Editorial Team Members
Our team is made up of Entrepreneurs, Developers, Small Business Owners, an Attorney, Public Relations/Marketing Professionals, Journalists and Students. We are proud to showcase their talents by providing valuable educational content, in the way of interviews, how-to's and case studies. Our contributors truly reflect Social Media Club's Global community with bloggers from Mexico, Sweden, France, The Netherlands, India, and the United States to name a few.
Meet our Managing Editor:
Basil Puglisi began his exploration of the “Digital Age” with a philosophy of “Read, Write & Share”. The content, which was based around digital and social media became his initial source for professional development.
Basil Puglisi has also sought out traditional learning methods by attending the top conferences like the Search Engine Marketing Expo, New Media Expo, Social Media World Forum, SxSW, Internet Week and more. Additionally, he has also received professional training from Google, Microsoft, AOL, Constant Contact and others in his role as a Partner Agency. These conferences, expos and training sessions help contribute to his professional development which he shares with his followers and colleagues. Connect with Basil on Twitter: @basilpuglisi
Meet our Editorial Team:
Amy C. Steinmann, M.S. is a healthcare communications consultant at VHQC. Social media enthusiast with an interest in strategy and healthcare. Loves Virginia Tech, running, sushi and red wine – not necessarily in that order. Connect with Amy on Twitter: @amyconcetta
Anders Abrahamsson is co-founder and Programming Director of Social Media Club Östergötland, the first formally affiliated SMC Chapter in Sweden established Spring 2009, and a part of the six-headed Interim Board of Directors, building up Social Media Club - Chapter Support Association - Sweden (Facebook | Twitter | Web), constituted December 2009. Connect with Anders on Twitter: @sliceonline
Anders Sporring started out in Social Media in early 2008, and now pursues it professionally. Today he works as a social media Facilitator on freelance basis to help companies, organizations and people to find their way into the possibilities in the social media landscape. Connect with Anders on Twitter: @anderssporring
Audrey Schroder works for electronic cigarette company Vapor4Life. In February 2013, she became a Social Media Club Chicago board member. Audrey enjoys learning about best practices in business and the digital world, exploring Chicago and writing reviews on Yelp. Tweet Audrey at @audreyschroder.
Caitlin Muir is a writer. A featured book reviewer. A single’s columnist. A blogger. She has dreams of getting her novels published. By day, she's a PR Manager who dabbles quite a bit in Social Media. Connect with Caitlin on Twitter: @scribblinghappy
Christine Cube is a media relations manager for PR Newswire. She also is part of the @PRNewswire and @PRNAlert teams on Twitter. Christine has a BS in print journalism from Radford University. She loves hula, running, Bikram yoga, and her corn snake, Beetlejuice. Christine absolutely cannot live without her Uggs, which have become her best friends in Southern California. Connect with Christine on Twitter: @cpcube
Ethan Parry is currently an undergraduate studying public relations. As a PR practitioner, Ethan loves establishing relationships with key industry leaders and anything that is social media related. He is particularly interested in the effects that social media have on youth. When Ethan is not on Twitter, Facebook or Google+, he loves to travel, take pictures, and spend time outside. Connect with Ethan on Twitter: @EthanParry3
Grant Crowell is highly regarded as a thought leader in the digital marketing and online video industries with over 20 years of business journalism experience. Grant's coverage includes all aspects of social media and video marketing best practices including social media optimization, search engine optimization (SEO), e-commerce, ROI, legal issues, ethics, and more. He is currently writing a book on Social Video ROI. Contact with Grant on Twitter: @grantcrowell
Janice Arnoldi is a partner in arnoldi:mcpherson social media marketing in the Niagara region of Ontario. She is co-founder and Chapter Leader of Social Media Club Niagara. Janice has been a partner in a web design firm for 15 years and in 2009 turned her focus on social media. She speaks regularly about social media to businesses and non-profit organizations. When she's not being social you'll find her riding her horse. Connect with Janice on Twitter: @JaniceArnoldi
Jennifer Gilreath Hanford is the owner and managing director of j+ Media Solutions. The primary goal of j+ Media Solutions is to help small businesses grow through social and data solutions. Jennifer is also a founding member of Social Solutions Collective, a collaborative of entrepreneurial women with one main goal - to do social right. Jennifer’s niche in the group is lead generation and she contributes two blogs a month on the subject. She assists the group’s initiatives by posting for the Collective’s Google+ page and supporting the other members by sharing their blog posts. Jennifer graduated from Baylor University in 1991. She currently lives in Lewisville, Texas, with her husband, two very active pre-teen sons, and three cats. In her spare time she enjoys reading, spending time with her family, and baking. Connect with Jennifer on Twitter @jennghanford
Jennifer Spencer is the Digital Communications and Community Manager at PerkStreet Financial, where she helps people connect over a shared desire to live a better life by making smart choices with their money. In addition to managing PerkStreet’s brand voice in social media channels, she is a contributor to the DailyPerk blog. She also writes and tweets about her passions: food, social media best practices, and being a new mom. Follow her at @jennalyns.
Joe Yeager is the social media administrator for Premier Dental, a leading manufacturer of professional dental products in a B2B environment, as well as the social media blogger for www.phillyburbs.com. He is also an adjunct faculty member at Philadelphia University. Most importantly, he is married to his wife, Denise and they have a beautiful daughter, Maddie. Connect with Joe on Twitter: @JosephMYeager
Katya Constantine is a seasoned marketer with over 10 years of online marketing experience. She has developed a well-credentialized background in marketing for large online brands, having significantly increased online performance at several large web properties. Katya also has a deep background in email and cross-channel marketing. Most recently, she was at Expedia and Amazon, leading projects ranging from behavior-based programs to increasing customer acquisition and conversion with great success. Katya is the founder of DigiShopGirl Media. Currently, she advises several ventures with their online marketing and is an active blogger for TechCocktail. Follow Katya on Twitter: @digishopgirl
Kristie Wells is a marketing strategist who helps organizations understand, engage and support their customers to strengthen their brand, improve their products, increase their revenue streams, and create better experiences for all stakeholders, internally and externally. In 2006, she and her husband, Chris Heuer, founded the Social Media Club, where she currently resides as President. Connect with Kristie on Twitter: @kristiewells
Lauren Mikov is a social media manager with a background in PR, writing, and acting. She turned her love of social media into a full-time pursuit and founded The Social Stage, a social media consultancy. When she's not plugged in, you can find Lauren crossfitting, running and teaching skiing in the winter. Follow Lauren on Twitter:@lpmikovLaurent Blondeau is a Social Media Citizen and Business Development Professional, blogs about innovation, social business, management, strategy and all collaborative initiatives. From France, social networker, connect with him on his blog. Connect with Laurent on Twitter: @Evidencesx
Mike McClure is Partner & Executive Creative Director and Social Media Director at The Yaffe Group. Mike has worked as a writer, producer and creative director in the advertising business since the time of yellow pads and pens. He’s been at The Yaffe Group since the early 90’s and now has added practitioner of digital and social media to the list of many hats he wears there. He also is editor and writer for the company blo www.yaffetidbitsblog.com. The Yaffe Group (www.yaffe.com) does both traditional and new media marketing, direct and email marketing, database management, social media, research, strategic planning and brand consulting, with offices in Detroit and Houston. Connect with Mike on Twitter: @mikekmcclure
Mireille Massue has re-entering the workforce after a lengthy sabbatical from a position as VP of International Training. She has a marketing degree with a background in organizational learning, and online learning. Mireille was also an associate producer for television during her career and is interested in ‘hands on’ corporate education, combining the areas of broadcasting, technology and education to create healthy creative learning environments (think Pixar Studios) where people can participate in their own learning through conversation and collaboration. Connect with Mireille on Twitter: @Mireille10
Mordecai Holtz is currently an independent social media consultant- where he helps companies and non-profits leverage the power of engagement via a host of social media platforms. His passion for bridging social good and social media has helped his clients boost their online brand recognition and awareness. When Mordecai is not engaging on Twitter or Facebook, you can find him either writing on his blog, running, or taking care of his 5 amazing children.
Pam Sahota is currently Manager of Brand Content at Digitas, Boston - where she helps well known global brands strategically devise how to best utilize content and social media on an Always On and campaign perspective. She has worked in Digital Media Management and Strategy at startups, agencies, nonprofits, and record labels. Pam is a confirmed social media junkie who is also fashion obsessed and an amateur photographer. When she’s not online, you can find her eating sushi, drinking wine, watching the Red Sox, and/or helping with charity events.You can find her on her Website and follow her on Twitter and Facebook.
Rachael Genson: As a child, I spent hours drafting creative stories just for fun and scribbling away in my journal as if it were my future autobiography. That passion for the written word followed me through my adolescence straight into my professional career, and it's no surprise that I ended up in public relations where I get to spend my days crafting client messaging into captivating stories. For the last two years, I've worked in the technology industry helping clients create a connection between the brand and their consumers and customers. Though my focus has been on mobile and consumer electronics, I've dabbled in various B2B and B2C sectors, and worked with dozens of companies from the small-start-up to the billion dollar global company. Growing up in the age of online communication, I'm also a huge sucker for social media, and have really enjoyed watching the effects it's had on relationship development both personally and professionally. As a new member of the Social Media Club's Editorial Team, I'm excited to explore the changing landscape that is social media. Connect with Rachael on Twitter: @rmgenson
Susan Breidenbach is a certified social media specialist and certifiable technophile who has been covering information technology as a journalist, writer, magazine editor and industry analyst since 1984. She now helps businesses and non-profits with social media marketing strategy and content, and teaches social media classes to businesses and job seekers. She also co-founded and directs the Northern Nevada (Reno) chapter of the Social Media Club. Connect with Susan on Twitter: @wordsbysusan
Syed M Raza is a social media (SM) enthusiast, SMpreneur, SMBlogger trying to exchange value with like minded people. He especially enjoys people with a Tweeting mind and developing relationships to get a good level to his professional benchmark. Connect with Syed on Twitter: @syedmraza
Tony Stanislawski is an Information Technology Instructor at Milwaukee Area Technical College. With over 20 years teaching experience at the college level, Tony has helped develop multiple programs at MATC, and is currently working on developing Social Media Specialist Associates Degree program at MATC. This program will focus on the technology side of social media and how it is evolving into an IT tool to help enterprises achieve their various business goals. Tony is a self proclaimed renaissance geek who loves all technology and the change and inovation it can bring! You can follow Tony on Twitter: @tonyatmatc
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