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Simon Owens
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In 2004, the DNC, for the first time, issued press passes to bloggers. One of them remembers the experience
Back in 2004, I was one of about thirty people to become the first bloggers ever to get a press pass to a major party’s convention.
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A brief history of when women's magazines have taken political stances.
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Just because you're internet famous doesn't mean you'll get verified on Twitter.
Instead of hassling your neighbor's cousin's friend who works at Twitter, you can now get rejected via form email.
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WOW. 75% of The Atlantic's ad revenue comes from native advertising.
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Guess what?! I started a new newsletter. It's for people who love podcasts and are afraid they're going to miss out on the best episodes. Check out the first issue!
Do you love listening to podcasts but are overwhelmed by the sheer number of choices out there? Have you subscribed to way more podcasts…
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Facebook is developing autonomous drones that will beam wifi to places that don't have it.
It’s been a year since Facebook finished its first full model of Aquila, a solar-powered, Internet-beaming drone.
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They don't need the winglets!

https://youtu.be/FC6WSo2grNs

(or drag rudders either)
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The DNC hack wasn't to expose corruption. It was right out of Nixon's playbook.
A foreign government has hacked a political party’s computers—and possibly an election. It has stolen documents and timed their release to explode with ...
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How authors are using Medium to market their books
You’ve just spent a year, two years, five, writing your book. Now you’re releasing it out into the world, and you just want everyone to…
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What Bloomberg's version of explainer journalism looks like.
Negative interest rates. Corporate inversion. The monthly job report. If you asked the media world to rank the country’s sexiest stories, most journalists would probably put these pretty low …
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Here's a pretty cool use of Facebook Live.
ESL, the world's biggest video game events company, is using Facebook Live to bring viewers on site and behind the scenes at its various tournaments.
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INTERESTING: A SaaS company that's found success without charging a month or annual subscription fee
Detailing Know Your Company’s most unusual business model… that works! We’ll go behind the scenes and share the numbers to show you how…
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50% of Slate's ad revenue comes from sponsored content.
Click-throughs and time spent on Slate's native ads went up when it made them more easily identifiable.
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Introduction
Simon Owens is a longtime journalist, marketer, and PR professional. He began his career as a newspaper reporter covering local government in Virginia. In 2008, he moved to Washington, DC to work at a marketing agency while simultaneously serving as an associate editor at PBS’ MediaShift. He has conducted PR, content marketing, and social media strategy for dozens of companies, organizations, and individuals, including Google, Comcast, Forbes, ESPN, C-SPAN, and Nike. For two years he was an assistant managing editor at US News & World Report where he built out the company’s then-nascent social media presence. His writing has appeared in The Atlantic, Forbes, Harvard’s Nieman Lab, The Next Web, Daily Dot, PBS.org, and US News & World Report.
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Content and social media marketer
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Blogging, journalism, html, marketing, social media marketing, Public relations, PR,
Employment
  • Benefit Administration for the Self-Employed, LLC
    Content and Social Media Marketing Consultant, 2014 - present
  • US News and World Report
    Assistant Managing Editor, 2012 - 2013
  • JESS3
    Director of PR, 2011 - 2012
  • Levick
    Director of Digital Content, 2013 - 2014
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Washington, DC
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Texas, Illinois, Pennsylvania
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