Social Media Marketing Guy – Do you need one at your company or organization?

Well I’m looking for some freelance work if possible. I have formal experience when I worked for the American Red Cross in Washington DC at national Headquarters during hurricane season. I was also on the “Advanced Public Affairs Team” or “APAT” as it was called when I was a Red Crosser. So I’ve seen it when things get really intense and dealt with large media outlets and also the very local ones. Public Relations and Social Media go hand-in-hand and should always work together.

If you want to establish an identity for your company through social media, have a plan and guide for you to go off of to empower your organization then I might be able to help you out. I also have an MBA from Rockford College and right now I’m a graduate student in the “Graduate School of Social Work” at Dominican University.

So, what that translate to for you – a person with a relatively open schedule that can work on a project for you with the skills and training to really add some real value to your company or organization through social media.

You can look at my resume for more information about my skillz (I like to use a “z” for emphasis).

Hope to hear from you soon,

Jason

PS. I’m now located in Berwyn, IL so I can easier serve the Greater Chicago area. I actually moved for school, but it’s easier for me now to work with people in Chicago – so that’s an added bonus. I have also worked with people in San Diego, Los Angeles, Phoenix and other areas across the country.

Adventures in Job Hunting: Monster.com “Social Media Ninja”

Is this what Monster wants?

Is this what Monster wants?

This makes me nothing but happy! I was looking for a social media gig on monster.com and I found a rather interesting title for a job, it was “Social Media Ninja” at Monster.com. I know times are tough all over but it’s nice to see a little levity to lighten the situation. I could also be very wrong and Monster is actually looking for very talkative ninjas, which kind of defeats the purpose of a ninja in general.

The description was like I wrote it for myself. They’re looking for a creative person to can do video, blogging, twitter and other social media fun stuff. I tweeted about it and how I thought maybe a pirate might be better at social media, but if they want me to be a ninja that’s fine too.I have experience at the American Red Cross with their Advanced Public Affairs Team (APAT) with social media. I worked on their blog during hurricane season in Washington D.C. posting pictures, videos, and answering comments, tweeting, thinking of creative ways to convey the Red Cross message. We interviewed a volunteer about hurricanes and what’s the difference between a hurricane and a tropical storm. I’ve also done consulting with an author and a personal trainer, getting them set up for blogging, Twitter, Facebook and a few other outlets.

If you’re looking for a social media ninja/pirate or just a regular person who does social media please check out my resume. If you think you have what it takes to join monster as a “Social Media Ninja” just go to monster.com and search for “social media.”

Letter to possible new employers –

I know this is a re-post, but I’m still looking for a position at a company that is in the marketing field. I am interested in joining organizations where creativity and results are valued I was most recently employed by the American Red Cross as their Marketing/Development Specialist. I took photos for the Red Cross at events http://www.flickr.com/photos/redcrossrockriver, acted and filmed in a commercial http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=O7DtZ9kErTY, and got them involved in social media.

I am wiling to relocate and get more experience in marketing, writing and the creative world for the right opportunity. I know you need talented people, so let me tell you why you should consider me for an interview.

1. Ability to unify partners and work as a team player: I have experience at the Rock River Chapter working in their marketing and development I have taken part in building a new team, implementing a new website, create beneficial relationships to the chapter including in-kind donation of all signage, promotional t-shirts, and promotional material for our new annual event Rock’n for the RED.

2. Ability to multi-task in a high pressure environment: I have experience in events and working in high-pressure environments, while at the Rock River Chapter, I helped manage and coordinated Rock’n for the RED. Our new annual fundraiser geared toward younger demographics and a broader spectrum of donor. You can learn more about Rock’n for the RED at http://rockriver.redcross.org/index.php?pr=Rockn_for_the_RED, it was an all day music festival featuring local artists. I was also on the Advanced Public Affairs Team in Washington D.C. for National American Red Cross where I helped manage the Online Newsroom Blog (http://newsroom.redcross.org) during Hurricane Gustav, Hanna and Ike. This blog was primarily used for national media outlets and also for the general public to get information on Red Cross disaster operations.

3. Excellent writing and social media skills: While at the Rock River Chapter I am responsible for their:

- Website rockriver.redcross.org
- YouTube Channel youtube.com/rockriverredcross
- Facebook profile facebook.com/people/Red_Cross_Rock_River/1271427845
- MySpace profile myspace.com/redcrossrockriverchapter
- Twitter account twitter.com/rockrivredcross
- Flickr account flickr.com/redcrossrockriver
- Blog redcrossrockriver.wordpress.com

For more detailed information on my experience and skills, please see my resume.

Sincerely,
Jason Broaddus

Social Media Coaching

One of my favorite coaches Papa Bear George Halas of the Chicago Bears.

I’ve always been into sports; I’ve played football, basketball, wrestled and even ran track for a very short time in high school. At this point in my life my sports career has been broken down to watching the Chicago Bears and Bulls on TV and playing pickup basketball games. Something I’ve also loved is helping fellow players while on the field of play. Bringing out the best in my fellow teammates and it’s been very rewarding to see someone perform to the best of their ability. I think most people have a lot more potential then they really think.

I’ve now turned over a new leaf and focus in my career and that is one of social media coaching. It’s a rather new term for me, but what I do is help people implement social media into their lives and business. This can include Twitter, Facebook, MySpace, YouTube, and others. Social media or new media can be very powerful and something I think ANYONE can take advantage of both professionally and personally.

I’ve recently taken on a new client and started to coach them on how to use social media and it’s been going great! My background in social media started while I worked for the American Red Cross both creating a local presence in the Rockford, Illinois area and also on a national stage at Red Cross’ headquarters in Washington DC during hurricane season. It was quite a change going from working with local affiliates to outlets like USA Today and CNN being on the phone or contacting me online.

While in Washington DC working at national headquarters we were able to leverage social media to our advantaging letting the public and media know about how the Red Cross is helping people. We’d get comments on our blog, questions on twitter and phone calls (the only way they used to get information to people) asking about how to get help and it really sped up the process getting the right information to the right people. This was all a direct result from the implementation of social media.

What I love about social media is that anyone can do it and there is very little barrier to entry. You don’t need to spend $20,000 a week for advertising anymore to reach customers.

So if you need some help getting into social media you can contact me.

Letter to Possible Employers

I am interested in joining organizations where creativity and results are valued I was most recently employed by the American Red Cross as their Marketing/Development Specialist. I took photos for the Red Cross at events http://www.flickr.com/photos/redcrossrockriver, acted and filmed in a commercial http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=O7DtZ9kErTY, and got them involved in social media.

I am wiling to relocate and get more experience in marketing, writing and the creative world for the right opportunity. I know you need talented people, so let me tell you why you should consider me for an interview.

1. Ability to unify partners and work as a team player: I have experience at the Rock River Chapter working in their marketing and development I have taken part in building a new team, implementing a new website, create beneficial relationships to the chapter including in-kind donation of all signage, promotional t-shirts, and promotional material for our new annual event Rock’n for the RED.

2. Ability to multi-task in a high pressure environment: I have experience in events and working in high-pressure environments, while at the Rock River Chapter, I helped manage and coordinated Rock’n for the RED. Our new annual fundraiser geared toward younger demographics and a broader spectrum of donor. You can learn more about Rock’n for the RED at http://rockriver.redcross.org/index.php?pr=Rockn_for_the_RED, it was an all day music festival featuring local artists. I was also on the Advanced Public Affairs Team in Washington D.C. for National American Red Cross where I helped manage the Online Newsroom Blog (http://newsroom.redcross.org) during Hurricane Gustav, Hanna and Ike. This blog was primarily used for national media outlets and also for the general public to get information on Red Cross disaster operations.

3. Excellent writing and social media skills: While at the Rock River Chapter I am responsible for their:

- Website rockriver.redcross.org
- YouTube Channel youtube.com/rockriverredcross
- Facebook profile facebook.com/people/Red_Cross_Rock_River/1271427845
- MySpace profile myspace.com/redcrossrockriverchapter
- Twitter account twitter.com/rockrivredcross
- Flickr account flickr.com/redcrossrockriver
- Blog redcrossrockriver.wordpress.com

For more detailed information on my experience and skills, please see my resume.

Sincerely,
Jason Broaddus