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Fred McIntyre
Works at Advisor to Media Companies & Startups
Attended DUKE University
Lives in San Francisco, CA
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Words of wisdom from Hayes Davis - Union Metrics CEO (and Lexington NC Native) 
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+Fender Guitars is looking for a back end product lead based in LA to work on Identity Management & Social CRM.  A passion for music in general and some experience playing a musical instrument are a major plus.  - http://awe.sm/s8LId
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Fender Musical Instruments Corporation is looking for the right person to serve as Editor-in-Chief in our newly opened office in Burbank.  This job is an extraordinary opportunity to work with a great, passionate team (including me) and an iconic, world changing brand. ---  http://awe.sm/r8CeX
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Congrats Fred on YOUR new position.  I'll share this with my digital savvy LA friends.  
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Turns out that beauty shoppers like to share, and when they share traffic and conversions grow.  See how a leading beauty brand has used awe.sm to better understand customers & increase sales - http://awe.sm/aJR55
This week, we’re continuing our series on building and optimizing a performance-driven social media marketing program by exploring some specific findings that this approach has revealed to marketers who practice it. In part 1, we discussed how to classify social…
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awe.sm is helping #climate  use social media for social good - http://awe.sm/jJuEC
In case you missed the news, we’re thrilled by this morning’s launch of #climate, a new tool that helps influencers harness their social popularity to spread the word for worthy environmental causes. The tool is straightforward and really clever: #climate…
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Listen to Piano Cats from Fred McIntyre on BandLab and share your opinion in its creative process.
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+Fender   is looking for a Digital Product Leader in LA to build a category defining experience for Fender Play - Passion for Music, Learning & Building Great Products Required - http://awe.sm/jM68y
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2015 is off to an exciting start, and the team at Vidora is gearing up for a really exciting year. Alex Holub lays out how human curation, machine learning, big data & algorithms will help facilitate more engaging interactive experiences - http://awe.sm/r7zS7
2015 is going to be the year that data-driven intelligent algorithms will start to transform how we experience the online world. Increasingly intelligent algorithms, driven by big data and machine learning, will make decisions around how and what to show to each user and how to keep each user ...
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Maker's Block (or Burnout) is something that anyone who brings passion to their work will face at times in their career. Hannah Donovan shared this great talk on Maker's Block recently at Webstock. I watched Hannah struggle with this when she and I worked together at Last.fm. Her story and process for dealing with Burnout is useful and well worth checking out. If you look at the work that she and Matthew Ogle have gone on to do with ThisIsMyJam.com and with their other projects I think that the results indicate pretty clearly that her approach works - http://awe.sm/gKBXW
This is my story of going to the edge of burnout and back again. When I quit my first startup job in 2011, I did so thinking I might not be able to make anything ever again. Since then (while co-founding my own startup, heh) I've devoted most of my personal time to working on this as a design ...
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The sharing that your audience does on behalf of your brand is the most powerful form of social media marketing (users promoting your content… for you!) but too often is the least understood.  Here's how you can connect the dots to measure & optimize earned Social Media - http://awe.sm/dJLMC
This week, we begin a series of posts introducing the basics of measuring the ROI of social media marketing. We begin by making sure everyone’s on the same page, terminology-wise. If you’re an awe.sm user, you’ve probably noticed that we…
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Advisor to Media Companies & Startups
Employment
  • Advisor to Media Companies & Startups
    2012 - present
  • CBS Interactive Music Group
    SVP, Product & Strategy, 2009 - 2012
  • Last.fm
    SVP, Product & Strategy, 2009 - 2012
  • Radio.com
    SVP, Product & Strategy, 2009 - 2012
  • Yahoo! Radio
    Partner, 2009 - 2012
  • CBS Radio
    CBS Interactive Music Group, 2009 - 2012
  • Winamp
    SVP, Product, 2007 - 2009
  • SHOUTcast.com
    SVP, Product, 2007 - 2009
  • Aol Video
    SVP Product, 2005 - 2009
  • Spinner.com
    VP, Strategic Partnerships, 1998 - 1999
  • SPIN
    VP, Media Ventures, 1990 - 1998
  • VIBE
    VP, Media Ventures, 1997 - 1998
  • Aol Music
    Director, Business Development, 1999 - 2002
  • Aol Radio
    SVP Product, 2007 - 2009
  • AOL
    VP, Business Development & Operations, 2002 - 2004
  • AOL
    VP, Programming & Media Networks, 2004 - 2004
  • AOL Media
    SVP, Business Development, 2009 - 2009
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San Francisco, CA
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Lexington, NC - New York, NY - San Francisco, CA - Washington, DC - Leesburg, VA
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Introduction
Fred McIntyre is an accomplished digital leadership executive and advisor to startups.  McIntyre is the former CEO of awe.sm,  and he was recently recruited by TPG Growth to serve as the [Interim] Head of Digital for the Fender Musical Instruments Corporation.  He is also an active Advisor to 8tracks, Bandlab, Mixcloud, SoundHound, Unified Social & Union Metrics.  McIntyre has built his career on a foundation of successful execution and leadership at CBS, AOL, Last.fm, Winamp, Spinner.com, VIBE & SPIN.  He has done pioneering work in digital content development & distribution that has been instrumental in the creation and expansion of the markets for digital content services and networks.  McIntyre is a graduate of Duke University.
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  • DUKE University
  • Lexington Senior High School
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