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Selena Vidya (Selena Narayanasamy)
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Perfect Imperfections and the Power of Being “Real”
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I had the pleasure of working with a fantastic director and crew for this short that's being released in June. Anyone who knows about #ForProfit  colleges should enjoy this :) #DreamRecruits  
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#Resolutions are a sure fire way to fail. I'm working on something called "Less&More." The goal is to do less of one thing, and more of the other. They'll span from personal behaviors/habits, to business, to fitness, to marketing... wherever I feel like I need improvement. This week, I'm talking about spending less time being silent, and more time with real talk.
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+Jose Nieto As good as ever! You?
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I think the idea of a "resolution" is inherently setting yourself up for failure. This year, I'm creating a "want" list and a "Less&More" list in place of resolutions I probably won't keep. So what exactly are those, you ask?

What are you going to do less and more of in 2015?
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And a little follow up to the +Copyblogger #authority2015 conference. I wish I was useful enough to live blog, but please. If I tried to multi-task and listen to the sessions at the same time, it would have been a fail for us all. :)
I attended Authority Rainmaker 2 weeks ago out in Denver, which is a newish conference put on by Copyblogger. Last year was fantastic, and I was able to share my thoughts on outreach strategy and relationship building on their traffic panel. As an attendee this year, I was absolutely blown away by the speakers. Last year …
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Thanks +Danny Thesan! Let's hope I can keep it up. :)
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Yeah, I did it again after 3 weeks. A new Less&More :)

Stop being reactive, and try being proactive. It sounds business-y but it can really be applied anywhere in your life. Time is precious.
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I'm not sure how many of you have noticed what's been going on with +Urban Outfitters and the UK's Advertising Standards Authority (ASA), but UO was forced to pull down an image of a model for the following (quoted from the ASA).

“We considered that the model was very thin, and noted, in particular, that there was a significant gap between the model’s thighs, and that her thighs and knees were a similar width. We understood that Urban Outfitters’ target market was young people and considered that using a noticeably underweight model was likely to impress upon that audience that the image was representative of the people who might wear Urban Outfitters’ clothing, and as being something to aspire to. We therefore concluded that the ad was irresponsible.”

It first came to my attention from an article that +E! Entertainment put up a few days ago.

Shaming is shaming, no matter who is on the receiving end of it. This hit close to home for me, so I wrote my thoughts up on the whole situation. 

#bodyimage   #advertising   #photoshopped   #thighgap   #skinnyshaming   #fatshaming  
The ASA forced Urban Outfitters to pull a photo of a model deemed too skinny with an unacceptable thigh gap. Shaming is shaming, no matter who is on the receiving end.
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Ha, let's hope you're never put in that situation.
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Absolutely love the convergence over the past few years of digital, tech and entertainment. People in the industries mentioned here have always been leaders, but they've been in the background aiding in making it all happen for talent.
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Work
Occupation
I act, write, direct, strategize, consult & help others for a living.
Skills
Organic SEO - Link development, outreach, technical SEO, content strategy
Employment
  • SVMedia
    Chief Creative / Producer, 2007 - present
    I'm an actress, writer, director and producer who works with multiple groups on media projects.
  • Orthris
    President, 2014 - present
    Orthris.com
  • Foundation Digital
    Dir. of Strategy Development, 2013 - 2014
    Foundationdigital.com
  • Esvienne
    Owner, 2007 - 2013
    Boutique creative marketing consultancy for SMBs and non-profits.
  • BlueGlass Interactive
    Director of Strategy, 2010 - 2013
  • Search & Social
    Director of Social Media Outreach, 2010
Basic Information
Gender
Female
Story
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Marketer, Actress, Writer, Creator, Strategist, Adrenaline Junkie.
Introduction
I'm Selena, and I wear a ton of hats in life. I pride myself on being a creative entrepreneur with a strong business sense. I'm an SEO, digital marketer and media strategist by trade, but my passions are acting & performing, which I hope will start taking up more of my life. I run two companies. One is focused on digital marketing strategy and consulting, and the other is a small production shop for creative projects. I'm also the VP of marketing for an app that's currently in the beta/pre-launch phase. I'm a professional speaker, and I talk a ton throughout the year at various digital marketing conferences. 

I'm a Los Angeles chapter member of I Am That Girl (iamthatgirl.com) and have a few other philanthropic projects in my pocket that I'm working on. I'm also a huge fitness junkie, and fitness has been something that's literally changed my life and kept me sane. I'm an adrenaline junkie who hopes to take stunt driving school just for the hell of it.

I think we should focus our time on writing stories for ourselves and the important ones around us, rather than focusing on negativity and tearing each other down. I believe in the power of entertainment, and stand behind the notion that music and film are transformative. I was raised a New Yorker, but recently made the big move to reside in Los Angeles because... well, it's awesome. And it was a dream of mine ever since I was a teen. 

I was heavily involved in the car scene growing up, and it's still a hobby of mine. Oh yeah, and don't forget the caffeine. It's the way to my heart! :)
Bragging rights
Black Belt. Equestrian. Performer. Three degrees that mean nothing when you get into the real world. Shot an M-60 and had tactical training from a Seal Team Six member.
Education
  • University of Central Florida
    BS Business /Finance [Derivatives/Investment Track]
  • Valencia College
    AAS Marketing
  • SCCC
    AS Business Admin
    Multiple business certifications. Blah blah blah.