The National Football league history fascinates me for some reason. I saw a tweet this morning with the history of each team’s name and had to click, and what I found was a bit surprising. Some teams are named by fan vote, others after their owners, some by sports writers and some based on proximity […]

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.

In a short while, fellow EoTer David Binkowski will publish his thoughts on the Super Bowl. This is a preemptive strike because I know exactly what he’s going to say. Why do I care? Well, first off, I’m a die hard Pats fan. Always have been, always will be. I grew up in a time […]

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That’s right 1985 Chicago Bears fans: defense really doesn’t matter anymore. The vaunted Monsters of the Midway of the mid 1980s might have trouble winning in today’s NFL where league rules have changed the game forever. No longer is defense rewarded or toughness matter as much as it used to. Instead, quarterbacks and the high-flying […]

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.

The NFL’s Dallas Cowboys have started the season 1-6 with their playoff hopes fading fast, including yesterday’s embarrassing loss at home to the Jacksonville Jaguars 35-17. The Jags have been one of the more enigmatic teams this year, with losses to crap teams and wins against others, but Sunday’s domination of the Cowboys has to […]

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It’s no secret that the Patriots lost a winnable game yesterday in Miami. I can hear @JeffCutler laughing all the way to Miami as I write this. And, as anyone who reads my other blog or follows me elsewhere on the interwebs, you’ll know that I’m a die hard Patriots fan (going back to when […]

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

The famous nursery rhyme What Are Little Boys Made Of? ends like this: “What are little girls made of? Sugar and spice And all that’s nice, That’s what little girls are made of.” For the most part my girls fit this image to a tee. They love to dress up in pretty outfits for holidays. […]

In what San Diegans have come to call the “Rivers/Manning Bowl”, the Chargers got the last laugh with a thrilling, come-from-behind victory on the shoulders of quarterback Phillip Rivers.

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.

Much like married sex, this post requires no set up. The EOT Dads are picking NFL games sans point spreads, so let’s get right to the picks. Oh, and we’re going to celebrate the weekly winner and lambaste the (biggest) loser.

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.

Some days, when you are a working parent, it comes down to those 15 minutes. Those 15 minutes can separate sanity from, well, insanity. Those 15 minutes can take a Dad from the height of worry about his job, his future, his clients, his money, to, well, some real measure of inner peace. And what […]

Sep
22
Glory Days

Every so often those of us getting older think back to the time when we could run a little faster, jump a little higher and keep up with the guys. Ah, the glory days. The days when you could play ball all day in the sun and still have the energy to shower up and grab beers until 2 AM with the boys. A few pounds and gray hairs later and the next thing you know one workout or game of softball makes you pay for days on end.

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.