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.

A New Chapter in my Life – Master’s in Social Work at Dominican University

Well, I’m here now in living in Chicagoland and going to school again. It’s been a big change, but a welcome one. I’m starting off part time at Dominican University with a couple of classes but will be going full time in the Fall. Everyone I’ve met in the program is so nice! The professors have a wealth of knowledge and now I’m working on getting an internship for the Fall. I’ll be specializing in Gerontology. I’m also going to be starting a new social work blog where I’ll be posting helpful information I’ve learned along the way and some of the writing I’ve been doing in the program.

That’s all for now. I did this week go down to Springfield and take part in NASW‘s “Advocacy Day” and I spoke with my representatives about some issues involving social work. The process was an eye opener. For some it was very frustrating to see how hard it was to reach people and get them your message for me, it was a motivator to make me want to get more involved in the political process. I can feel my brain cells growing already, look out world an MBA and future MSW is coming your way!!

Moving to Berwyn, Illinois on MLK Day – Fingers Crossed!

Someone picked me!

So someone did pick me for a roommate after all and I’ll be moving to the township of Berwyn, Illinois. Which is in the Chicago land area and also about 15 minutes depending on traffic to Dominican University where I’ll be going to getting my Master’s Degree in Social Work. I can’t wait to move and start my new life. Thanks to everyone that helped me find a place and I can’t wait to meet a bunch of twitter folks in the non-digital world. I have a feeling I’ll be posting a lot more about my adventures in the big city.

So stay tuned!!

New Concert Photos!!

I’ve been busy taking loads of photos at concerts lately with http://www.liveonlineconcerts.com you can see more of them on my Flickr account here – http://www.flickr.com/broaddus

The photo above is of “Vains of Jenna” a band from Sweden it was a very fun show to see and photograph. If you’re looking for a photographer for your band or concert just let me know.

Hello Possible Employer – Looking for a Creative and Artistic Problem Solving MBA? You’re in Luck!

Greetings,

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 was involved with social media on the Advanced Public Affairs Team on a national level during times of disaster, financial development, photographyand marketing of the Red Cross in Northern Illinois Region.

In addition to my normal duties I also took photos for the Red Cross at events http://www.flickr.com/photos/redcrossrockriver and acted and filmed in a commercial http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=O7DtZ9kErTY.

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

Photography: Short Series “Wildernessman Looks for a Lady to Date”

Wildernessman Reads A Book To Get A Lady – “I want a date…but how?”

Wildernessman Reads A Book To Get A Lady - "I want a date...but how?"

Wildernessman has an Idea – “This is how I will get a date, thank you book.”
Wildernessman has an Idea - "This is how I will get a date, thank you book."

Wildernessman Wants to Give You a Shiny Present – “Ladies like shiny presents, please date me.”
Wildernessman Wants to Give You a Shiny Present - "Ladies like shiny presents, please date me."

Wildernessman Is Offering you Fresh Flowers He Picked – “Ladies like flowers, right, please date me. That’s all I got from that book…”
Wildernessman Is Offering you Fresh Flowers He Picked - "Ladies like flowers, right, please date me. That's all I got from that book..."

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.”

Sherdog Bellator Fighting Championships VII Photo Gallery

As promised here are the shots I took while I was cage side at the Bellator Fighting Championships in Chicago, Illinois at the Aragon Ballroom. See below for the link.

Click here for the Gallery

I’d love to hear your thoughts!!

Photo Series: “The Personal Ad”

See below for a short series I did entitled “The Personal Ad.” It’s a Wile E. Coyote style with sticky notes featuring my favorite subject – me.

Thanks for stopping by my ad, please make yourself comfortable.

Thanks for stopping by my ad, please make yourself comfortable.

The key to any personal ad is to remain subtle and play it cool - dont be desperate.

The key to any personal ad is to remain subtle and play it cool - don't be desperate.

Women like men who make them laugh right?

Women like men who make them laugh right?

Always be a gentleman.

Always be a gentleman.

Always remember to compromise and think of others.

Always remember to compromise and think of others.