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Brett Greene
Brett Greene is the Founder/CEO of New Tech Northwest and a Co-Founder/Advisor of Boldly Social social media and event marketing firm based in Seattle, WA and Boulder, CO. He has spoken at the White House, was listed in the Top 35 Social Media Power Influencers of 2015, has appeared on NBC Television as a social media expert and has been engaged in community building, marketing strategy and execution, brand development, mentoring, and digital communication services for 15+ years.

The marketing strategies and campaigns Brett has created have driven innovation and helped to build digital brands ranging from startups to the 2010 Census Project for the City of Los Angeles and Fortune 500 companies.

Brett supports emerging technology communities by producing New Tech Northwest events showcasing 12 early to late stage companies doing cool things with new technology at the Northwest's largest monthly events. He is also a Seattle Champion for Startup America, mentors Founder Institute, Startup Weekend, and Techstars companies.

He has spoken nationally for organizations including The White House, BlogWorld, Pod Camp, Davinci Institute, Pivot Guild, Puget Sound Business Journal, Seattle Design Center, Colorado University's School of Journalism, and Denver University's Daniels College of Business MBA Program.

You can connect with Brett on Twitter at @BrettGreene

Entries by Brett Greene

First Ever White House Tech Meetup Connects Community Leaders to Drive Innovation

(0) Comments | Posted April 21, 2015 | 12:48 AM

Speaking at the first ever Tech Meetup at the White House and speaking from the same podium President Obama stands behind wasn't on my bucket list, but now I can add it and check it off.

This was an amazing opportunity to learn and share...

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Meet "Jack Reynolds," the Alter-Ego Brand Hired by Daimler's car2Go to Rethink the Spirit of Advertising

(1) Comments | Posted December 1, 2014 | 11:06 PM

There's a lot more to the story than the catchy headline, "We traveled to 14 cities in 6 weeks to make this 2.5 minute YouTube video," referring to the video that entrepreneur/filmmakers Tim Williams and Nic Davis recently released for the popular car2Go car-sharing service. The...

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Can Ocean Health Be Saved Through Underwater Apps?

(0) Comments | Posted November 22, 2014 | 11:55 AM

On the last EcoWatch report card our oceans received a "D" grade. This grade is based on factors including pollution, overfishing and the impacts of climate change, biodiversity, carbon storage, coastal protection, clean waters, natural products, coastal livelihoods, economies, tourism and recreation. What is most frightening...

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Business Tips from The Beatles

(12) Comments | Posted September 25, 2014 | 11:01 AM

Everyone knows that The Beatles broke up because of Yoko Ono, right? Well, like every relationship, it's more complicated than one factor bringing down the whole house.

One of the biggest issues the Beatles had from the first time they recorded an album together was fighting over which songs would...

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Survey Reveals Increasing Benefits From the Rise in Telecommuting

(1) Comments | Posted April 15, 2014 | 2:19 PM

A recent survey was conducted by PGi to report on telecommuting. Out of those surveyed, a total of 80 percent of knowledge workers (workers that do not rely on hands-on operations to conduct work) reported that there is actual benefit to working remotely. The survey discovered...

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The Top 10 Reasons Why Walking Meetings Will Be Your Best Meetings

(7) Comments | Posted August 26, 2013 | 5:50 PM

Walking meetings are nothing new, but they are becoming trendy for great reasons.

The most famous walking meeting is the historic walk that Ronald Reagan and Mikhail Gorbachev took at the 1985 Geneva Summit. It's been said that after many failed attempts to come to shared...

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Facebook's New Graph Search: Top 3 Things You Need to Know

(0) Comments | Posted January 18, 2013 | 2:41 PM

Graph Search is a new search feature Facebook has released that combines elements of Google search, Siri and Yelp glued together by your Facebook friend list. With Graph Search you'll be able to search your personal social graph to find things like which Thai restaurant most...

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Facebook Loses $10mm From GM While GM Gains $250mm From Berkshire Hathaway

(2) Comments | Posted May 17, 2012 | 1:15 PM

The latest buzz around Facebook revolves around General Motors dropping their annual Facebook advertising spend of $10mm. This news comes on the heels of weeks of speculation on whether Facebook can improve its weak position with mobile internet users to validate its pre-IPO valuation. Facebook has...

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Firefox Collusion Tracks the Companies Tracking You Online

(3) Comments | Posted May 9, 2012 | 5:15 PM

Every day we go online, read news, share on social media sites, listen to music, research everything from how to cook a recipe to how the latest health fad can slim our waistlines. Each click of the mouse as we do these things leaves breadcrumb trails of our interests, needs...

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When Do You Know That Your Moment Has Passed?

(3) Comments | Posted April 20, 2012 | 2:16 PM

Dick Clark passed away Wednesday. My first reaction was, "Wow, Ryan Seacrest, who has idolized Dick Clark, has officially filled those shoes for younger generations." Dick Clark started with American Bandstand on the national level as Ryan Seacrest started with American Idol...

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Big Brother May Be Your Employer, Not Just Your Government

(4) Comments | Posted March 9, 2012 | 2:05 PM

Government surveillance of citizens has been going on for decades. In fact, the most current example is John McCain's cybersecurity SECURE IT Act. The ACLU's Michelle Richardson has said of the bill, "This is a privacy nightmare that will eventually result in the military substantially monitoring...

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SOPA and PIPA Bills Threaten Job Creation and Innovation

(9) Comments | Posted January 13, 2012 | 3:18 PM

The Stop Online Piracy Act (SOPA) in the House of Representatives and the Protect IP Act (PIPA) in the Senate are well meaning, but if passed, will be destructive to internet freedoms we've all come to expect as well as forces that have helped innovation on...

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House of Genius Brings Entrepreneurs Together to Solve Problems Through Community

(3) Comments | Posted January 10, 2012 | 10:14 AM

Recently I attended the one-year anniversary of House of Genius. Not surprisingly, I wasn't invited because I'm a genius, but to offer me an opportunity to help create genius with others.

House of Genius is an entrepreneurial community service that assembled 380 professionals from various fields to...

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Corporations at Risk From Social Media Adoption Issues

(3) Comments | Posted January 6, 2012 | 11:03 AM

While many people are finding it challenging to make time to manage multiple social networks, many businesses are faced with even steeper challenges. Connecting with friends is one thing, while managing customer service, marketing, consumer experiences, research and development, community management and more through social media is a larger affair....

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The $1 Trillion Student Loan Debt Bubble: An Interview With Robert Applebaum

(26) Comments | Posted November 9, 2011 | 4:58 PM

After writing an article on forgiving student loan debt as a way to stimulate the economy I was alerted to the fact that Robert Applebaum has a website dedicated to this cause. The following interview with Robert Applebaum takes us deeper into what millions of Americans...

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Netflix's Biggest Problem: Movie and Television Studios

(4) Comments | Posted October 27, 2011 | 6:55 PM

The only thing that seems to be as popular as the Occupy Movement these days is bashing Netflix. A lot of this upset is warranted in how they increased prices 60%, announced splitting the company into two separate services for streaming video and DVDs, and backtracked...

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Forgive Student Loan Debts to Stimulate the Economy

(63) Comments | Posted October 19, 2011 | 5:22 PM

All attempts so far to create economic policies to stimulate the economy have failed. The economic stimulus act of 2008 proved to be a partial success or absolute failure depending on whose opinion you agree with. Regardless of how this act affected banks like Goldman Sachs and Bank...

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Google Plus Fuss Proves They Finally Got Social Networking Right

(4) Comments | Posted July 13, 2011 | 7:45 PM

News and speculation about Google+ is flowing faster than the Boulder creek during this monsoon season. We're not even three full weeks into the release, you still have to receive an invite to get in, and Google+ users are already expected to hit 10...

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ICANN Top Level Domain Release Won't Beat .Com Relevance

(2) Comments | Posted June 22, 2011 | 12:16 PM

ICANN, the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers just approved extending top-level domain names. Currently, there are 22 general top-level domains and, with this historical vote, that number will now increase to as many as our imaginations can create.

What this means is...

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Why You Should Opt-Out of the Internet Do Not Track Bill

(30) Comments | Posted December 3, 2010 | 4:09 PM

Yesterday the Federal Trade Commission took the first steps towards creating a Do Not Track feature to allow internet users to opt-out of having companies obtain data on their online surfing habits. This mechanism is being designed in the spirit of the Do Not Call registry...

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