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David Shing
David Shing is AOL’s Digital Prophet. He regularly speaks at conferences across the globe, discussing the latest trends and the future of the web, providing his insight on the evolving digital landscape and where he believes it is headed in the future.

Entries by David Shing

Cannes 2014 #Shingerview: David Lang, Mindshare NA

(0) Comments | Posted August 12, 2014 | 11:39 AM


"Content and distribution are like a marriage. If the distribution doesn't work the marriage doesn't work, because then you are a tree falling in the forest."

At the Cannes Lions Festival this past June, I had the opportunity to sit down and talk...

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Cannes 2014 #Shingerview: Erika Ferszt, Luxottica Group

(0) Comments | Posted July 18, 2014 | 11:12 AM

"We are not chasing trends, we are not trying to be cool, we are just trying to be ourselves."

My dear friend Erika Ferszt, Luxottica Group's Global Advertising, Media & Digital Director, spent some time with me in Cannes to talk about...

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Cannes 2014 #Shingerview: Yin Rani, Campbell Soup Company

(0) Comments | Posted July 16, 2014 | 7:07 PM


"The challenge is how do you stay iconic, because too quickly you can go from being iconic to old-fashioned. I think you have to be really clear about what made you iconic to start with, be really true to that, and just use...

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Cannes 2014 #Shingerview: Rei Inamoto, AKQA

(0) Comments | Posted July 15, 2014 | 12:55 PM


"Innovation and creativity are like two sides of a coin, you can't separate the two. If innovation is not creative, it's not innovation; if creativity doesn't have innovation in it, it's not creativity."

At the Cannes Lions Festival in June, I had the...

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Cannes 2014 #Shingerview: Matt Seiler, IPG Mediabrands

(0) Comments | Posted July 9, 2014 | 1:32 PM


"I think Cannes is maybe more relevant than it has ever been and I am really encouraged about the future. There has been a lot of talk about is this the year of this, is this the year of that ­ it's the...

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Cannes 2014 Shingerview: Rob Norman, GroupM

(0) Comments | Posted June 25, 2014 | 5:40 PM


"The sharper your senses are, the more your skin tingles about what consumers are thinking - the more likely you are to do great work."

Rob Norman, GroupM's Global Chief Digital Officer, sat down with me in Cannes to talk about...

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SXSW Shingerview: Keith Lehman, Sprint

(0) Comments | Posted April 8, 2014 | 2:24 PM

Keith Lehman, Social Media Marketing Manager at Sprint, is one cool dude. He started his career at Sprint working at a retail store for five years, and worked his way up to corporate, doing development in marketing and operations.

On Sprint's digital strategy, "We really want to step away from...

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SXSW Shingerview: Glenn Carter, 3M

(0) Comments | Posted April 8, 2014 | 10:33 AM

"We make over 60,000 products and you can't get through a day without coming in contact with 3M technology."

I had the opportunity to chat with Glenn Carter, 3M's Innovation Communications Manager, as well as tour the 3M activation at SXSW. From the chair hanging in mid-air held up only...

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SXSW Shingerview: Chris D'Amico, Hill Holliday

(0) Comments | Posted April 7, 2014 | 12:35 PM

At SXSW last month, I chatted with my friend, a fellow creative, Chris D'Amico, SVP and Group Creative Director at Hill Holliday who is the creative lead on the Dunkin' Donuts account.

"The brand is very traditional both in how it markets and what it offers, and TV drives...

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SXSW Shingerview: Jason Levine, Mondelez

(0) Comments | Posted March 28, 2014 | 12:38 PM

"I feel like we are in a Golden Age for brands, and our ability to engage with consumers on a 1 on 1 basis is unprecedented."

Jason Levine, who is responsible for Oreo on a global scale, stopped by AOL's activation at Raptor House to talk about the Oreo brand....

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SXSW Shingerview: Adam Harter, Pepsi

(0) Comments | Posted March 27, 2014 | 12:26 PM

At SXSWi this year, I had the opportunity to chat with Pepsi's VP of Consumer Engagement, Adam Harter. Adam oversees the consumer engagement team, which is their sports, media, culture, music, and branded content groups. His No. 1 priority is connecting their brand to consumers, and I think Pepsi is...

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SXSW Shingerview: Howard Handler, MLS

(0) Comments | Posted March 26, 2014 | 2:54 PM

With the World Cup taking place this summer, I was excited to talk with Howard Handler, CMO of Major League Soccer at SXSW Interactive this year. Howard is a sharp dude with a unique background. He previously worked for the NFL, MTV, SNL and Virgin Mobile to name a few....

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SXSW Shingerview: PHD Grady Creative Collective

(0) Comments | Posted March 21, 2014 | 12:51 PM

What I love most about filming Shingerviews is not only talking with all of the incredible creatives, influencers, and partners, but I also get to hear their perspective on all things digital. This group of students from the PHD Grady Creative Collective were no exception.

These five bright, interesting, and...

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CES Shingerview: Sean Lyons, Havas Worldwide

(0) Comments | Posted January 23, 2014 | 4:04 PM

"Everybody knows that mobile is first and the entire industry is trying to figure out what to do."

At CES 2014, I had the privledge of talking to Sean Lyons, Global Chief Digital Officer of Havas Worldwide. Sean, who in a previous life managed the global Nike account, has...

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CES Shingerview: Anthony Reeves, Moxie

(0) Comments | Posted January 22, 2014 | 1:51 PM


The Chief Creative Officer of Moxie, Anthony Reeves, and I chatted at CES a few weeks ago about brands embracing technology in order to make meaningful connections with consumers.

As a leader in the creative space, Anthony notes that one of the...

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CES Shingerview: Vin Farrell, Havas Worldwide

(0) Comments | Posted January 22, 2014 | 1:35 PM

Is technology bringing us together or is it distancing us from each other?

A few weeks ago, at CES in Las Vegas, I sat down with Global Chief Content Officer at Havas Worldwide, Vin Farrell, to talk about if technology helps or hurts brands connect with humans.

"What I...

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CES Shingerview: Cary Tilds, GroupM

(0) Comments | Posted January 13, 2014 | 11:39 AM


At CES this past week, I had the pleasure of talking to Group M's Chief Innovation Officer, Cary Tilds, on some of the tech trends she saw at CES, and where she thinks the future of technology heading.

"We use...

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Performa 13 Shingerview: RoseLee Goldberg

(0) Comments | Posted December 2, 2013 | 6:47 PM

RoseLee Goldberg, founding director and curator of Performa, is a leader in the performance art space. I had the privilege of sitting down with her during the month of Performa to talk about her art background, her perspective on live performance and performance art, technology in the art world, and...

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Performa 13 Shingerview: Vishal Jugdeo

(0) Comments | Posted November 22, 2013 | 3:56 PM

I had the opportunity to sit with Performa 13 artist, Vishal Jugdeo, who created a new video installation where live and pre-recorded footage from French Guiana and Los Angeles, unfolded simultaneously within a constructed theatrical set and viewing environment.

I asked all of the Performa artists what the best piece...

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Performa 13 Shingerview: Molly Lowe

(0) Comments | Posted November 22, 2013 | 11:24 AM

Performa artist Molly Lowe, whose experimental play takes place tonight and tomorrow, imagines a culture where humans have devolved into a tangle of fingers. "I'm interested in introverted behavior being this big spectacle. Everybody walking around New York is so fascinated by what is going on in the palm of...

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