• Introducing the greatest* analysis of LA commuter traffic you've ever seen…

    July 7, 2014 Jake DiMare

    *Disclaimer: Results may vary. Greatness may rely heavily on whether or not you are a yuppie (like me).   Ever wonder how a data analyst and a strategist decide what neighborhoods in Los Angeles they should focus their apartment hunting efforts on? If you guessed ‘by conducting a detailed analysis of traffic patterns around typical commuter travel times’…You’d be…

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  • Virgin Love for Customer Experience

    June 26, 2014 Jake DiMare

    It has taken me a couple of days to come down from the epic nerdgasm I experienced this past weekend, after using the new Virgin America website. Now that I’ve calmed down a little, and had a chance to organize my thoughts, the first thing I would like to say is: Bravo Sir Richard Branson. Bravo. You…

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  • On to Aarhus!

    June 9, 2014 Jake DiMare

    I’m so excited to announce my first international speaking engagement at J.Boye 2014 in Aarhus, Denmark on November 5th, 2014. Time: 15.15-16.00 Wednesday, 5. Nov 2014 Session: So Happy Together (Project Managers and Content Strategists are) Track: Content Strategy Abstract: After fifteen years building CMS driven websites, there is one thing I wish more people were aware of: content…

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  • The hackademic approach to business strategy

    June 6, 2014 Jake DiMare

    I’ve been providing professional digital strategy consulting to small & medium sized businesses, non-profits, and individuals outside of my day job for the last five years. I’ve also worked on many strategy engagements for globally recognized brands at my day job, both as a project manager and an individual contributor to deliverables. However, this Tuesday will be my…

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  • Going back to Cali…

    June 1, 2014 Jake DiMare

    It’s official: After almost 10 years of pushing projects for some of the world’s best, boutique, digital design and development shops, I’m taking a big, bold step. I’ve been retained by Agency Oasis to begin my career as a full time Digital Strategist in their new Los Angeles office, and I couldn’t be more excited!…

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  • Ready to lead?

    May 9, 2014 Jake DiMare

    I just finished Alan Price’s ‘Ready to lead?’ on a flight down to Philly and I recommend it. Very quick and easy to read, it follows the journey of a management consultant experiencing growing pains in his career while making making the leap from manager to leader. Perhaps it’s just the timing for me, but…

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  • Next stop: J.Boye 2014

    April 29, 2014 Jake DiMare

    I will be presenting at the J. Boye Conference on Thursday, May 8. My presentation entitled “Digital Project Management and Content Strategy” will be from 11:15 AM – 12:00 PM. What: J. Boye 2014 When: May 6-8, 2014 | Presentation 11:15 AM -12:00 PM Where: The Hub CityView | 30 South 17th Street United Plaza Philadelphia,…

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  • This is too smart not to share…

    February 11, 2014 Jake DiMare

    Please include attribution to http://blog.hubspot.com/ with this graphic.

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  • Top this, 2014!

    December 31, 2013 Jake DiMare

    I’ve been contemplating a 2013 reflection post for a few days but then I feel embarrassed, which is really strange because I don’t have what most would consider to be a traditional relationship with self-awareness, shame, or regret. The problem is I’ve had a genuinely amazing year. Like, whoa…I didn’t think life could get this…

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  • For the adrenaline…

    November 6, 2013 Jake DiMare

    Some people like to jump out of airplanes. Others like to climb mountains or shoot the rapids in a kayak. There are many ways to satisfy the need for adventure in life. I find this need interesting because it hints at the lingering power our evolutionary legacy as hunter gatherers, leading dangerous lives not nearly…

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