Cut through the clutter and get your story the attention it deserves.
My name is Dustin W. Stout. In short, I’m a husband, father of two boys, social media enthusiast, designer, storyteller, follower of Jesus, technology addict and I’ve also done some acting and modeling. Some would say I’m a ‘Jack of Many Trades’. They’re right.
Over the years I’ve had the privilege of working with some really great brands.
Currently I am the Chief Marketing Officer for Weal Media, a digital marketing and PR firm that believes storytelling and relationships are the keys to online success.
Like you, I have many interests, passions, and goals. One of my passions is telling great stories and helping other people do the same. I do this through a creative approach to digital marketing, social media, and design.
I believe that everyone is inherently creative. And I can prove it to you.
On this blog, I share my experience, discoveries, successes, failures, ideas, and maybe the occasional shenanigan in an attempt to help you tell better, more creative, and more compelling stories.
On Social Media
I am a social media addict. It’s no secret that the social media revolution has completely shifted the way our world communicates, and that is exciting to me. I believe we can harness the power of social media to spread ideas faster and wider than ever before.
The objective though is always to have you walk away with something you can take action on.
Creativity is my fuel. Some might argue that it’s coffee, but that doesn’t even compare to jolt of energy I get from the creative process. From logos to websites, t-shirt designs, graphics, and of course blog posts.
I believe everyone is inherently creative, and I’m determined to help you unleash your creative side through inspiration, education and encouragement.
A Few Last Things About Me
I love being creative, innovative, and making people laugh. Another thing you must know about me is that I’m honest. Even when it might upset people.
The following is an analogy I’ve come up with to illustrate my blunt, sometimes uncomfortable honesty:
A good friend will tell you when you have a booger in your nose. A great friend will pick it for you.
I hope we can become good friends.
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Where to Start?
To get a taste of what to expect from this blog, check out some of my favorite posts:
- Best Places to Find Free Images Online
- The Anatomy of a Perfect Google+ Post
- The Essential Guide to What Colors Communicate
- Social Media User Stats 2013 [Registered Users]
- Stop Dreaming, Start Creating
- The Ten Twitter Commandments
- Press Start: No Permission Needed
- 13 Sites For Creative Inspiration
- The Best and Worst Times to Post On Social Media