Archive from May, 2012
10 questions with Mark W. Smith, senior manager of social media marketing at USA Today
By     |    May 21, 2012
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10 questions with Mark W. Smith, senior manager of social media marketing at USA Today

This Q&A is the 12th in a series of profiles on my blog. What’s the criteria, you ask? I think you’re cool and want to ask you questions. Mark is a native Michigander like me and graduate of Central Michigan University, the arch nemesis of my alma mater. I’ve lived vicariously through him in his roles at the intersection of journalism, tech and social media, first at the Detroit Free [...]

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10 questions with Lauren Preston, marketing and PR pro at Qdoba Restaurant Corp.
By     |    May 14, 2012
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10 questions with Lauren Preston, marketing and PR pro at Qdoba Restaurant Corp.

This Q&A is the 11th in a series of profiles on my blog. What’s the criteria, you ask? I think you’re cool and want to ask you questions. I’ve been the president of the metaphorical Qdoba fan club since I first tried its queso goodness back in my college days, and you can usually find me there about once a week. They’ve done a great job of empowering me as [...]

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10 questions with Julie Plake, PR pro and Bethenny Frankel’s ex-Coordinator of Chaos
By     |    May 7, 2012
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10 questions with Julie Plake, PR pro and Bethenny Frankel’s ex-Coordinator of Chaos

This Q&A is the 10th in a series of profiles on my blog. What’s the criteria, you ask? I think you’re cool and want to ask you questions. I’ve written about my girl crush on Bethenny previously, but if you watch Bethenny Ever After, you get the feeling she wouldn’t be as successful as she is without the help of her right-hand woman, Julie. She’s organized, level-headed and completely down-to-earth. [...]

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Why I’ve got mad love for Warby Parker
By     |    May 3, 2012
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Why I’ve got mad love for Warby Parker

I’m not the type of person who likes things a little bit. If you know me, you’re already aware that I segment things in my life into two categories: life-changing and everything else. Warby Parker is life-changing. I think they first jumped out at me after Julia Roy bought a pair and tweeted about it. I started doing research on the company, and the very first thing I noticed was [...]

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