About

Hi, I’m David Spinks.

I’m the founder of CMX, the Hub for the Community Industry.

We believe that community is the future of business. Our mission is to advance the community industry and help community professionals thrive through community, services and technology.

I’ve been a community professional for over 7 years, and have been building online communities for fun since I was 13 years old. I’ve always been fascinated by why and how humans come together and the impact that communities have on our health, decisions and sense of identity.

We’re living in a very unique time where technology has made it possible for people to form communities with anyone, anywhere in the world. Communities can form and grow at unprecedented rates. People used to have one core community in their life, now they have many. I don’t think businesses have fully grasped the impact that these changes will have on them. Everything from the way products are built to the fundamental relationship customers have with businesses is about to change.

Today I’m working with the CMX team to help businesses understand these shifts, and take advantage of the massive opportunities they bring. I regularly write and speak at conferences, and have dedicated my life to advancing the community discipline.

Before CMX, I cofounded two startups one of which was acquired and the other is still going.

Beyond community, I enjoy writing about productivity, leadership and other general life challenges that I struggle with as I work to build successful businesses and live the good life.

I’m still figuring it out. Always will be. I’ll always be direct and very openly share what I learn along the way on this blog.

Pinky promise.

  • collegefoodies

    Ok, is there such a thing as building a site and getting return on money? Do you have to constantly “work on it?” thanks,,
    wendy

  • http://www.ioptimizemarketing.com Ron Callari

    David, I am blogging on social media being taught in colleges. Would you be interested in answering some interview questions on the topic?

    Regards,

    Ron Callari

    • http://www.davidspinks.com David Spinks

      Ron,

      Sure thing. My email is dspinks5@gmail.com. I’ll be glad to help if I can.

  • http://www.dailyaxioms.com Tim Otis

    Nice blog, David! Found you through your recent comments on the Minnesota PR blog. Isn’t linkback/trackback great?
    I’ve got to add you to our company’s blogroll.

    • http://www.davidspinks.com David Spinks

      That would be awesome. Thanks a lot Tim.

  • Susie

    The Scribnia link doesn’t work :)

    Love your blog!

    • http://www.davidspinks.com David Spinks

      Thank you! and thanks for letting me know about the link. Should be working now.

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  • bill spinks

    Dude, could we be related?

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  • lisacmm

    why the number 30 for u30pro??

    • David Spinks

      I wonder that too sometimes. Just what we picked when we started it. Kind of wish we could change it but there’s so much tied to the brand now.

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