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David Armano
Chicago
U.S. Strategy Director @ Edelman. Intrapreneur, advisor, dad, whiteboard ninja, visual thinker, road king & imperfect soul #digitaltransformation #brandactivism
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Last week I had the opportunity to both attend and participate at the Chief Digital Officer Forum in New York. If I had one macro take away from the conversations and topics covered—it was that a Digital Transformation Journey is... Continue reading
Posted Jun 8, 2017 at Logic+Emotion
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This was my tenth consecutive year attending SXSW. This means I started attending in my mid thirties during a very different time in tech, marketing and culture. There's no need to go into how different these things were or bask... Continue reading
Posted Mar 15, 2017 at Logic+Emotion
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Whether SNL knows it or not—they have just nailed the kinds of meetings marketing executives on both the brand and agency side will be having for the months if not years to come. While one team pitches "Cheeto executives" the... Continue reading
Posted Feb 13, 2017 at Logic+Emotion
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This year's Superbowl was historic on two accounts: 1. It is the first Superbowl to have ever been won in overtime 2. It will be known as the Superbowl that brought Brand Activism into the mainstream What Is Brand Activism?... Continue reading
Posted Feb 6, 2017 at Logic+Emotion
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If a brand is irrelevant in our lives—it is a brand on the decline. Some brands have to work harder than others to remain relevant. Google, Facebook, Apple, Amazon and other brands that we interact with on an hourly, daily... Continue reading
Posted Feb 5, 2017 at Logic+Emotion
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We're entering a new era of consumer activism as a result of societal divisions, a lack of distrust in once trusted institutions such as media and the mainstreaming of peer to peer information sharing enabled through social media. But how... Continue reading
Posted Feb 3, 2017 at Logic+Emotion
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Consumer Activism: Just Getting Started Since the inauguration of president Trump, we've seen protests seemingly organized on a dime whether it be The Women's March, The March for Life or the recent immigration protests at local airports. These actions, however... Continue reading
Posted Jan 30, 2017 at Logic+Emotion
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Gotten into an argument on Facebook lately? You're not alone. Find yourself nodding violently in agreement with something someone posted? Even more common. We find ourselves in an environment where everyone seems to be acting like an "activist" for the... Continue reading
Posted Jan 29, 2017 at Logic+Emotion
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If you’ve come here looking for the latest thinking on virtual reality, drones and autonomous driving—you’ve come to the wrong place. Marketers are an interesting bunch—we pride ourselves on “being in the know”, with some good reason… Part of our... Continue reading
Posted Nov 29, 2016 at Logic+Emotion
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Instincts vs. Insights Like many of you, I was wrong about who I thought would win the US election. But it wasn’t always that way — I had changed my opinion based on the “data” I was seeing and that’s where many... Continue reading
Posted Nov 10, 2016 at Logic+Emotion
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Before there was social media—before there was mobile and the video revolution, there was blogging. Once heralded as a revolution in communications and to a degree, marketing—self expression and direct publishing of the written word became an influential force to... Continue reading
Posted Oct 3, 2016 at Logic+Emotion
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Q: When should a brand act like a publisher? A: Ad blocking software You find yourself watching an entertaining series starring your favorite celebrity and Jerry Seinfeld. Or maybe it's your favorite internet cat celebrities joining forces in a holiday... Continue reading
Posted Jan 23, 2016 at Logic+Emotion
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Building brands in the mad men era was a relatively straight forward endeavor... A brand needed to effectively communicate its value to the consumer, plainly stating its functional benefits and for the more enduring brands—connecting with consumers at the emotional... Continue reading
Posted Jan 18, 2016 at Logic+Emotion
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Moment in time—the world seems obsessed with the renaissance of app led live video streaming and the rivalry between MeerKat and Twitter backed Periscope. Debating who will win is a moot point. The real winner is digital video in all... Continue reading
Posted Mar 27, 2015 at Logic+Emotion
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Before SXSW Interactive had even gotten a chance to take its first breath, media outlets like Mashable were already asking if it had jumped the Shark? The sentiment is understandable. After all these years, SXSW is still kind of enigma.... Continue reading
Posted Mar 21, 2015 at Logic+Emotion
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Live video streaming is nothing new. Many have tried it—and it's always sort of taken off, but never really went "mainstream". MeerKat might just change all of that. But how will we know? For starters, it's got a really good... Continue reading
Posted Mar 6, 2015 at Logic+Emotion
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Once upon a time I was a Creative Director. Creative Directors typically come from one of two backgrounds—"art" or "copy". Having more of a visual design foundation, I started there—but also learned the techniques of "concepting" and getting to what's... Continue reading
Posted Feb 14, 2015 at Logic+Emotion
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Feb 14, 2015
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According to the US Department of labor—the average tenure at at job for 2014 is 4.6 years. In less than a month, I'll be celebrating five years at Edelman, so I thought it would be a good time to reflect... Continue reading
Posted Nov 16, 2014 at Logic+Emotion
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The Responsive Brand In A Real Time Business Environment In Edelman’s Brandshare study of 15,0000 people worldwide—we asked consumers to tell us which brand behaviours were most important to them. The number one most important behaviour indicated was a brand’s... Continue reading
Posted Oct 31, 2014 at Logic+Emotion
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I started writing this blog back in 2006 and the namesake was completely intentional. "Logic+Emotion" symbolizes the way we've been building brands for the past sixty plus years. Marketers have always known that they have to reach people emotionally in... Continue reading
Posted Oct 26, 2014 at Logic+Emotion
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While Google Glass appears to be in its death throes, Google is quietly if not systematically re-inventing the digital work horse many of us have a love hate relationship with (mostly hate these days)—E-mail. I've been spending some time with... Continue reading
Posted Oct 24, 2014 at Logic+Emotion
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I'm doing a mini tour of Texas this week having just left Austin and tomorrow I present some of our findings from Edelman's 2014 global study, Brandshare, in Dallas (full report here). The last time I talked about Brandshare, I... Continue reading
Posted Oct 22, 2014 at Logic+Emotion
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Imagine taking a trip to New York city. As always, it's crowded and bustling but it's also a nice day. You want to get around and see the sights but the idea of waiting on a corner to land a... Continue reading
Posted Oct 19, 2014 at Logic+Emotion
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I could be wrong. In the early days of social media, when Facebook was still for college kids—Twitter seemed like an utterly useless fad to most people. But I was really intrigued by it and stuck with it and connected... Continue reading
Posted Sep 26, 2014 at Logic+Emotion