Dan builds, launches and markets things! He is Co-Founder of Difference Lab, Inc. and is also the Managing Partner at Brand Anywhere, a mobile and social marketing consultancy that advises brands & agencies.
In 2003 Flanegan co-founded Soapbox Mobile, a leading mobile marketing platform provider. While CEO at Soapbox Dan was instrumental in creating a next generation mobile marketing and CRM platform that has powered the mobile campaigns of numerous brands including Levis, MobiTV, Guinness, The Vans Warped Tour, Procter & Gamble, W Hotels, General Motors and many others. Soapbox was acquired in 2007.
Dan is a recognized mobile marketing & advertising expert and has been quoted by various publications and media outlets, including eMarketer, Red Herring, ClickZ, MediaPost, OMMA Magazine, Mobile Marketer, The San Diego Business Journal, ABC, NBC, Fox News, Box Office Magazine, The San Diego Union Tribune, UPI, Wired, Marketing Sherpa and Wireless Week.
He has also served as a featured speaker at leading industry events including Billboardâ€™s MECCA at CTIA, DEMexpo, The CTIA Mobile Entertainment Summit, The Games & Mobile Forum, The DMA Webinar Series, The Mobile Marketing Association Forum, Dow Jones VentureWire, Mobile Broadband Americas, OMMA Hollywood, OMMA Mobile, OMMA NY, DPAC, Circulation Day LA, Digital Hollywood, Email Evolution, DigidayMobile, The National Sports Forum, MarketingSherpa, The MIT Enterprise Forum, The UC Irvine Graduate Computer Science Program and The Rady School of Management at UCSD.
Dan is currently an Entrepreneur in Residence at the UCSD Connect Springboard program, Co-Chair of the Marketing SIG of CommNexus and an advisor to a number of early stage start-ups.