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Mark Edwards
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Attended University of Evansville
Lives in St. Louis
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    1977 - 1980
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Mark Edwards’ career in Online and Social Media, multi-platform content creation and broadcasting spans over 40 years and almost every form of media. He has had experience in radio programming and management, music streaming, building online presence, computer programming, and consulting on everything from branding to developing highly successful Social Media campaigns.

His work touches almost every communications platform in the online and broadcast spaces, and his current position as Genre Manager and Musical Technical Director at CÜR Media lets him combine his experience in online media, broadcast programming, internet content creation, and computer programming to help build a revolutionary new music streaming platform. Mark Edwards Worldwide, the multi-disciplinary media consultancy he has operated since 2007, continues to work with selected clients on Content Creation, Social Media, Online Presence, SEO, SEM, and Web Analytics projects.

Edwards worked with Unisys as a Content Manager and Web Analytics Specialist for a number of United States Department Of Justice websites. In that role, he was charged with creating web content, optimizing it for SEO success, and analyzing its effectiveness. He also wrote the code that powered the websites, using tools including C#, Microsoft Visual Studio, Bootstrap, SharePoint, HTML5, CSS, and many more.

As Senior Vice President of Content Development for the TeshMedia Group and John Tesh Radio show, Edwards was responsible for all online and social network activity, including website, SEO, SEM, analytics, podcast and streaming audio creation, working on the company’s video and television projects, and leading the company’s push into the world of branded content and content marketing.

Edwards is a longtime award winning new media, online, and broadcast programmer, manager, and innovator. He works with and helps develop the cutting edge of the latest technology, and is regularly asked to test new products for firms like Google, Facebook, Twitter, and many more. His New Media Newsfeed, updating the latest tech and User Experience news, is read by thousands of people a month. His writing has been published in a score of online and print platforms and he has spoken at many industry events.

His quarter of century of programming top radio stations includes WLIT/Chicago, KOSI/Denver, KYKY, KEZK, and WVRV in St. Louis and more. His pioneering work in Social Media, online marketing, and multi-platform branding is well known in the broadcasting and online industries.

Among his many accomplishments are launching one of the first websites for a radio station in 1992, producing the first direct mail video for a broadcast property, and an unsurpassed track record in launching new broadcast and online brands. Few in any industry can match Edwards’ unique understanding of online strategy and tactics, as well as his deep understanding of usability and best practices for dozens of online platforms, many of which he has worked with since their inception.

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Genre Manager/Music Technology Director, CÜR Media, Managing General Partner, Mark Edwards Worldwide
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Merging Compelling Content With Innovative Technology To Cause Disruption
Employment
  • CÜR Media
    Genre Manager/Music Technology Director, 2015 - present
  • Mark Edwards Worldwide
    Managing General Partner, 2007 - present
  • Unisys
    Content Manager/Web Analytics Specialist, 2014 - 2015
  • TeshMedia Group
    Senior Vice President, Content Development, 2012 - 2013
  • Entercom Communications Kansas City KUDL/KGEX
    Program Director/Brand Manager, KUDL, KGEX, and KZPT, 2010 - 2011
  • CBS Radio
    Director Of Programming-KEZK/KYKY St. Louis, MO, 2004 - 2010
  • Entercom Communications
    Program Director, KOSI/KALC Denver, 2003 - 2004
  • Bonneville International
    Operations Manager, WVRV St. Louis, 2001 - 2003
  • Viacom
    Vice President/Programming WLIT Chicago, 1990 - 1999
  • Greater Media
    Operations Manager, WEJM Philadelphia, 2000 - 2001
  • Knight Quality Stations
    Operations Manager, WSRS/WTAG Worcester, MA, 1988 - 1990
  • Fairbanks Broadcasting
  • Infinity Broadcasting
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Indianapolis - Chicago - Philadelphia - Denver - Boston - Kansas City - Worcester, MA
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Technology That Can Change Lives
I've not made a secret about the fact that I'm visually handicapped. It's been part of my life since birth, I'm not ashamed of it, and I think I've done a pretty good job in a world that was never designed for the disabled. The ONLY thing I can't do is driv...
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Thanks to +Anthony Cuthbertson and +Newsweek  for including me in this story about a truly revolutionary new application, +Aipoly. Few things on a smartphone can change one's life, but this app has the potential to do just that. 
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Satechi makes some amazing stuff, including a wireless Mac keyboard that I love. Now they're giving some of the stuff away. Thought I would share it with you, and no, I'm not getting 
Satechi is giving away a green Desk Mat & Mate, speaker, and travel adapter to two lucky contestants. Simply enter below to win. Winners will be announced Thursday, March 17. Good luck!
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St. Louis, A Tale Of Two Cities, Again
I've been hesitant to write this post for quite a while because I rely on the taxis in St. Louis to get around since I'm visually handicapped. I have no reason whatsoever to think that speaking out, even indirectly, against the taxi companies will affect my...
St. Louis is mired in a debate about bringing ridesharing services like Uber and Lyft to the area. It's time for the fighting to stop.
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The true story of how +LG USA Mobile +LG USA lost me as a customer forever. If you own a business, please read this and try to think of your entire customer base when you launch a product or do a promotion. 
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His show may be over, but obviously he's keeping the small town news tradition alive. Never a good idea to pair the untrained with a master as shown here.
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I swear by +Anker chargers. Now you can win one. GoodLuck!
Anker and Ingress have joined forces with a massive 300 portable charger giveaway. US only. Ends 3/20/2016.
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Why Cardinals Fans Should Root For The Cubs Wednesday
This post first appeared on Mark's Cubs Worship Pulpit , an official MLB Blog Well, it’s finally happened. The  Cubs  are in the playoffs. And while I still think MLB Playoffs Rootability Index  this year. 2016 will be the Season Of A Dream for the Cubs, on...
St. Louis Cardinals fans owe it to themselves to root for the Chicago Cubs in the NLDS game against the Pittsburgh Pirates.
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So Amazon.com​, some preliminary traffic analysis makes it look like automated purchases seemed to have been made for many of the "good" things on Prime Day. Sort of the way bots used to take over Ticketmaster​ and get all the good seats before us mere mortals could get them. The bots snapped up all the real deals before humans could hit the Enter key. I'd bet you another year of Prime (which I'll NEVER pay for again after today) that many of those TV's, phones, computers, and things that aren't cat treats, beef jerky, or probiotic pills show up on Craigslist and eBay as soon as they arrive via free 2 day shipping at the "buyers" warehouses. Thanks for contributing to the "sharing economy" today. And for pissing off thousands of your formally loyal customers. 
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I spoke with Amazon about a deal that was ripped out from under me, and they wouldn't confirm this theory. But if it ISN'T true, let's see Amazon prove it. 
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Today, Prime Day, is the day Amazon.com​ lost me as a customer. Pulled a classic bait and switch on a "Prime Exclusive" deal and told me to basically screw myself when I called them out on it. I've been a customer since they only sold books, but I'm finished. I don't need to be treated like dirt and lied to with Jet​, WalMart, and so many others willing to take my money and treat me with simple human respect. You blew it, Amazon. And I'm sure I wasn't the only customer you made so mad that they've abandoned you. 
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I hope I'm in the right place to ask this question. If not please let me know. I have a bunch of photos on my computer that I would like to send to the new Google photos storage. I see how to hook up a device or SD card to the computer and have the items on that device uploaded, but I don't see anything about uploading photo folders from a computer. Is there a way to do that with the new app?

Thanks in advance for any help you can give me with this question.
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Hi, Mark. On your computer's web browser, go to photos.google.com and make sure you are logged into your account. You'll be able to upload all your photos there. 
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The End Of An Era, And The End Of A Genre
When I started the day, I made a promise on Facebook that I wouldn't post incessantly about the end of David Letterman 's Late Show. For any student of broadcasting, any student of comedy, or anyone who lived through the last 33 years, this is a truly bitte...
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I've always considered a trip to the License Bureau or DMV or whatever your state calls it to be just a step below a trip to the dentist. I must say that my experience at this License Bureau far exceeded my expectations. The place is tiny, with five service points, each of which seems to handle a different part of the many things one can do at a License Bureau. So when you get there, you're not part of one big line, you're part of a "sub-line" based on what you need done. While the place was jammed when I went on a Wednesday afternoon, some people got in and out of there quickly and others (like me) had to wait a while. When you get there, you sign in on a computer screen and get put into the queue based on what service you need. You register with your cell phone number, so you get text messages telling you how long the wait is and where you are in line. I didn't know this until I got there, but they also have an app you can use to schedule an appointment or hold your place in line before you get there. Wish I would have known, as I waited over an hour to get my license renewed. All in all, the system is very efficient and being able to use the app to "get in line" can be a huge help. The workers at the office were very organized, friendly, and got business taken care of in a very professional way. Once it's your turn, you're in and out of there pretty quickly. One tip, if you want to pay with a credit card, there's a $1.75 fee. You can pay with cash or check to avoid the charge. I give them credit for trying to make a time-consuming and often frustrating process pretty simple. I just wish I'd have known about the app so I could have lessened my time hanging out waiting for my phone to buzz.
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Public - 3 weeks ago
reviewed 3 weeks ago
As IHOP restaurants go, this one is pretty good. The staff is efficient, there's room to wait inside and outside, and the food is good, pretty much the same as every other IHOP in the universe. Obviously the place is insanely busy on weekend mornings. Plan on waiting if you want to patronize them during those times. Because the food is good and the service is even better, the restaurant is somewhat busy at all times. But it's pretty large so there isn't always the kind of wait you would have during weekend breakfast. Food is what you would expect any IHOP, focusing on breakfast but serving lunch and dinner items as well. Always hot, usually quick, and pretty tasty for what it is. Hard to go wrong here unless you have an aversion to waiting for a table.
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Public - a month ago
reviewed a month ago
Queeny Park is almost two different locations, there's the park itself, which is wonderful and a great place to take the family, ride your bike, fly a kite, or just hang out. The other big draw in the park is the Recreation Center, which is home to many public (and sometimes very large) events. The facility is nice, features bleacher seating on one side of the main hall, and can host anything from hockey games to art shows to High School graduatins. Here's the problem with Queeny Park and the event space. There is very very very (get it?) little parking for the building, and if you don't get to the event you're attending early, you'll likely be stuck parking on the side of the winding road that goes through the park. The good news is you may be able to get out easier as there is only one entrance/exit to the park. The bad news is that you could be parking FAR away from the building. It's not a huge deal on a nice Spring or Summer day, but it's no fun when it's cold or if there's any snow or ice on the ground. You have been warned. Best advice is if you're attending an event at the park, get there early and enjoy your surroundings from a decent parking space.
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Public - 2 months ago
reviewed 2 months ago
Been here many times and the quality of the food and service has been consistently good. We tried to tempt fate and went on a Sunday around 10AM, and there were people jamming up the lobby (and blocking the free coffee to drink while you wait) and all around the outside of the restaurant. It was nuts. But we had called ahead and gotten on the waiting list, so we only had to wait about 10 minutes for a table. The food was great, with a wide variety of breakfast choices. They also have seasonal menus, and the items on them are both a little more adventurous than the usual fare, but very tasty. They have an extensive lunch menu, but I'm not sure if they serve those items at peak breakfast time. I'm not sure I've ever been here when it wasn't busy, and sometimes there's a bit of a wait, but once you're seated the service is very efficient, the kitchen is quick (especially considering the volume they're pumping out) and food has never disappointed. And as a caffeine addict, I appreciate the fact that they leave a pot of coffee on the table for easy refills. The call ahead option was new to me for First Watch, but I highly recommend it, especially if you're going at a peak time.
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Public - 2 months ago
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This is a local company that delivers for restaurants using their own app and I believe subcontracts with other services like GrubHub to deliver food in parts of St. Louis. I've used them in the past and the do a decent job, although every time I've used them, the food comes later than promised. Sometimes they email or call to let me know, sometimes not. The problem with this company is their website and app. The just aren't very good. They take your address and seem to list restaurants based on distance (and delivery fee) with the FARTHEST ones first. You have to scroll down to find the closer and less expensive choices. Also, restaurants come and go from their site and app. Today for example, the restaurant I wanted to order from wasn't listed on their website, so I called them to see if they were still delivering for them and their operator told me they were. I then found that restaurant on their app. However, when I went back to the app two hours later to place an order, the restaurant was gone. Right now, this company is just about the only one that will deliver from multiple restaurants, at least in West County. I'm hoping services like Postmates will expand into my area soon and give GrubGo soe competition and local restaurants some choice in being able to deliver food to their customers.
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Public - a month ago
reviewed a month ago
I've used Mid America to do my Fall and Spring cleanups and could not be more satisfied with their service. They are incredibly efficient in the way they do business, always returning calls promptly (something you don't always see with landscaping firms) and in the work they do. Their crews are thorough, don't leave anything unfinished, and everyone I've dealt with in that company, from the owner to the different folks who have done the work at my house, have been concerned first and foremost that the jobs have been done right. I've used a lot of landscape companies over the years, but will only use Mid America from now on.
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Public - 2 months ago
reviewed 2 months ago
I've been a fan of this chain for years, long before they opened up in Chesterfield some years ago. Went there over the weekend with a group of 6, and it just didn't feel like the same place. What we ate was good overall, but things see to change every time I go to CPK, and not always for the better. They have tried to update their menu by adding main courses and more depth to it and moving their trimmed down pizza selection to a small flap on the side of the menu. Less variety and a less than prominent position for pizzas at a place formerly known for their pizzas. Curious. Service can be spotty at this location, and while our server tried his best, things like having only one bartender, and a new one at that, made for long delays in getting some drinks. Portions seem to be getting just a tiny bit smaller every time I go there, except for the pizza. They may be making up for the fact they haven't made the pizzas smaller by skimping a bit on the toppings. All in all, a decent meal. Not the great experience it was five years ago or even a year ago, but it was acceptable.
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