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Mark Whittaker
Works at Dream Local
Attended Temple University
Lives in East McKeesport PA
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One of my "things" is to take a few minutes on July 4 to re-read the Declaration of Independence. It's short and easy to read. I commend it to you all:
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+Reimagine Main Street is the newest social media marketing agency in Pittsburgh and southwestern Pa. and the newest partner of +Dream Local Digital. We're helping local businesses grow!
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Despite it being a "rant," this provides some soothing sanity.
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Here's a nice little webinar about social media influence -- what it is, how to use it and how to track it, by +Christopher Penn of +SHIFT Communications. IMO, Chris is one of the brightest teachers of online marketing, and he's fun to listen to.
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How much can you make selling online listings and ads for escorts / prostitutes? Here's how much:  http://bit.ly/17SWmf8
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It's Opening Day, baby! Let's go Bucs!
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Online and social media marketing specialist
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  • Dream Local
    Online media and marketing specialist, 2010 - present
  • AIM Group
    Sales director / sr. consultant, 2009 - 2013
  • Tribune-Review Publishing Co.
  • Gannett
  • The Daily Record
  • The Daily Item
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East McKeesport PA
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Cranberry Township PA - York PA - Sunbury PA - Selinsgrove PA - Hackettstown NJ
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Journalist, online and social media marketing adviser and student, Pirates fan, Dad
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Grew up in York, Pa. Earned a journalism degree at Temple University. Worked in the newspaper industry for 30 years as a reporter, editor, editorial writer and online director. Love baseball and golf and reading science fiction or watching science fiction on TV and at the movies. I've lived in Pittsburgh for 20 years and have finally converted to rooting for the Steelers, Pirates and Penguins. My wife's a great cook and is turning me into a Food Network fan.
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  • Temple University
    Journalism, 1978
  • University of San Francisco (online)
    Internet Marketing, 2011
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A Rant: In praise of The Unremarkable
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I've had it with manifestos and self-help validations that create an unrealistic expectation of the world. It's time for a rant.

The enduring rule of SEO - Christopher S. Penn : Awaken Your Superhero
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I was tinkering with my LinkedIn profile the other day and realized that I've been doing SEO in some fashion now for close to 20 years. My f

Pirates Prospects » Matt Hague Looking To Make a Good Impression In Big ...
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PITTSBURGH — In less than two weeks, first base prospect Matt Hague will be heading down to Bradenton, Fla., for spring training. This year,

Apple to stream McCartney concert live to iTunes, Apple TV | Macworld
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Apple is hosting a live performance by Paul McCartney on February 9 on iTunes and Apple TV. Could this be a harbinger of future live content

10 Google+ Circles Marketers Should Follow
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SocialMediopolis is a free, spam-free private community for professional social media marketers. The entire range of social media venues and

7 Things I Learned from Hurricane Sandy Altucher Confidential
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Let's clean up some myths first: Hurricane Sandy is not good for the economy. People in the media always claim hurricanes are good because o

» 4 qualities of Facebook’s most-shared stories
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4 qualities of Facebook’s most-shared stories

What Everyone Needs To Know About Good, Bad & Bland Links
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Links are always a popular topic, and this year has proven no exception including Penguin, links vs. social media, negative SEO and disavowi

Gateway Technical College
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Gateway Technical College, located in Kenosha, Racine, and Walworth counties, provides education, training, leadership, and technological re

Buying Friends, Followers And Likes
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I got the call yesterday. A national radio program was doing a segment on brands who buy Facebook likes and followers. They wanted to know i

Week's Top Tweets about Boomers, Career Changes
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Here's what the Twitterverse said about Baby Boomers and career changes last week.

Chef cooks up new career in real estate - SunsetChasing.com
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The same hard-charging attitude that made Reid Weinbrom a successful chef has now made him a successful real estate agent.

Educator's new skills evolve into new careers
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Education consultant Jane Bluestein, 60, is learning new careers -- podcasting, web design, e-publishing -- to boost her consulting business

The Most Depressing Thing Happening In Digital Right Now
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Yesterday it was about how great Kickstarter is. Today is about how big of a kick in the gut the Internet can be. What, exactly, did Karen K

Career change led to flexibility, less stress
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Brace Cooper relied on his networking skills to lead him toward a career change that has been more fun and fulfilling than he ever expected.

Career Pivot: Last step after seven career changes?
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Marc Miller is a professional career changer who now shares his experience helping Baby Boomers with their own career changes.

Goodbye Google Places, Hello Google+ Local
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Google launched a new product last week -- "Google+ Local" -- that integrates Google Places with the Google+ social media site. With the ch

The Old (Evolving) Rules
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Are rules set and permanent? That's obviously not the case - especially when it comes to social media. I've recently been watching some of t