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Randy Ksar
Works at Voce Communications
Attended San Jose State University
Lives in Saratoga, California
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Beautiful day in the city! 
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If you are into tri's or any endurance challenge check out this amazing documentary looking to get funded. BTW, it is from the makers of spirit of the marathon. 
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great interview with Nikesh Arora from Google talking about the developer opportunities with Google Play and apps. 
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rock on! congrats to the team!
The nascent market for 360-degree cameras is getting more crowded. Meet Giroptic, which joins the likes of Bublcam, Centr Cam and Panono in building hardware..
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One New York-based videographer used a drone to walk his golden retriever:  http://on.mash.to/1lVMKpg 
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Great infograph on #socialmedia and #ecommerce
 
Rise of Social Media in E-commerce [INFOGRAPHIC]

"Despite online retail experts debating the impact of social media on ecommerce sales, there’s no denying the fact that brands are investing in social media channels to build a loyal fanbase. Here are some interesting numbers that reiterate the importance of social media in ecommerce." via +MobStac

Some key takeaways:

In 2013 75 percent of e-commerce sales generated from social media.

39 percent of Facebook users like brand pages to research about  products.

U.S. consumers will spend $327 billion online in 2016.

Pin it : http://www.pinterest.com/pin/381539399653524983/

For complete infographic http://blog.mobstac.com/2014/02/infographic-rise-of-social-media-in-ecommerce/
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new additions to your LinkedIn Company pages
Managing your company’s social media presence is no easy task. However, if you’re leveraging a LinkedIn Company Page to connect with the world’s most engaged and influential professionals, things just got a whole lot easier. Introducing the New LinkedIn Company Pages Notification Center
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Ridiculous!
 
Her performance is incredible to watch.
Kacy Catanzaro made history with a jaw-dropping performance on Monday's 'American Ninja Warrior.'
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Saw her perform and simply amazing talent
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This sumari has wicked soccer skills! 
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amazing new tech from +Leap Motion 
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Anybody going to #makerfaire  today? Come to Maker Pro tent booth MP25 to demo the new 360cam that records 360° videos & photos with one click. 
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the Kickstarter campaigns launches on Tuesday and product availability is in Nov. 
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The nbc live mobile app is doing a great job of #onboarding new users with this overlay to show what all the buttons are for.
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Occupation
Digital Strategist & Social Media Strategist
Skills
Social Media,Content Marketing, Video Editing, Audio Podcasting, Online Events, Mobile App Strategy, Influencer Outreach
Employment
  • Voce Communications
    VP, Digital, 2015 - present
  • Landon Consulting
    Owner, 2012 - 2014
    Helping medium and large-size companies with their digital strategy and social media presence. Specialize in online marketing, podcasting, webinars, community management, blogging, social media user experiences, fan engagement and mobile marketing.
  • Motorola Mobility
    MOTODEV Community Manager, 2008 - 2012
    •Created, managed and evangelized Motorola Mobility’s developer social media program getting executive approval, budget, tools and resources to product a rich-thriving community of 3rd party mobile app developers •Produced over 150 online events (podcasts, webinars and Google+ Hangouts) that produced highly-qualified leads to the MOTODEV program •Started blogging program at Motorola Mobility inviting employees to share their expertise with the developer community •Successfully launched Motorola’s 1st consumer app testing program on Motorola customer support forums in October at Adobe MAX 2011 •Increased sharing of MOTODEV content and traffic back to MOTODEV web properties by integrating open graph data and social sharing buttons within product experience •Analyzed metrics on a daily, weekly and quarterly basis to optimize conversion flow and highlight to senior management •Expanded our social media outreach to Mexico, Brazil, Argentina, China, Korea, Germany, UK working with regional employees •Created 1st global influencer program by defining requirements, ROI, recruiting members, communicating via email/video conference/phone, incorporating guest blog content into marketing mix and measuring ROI •Consulted to internal hardware and software groups on incorporating community and social within the software user experience •Advocated social media best practices to employees to produce engaging social content and manage their personal and group’s brand •Hired, managed and mentored social media intern in 2010 and transitioned her into a full-time content marketing manager •Spoke at numerous conferences on mobile and social media marketing
  • Yahoo!
    Brand Marketing Manager, 2005 - 2008
    • Conceptualized and implemented offline and online brand marketing campaigns for Yahoo! and their advertisers that reached over half-billion users and generated over 1MM leads • Team expert on incorporating user-generated content experiences and social sharing functionality • Managed vendor who developing promotional web sites, offline events and online media. • Authored marketing and technical requirement documents, creative briefs, and wire-frames acting as the product manager on the team • Managed three front-end web development engineers (2 in Sunnyvale and 1 in India) • President of the Yahoo! Toastmasters club where I lead employees in weekly sessions in improving their communication and leadership skills and represented Yahoo! at local and national conferences Internal and External Clients I worked with: Yahoo! Mail Yahoo! Answers Yahoo! Movies Warner Bros. Pepsi Dr. Pepper Canon The Great Turtle Race
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Saratoga, California
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San Diego, Corvallis, Geneva, Cupertino
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Senior Social Strategist and GTM expert
Introduction
Randy Ksar is a social media consultant for tech startups and Fortune 500 companies throughout the Silicon Valley for the past 20 years.  He has  worked for companies such as Motorola Mobility, Yahoo!, Roxio, Handspring, Sony Electronics, Hewlett-Packard and the once high-profile darling of Silicon Valley, Silicon Graphics. In his "spare time", he is either running after his almost 2 year old, running marathons or fundraising for the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society. You can reach Randy on LinkedIn at http://www.linkedin.com/in/rksar or via email at randy.ksar@gmail.com
Education
  • San Jose State University
    Business Administration with concentration in MIS, 1999
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