digital products and services, encroaching on digital agencies’ turf
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Four things to know about Mercedes’ self-driving F 015 - SlashGear
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Saw this today from our friends at Greenlights and thought it was a pretty smart idea. It's a pretty...

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This chart shows Apple's quarterly iPad and iPhone sales since the iPad's release in 2010.

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This chart shows confidence in the federal government preventing a major Ebola outbreak.

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