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22817 Ventura Boulevard Suite 916 Woodland Hills, CA 91364 480-389-8810 http://www.sgbmediagroup.com http://www.sgbmedia.blogspot.com http://about.me/StephenBarr
Author, Editor & Publisher of 35+ syndicated, digital publications utilizing multiple digital distribution channels in conjunction with launching and administrating national advertising campaigns for major Fortune 500 advertisers in partnership with Google, Ning, Facebook, Myspace, Yahoo, Commission Junction, DoubleClick, LinkShare, Share A Sale, PepperJam and other industry leading third party affiliate networks. Senior product development team member and advisory board member from conception to public Beta launch on over a dozen start ups marketing tangible goods as well as professional services and web/mobile applications. Internationally recognized thought leader and read social media columnist on The Examiner, Associated Content, Vator.tv, Social Media Today and Technorati and company owned affiliate sites covering numerous topical verticals and published and cross syndicated on the full range of current platforms. Moderator of the “Niche Social Network Development” board on Quora.com and the “Affiliate Marketing” group on the Fast Pitch Network. Published educator on the Mentor Mob network.
Public relations, retailing, advertising, website & online forum development, niche social network development, community management, blogging, email campaigns, affiliate/performance marketing, search optimization, branding and identity, site location, event production & promotion and non-profit fund raising.
Philanthropy Social Network Development ( 10 years
Social Networking Strategies Public Speaking ( 20 years experience ) Fiscal Planning ( 20 years experience )
Strategic Planning ( 20 years experience ) Start-ups Event Planning & Production ( 20 years
Blogging ( 20 years experience )
Project Management ( 20 years experience ) Editing ( 20 years experience ) Talent Management ( 20 years experience ) Digital Media Publishing ( 6 years
Affiliate Marketing ( 6 years experience ) Videographer ( 20 years experience ) Computer Graphics ( 3 years experience ) Corporate Blogging ( 7 years experience ) Op-eds ( 1 year experience )
Non-Profit Consulting ( 3 years experience ) Media production ( 1 year experience ) Photography ( 20 years experience ) Social Media ( 10 years experience ) Social Branding ( 7 years experience ) Niche Marketing ( 7 years experience ) Online PR ( 10 years experience ) Alternative Media ( 7 years experience )
Coalition Development ( 3 years experience Startup Consulting ( 10 years experience )
E-commerce Consulting ( 10 years
Blog Management ( 7 years experience )
Executive Management ( 20 years
Social Networking ( 10 years experience ) Social Bookmarking ( 7 years experience )
Website Monetization ( 10 years experience Online Communities ( 14 years experience ) Social Software ( 7 years experience )
Press Events ( 20 years experience ) Political Campaigns ( 20 years experience ) Strategic Partnerships Performance Based Marketing Facebook
Legislative Relations ( 5 years experience ) Mind Mapping ( 5 years experience ) Online Community Management Social Media Marketing Twitter
Online Advocacy ( 10 years experience ) Social Media Development ( 7 years
Digital Media Digital Strategy
EXPERIENCE The Joan D. Berlin Foundation
Director of Public Relations The Joan D. Berlin Foundation primarily supports progressive medical research, specifically within the field of cancer treatment through immunotherapy. Joan also has served on various boards that define and direct tomorrow’s medical advances today! The foundation fosters learning and academic excellence by working with scientists, educators, and inventors to create a safe, fulfilling, and academically enriching environment for breakthrough science. 01 / 2012 - Present
The Entrepreneurial Advisory Network
07 / 2011 - Present
The Entrepreneurial Advisory Network is a growing team of individuals (not affiliated with AngelList) who are volunteering time to help nascent entrepreneurs. The advisors listed below have committed to helping by offering a small amount of time per week to offer advice and assist. We are always hoping to find more volunteers, so please get involved if interested! We do offer: advice, perspective, links to information, moral support. We do not promise intros, endorsements or money! Advisory Board Chairman at Sensual Steals, Inc.™ Advisory Board Member at ZEVO.tv™ Advisory Board Member at MyKidzKonnection.com™ Advisory Board Chairman at Golden Seeds Game Company, Inc.™ Advisory Board at Spillnow.com ™ Advisory Board at AFFGrow.com ™ Advisory Board at Bling Jeans Company ™ Advisory Board at Media Alliance Group ™ Advisory Board at PaintAcquaint.com ™ Advisory Board at Coworking Florida ™ Advisory Board at Caffine.me ™
Golden Seeds Game Company, Inc.
Director of Social Media & Public Relations
05 / 2011 - Present
Golden Seeds Game Company, Inc., a Nevada Corporation is a start up business that has positioned itself to become the global supplier of innovative, educational and informational games. These games, when played, are intended to bring about education and greater insights and understandings about information that can be used in our daily lives. GSGC has acquired the rights to expand the creation, marketing and distribution of “Words Of Wisdom The Game” (“WOW” or “The Game”). Never before in history have the stories of The Bible, which are 2,000 to 6,000 years old, been utilized in a formula that allows every person access to The Bible in this way
regardless of their religious background. Words Of Wisdom The Game and it’s many applications provide a fun learning tool that presents the titles, the themes and some facts on The Bible books in a way that every person can enjoy. As the Director of Social Media I oversee all social network interaction, profiles, groups, pages, inbound and outbound ad campaigns, affiliate management, press release authoring and distribution, all “official” corporate contact with media and customers. I am also responsible for managing the purchasing of print space in print and digital media spaces, and broadcast time on radio and television for the clients of the agency. I use statistical models to determine the best media plan for the client, based on maximum media effectiveness for the client. They deal with media sales representatives and determine where to place ads based on the client’s objectives and budgets. As Public Relations Director I plan and direct public relations programs designed to create and maintain a favorable public image for employers or clients; or if engaged in fundraising, plans and directs activities to solicit and maintain funds for special projects and nonprofit organizations. I direct all media relations, community relations, internal communications and investor relations.
Boardroom Advisory Services
Founder & Chairman
01 / 2011 - Present
Fee based consulting services for emerging technology for profit and nonprofit start up advisory and directorial boards. Boardroom Advisory Services was founded by veteran entrepreneur Stephen G. Barr with the mission to assist emerging technology start ups from conception through IPO, merger or sale by serving, guiding, advising and governing their advisory & director’s boards on a fee based consulting basis with a focus on current best practices, ethics and prudent leadership principles. Services Include but not Limited to; Board Formation and Staffing Mission Development Seed Funding Acquisition Board Administration & Governance Investor Reporting Procedural Implementation External Reporting and Compliance Media and Public Relations IPO, Merger or Sale Negotiations – Expert Market Study and Business plan preparation, review and evaluations. -Founded, built and ran multiple corporations in the <$1M annual revenue and 1-5 employees on bootstrap seed capital. -CEO of a 7 office regional consulting firm and served on the board of directors of several other, larger corporations in California, New York, Arizona, Delaware & Nevada. I am actively seeking compensated board appointments on the Advisory Boards of emerging technology startups, NPO’s, progressive political PACs, fine arts and ecological lobby groups and open to other market segments as well.
SGB Media Group™
CEO & Group Publisher
11 / 2006 - Present
SGB Media Group™ is a social media marketing and digital publishing firm specializing in social media marketing campaigns, eCommerce solutions, brand development initiatives, public relations and digital content production, publication and syndication.CRM solutions.
Social Media Columnist at The Examiner.com Director of Social Media at Golden Seeds Game Company, Inc. Editor In-Chief of The Erotic Free Press Book launch social media architect and director for “The Healing Codes” Publicist, Editor and Social Media Director for author Al Jacobs’ “On the Money Trail” newsletter and blog. Director of Social Media & Public Relations at Karmlco, Inc. Featured Columnist at Vator.tv™ Author & Publisher of: *The Social Media Marketing Report™ *The Southwestern Real Estate Report™ *Boardroom Advisory Services Blog™ *The Affiliate Marketing Publisher’s Report™ *The Transpartisan Times™ *The Social Circuit on Amplify.com™ *Social Views on Google’s Blogger™ *The Social Media Observer on WordPress™ *The Software Solution Network™ *The Hard Drive Journal™ *Erotomania™ *The Startup Review Journal™ *Strategic Alliance Management & Social Media™ *Here’s Your Seat™ *A Divine Catharsis™ *A Caregiver’s Silence™ *Jew·el·ry™ *Black Friday Big Deals™ *The Adult Affiliate Network™ *The Reverse Mortgage News™ *Premium Value Club™ *Net Values Club™ *The Solitudinal Extrovert™ *So You Want to be a Manwhore?™ Products: * Social Network Profiles & Fan Pages * Business Plan Development * Blogs * Niche Social Networks * Static Websites * Portal Sites * eCommerce solutions * eMail/Newsletter Campaigns * Event Planning & Production * Website Analytics & SEO * Affiliate Marketing * Strategic Alliance Management * Business Development
Chief Business Development Officer (CBDO)
07 / 2010 - 10 / 2010
talentPOD is a social media marketing company that specializes in the development and ongoing administration of proprietary social networks for the nonprofit and community focused organization sectors utilizing the full capacity of cutting edge, emerging technologies benefiting local, state, national and international communities. Social relevance and impact are the cornerstones of our inspiration. Through skillful use of emerging technologies within the social media and public relations industries we hope to assist the nonprofit and other community welfare organizations develop and deliver their message to their targeted constituencies in a manor consistent with the current industry standards and best practices for the greater welfare and enrichment of the communities they serve. Proprietary social network development and administration and public relations services for the nonprofit and community services focused sectors. Elaborated business development plans, design and implemented processes to support business growth, through customer and market definition. Facilitated business growth by working together with clients as well as business partners (suppliers, subcontractors, JV partners, technology providers, etc.). Built and maintained high-level contacts with current and prospective customer and other business and project partners. Drove prospects through to contract award (including identifying new customers and markets, developing approaches to the market, identifying prospects, proposal preparation, etc.)
Developed marketing strategy, managed proposal teams and client account managers. I was brought in to help develop and launch a custom social network platform for a specific client that had been in development for over two years. The final product was not approved but the client.
Center for Progressive Leadership
01 / 2009 - 09 / 2009
The CPL State Political Leaders Fellowship is a nine-month, part-time leadership development program for a select group of organizational leaders, future candidates, community organizers, and progressive activists across the state. Through training, coaching, project-based work and mentoring, the program gives up-and-coming leaders the skills and networks they need to advance progressive political change in their communities. The Fellowship is designed to fit the schedules of working professionals through five main components: Five Weekend Workshops Regular One-on-one and Small Group Coaching Project-based Learning Mentorship Political Networking
Director of Social Media
10 / 2008 - 09 / 2009
GiveClicks is an online shopping program designed to help you support your favorite charity while doing your every day shopping on the Internet. The nonprofit of your choice will receive a small donation with each purchase you make online within the GiveClick’s merchant network. While there I developed the corporate social media strategy and built out, populated and maintained campaigns on Twitter and Facebook as well as initiated and maintained the corporate blog on Wordpress. I reported to the CEO directly as well as interfaced with channel partners, IT department and various political and community leaders. As Social Media Director I was responsible for overseeing the Company’s Social Media Strategy and Social Media team across all internal brands and platforms . The role coordinated with the internal PR, Editorial, Marketing, Legal and Production Directors and Board Members to support the Company’s mission. The position involved ensuring our social boradcasting was fully integrated with all other efforts across the Company’s portfolio, as well as managing the Central Social Media budget.
Draft Al Gore; State of Arizona
06 / 2006 - 02 / 2008
Worked within the State of Arizona to initiate a draft referendum to elect Al Gore for President of The United States of America in the 2008 Presidential elections. In 2002-03 Draft Gore mounted a large-scale effort to draft Al Gore for the Democratic nomination in 2004. Thousands of people in every state worked actively in support of that campaign, which received considerable attention from the media. At the end of 2003, out of respect for Vice President Gore’s wishes when he endorsed Howard Dean, we brought our effort to an end. Since then, the crises facing our country and the world have only worsened. Democrats, both at the grassroots level and in elected office, told us that Al Gore’s voice and vision offer us the best chance to reclaim our country and to fight again for the values our party has historically stood for. That’s why we restarted the campaign in early 2006 and mounted a historic effort to try to draft Gore for 2008.
Vintage Bass Trading Co. & The Dudepit Forum
Owner & Community Manager
12 / 1998 - 01 / 2007
Owner of VBTC, an online retail outlet for bass guitars and related accessories and host of The Dude Pit online bass guitar discussion forum and social network. Retailer for fifteen musical instrument manufacturers. Co-
designer of three limited edition bass guitars manufactured by Lakland Basses. Importer and exclusive US Distributor of the J-Retro onboard preamplifiers. As Founder and Community Manager of “The Dudepit” online forum for bass players worldwide I managed an early example of a “Proprietary” as well as a “Niche” social network that at it’s peak was averaging an average of 3 million visits per month in a threaded forum style format. The forum became quite popular and I successfully “branded” myself as “The Dude” and became a noted “thought leader” within the demographic with an international following.
Sable Ridge Vineyards
1996 - 2001
General manager of this family owned, boutique vineyard and winery in Sonoma County, CA. Managed all day to day operations including vineyard and cellar labor, facilities and equipment. Participated in final tasting, blending and bottling of all wines which have received multiple gold, silver & bronze medals in international competition. One of the founding vineyards of The Bennett Valley AVA, an American Viticultural Area located in Sonoma County, California. The boundaries of this appellation lie completely within the North Coast AVA, almost completely within the Sonoma Valley AVA and overlaps into some areas of the Sonoma Coast AVA and Sonoma Mountain AVA. The region was granted AVA status on December 23, 2003 following the petition of Matanzas Creek Winery. The AVA is surrounded to the south, east and west by the Sonoma Mountains and to the north by the city of Santa Rosa, California. The region receives a moderating effect on its climate from Pacific Ocean through the cool coastal fogs and breeze that creep into the area from the southwest through Crane Canyon between Sonoma Mountain and Taylor Mountain. Barbera, Cabernet Sauvignon, Cabernet Franc, Chardonnay, Grenache, Merlot, Pinot Noir, Sauvignon Blanc and Syrah are the leading grape varieties planted. PRODUCTION Estate Syrah Sonoma Valley Meritage Russian River Valley Viognier Russian River Valley Petite Sirah Russian River Valley Zinfandel Sonoma County Zinfandel Sonoma Valley Syrah and Red Blends Lodi Zinfandel, Syrah and Red Blends
American Residential Appraisers
President & CEO
04 / 1991 - 11 / 1997
Founder, President and CEO of this SW regional appraisal & consulting firm with as many as 7 branch locations in CA & NV. Oversees all real estate appraisal administration business operations including day-to-day operational management including ordering and reviewing appraisal reports, vetting and maintaining a panel of approved appraisers and environmental consultants, establishment of bank appraisal and environmental policies and development of department procedures, quality control including USPAP, Federal and state banking regulatory compliance, providing counsel to lenders and underwriters regarding real estate related issues, supervision and guidance of staff, and providing customer service to internal and external clientele. Over 400 hours of courtroom testimony experience with over an 80% win ratio. Golf course design, development and residential subdivision specialist. High end, celebrity owned residential specialist within a 7 county area of Southern CA *Certified review appraiser Early tester and adopter of digital photography and data transmission technologies.
District Appraisal Manager
04 / 1989 - 04 / 1991
Senior management position at this federally chartered savings bank. Managed desk and fields appraisers with workload adjustments and job performance including, estimating, customer service skills, and time management. Responsibilities: Managed Appraiser dispatch processes. Oversaw quality of appraisal handling Managed internal quality control program including accuracy to detail, tracking results, and ensuring general quality control and USPAP compliance. Ensured proper employee training, use and maintenance of all department computer hardware and software systems, Monitored and reported unit performance against established metrics standards. Worked closely
with staff to ensure fair, accurate, and timely appraisals. Keeps current on state/territory regulations and issues as well as industry activity and trends. Provided technical support to appraisal staff as well as completing reviewed an ongoing random sampling of field work.. Participated in the establishment of department goals and for implementing procedures and performance standards to achieve these goals; Responsible for the employment, promotion, associate performance evaluation, training, motivation, counseling, and discipline of assigned associates.
Axiel Research Group, Ltd.
President & CEO
11 / 1985 - 10 / 1988
Founded and served as Pres & CEO of this real estate appraisal and consulting firm with emphasis on developing emerging technology within the field utilizing advanced statistical modeling, digitized forms and digital photography years before any peer groups.
Scott E. Cohen Realty
01 / 1983 - 11 / 1985
Managed a sales force of 6-10 real estate sales people and brokers under Mr.Cohen. Recipient of the 1984 “Sales Master Award” from the Real Estate Board of Rochester for being the top selling Realtor Associate with 164 closed sale transactions.
Imagery Interpreter Specialist AFSC 20650
1976 - 1979
Graduated US Millitary Intelligence School, Lowry AFB, Served with the 548th RTG Hickam AFB, HI, Honorable Discharge.
EDUCATION Monroe Community College
AA , Marketing Management Student Association Vice President, Student Member Board of Trustees, Founder & President of Outdoor Activities Unlimited Club. 1979 - 1981
Cardinal Mooney HS
Diploma , College Prep
1976 - 1976
1984 Sales Master Award, Real Estate Board of Rochester, NY 1989 CitiPride Award Recipient, CitiBank
Website development, social media marketing, affiliate marketing, social networking, search engine optimization, website analytics, philanthropic administration, social activism, local, national and international politics, music, fine arts, viticulture, literature, antiques.
Digital Advertising Professionals, eMarketing Association Network, Association of Strategic Marketing, Email Experience Council, Internet Affiliate Marketers Association (IAMA), Performance Marketing Alliance, Phoenix Advertising and Marketing Professionals, The Center for Progressive Leadership, Association of Strategic Alliance Professionals
PUBLICATIONS Social Views
SGB Media Group · Authors: Stephen G. Barr · http://www.sgbmedia.blogspot.com
09 / 2007
Phoenix based SGB Media Group is a social media marketing firm specializing in niche social network development, performance marketing, strategic alliance management, public relations and developing social network aggregation applications.
An Inimitable Style
SGB Media Group · Authors: Stephen G. Barr · http://aninimitablestyle.blogspot.com/
10 / 2010
Publisher Stephen G. Barr writes one man’s perspective on being single, middle aged, introspective, style conscious and sometimes lost in the technological new millennium society.
The Software Solution Network
SGB Media Group · Authors: Stephen G. Barr · http://softwaresolutionnetwork.blogspot.com/
11 / 2010
Providing the best software available at deeply discounted pricing. Product reviews and promotions.
Black Friday Big Deals
SGB Media Group · Authors: Stephen G. Barr · http://blackfridaybigdeals.blogspot.com/
10 / 2010
SGB Media Group brings you the big deals for this year’s Black Friday, Cyber Monday and the rest of the Holiday shopping season!
The Transpartisan Times
SGB Media Group · Authors: Stephen G. Barr · http://transpartisantimes.blogspot.com/
09 / 2007
Transpartisanship represents an emerging field in political thought distinct from bipartisanship, which aims to negotiate between “right” and “left,” resulting in a dualistic perspective, and nonpartisanship, which tends to avoid political affiliation altogether. Rather, transpartisanship acknowledges the validity of truths across a range of political perspectives and seeks to synthesize them into an inclusive, pragmatic container beyond typical political dualities.
The Southwest Real Estate Report
SGB Media Group · Authors: Stephen G. Barr · http://www.swrereport.posterous.com
07 / 2011
Publisher and retired real estate appraiser Stephen G. Barr tracks and discussed the current real estate market in California, Ariziona & Nevada.
The Hard Drive Journal
SGB Media Group · Authors: Stephen G. Barr · http://computerwebdeals.blogspot.com/
SGB Media Group’s Steve Barr reports on computer hardware and peripheral devices with news, reviews and buy recommendations.
The Adult Affiliate Network
SGB Media Group · Authors: Stephen G. Barr · http://adultaffiliatenetwork.blogspot.com/
11 / 2010
Providing webmasters the best adult affiliate programs for their websites.
Social Media Observer
SGB Media Group · Authors: Stephen G. Barr · http://socialmediaobserver.wordpress.com
12 / 2010
A social media and public relations blog on WordPress by problogger and social media expert Stephen G. Barr, CEO & Group Publisher at the Scottsdale, AZ based SGB Media Group.
SGB Media Group Blog
SGB Media Group Publications · Authors: Stephen G. Barr · http://sgbmedia.posterous.com/
09 / 2007
SGB Media Group’s social media marketing blog on the Posterous network reporting on trends, news and events within the social media marketing industry.
The Solitudinal Extrovert
SGB Media Group Publications · Authors: Stephen G. Barr · http://sgbmedia.tumblr.com/
07 / 2009
Steve Barr’s Tumblr blog on a range of topics from social media marketing, public relations, social network development & monetization, blogging, vlogging, community and strategic alliance building, website development, computer graphics, content management & aggregation, digital media publishing. branding and identity, site location, event production & promotion, non-profit fund raising and tasteful, responsible adult content publishing, human sexuality, empathy, irony and emotions
The Affiliate Marketing Publisher's Report
SGB Media Group · Authors: Stephen G. Barr · http://ampr.posterous.com/
11 / 2007
SGB Media Group’s Publisher Stephen G. Barr reports on the Affiliate Marketing Industry
Strategic Alliance Management & Social Media
SGB Media Group · Authors: Stephen G. Barr · http://sgbmedia.typepad.com/blog/
A community and blog dedicated to strategic alliance management within today’s social media environment.
The Social Circuit
SGB Media Group · Authors: Stephen G. Barr · http://stevebarr.amplify.com/
05 / 2010
Publisher and social media commentator Stephen G. Barr aggregates news, trends and events within the social media marketing industry.
Here's Your Seat
SGB Media Group · Authors: Stephen G. Barr · http://heresyourseat.blogspot.com/
09 / 2007
SGB Media Group’s blog offering the lowest prices on concert, sports and event tickets.
A Caregiver's Silence
SGB Media Group · Authors: Stephen G. Barr · http://caregiverssilence.blogspot.com/
07 / 2007
Steve Barr of SGB Media Group discusses his personal experiences as the full-time caregiver for his elderly & infirm parents and reports on many available resources for caregivers. Syndicated on The Wellsphere Health Network.
The Joan Berlin Foundation Blog
SGB Media Group · Authors: Stephen G. Barr · http://www.joanberlin.blogspot.com
12 / 2011
Joan Berlin has funded and runs the Joan Berlin Foundation, which primarily supports progressive medical research, education, and the arts. Joan also has served on various boards that define and direct tomorrow’s medical advances today!
Niche Social Network Development
SGB Media Group · Authors: Stephen G. Barr · http://nichesocialnetwork.blogspot.com/
01 / 2012
A niche social network is a social network comprised of members of a particular niche market. The development, population, and administration of such a social, while possessing properties of a global social network does require different skills and special treatment by the developer. This blog is for the discussion of those differences.
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