RECENT ARTICLES BY CHRIS COPELAND

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Big Things Come in Small Packages

Jan 21, 2015 - Two companies that stood out at this year's CES are bringing major innovation to the world of data-driven marketing, in both the mobile and automotive... Comments

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Welcome to 2015 – The Year of Proficiency

Dec 19, 2014 - The coming year will be one of no excuses for marketers, as we're forced to adopt the "buzzwords" of yesteryear that have now become accepted terms... Comments

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It’s OVER, the Internet IS Broken

Nov 21, 2014 - No, a celebrity photo didn't break the Internet, but it is changed forever. Read on to discover how. Comments

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The Importance of Identifying Friction and Innovating Against It

Oct 24, 2014 - The time it takes to go from start-up to an established company can be shorter than ever. How can you achieve this? Remove the points of friction to... Comments

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The Illusion of Change

Sep 29, 2014 - Most businesses must adapt and change in order to succeed, but only the ones that realize that big changes might be necessary will truly be successful... Comments

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The Most Important Question I Ask Candidates: "What’s Your Crazy?"

Aug 1, 2014 - This interview question can truly show you what kind of digital marketer you might be getting ready to hire. Those who can embrace their "crazy" and... Comments

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A Social Generation Comes of Age at the World Cup

Jul 4, 2014 - This year's World Cup showed the confluence of the Internet and the real world and the impact that access and live action can have on people. Comments

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Dealing With My Irrational Twitter Disappointment

Jun 6, 2014 - Twitter's changes are good for brands and nice for consumers, but for me, it's just not what I signed up for, and that's on me to rationalize. Until... Comments

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COB: Redefining the Cost of Business With Digital

May 9, 2014 - Today, you could make the case that "Create, Optimize, Bid," or COB, is in fact the cost of business for brands. Comments

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Getting Mobile Right

Apr 11, 2014 - As we move on from the Year of Mobile to the Age of Mobile, marketers and brands must design for consumer utility and distraction, as the majority of... Comments

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Brands and Social: Finding the Perfect Fit

Mar 14, 2014 - When deciding on a strategy for social, brands much ask themselves if a particular social network allows the brand to represent itself in a way that... Comments

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Facebook, Twitter, and the User Narrative

Feb 14, 2014 - Both Facebook and Twitter are striving to become truly mobile companies, while Facebook confronts its "youth" problem and Twitter strives to continuously... Comments

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Google Buys Nest -- What Does It Mean?

Jan 23, 2014 - After CES, the tech world is buzzing with opinions about what the $3.2 billion acquisition means for Google's future -- but is it safe to speculate? Comments

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Finding Success by Identifying Personal Bias in Business

Dec 20, 2013 - The reasons for valuing and dismissing the opinions of individuals may vary from situation to situation, but invariably, one common truth will surface... Comments

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Who Makes Your Company's Most Important Decisions?

Nov 22, 2013 - On any given Sunday, those individuals tasked with critical decision making for billion-dollar NFL franchises make decisions based largely on instinct... Comments

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How Brand Marketing Measurement Benefits from Life Lessons in Fitness

Oct 25, 2013 - As marketers, we all have goals. In the beginning, we set arbitrary measures to work against, then refine our goals as we get more data. At what point... Comments

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Online Video and the Perils of Business Morbidity

Oct 8, 2013 - Everything media, it seems, is either birthed to kill or exists only until it can be killed. Yet online video doesn't have to be the death angel to... Comments

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The Internet Twerks!

Aug 30, 2013 - An examination into the shift behind why live and custom content is central to brand success in a digital world. Comments

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Beach Reads for Business

Aug 13, 2013 - Five books that every business reader should look into on their next beach vacation. Comments

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3 Levels of Process

Jul 18, 2013 - Whether a startup or established company, if you cannot fall back on the process, repeat it over and over, and deliver that consistency at scale, then... Comments

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Frictionless Business, There's the Rub

Jun 7, 2013 - Identifying the right places for friction and removing it elsewhere is the difference between sparking a fire and slowing all progress to a halt. Comments

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