A Pinterest Resume - David Pullara

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If you want to know what working at Google is like, just read, "How Google Works". Short version: it's amazing. I learned a lot during the time I spent there.
I spent 5 years working at Coca-Cola Ltd, although I never worked on brand Coke. I was hired to lead the Energy Drink business (2010-2013), then was asked to launch "Zico Coconut Water" into Canada (2013), then promoted to run the Simply Orange / Ade business (2014-2015).
I worked as the Senior Marketing Manager, Pizza Hut (Dine-In & Tuscani Pastas) for Yum! Restaurants International Canada from 2008 to 2010. I successfully launched two flavours and three format extensions for Tuscani Pastas via a national IMC campaign, and those new formats accounted for 65% of Tuscani national sales dollars post-launch. The TV ad I developed as part of launch (which was my first ever experience with TV) was awarded a coveted Yum! Reel Award by Pizza Hut’s Global CMO.

Work History

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Every Friday I publish a weekly newsletter called "dp Thoughts", where I aim to share ideas, insights, and inspiration with my subscribers.  You can sign-up for it at dpthoughts.ca.
People who've worked with me say...
I established dp Ventures for consulting projects, teaching and facilitating assignments, writing opportunities, and speaking engagements. In the past few years, I've had the pleasure of working with a number of different clients on a number of really interesting projects!

dp Ventures

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I'm recognized as a Chartered Marketer by the Canadian Marketing Association (CMA).   Fun Fact: I was one of the first 100 people to earn this designation. Another fun fact: none of the people in this photo are me, although I worked with one of them and once interviewed with another.
Schulich School of Business. Beautiful building, right? That's where I spent many hours earning my MBA (Strategic Management / International Business, 2008).  The old Schulich building where I earned my Honors BBA (Marketing, 2000) is just a short walk from this one; it was much less nice, but still had it's charms.
As a lifelong Disney fan, I was excited to complete "Disney's Approach to Leadership Excellence", offered by the Disney Institute, and learn more about how a company famed for creating memorable customer experiences fosters leadershipn at all levels of the organization.

Education / Ongoing Development / Advisor & Board Experience

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This is my wife Meredith, arguably one of the most patient people alive. This photo was taken on the carousel in Central Park (NYC), where we went to celebrate the 10-year anniversary of the day I surprised her with a NYC getaway to propose. Ask me about the story... it's a fun one.  :)
These are my amazing kids!  Fun fact: my wife is a photographer, and this photo was taken in our home studio. (This is actually a photo of her computer screen as she was editing the final shots.) The hat wasn't planned... our little guy just refused to take it off! From left to right: Andrew, Chloë, Charlotte, and Aidan.
This is my dog, Khaleesi, a purebred Labrador retriever. If you want her to be your BFF, all you have to do is pet her.  Why, yes, my wife and I are big "Game of Thrones" fans, why do you ask? :)

When I'm Not at Work...

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What excites you most about the Chartered Marketer Program?
I'm recognized as a Chartered Marketer by the Canadian Marketing Association (CMA). Fun Fact: I was one of the first 100 people to earn this designation. Another fun fact: none of the people in this photo are me, although I worked with one of them and once interviewed with another.
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Schulich Ranked #1 in the World in Responsible Business - Schulich School of Business
Schulich School of Business. Beautiful building, right? That's where I spent many hours earning my MBA (Strategic Management / International Business, 2008). The old Schulich building where I earned my Honors BBA (Marketing, 2000) is just a short walk from this one; it was much less nice, but still had it's charms.
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Disney's Approach to Leadership Excellence
As a lifelong Disney fan, I was excited to complete "Disney's Approach to Leadership Excellence", offered by the Disney Institute, and learn more about how a company famed for creating memorable customer experiences fosters leadershipn at all levels of the organization.
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David Pullara | Expert Marketing Advice to Drive Business Growth
Every Friday I publish a weekly newsletter called "dp Thoughts", where I aim to share ideas, insights, and inspiration with my subscribers. You can sign-up for it at dpthoughts.ca.
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David Pullara | Testimonials
People who've worked with me say...
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Disruptive Innovation Online Course
I earned a certificate in Disruptive Strategy from Harvard Business School Online. This course was designed and taught by Harvard Professor Clayton Christensen (pictured), who literally wrote the book on disruptive innovation. (i.e. The Innovator's Dilemma, among others...)
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IDEO U - Crunchbase Company Profile & Funding
I earned my "Insights to Innovation" certificate from IDEOU. This means I'm halfway to completing my "Foundations of Design Thinking" certification.
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Spiffy - Elevate your guest experience and boost your margins with Spiffy
Spiffy (www.withspiffy.com) is an innovative technology company that uses custom training videos to efficiently and effectively engage staff, helping restaurants enhance their guest experiences and increase sales. I serve as an Advisor to Spiffy's leadership team and leverage my business experience to help the company scale.
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LeapGrad
LeapGrad (www.leapgrad.com) is a student-focused professional networking platform uniquely designed to transform the job market. As an Advisor to LeapGrad's leadership team, I leverage my experience to help the company differentiate itself in the market and grow their business.
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Google Canada
If you want to know what working at Google is like, just read, "How Google Works". Short version: it's amazing. I learned a lot during the time I spent there.
I established dp Ventures for consulting projects, teaching and facilitating assignments, writing opportunities, and speaking engagements. In the past few years, I've had the pleasure of working with a number of different clients on a number of really interesting projects! Consulting, Advisor, Clients
David Pullara | Expert Marketing Advice to Drive Business Growth
I established dp Ventures for consulting projects, teaching and facilitating assignments, writing opportunities, and speaking engagements. In the past few years, I've had the pleasure of working with a number of different clients on a number of really interesting projects!
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Who Owns Your Customers?
"The early days of social marketing provided important lessons for today’s brand leaders looking to reach their customers on Amazon, says David Pullara"
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Why Brands Can—And Maybe Should—Retain Their Pre-Covid Advertising
Maybe awards shows aren’t obsessed with not-for-profits. Maybe not-for-profits are just more courageous marketers -
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What Happened To Crossfit? Death By Tweet
What happened to CrossFit? Death by Tweet -
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The government's approach to pot marketing is wrong. Here's why -
The government's approach to pot marketing is wrong. Here's why -