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By: Tony D'Amelio on January 8th, 2019

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5 fun things to know about: Marketing expert DAVID MEERMAN SCOTT

David Meerman Scott is well-known for his groundbreaking work identifying the new rules of marketing, PR, and social selling. He pioneered the word "newsjacking" to define a strategy he refined for getting attention for your product, service, or idea by tying it to breaking news. We thought it might be fun to look beyond his career and find out what really makes David tick. Here are the 5 fun things to know about David Meerman Scott.

1. David's first job was when he was 16 years old.  He worked after school and on Saturdays at the New Canaan Cheese Shop in CT.  At the time, he could cut a half pound of brie to within 2/100th of a pound nearly every time.

DMSCheese Shop late 1970s copy for socialAt the New Canaan Cheese shot in CT.  David is on the right.

 

2.  David has been to 72 Grateful Dead concerts.

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David at a Grateful Dead show in Fenway Park in Boston, MA
Photograph by Jay Blakesberg

 


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3.  David is passionate about surfing but says he is not very good at it.  He even built his own wooden surfboard.

DMSsurfing north shoreDavid surfing on the North Shore of Oahu

 

4.    David swims 3,000 yards several times a week.  He loves to find interesting pools to use when he is out on the road speaking.

IMG_0608David at the Sydney Olympic Pool in Australia

 

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5.  David lived in Tokyo for 7 years and met his wife Yukari there.

IMG_5445David with his wife Yukari during a trip back to Tokyo

 

ABOUT DAVID MEERMAN SCOTT

DAVID MEERMAN SCOTT is a popular business speaker for conferences, conventions and expos. He has spoken all over the world and is available for keynote speeches and workshops. He shows audiences new marketing, PR, and social selling strategies and tactics to get attention for their products and services.  The way people buy has fundamentally changed, but the way companies sell to them has not kept pace. Closing that gap is crucial to business growth and survival. Managing change in organizations is never easy, but it’s vital to adapt to these new rules of marketing, PR, and sales.

David’s landmark bestseller, The New Rules of Marketing and PR, is available in 29 languages.  To watch videos excerpts from David’s speeches on Fearless Marketing & PR and Fearless Selling, click here.

For more information on David’s speaking activities, contact Tony D’Amelio at D’Amelio Network –http://www.damelionetwork.com/contact/

 

About Tony D'Amelio

Tony has spent his career putting talented people and audiences together, first in the music business and later representing the world's leading speakers. After concluding 27 years as Executive Vice President of the Washington Speakers Bureau, Tony launched D'Amelio Network, a boutique firm that manages the speaking activities of a select group of experts on business, management, politics and current events. Clients include: Mike Abrashoff, Geoff Colvin, Katty Kay, Polly LaBarre, Nicole Malachowski, David Meerman Scott, Bill Taylor, Bill Walton, and Bob Woodward.

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