We’ve all heard the sordid tales of female teachers having sexual relations with younger students. It seems it happens quite a lot (per capita and compared to never) down here in Florida. Well, turns out that it doesn’t just happen with teachers and students. There are other grown women, perfectly capable of getting laid with […]

The case of Phoebe Prince is well documented in the regional, Boston media and in fact, has been spattered in some national news outlets as well. For those of you who don’t know about Phoebe Prince’s case, she’s the young teenager who, after being taunting and bullied for a quite some time, committed suicide by […]

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There’s a popular Scrabble-eque game for iPhone called “Words with Friends”. I was not only suckered into playing it but stupidly buying it as well — even though there’s a free version that’s ad supported. I have the mobile version of the App Store to thank for that by only presenting the pay version, but […]

David is a Partner at Large Media and the proud father of three boys. He's a guy's guy that's into sports, the Catskills, raunchy comedy, beer and gaming.

It’s always difficult when you see your kids in pain. Whether it’s physical pain or emotional turmoil, the most difficult part of parenting children is allowing them to feel and deal with pain. It’s a vital skill kids must learn to grow into confident teenagers, young adults and finally adults. Just because it’s necessary doesn’t […]

As the Director of Social Media at tax giant H&R Block, Scott Gulbransen recently returned to the tax business after previously spending 1o years at rival Intuit working on the TurboTax & Quicken brands. He brings 16 years as a marketing communications professional, and 11 tax seasons, with him to H&R Block and was responsible for the launch of many key social initiatives at Intuit before leaving in 2010. A strategic thinker and business problem solver, Gulbransen has worked for some of the world’s top brands including TurboTax, Sony Online Entertainment, and Applebee’s. In 2010, Gulbransen became the first Director of Social Media & Digital Content for Applebee’s, creating the first-ever social media strategy for the world’s largest casual dining chain. While at Applebee’s, Gulbransen lead a small but nimble team responsible for creating a robust and far-reaching social engagement channel for Applebee’s and its franchise community. In addition to his professional accomplishments at the corporate level, Gulbransen is also a prolific blogger recently named as one of the Top 50 Daddy Bloggers in the US by Cision. Gulbransen was ranked #21. As a member of the TurboTax communications and social media team for 10 years, Scott helped the TurboTax team launch and sustain the brand’s social media platform. He also drove and was responsible for the launch of TurboTax’s successful content strategy, including the launch of the TurboTax Blog. Recently, he launched one of the most significant social media campaigns in the brand’s history with the @TeamTurboTax Twitter project. Gulbransen was instrumental in reinvigorating the Quicken brand almost entirely through the use of social media and, particularly, Twitter. By engaging with customers and influencers who talk about personal finance on Twitter, he and his team helped Quicken Online grow from just 200,000 users in October 2008 to over 1.4 Million in just 10 months. This led to a more focused look at the personal finance space for Intuit and, ultimately, the acquisition of Mint.com. A former print journalist, who, after realizing his paychecks from the newspaper industry weren’t going to get much bigger, turned to the Dark Side – public relations. After working in both college athletics and inside mid-size agencies, he joined Intuit in 2000 and Applebee’s in 2010. He is a graduate of the University of Nevada, Las Vegas (UNLV) and is the married father of five kids. Despite his busy personal and professional life, Scott is a digital native who never strays far from social networking. To hassle Scott, or to tell him how great you think he is (or not!), email him at scott@scottgulbransen.com, add him to your Circles on Google+, or ping him on Twitter at @sdgully. Scott also is an editor and writer for Technorati.com.

Try and imagine this: It’s a Saturday night, the NCAA tournament has reached the Elite Eight and you just picked up three six packs of beers (Stone IPA, Old Speckled Hen and Miller Lite) when out of the blue you read on Twitter that you’ve been sacrificed to the Sex and the City She-Devils and […]

David is a Partner at Large Media and the proud father of three boys. He's a guy's guy that's into sports, the Catskills, raunchy comedy, beer and gaming.

St. Pat’s was last week so it only makes sense to show a clip or two from this great John Ford movie about an Irish-American boxer that moves to the Emerald Isle, fleeing his pugilistic sin of having killed a man in the sport. But the conflict he seeks to evade rears its head in […]

And now your host, Paranoia. “Explain to me what a ‘good hurt’ is.” – (NSFW Audio) Health care reform in the United States is exactly that. A good hurt. One on side, it’s Universal Health Care. That’s fucking awesome. It’s about time we took a lesson from the Canadians and their mildly socialized ways and […]

This is a special week at my 3 year-old daughter Abby’s preschool. It’s known as “The Week of the Special Man”, a chance for dads to join their kids in the classrooms and spend some quality time with their classmates and teachers. I had an important work call in the morning and wasn’t sure if […]

So the guys and I here at Every Other Thursday have been slacking. Yea, that’s right so what are you going to do about it? Kidding. Other than Fight Scene Friday by Charlie Kondek, me and the gang have been busting our ass doing the things that dads do, i.e. work — work at work, […]

Dad | Husband | Digital PR lead at @SchneiderPR | Executive Editor of @Technorati | Writer | Photographer | Bostonian | Sports nut | Tech geek | Craft beer fan

Overall, I’d like to think I am overly responsive to my kids and their need for time with Dad. But sometimes, things in life get crazy and the “Dad, can you shoot some baskets with me?” has to be answered with an exhausted no. That doesn’t mean it’s easy. This week I started a new […]

As the Director of Social Media at tax giant H&R Block, Scott Gulbransen recently returned to the tax business after previously spending 1o years at rival Intuit working on the TurboTax & Quicken brands. He brings 16 years as a marketing communications professional, and 11 tax seasons, with him to H&R Block and was responsible for the launch of many key social initiatives at Intuit before leaving in 2010. A strategic thinker and business problem solver, Gulbransen has worked for some of the world’s top brands including TurboTax, Sony Online Entertainment, and Applebee’s. In 2010, Gulbransen became the first Director of Social Media & Digital Content for Applebee’s, creating the first-ever social media strategy for the world’s largest casual dining chain. While at Applebee’s, Gulbransen lead a small but nimble team responsible for creating a robust and far-reaching social engagement channel for Applebee’s and its franchise community. In addition to his professional accomplishments at the corporate level, Gulbransen is also a prolific blogger recently named as one of the Top 50 Daddy Bloggers in the US by Cision. Gulbransen was ranked #21. As a member of the TurboTax communications and social media team for 10 years, Scott helped the TurboTax team launch and sustain the brand’s social media platform. He also drove and was responsible for the launch of TurboTax’s successful content strategy, including the launch of the TurboTax Blog. Recently, he launched one of the most significant social media campaigns in the brand’s history with the @TeamTurboTax Twitter project. Gulbransen was instrumental in reinvigorating the Quicken brand almost entirely through the use of social media and, particularly, Twitter. By engaging with customers and influencers who talk about personal finance on Twitter, he and his team helped Quicken Online grow from just 200,000 users in October 2008 to over 1.4 Million in just 10 months. This led to a more focused look at the personal finance space for Intuit and, ultimately, the acquisition of Mint.com. A former print journalist, who, after realizing his paychecks from the newspaper industry weren’t going to get much bigger, turned to the Dark Side – public relations. After working in both college athletics and inside mid-size agencies, he joined Intuit in 2000 and Applebee’s in 2010. He is a graduate of the University of Nevada, Las Vegas (UNLV) and is the married father of five kids. Despite his busy personal and professional life, Scott is a digital native who never strays far from social networking. To hassle Scott, or to tell him how great you think he is (or not!), email him at scott@scottgulbransen.com, add him to your Circles on Google+, or ping him on Twitter at @sdgully. Scott also is an editor and writer for Technorati.com.
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