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Shashi Bellamkonda
Works at Surefire Social
Attended Wharton, Indira Gandhi Open University, Montgomery College, Osmania University, Institute of Hotel Management & Catering Technology
Lives in Washington DC , Maryland , Virginia
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My experience flying to Dubai and India from Washington DC
There was a time that flying between India and the US meant a stopover in London, Frankfurt, Paris or Amsterdam (I loved Amsterdam). However in the past decade this has changed dramatically. Now `Emirates (Dubai) Etihad (Abu Dhabi) Qatar Airways (In Doha, Qatar) have taken over these routes with ...
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The next gen Toyota Fortuner has been spied testing on the Mysore-Bangalore highway, close to Toyota's manufacturing plant in Bidadi, Karnataka.
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Respect for human life should be a key principle of humanity
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Shashi Belamkonda Speaks on Marketing Analytics Crucial to Business Objectives
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Oh Coconut! - Skinny & Co. Coconut Oil innovates a natural product
I have a long history with coconut oil, and when my friend Chris Abraham  mentioned that he was working  with   Skinny & Co. Coconut Oil , I could not resist  the temptation to try out the products. Growing up in India, our family believed in the healthy pr...
Growing up in India, our family believed in the healthy properties of coconut oil and massaging coconut oil into our hair was a daily ritual. Coconut is also a staple ingredient both in the raw form and as a cooking medium in many southern states of India. In Potomac, Maryland our family is ...
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Flying Emirates 232 from Washington Dulles to Dubai - Review
Emirates flies the Airbus A380-800 from Washington DC to Dubai There was a time that flying between India and the US meant a stopover in London, Frankfurt, Paris or Amsterdam (I loved Amsterdam). However in the past decade this has changed dramatically. Now...
There was a time that flying between India and the US meant a stopover in London, Frankfurt, Paris or Amsterdam (I loved Amsterdam). However in the past decade this has changed dramatically. Now `Emirates (Dubai) Etihad (Abu Dhabi) Qatar Airways (In Doha, Qatar) have taken over these routes with ...
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Smiles are free & priceless, CMO http://SurefireSocial.com , Small Business Speaker & Columnist, Digital Marketing leader & Prof. Georgetown Univ
Introduction

Shashi Bellamkonda Speaker and Digital Marketing Expert is the Chief Marketing Officer of Surefire Social and Adjunct faculty member of Georgetown University. After several years of enriching experience in the hospitality industry which also included being a chef, Shashi transformed his hobby of computers and technology to his career working in areas like Customer service, Program Management, Digital marketing and Social Media.

Shashi Bellamkonda was featured in Washingtonian's Top 100 Tech Titans list in the Community and Thought leadership category of the Washington Tech Titans list : http://bit.ly/ttshashi and the Washington Business Journal called him the Social Listener http://bit.ly/wbjshashi. Other media mentions include Washington Post, WUSA9, NY1 TV, Webmaster Radio, BlogTalk Radio, SAP Global Survey by Shel Israel, Shel Holtz's ForImmediateRelease, Tech BisNow, Capitol Communicators and many other digital and media publications.

Shashi is passionate about helping small business and has spoken on Small Business and social media tools at conferences like SXSW, IABC, PRSA, and Affiliate Summit. Blogging is a passion and  at http://www.shashi.co and writes for The Washington Business Journal, blog, examiner.com and occasionally for techcocktail.com. Shashi speaks at national and regional small business, communications and marketing conferences. Few examples are SXSW, PRSA Digital Impact 2010, Optimization Summit, Affiliate Summit, Affcon, All Services Social Media Council, New Comm Forum (SNCR.org) 2009, American Independent Writers, NVTC,Tech Council of Maryland, Greater Baltimore Technology Council , DC Chamber of Commerce, and IABC.


Community Sites:

http://shashi.co

http://www.surefiresocial.com/author/shashibellamkonda/

http://www.readythoughts.com
http://www.carryoncurry.com

Speaking Engagements

• SXSW
• Affiliate Summit
• New Comm Forum (SNCR.org)
• Online Media Bootcamp
• American Independent Writers
• Affcon
• Northern Virgina Tech Council
• Search and Social Woot

• Blog Potomac
• Podcamp DC, Philly
• SocialDevCamp Baltimore
• Tech Council of Maryland
• Greater Baltimore Technology Council
- DC Chamber of Commerce
- International Association of Business Communicators (IABC)

Interviews/Media

Featured in Washingtonian's Top 100 Tech Titans list in Community and Thought leadership category (http://www.washingtonian.com/articles/people/12164.html)

Profiled in the Washington Business Journal’s People and Community Column as Shashi Bellamkonda : Social Listener

Shel Israel, PR guru and co-Author of Naked Conversation's blog http://redcouch.typepad.com/weblog/2008/02/sap-global-surv.html

Shel Holtz and Neville Hobson For Immediate Releasehttp://blog.holtz.com/index.php/weblog/fir_interview_shashi_bellamkonda_social_media_swami_network_solutions/

Jiyan Wei on WebMasterRadio.fm ‘s Cover story
http://www.webmasterradio.fm/Public-Relations/Cover-Story/Social-Media-Driving-Customer-Acquisitions.htm

Brent Leary on Business talk Radio

John C Havens On Blog Talk Radiohttp://www.blogtalkradio.com/iabc/2008/04/16/interview-with-shashi-bellamkonda

Use Friendly Thinking Show on Blog Talk Radio by Paul Chaney http://www.blogtalkradio.com/userfriendlythinking/2009/05/08/a-conversation-with-the-social-media-swami

Gab with the Gurus show interview with Connie Benetthttp://www.blogtalkradio.com/gabwiththegurus/2009/03/24/facebook-fast-path-to-friends-fame-fun-join-gurus-jesse-stay-mari-smith-greg-atwan-etc

Cio Update : http://www.cioupdate.com/trends/article.php/3850306/Tweeting-for-Dollars--Embracing-Social-Media.htm

Marketing with Social Media on IMI Tech Talkhttp://www.gcast.com/user/imitechtalk/podcast/main?nr=1&&s=95598143

Bragging rights
Mentioned as a successful case study in 17 books http://bit.ly/R0PV2i
Education
  • Wharton, Indira Gandhi Open University, Montgomery College, Osmania University, Institute of Hotel Management & Catering Technology
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Chief Marketing Officer, Surefire Social
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Marketing. Digital Marketing, Social Media, Marketing analytics, Small Business, Technology, Product Management
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  • Surefire Social
    Chief Marketing Officer, 2015 - present
    Shashi Bellamkonda is the Chief Marketing Officer of Surefire Social and Adjunct faculty member of Georgetown University teaching Marketing Analytics and Digital, Social Media and Mobile Marketing. Shashi is passionate about helping small business and speaks at small business conferences on multi-location digital marketing and online lead generation.
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Washington DC , Maryland , Virginia
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India - India, Russia, Japan, Sweden, - Finland, Denmark, Netherlands, Dominican Republic, Peru - Canada, Sri Lanka, Ukraine, UK - Peru - Puerto Rico
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The creed of speed
www.economist.com

Is the pace of business really getting quicker?

Local Service Business can use Waze for customer service | Happenings, M...
www.shashi.co

How to use Waze for Customer ServiceSmall business who serve customers in their homes or business very often give... Posted by Surefire Soci

The Marketing Department of the Future
www.scoop.it

The rapid incorporation of digital approaches has made marketing an industry of silos. It's time to rethink the way we build our teams and o

&Pizza Opens in Downtown Crown Gaithersburg
patch.com

Novel concept - Make your own designer pizza with unlimited toppings - &Pizza opens it's Gaithersburg location in Downtown Crown

Abu Dhabi Pre-Clearance for US Immigration and Customs Experience | Happ...
www.shashi.co

Hope this is helpful to all who transit through Abu Dhabi to the United States. I flew EY 275 to Abu Dhabi yesterday from Hyderabad India. O

Study: If You Send Your Child to College, You'll Live Longer | DC Inno
dcinno.streetwise.co

A new study examining the association between the education of a child and how long their parents live ended up...

Working hours: Proof that you should get a life | The Economist
www.economist.com

DO YOU work too much? Last year we wrote a jolly piece that found an interesting correlation between working hours and output. With higher w

How IBM Brings Ideas Forward From Its Teams
www.nytimes.com

Bringing the best ideas to the fore means encouraging everyone to speak up.

Are kids getting more virtuous?
www.washingtonpost.com

Children today are actually showing virtues their elders lacked.

The World's Most Expensive Cities For Expats
www.forbes.com

A new study reveals the cities that cost the most for foreign-based companies and individuals.

Why Thankful People Are Happier And Healthier | Fast Company | Business ...
www.fastcompany.com

It's the time of year where we feel like should feel thankful, but it turns out that gratitude is actually good for you.

Happy Thanks [living] from Bozzuto.
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Happy Thanks [living from Bozzuto. May this Thanksgiving be bountiful in feast, friends, family and fun. Bozzuto 6406 Ivy Lane | Suite 700.

A Designer, Engineer, and Product Manager Walk Into a Bar
medium.com

The synthesization that forms when a compatible Designer, Engineer, and Product Manager discover one another: Priceless

Harvard Researchers Build $10 Robot That Can Teach Kids to Code | WIRED
www.wired.com

Mike Rubenstein has created a low-cost robot called AERobot, specifically designed to teach middle school and high school kids the fundament

The Common Traits Of The Most Successful People | Fast Company | Busines...
www.fastcompany.com

Do you have a routine for focus and a feeling of connectedness in your work? These great innovators had these traits in common.

5 Steps to Mind Map Your Content and Increase Its Reach
contentmarketinginstitute.com

Don’t be done after you publish a piece of content. Create a map to leverage your new content so it reaches your target audience with the bi

How private data is helping cities build better bike routes - Urbanful
urbanful.org

GPS-enabled devices and mapping-apps can help transit planners better understand where cyclists are riding--and where they are not.

Capital One wants to give nonprofits a boost in the digital economy with...
www.bizjournals.com

Capital One will winnow applicants for its $500,000 dFund program through this month and plans to announce awards by the end of the year.

Great experience with Dr. Giridhar. I get my eyes checked up here on every visit to India. He got me started on contact lenses which made a positive change.
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