Area(s) of expertise: Social Media Marketing, Public Relations
Summary of expertise:
I have a formal education in Marketing Management, 20 years experience in the residential and commercial real estate sales and appraisals, 12 years in internet marketing, website development, writing, editing and publishing, social network development with a goal of building one of the truly premium online publishing group's portfolios. I have both print and online media experience at the senior editorial level. I can rapidly build effective coalitions and strategic alliances within narrowly defined market segments or industries to the benefit of all parties and have a long established reputation as being a "rainmaker" within the music, fine arts, real estate, nonprofit and progressive political communities. Specialties: Public relations, retailing, advertising, website & online forum development, niche social networking, blogging, email campaigns, affiliate/performance marketing, search optimization, branding and identity, site location, event production & promotion, non-profit fund raising and progressive political advocacy.
Blog/Web site: http://stevebarr.amplify.com/So
* Networking - Power Networker on over 150 Social Networks, Bookmarking and Syndicated Blogs. * eCommerce - Ten years internet sales experience, eBay Powerseller, Amazon, CafePress, MSN. CC Bill & PayPal business partner, affiliate marketing and proprietary shopping cart administration. * Social Network Development - Early developer of social networks, discussion forums, Usenet groups and BBS chatrooms. * Blogging - 7-10 Years experienced blogger with over 20 blogs on mixed major platforms in syndication. * Packet Aggregation - Early adopter of this journalistic style which is the process of joining multiple packets together into a single transmission unit, in order to reduce the overhead associated with each transmission. * Strategic Alliance Building - Experienced in propogating formal relationships between two or more parties to pursue a set of agreed upon goals or to meet a critical business need. * Event Planning & Production - Experienced event planner and producer of specialty events such as trade shows, seminars, concerts, educational events, awards shows, and political fund raisers. * Media Relations - Experienced medfia relations work with broadcast, print and digital media broadcasters and publishers. Press release writing, editing and distribution along multiple channels. Crisis and reputation management.
Prior media experience:
CEO & Group Publisher at Phoenix based SGB Media Group , a digital media firm specializing in the adult industry as well as the progressive political and nonprofit arenas. Over 25 years experience in retailing, advertising, website & online forum development, niche social networking, affiliate marketing, search optimization, branding and identity, site location, event production & promotion, non-profit fund raising. Publisher, Editor-In-Chief, Sexpert & Host at the Erotomania Network which will premier online in mid-2010. This multiple site/platform network which will be offering video, audio, and written instruction from a nationally known certified sex therapist & surrogate as well as do product testing and reviews. My background includes successful careers in: Print Media: Former Associate Editor, Photographer & Feature Writer at Bass Frontier's Magazine, Bassics Magazine & Vintage Guitar Magazine.
Grad School * Center for Progressive Leadership '09Fellow Political Leaders Fellowship Nonprofit Administration Public Relations * U.S. Military Intelligence School '76AFSC20650 Imagery Interpretation Cartography Top Secret Security Clearance College * Monroe Community College '81 Marketing Management Political Science Board of Trustees High School * Cardinal Mooney High School '76
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Guest blog assignments, market research, social media and affiliate marketing speaking engagements, tantra and human sexuality practitioner.
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