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Works at Parata Systems
Attended North Carolina State University
Lives in Cary, NC
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Fun times in Mexico last Winter!
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A Visual Facebook Checklist http://gplus.ly/1MNkYKJ
If you are in charge of liaising from an agency with a client media producer, this visual checklist has everything you need to get your clients to follow all the best guidelines in a foolproof - yes idiot proof size guide!

To be honest this was a little scroll of death to post as an infographic directly on G+ so we just highlighted a snippet for you to gauge just how brilliant a concept this was. #graphicdesigners  take a look!

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+TechWyse  a leading Canadian Internet Marketing firm has created this cool updated cheat sheet that every Facebook Admin should take a peek at.  Please share this Infographic with your friends and associates  that manage Facebook pages, they will thank you!
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No matter what specific industry you may be in, most likely you're going to have a website. Webs...
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Just tried +Helpouts by Google  very cool way to get support! Let's see if anyone answers my question tho!
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Great list of triangle peeps! Thanks +Phil Buckley
 
It's LIVE! - The 100 People You Should Be Connected to in the Triangle (but probably aren't). http://www.1918.com/100-triangle-people-you-should-connect-with/

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Thanks for sharing +Brian McDonald - and for being a double-dipper... both a nominator and nominated. #Triangle100  
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Google Fiber is coming to the Triangle. Woohoo! Keep updated on our progress at g.co/fiber/triangle
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Nah Larry & Sergey didn't like that animated short so we got blacklisted
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An in-depth analysis on the evolution of social media in last ten years. Growth of Facebook, YouTube, Instagram, Twitter, Pinterest and more
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Is SEO Possible w/ Great Content and Nothing Else?

New WB Friday -- http://bit.ly/12qh8Vk -- in which I explore a very rough version of Google's ranking algorithm and explain how it's possible that some sites that do no active outreach/link acquisition work can manage to rank.
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Web Sites - If you're responsible for generating sales and leads from your company's website, you know that one of the biggest culprits hurting conversion rates is visitor confusion. six ways you can ...
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Digital Marketing
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Email Marking, SEO, SEM, Content Marketing, Conversion Optimization, Marketing Automation, Social Media
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  • Parata Systems
    Digital Marketing Manager, 2013 - present
  • SciQuest
    Digital Marketing Manager, 2012 - 2013
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Cary, NC
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Rio de Janeiro, Brasil - Birmingham, AL - Falls Church, VA - Hagerstown, MD - Raleigh, NC
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Digital Marketing Manager in Cary, NC
Introduction

My 15+ years in the business includes working on both the agency and corporate sides of marketing to better understand how to communicate and deliver value.  I have launched brands for start up companies, worked with a host of Fortune 500 companies including GM, AOL, Square D, Ericcson, AT&T, IBM and several others.

I have developed and implemented co-marketing programs to help drive business for multiple partners and vendors in several industries including software, hardware, automotive, healthcare, manufacturing and publishing.  My strong written and oral communication skills combined with a deep mechanical aptitude allow me to ask the right questions and develop communications for audiences ranging from design engineers to CEOs to bloggers.

My process to helping companies improve brand awareness and increase market share is to understand what their goals and objectives are, and help those companies determine, focus in on and refine the goals and metrics, and then develop a plan that can deliver in a cost-effective and easy to implement method.  

Overall technology and tools are just ends to a mean, finding what works and doing it well are what makes the difference.

Leadership and ownership are keys to my success.  In the past few years I have served as a board member for the Triangle Chapter of the American Marketing Association including Chapter President for 2011-2012.  During this time I transformed how the chapter communicated from a monthly newsletter to a multi-faceted social media communication program to drive meeting attendance and increase membership.  In September of 2010 Triangle AMA was named second runner-up for National Chapter of the Year after winning the Turnaround Chapter in 2009. 

Other awards I have garnered for my companies include ranking on the Inc. 500 list, Triangle Business Journal Fast 50, Microsoft Back Office Product of the Year, and several SAS Alliance Awards.

Education
  • North Carolina State University
    Public Relations, 1985 - 1990
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