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Judging California Dreamin’ Entrepreneurship Business Model Competition

This year I will serve as a judge at the California Dreamin’ Entrepreneurship Business Model Competition, which will take place on April 22 and 23 at Chapman University. As an active supporter of the University’s Leatherby Center for Entrepreneurship and alumni at Chapman University, I am both honored and thrilled to provide feedback and take […]

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A brief history of ad blocking shows it’s not a new problem

The history of ad blocking is a virtual time machine of America’s inventors and their entrepreneurial spirit. It’s lineage may date back as far as 1928, inspired by two American cousins named Edward M. Knabish and Edwin J. Shoemaker, who partnered in a small furniture business located in Monroe, Michigan. They constructed a reclining, upholstered chair […]

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What are the biggest challenges website designers face today?

I recently typed-up my responses to this interview on new challenges facing website designers. I wanted to post it here, as well. 1. What are the biggest challenges website designers face today?David Reeve: For small businesses, world market freelancers and DIY website-building technology has lowered the costs, lowered expectations and increased competition; quality construction, artistic […]

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Join Me At The Los Angeles Pablove Shutterbugs Gallery Show

I am very excited to announce that on December 5, 2015 from 4:00-7:00 pm, The Pablove Foundation, a nonprofit organization dedicated to positively improving the lives of children living with pediatric cancer through the art of photography, will be hosting its fifth annual Pablove Shutterbugs Gallery Show. This show will be hosted at the FLOOD […]

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Mt. Everest Avalanche Survivor Kuntal Joisher Shares His Photo Exhibit, “Nepal Himalaya” to Benefit Nepal

LOS ANGELES & ORANGE COUNTY (September 2, 2015) Celebrated mountaineer, vegan and photographer Kuntal Joisher brings his new photo exhibit, “Nepal Himalaya: A Journey Through the Kingdom of Snow and Ice” from Mumbai, India to Los Angeles and Orange County for a tour of fundraisers and events that will support the rebuilding of Nepal in […]

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Three Baseball Strategies That Will Help You Win in Business

Baseball great Leo Durocher once famously said, “Baseball is like church. Many attend but few understand.” As spring training gets underway, let’s explore how these three little-understood strategies of baseball have major league application in winning at business: Stealing Second Stealing second is a high-risk maneuver that is over in an instant and physically dangerous […]

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Three Tips for Better Public Relations Success

Every company wants more press, but not all of them properly earn it. As a public relations consultant, I never spam members of the press with wasteful pitches, impersonal requests, or blatant attempts to sell product through weak press releases. For these reasons, I have a great track record for getting genuine newsworthy stories published for my clients. […]

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Some thoughts on Prezi and PowerPoint

You may be hearing about Prezi, a relatively new tool for creating presentations. Prezi was created in 2009 and claims to have 50 million global users producing 160 million Prezi’s. Though PowerPoint remains the go-to application for creating presentations, Prezi has some benefits worth exploring. Here are my thoughts on the pros, cons, and a […]

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Immuno Gum in ADWEEK

Thrilled to have my client IMMUNO GUM and Chicklabs featured in today’s Adfreak column in ADWEEK MAGAZINE. College’s Hottest Guy and Hottest Girl Give Out Free Kisses in Ad Stunt for Gum  – Yeah, it’s a little awkward By Gabriel Beltrone, Adweek College students know that chewing gum is for making out. But Immuno Gum, […]

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“Kisses” Video hits 275,000 views on Youtube

Produced with Chicklabs at Chapman University, IMMUNO GUM’s video recently hit 275,000 views on Youtube and is adding nearly a thousand views per day. The video was shot with hidden cameras and features two students offering samples of IMMUNO GUM® in exchange for a kiss. And as with any situation that tests social norms and […]

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