August 2014 update: Was assisting Toyota dealers with SEO/SEM/Analytics, a healthcare consortium based in Orange County also within digital marcom, and devoting a fair amount of time to volunteer digital marketing leadership/guidance/hands-on efforts (including Aid For Africa).
And, then there's ProductCamp SoCal
and Caliber Media Group
-- more on those later.
February 2014 update
: Search & Analytics Consulting (acting Director) for the Dealer Authority
start-up team, while also assisting some Toyota dealerships for their SEM, SEO and Analytics.
October 2013 update
: in my role as TEDxOC Project Director
, had assembled an outstanding team of fellow volunteers, including from Thematix'
s leadership (i.e., Rob Kost), to continuosly enhance & and curate this TEDx's digital communication and conversation with the Southern California and
national communities, and with individuals, each seeking to better our lives and planet.
July 2013 update
: working with Thematix
, a semantic technologies
firm based in NYC, a start-up led by Rob Kost, with whom I worked after Rob co-founded U.S. Interactive
(a frim now a bare shell of its former self).
December, 2011/2012 update
(from some press releases): last as SEO/SEM leader for NADAguides
. Previous experience with NADA
, aside from working within digital automotive for years now, involved heading up NADA's 2010 Orlando convention's Social Media with a select team from Hyperdisk. As of Q4 2011 Christopher Regan also began working with Thematix, its leader Rob Kost, the co-founder of U.S. Interactive, where Chris was Dir. of Client Services/Business Development in New York City. An overview, including Hyperdisk and Hasai, is found here. An overview of Microformats he wrote, and was posted by Matt Funk of TK Carsites/Hasai, is found here (RDFa and Microformats). Chris has consulted with IDTek Enterprises within their SEM/SEO practice, and Chris volunteers for many organizations, including the Analysis Exchange (a an Analytics Mentor, his current/ongoing projects include two NYC headquartered international non-profits: Episcopal Relief and Develoment, and the American Museum of Natural History). Still engaged in Digital Automotive SEM/SEO leadership (six years at this point -- for some leading automotive firms: The Lease Outlet, NADA Conventions and TK Carsites' top clients), he's been deeply engaged in all things related to web marketing since 1995 (when he was the SEM/conference evangelist and web analytics lead for Infonautics). He's also currently defining the RDFa schema for the automotive dealerships vertical, alongside Hospitality. He's a dedicated foodie, admitted NY Times junkie/addict, and does miss the big cities of the East, like Philly, NYC, Boston and DC. A previous press (2008) release offers an additional snapshot/backgrounder... Irvine, CA -- Hyperdisk Marketing, Inc, one of the pioneers of strategic digital marketing and communications, announced today that Christopher Regan has joined the firm as Search and Marketing Director, over-seeing all strategic and tactical implementations of Search Marketing for Hyperdisk's clients, specifically Search Engine Optimization (SEO), Pay-Per-Click (PPC) campaigns, sponsorship insertions, and other search engine advertising placements for the firm's clients roster. "Chris brings an immense amount of experience with Fortune 500 companies to our team. He immediately impressed us with his knowledge, skills, and the ability to connect with Hyperdisk's clients. We are delighted that he joined our team of the industry's best of breed," Steven Seghers, president, Hyperdisk Marketing. Prior to joining Hyperdisk as Search and Marketing Director, Chris was the Director of Web Services for the national automotive firm The Lease Outlet, delivering top marketing results within a highly competitive industry while also overhauling that firm's IT and Internet infrastructures. His work within the web industry began in 1995 with Infonautics' online research service eLibrary, (now ProQuest and HighBeam Research) for that firm's web marketing efforts, including creating stand-alone web properties within AOL, Yahoo and other web portals.
Upon joining I-Frontier (now part of Microsoft's international Razorfish
unit) his web advertising work greatly enhanced consumer awareness and lead generation for brands such as CNN's Business 2.0, Claritin, Coppertone, Prilosec, StarMedia
(now South America's #1 web portal), Publishers' Clearing House and 1800Flowers. As Director of Client Services for U.S. Interactive's New York City offices clients included Johnson & Johnson, American Express, Citibank, Deloitte Consulting
, and Goldman Sachs -- even a role as Project Engineer for RCA Electronics' first direct-to-consumers (DTC) online efforts. For 15 years he has been a speaker at industry conferences such as ad:tech, Ziff Davis Media, The Gartner Group, NYNMA (New York New Media Association) and the SIIA
(Software & Information Industry Association).
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