Artist Profile – Joey Spiotto

Pop Culture maven Joey Spiotto (Jo3bot) is an artist and creator in Los Angeles. His first solo show debuts August 1, 2014 at Gallery 1988 East. He’s also on a panel for Tee Fury at San Diego Comic-Con this  Saturday at @Comic_Con 6:30-7:30pm Rm.7AB, Join @JoeySpiotto, @tomkurzanski @Bamboota @Khallion @otisframpton & @teefury!! Connect with Joey Online … Read More

2014 Telly’s = 3 WINS!

I just received word that we received 3 Telly’s for a couple of projects and I’m super thrilled to tell you about them. United Way of Los Angeles The Workplace Hero Campaign – Internet/Online Commercial – Campaign – Not-for-Profit   In what was easily one of the most fun projects to create, The Workplace Hero … Read More

Saving Eliza

I love receiving emails like this one from Wendy Wareham. Dan, Although we have never met, I have enjoyed your book and your audio sessions.  Your messages help fundraisers to remember to keep working on crafting the stories.   I’m sending this along to you because I feel like, even though I have 30 years … Read More

What part of Relationship Management is this?

I’ve never understood certain tactics from agencies. They boast and brag about building a brand and continuing customer relationships but it feels like snake oil tactics. Why would you associate your brand with friendly extortion and a negative experience? You can tell a better story than this but it takes a little bit of forethought and … Read More

Story Road Radio – Jason Brubaker

Jason is an artist in Los Angeles and author of ReMIND series (Vol 1&2) and he just recently released “Unnatural Talent: Creating, Printing, and Selling Your Comic in the Digital Age“. He’s had 2 successful campaigns on Kickstarter, one resulting in over 12oK! In this episode we talk about the process of creativity, the best … Read More

Josh Kaufman | Story Road Radio

  Josh Kaufman is the author of the #1 international bestseller “The Personal MBA: Master the Art of Business,” as well as “The First 20 Hours: How to Learn Anything… Fast!” Josh’s unique, multidisciplinary approach to business mastery has helped millions of readers around the world learn essential business concepts on their own terms. Josh’s … Read More

What do you mean by Acquisition?

“Hi Dan, reading through Non-Profit Narrative (love it, very inspiring) what do you mean by Acquisition? Specifically as a takeaway on pg. 53. Would this be in the sense of an “ask” after the event? Maybe acquiring more people into our story to tell the story? Would love a little help understanding this. Thanks!” – … Read More

SuperBowl Wrap Up

Tonights’ Super Bowl was a lot of fun to watch.. As long as you’re not a Broncos fan. Sorry, Peyton. Here’s a look at my play by play during the game and what I think were the commercials to comment on. What was your favorite? Big Winners: Chevy – Cancer Week Partnership. Toyota – Muppet … Read More

From The Archives – The Great American Road Trip

Back in 2007, the idea of a web series was pretty foreign. 4 guys, a car and a fair amount of expectation brought us together for the most sweltering 2 days of my entire life.  Drama and intrigue combined with a lack of planning that would make Honey Boo Boo proud. I recently added the … Read More

Story Element – Tension

  Download here – Right Click, “Save As” For Your Notebook: Have you used tension on a campaign? Do your campaigns have an end date? How Well are you reporting back results? How do you celebrate? Internally and with your tribe     Fill out my online form.