TOPICS: August Interviews Are About Blogging for Your Business
Interview with Ann Handley
Ann is the Chief Content Officer of MarketingProfs, a rich and trusted resource that helps businesses market their products and services smarter and better. Entrepreneurs, small-business owners and marketers in the world’s largest corporations make up its 361,000 subscribers, making it the largest in its category. (Does that sound like marketing-speak? It’s not; it’s just true.)
She is an 12-year veteran of creating and managing digital content to build relationships for organizations and individuals. Also, she’s a writer who blogs at her personal blog, A n n a r c h y, as well as American Express OPEN Forum, Mashable, and The Huffington Post.
Previously, Ann was the co-founder of ClickZ, one of the first sources of interactive marketing news and commentary.
She lives near Boston in a slightly creaky, comfortable house with 2 kids, 4 dogs, good coffee in the kitchen, decent wine in the cellar, a stack of New Yorkers by the bed, and an occasional field mouse in the laundry room.
Ann is working on her new book, Content Rules. For more information, go to http://www.contentrulesbook.com/
Interview Scheduled for Thursday, August 19th
Blase is VP of Sales & Marketing for Naples PrintSource. Blase has established himself as an expert in the field of direct mail & mailing list procurement. His passion for these topics led him to establish the company blog, www.TheDirectMailMan.com, which is devoted to addressing the most commonly asked questions by PR & Marketing professionals, nonprofits and small businesses.
Blase is sought after as a speaker for the topics of printing, direct mail marketing, and fundraising for nonprofits; he has presented to audiences at the Community Foundation of Collier County, the Greater Naples Chamber of Commerce, and the local chapter of PRSA (Public Relations Society of America), among others. Blase also writes for The Bloggers’ Bulletin.
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Interview with Dan Gordon
Daniel Gordon, 37, is a fourth generation jeweler and President of Samuel Gordon Jewelers in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma. Born in Oklahoma City, and raised there for most of his life, Daniel attended John Marshall High School and the University of Central Oklahoma. In addition, Daniel holds his Diamond Certificate from the Gemological Institute of America.
Now in his 15th year with the firm, Daniel has made many important changes for Samuel Gordon Jewelers: he’s virtually changed its’ entire business model and corporate culture, thereby insuring the continuation of the firms’ reputation as a leader in both the jewelry industry and the Oklahoma City market.
Some of Daniel’s many initiatives include: changes in product mixes & buying techniques; major changes in personnel (both in sales and administrative staff); creation of the firm’s website and a massive change in the firm’s marketing strategies, and the implementation of revolutionary & creative usage of social media/networking websites in which thousands of people are communicated with constantly. Daniel has created over 20 different presences on the Internet including: Facebook, Twitter, Youtube, Digg, Flickr, Linkedin, plus a highly viewed personal blog, all of which have been recognized as cutting edge by every major jewelry trade magazine in the industry.
As humble as he is creative, his favorite expression, when receiving any compliment, award, or accolade, is to simply say, “I’m just a jewelry salesman.”
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