- University of Evansville1977 - 1980
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.
- CÜR MediaGenre Manager/Music Technology Director, 2015 - present
- Mark Edwards WorldwideManaging General Partner, 2007 - present
- UnisysContent Manager/Web Analytics Specialist, 2014 - 2015
- TeshMedia GroupSenior Vice President, Content Development, 2012 - 2013
- Entercom Communications Kansas City KUDL/KGEXProgram Director/Brand Manager, KUDL, KGEX, and KZPT, 2010 - 2011
- CBS RadioDirector Of Programming-KEZK/KYKY St. Louis, MO, 2004 - 2010
- Entercom CommunicationsProgram Director, KOSI/KALC Denver, 2003 - 2004
- Bonneville InternationalOperations Manager, WVRV St. Louis, 2001 - 2003
- ViacomVice President/Programming WLIT Chicago, 1990 - 1999
- Greater MediaOperations Manager, WEJM Philadelphia, 2000 - 2001
- Knight Quality StationsOperations Manager, WSRS/WTAG Worcester, MA, 1988 - 1990
- Fairbanks Broadcasting
- Infinity Broadcasting
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