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David Armano
Chicago
Managing Director @edelmandigital Chicago. Intrapreneur, dad, hubby to @msarmano, contributor @harvardbiz, co-founder #Allhat, biker, & imperfect soul.
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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 6 days ago at Logic+Emotion
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Like millions of others, I recently filled a bucket full of ice and water, shot a video and called on a few friends to do the same. While not required to, I also donated to the ALS association because it... Continue reading
Posted Aug 18, 2014 at Logic+Emotion
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Meet Justin Levy. I know Justin, but in a world of having many connections, "knowing" someone doesn't mean much, and Justin and I don't talk every day—in fact we've have had only a handful of interactions. But a status update... Continue reading
Posted Aug 14, 2014 at Logic+Emotion
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We needn't look much further than our everyday lives to realize that the way we consume, share and produce our own media has changed drastically. The major forces in this evolution are largely a combination of hardware and software (mobile)... Continue reading
Posted Jul 16, 2014 at Logic+Emotion
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You've probably done it too. Shared an article you didn't fully read or absorb because the headline grabbed your attention. If you're guilty as charged—don't feel too bad as there is a legitimate reason we sometimes do this. As I've... Continue reading
Posted May 28, 2014 at Logic+Emotion
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"To improve is to change; to perfect is to change often" ~Winston Churchill There are few documents, articles or any media for that matter that capture and illustrate the complex yet efficient nature of disruption than the New York Times... Continue reading
Posted May 18, 2014 at Logic+Emotion
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"We have met the enemy and he is us" ~Pogo You should stop what you are doing and read this piece on Native Advertising by Andrew Sullivan, in which he asserts "journalism has surrendered" on the topic of native advertising.... Continue reading
Posted May 9, 2014 at Logic+Emotion
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We can do better. Recently, I attended an industry roundtable alongside a variety of marketers from different industries, all on the brand side. These are smart and accomplished individuals who gathered together to discuss real time marketing and what it... Continue reading
Posted May 4, 2014 at Logic+Emotion
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Rumors of my demise have been greatly exaggerated. ~Mark Twain. This isn't a post about social business—it's about doing business in a connected age, and this is an important distinction. Let me take a step back for a moment. In... Continue reading
Posted Apr 27, 2014 at Logic+Emotion
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It's been exactly a week since I returned from SXSW. I would have written something sooner, but this delayed post is a great representation of where things stand in life for me these days. Writing for "personal" purpose takes a... Continue reading
Posted Mar 16, 2014 at Logic+Emotion
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“Real-time marketing”—just uttering the phrase evokes images of hastily photo-shopped images and ham fisted attempts to join online conversations. The stakes can be high—last week’s big winner in the responsive category during the Grammys was of course Arby’s to which... Continue reading
Posted Jan 31, 2014 at Logic+Emotion
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It's not easy to determine which trends and movements are worth paying attention to. We live in an age where technology seems to move at pace that's impossible to keep up with. I spend a lot of my time dealing... Continue reading
Posted Dec 9, 2013 at Logic+Emotion
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Today, the talk of the town amongst marketers is the potential for brands to act as publishers and media companies, going direct to their customers or consumers in the fight to earn attention. It's a lofty ambition but worth pursuing... Continue reading
Posted Oct 28, 2013 at Logic+Emotion
Recently had the opportunity to share some thoughts about the "Agency of tomorrow" with the ever resourceful Chuck Kent as part of an interview on Branding Magazine. Excerpt below. Oh, and I have a new job at Edelman. More at... Continue reading
Posted Oct 10, 2013 at Logic+Emotion
@BillZClinton. I did call out core creative team not core digital team. Also, in this particular model strategy would be addressed in planning.
Clay, glad you saw the difference there. Each of these disciplines (and yes, social has become something of a discipline) is deeply engaged in the conceptual development and to an extent strategy. It's not a tack on for any of them.
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History has a way of repeating itself. I still remember the heady days of the original digital agencies. They were built on the market demand for Websites ranging from the complex transactional to the marketing microsite. The smart agencies however... Continue reading
Posted Oct 7, 2013 at Logic+Emotion
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Social media has been good to me. It's re-defined my career, opened new doors and enabled me to make connections that would have been impossible had the Web not gotten connected. I started blogging in 2006 and in less than... Continue reading
Posted Oct 1, 2013 at Logic+Emotion
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In the beginning, there were products and services, and some were good. Fewer became trusted brands, but those that did enjoyed unquestioned loyalty supported by a simple yet effective marketing engines built to reach people in mass quantity. The formula... Continue reading
Posted May 19, 2013 at Logic+Emotion
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Steve, thanks for the heads up on that. Is this the right link? http://foodjunk.wordpress.com/2010/10/22/popchips-barbeque-a-review/
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Brands that insert themselves into relevant cultural events is now becoming a norm in marketing. Did you know that May 4th is considered Star Wars Day? These brands did, and they inserted themselves in the conversation by producing content which... Continue reading
Posted May 4, 2013 at Logic+Emotion
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I'm in Lake Tahoe this week combining some business and down-time and recently spoke at "Snowcial"—billed as "SXSW for the snow sports and hospitality industry, it attracts a really cool cross section of people who span marketing, technology and even... Continue reading
Posted Mar 1, 2013 at Logic+Emotion
I have a great book on this topic. :-)
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Somewhere in the debate to define what was hot or not as a worthy "real-time marketing" example during the Oscars, we lost sight of the bigger picture. We're not really talking about the benefits of marketing in a timely fashion... Continue reading
Posted Feb 26, 2013 at Logic+Emotion
I did get that point, but you don't peel an orange and apple the same way. I think in any debate—even a debat on how to critique warrants context. Punches don't have to be pulled but motivations matter. My distaste for pop-ups is not going to position me as a thought leader. But successfully tearing apart a night of experimentation might help someone who desperately wants to be heard—the spotlight. And having watched this feedback VERY closely, I saw a lot of this. Not all, but enough to make me uncomfortable. And that's what this post is about.