David Boutin is a content manager for Social Quant.\r\n\r\nWHAT LED YOU TO START WORKING IN DIGITAL\/MEDIA PUBLISHING?\r\n\r\nAfter working various jobs out of college, I decided to go back to school and pursue an MBA with a concentration in online marketing. Having a background in writing, I took a job with a local marketing agency as a web content creator toward the end of my graduate studies.\r\n\r\nLater, I transitioned into my current role as content manager for the SaaS startup, Social Quant, a software company that helps grow a targeted, engaged Twitter following. \r\n\r\n \r\n\r\nWHAT DOES A TYPICAL DAY LOOK LIKE FOR YOU?\r\n\r\nhat there\u2019s really no such thing as a typical day for me, although any given day includes a variety of content creation (blog posts, website copy, email copy, etc.), networking and building relationships, editing, monitoring and managing social media accounts, moderating our company Facebook group, and email \u2013 always plenty of emails to be answered.\r\n\r\n \r\n\r\nWHAT DOES YOUR WORK SETUP LOOK LIKE? (YOUR APPS, PRODUCTIVITY TOOLS ETC.)\r\n\r\nI have my laptop connected to another larger monitor (sometimes two). At least two screens are a necessity for me. As far as tools and apps, I use Trello for team communications, TweetDeck for managing Twitter accounts, and Buffer and Post Planner for social media scheduling.\r\n\r\n \r\n\r\nWHAT DO YOU DO TO GET INSPIRED?\r\n\r\nI go for a 10-mile bike ride most every morning. It\u2019s a great way to get the blood pumping and the creative juices flowing. \r\n\r\n \r\n\r\nWHAT'S YOUR FAVORITE QUOTE OR WRITTEN PIECE?\r\n\r\n"I cannot always control what goes on outside. But I can always control what goes on inside." - Wayne Dyer\r\n\r\n \r\n\r\nWHAT'S THE PROBLEM THAT YOU'RE PASSIONATELY TACKLING AT THE MOMENT?\r\n\r\nWe are currently launching two new services for Social Quant and that is a major undertaking, but very exciting. It requires a lot of planning and execution in developing marketing campaigns, creating new copy, creating a new on boarding experience, testing the services, and creating content to introduce them to current and new customers.\r\n\r\n \r\n\r\nIS THERE A PRODUCT, SOLUTION OR TOOL THAT YOU THINK IS A GOOD MATCH FOR YOUR DIGITAL PUBLISHING EFFORTS?\r\n\r\nFor content creation, I\u2019m a huge fan of the Hemingway app. It makes writing much more concise and easily digestible for the fast-paced web reader. \r\n\r\n \r\n\r\nDO YOU HAVE ANY ADVICE FOR AMBITIOUS DIGITAL PUBLISHING AND MEDIA PROFESSIONALS WHO ARE JUST STARTING OUT?\r\n\r\nMy best advice is to go fast. Do a lot and make your share of mistakes. Failure is a part of the game and as long as you\u2019re learning, you\u2019re moving forward.