AK Stout

AK Stout

Owner, WebConjunction | Social Media Service Provider, Trainer, Consultant, Speaker, Blogger

Location
Towson, Maryland (Baltimore, Maryland Area)
Industry
Marketing and Advertising

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AK Stout's Overview

Current
  • Owner, Social Media Consultant, Trainer, Speaker at WebConjunction
  • Independent Reseller at Chloe + Isabel Inc.
  • Co-Organizer at Baltimore Social Media Group
Past
Education
Connections

500+ connections

Websites

AK Stout's Summary

AK Stout is a seasoned, consumer marketer and proven strategist in the realm of social media and digital publicity. She prides herself in finding ways to utilize her knowledge and experiences in conjunction with the ever-expanding mix and advantages of new media tools to help businesses enhance their online footprint while establishing trust and cultivating synergistic business-consumer relationships.

In addition to her role as Owner/President of WebConjunction, AK is the co-organizer of the Baltimore Social Media group, blogs about fitness, weightloss, apps, gadgets, and tech at AK Un-Sugarcoated; and is a fervent Brand Ambassador for various companies/organizations.

Specialties: Social Media Marketing, Franchising, Public Speaking & Presentations, Web Marketing, Branding, Business Blogging (Wordpress), Internet Marketing, Social Media Training, Consulting, Web 2.0, Conference Speaking, Email Marketing

AK Stout's Skills & Expertise

  1. Social Media Marketing
  2. Training & Development
  3. Local Search
  4. Blog Marketing
  5. Facebook
  6. Twitter
  7. LinkedIn
  8. Social Networking
  9. Online Marketing
  10. Email Marketing
  11. Conference Speaking
  12. Wordpress
  13. Constant Contact Trainer
  14. Social Media Trainer
  15. Franchising
  16. Pinterest
  17. Social Media
  18. Online Advertising
  19. Public Speaking
  20. Advertising
  21. Digital Marketing
  22. SEO
  23. Employee Training
  24. Blogging
  25. SEM
  26. Analytics
  27. Training
  28. Content Strategy
  29. Digital Strategy
  30. Mobile Marketing
  31. Content Development
  32. Fundraising
  33. Social Marketing
  34. Sales
  35. New Media
  36. Community Management
  37. Non-profits
  38. Web Content Management
  39. Website Development
  40. Strategy
  41. Google Analytics
  42. Web Analytics
  43. Social Media Measurement
  44. PPC
  45. YouTube
  46. Entrepreneurship
  47. Web Marketing
  48. Copywriting
  49. Marketing Communications
  50. Small Business

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AK Stout's Experience

Owner, Social Media Consultant, Trainer, Speaker

WebConjunction

Self-Employed; 1-10 employees; Marketing and Advertising industry

December 2009Present (4 years 10 months) Towson, MD

Web Conjunction provides Social Media Marketing, Training, Consulting, Speaking | Website Development, Design, Maintenance | eMail Marketing | Text Message (SMS) Marketing

Independent Reseller

Chloe + Isabel Inc.

Privately Held; 51-200 employees; Apparel & Fashion industry

December 2013Present (10 months) Nationwide

The Chloe + Isabel Brand was inspired by a concept called "The Friendship Philosophy" - the idea of two best friends with different personalities and styles, united by their passion for style and self-expression.

Chloe + Isabel jewelry is hand-designed in New York City and produced by the world’s best-known manufacturers, responsible for collections found in high-priced boutiques and departments stores. However, we are able to sell our pieces at a fraction of the cost because each c+i piece is sourced directly from the NYC studio and distributed exclusively through Independent Resellers such as myself. This process eliminates the typical costly overhead and high price markups of retail.

All of our jewelry is hypoallergenic, nickel-free, and lead safe.
We offer a lifetime replacement and 30-day money back guarantee on every piece.

Shop now: http://candibyak.com

Co-Organizer

Baltimore Social Media Group

September 2012Present (2 years 1 month) Baltimore, Maryland Area

Choose meeting date, book location, & market the meeting to spread the information throughout the community to get people to join the group and attend the meetings. At meetings - set up, welcome attendees, and facilitate the flow of the meeting from start to finish.

Privately Held; 11-50 employees; Broadcast Media industry

December 2010December 2013 (3 years 1 month)

Get in touch with your inner geek and listen in each week as we discuss the use of social technologies on today's web. Join us along with special guests as we talk about utilizing the various social media platforms to connect with others. If you think you enjoy technology just as much as you do relationships, this show is for you. At the end of each episode don't miss the "When in Doubt, Geek it Out" segment where we'll take a deeper technical dive into some advanced topics related to social media.

Creator & Curator

Get Social Baltimore

January 2012January 2013 (1 year 1 month) Baltimore, Maryland Area

Get Social Baltimore was born from the observation that businesses in Baltimore (city and county) could stand to be a lot more social. It's exhausting to constantly check-in on Foursquare and Facebook when hardly any place offers specials for our efforts! That's just one among several areas in which Baltimore businesses are lacking in the social media department.

Get Social Baltimore aims to help businesses more effectively use social media by showcasing the ones that are doing a really great job so that they become models for businesses that just aren't quite there yet. This site and the various associated social media outlets will also help consumers find the social media accounts of their favorite businesses and new businesses they've yet to discover.

Baltimore Online Marketing Examiner

Examiner.com

Privately Held; 51-200 employees; Online Media industry

September 2010September 2012 (2 years 1 month)

Write about what works and doesn't work as well as current trends in online marketing for local business owners.

Privately Held; 10,001+ employees; Real Estate industry

May 2006May 2012 (6 years 1 month)

For the buyer, my job involves matching the right property with the client's needs. For the seller, my job includes advertising the property, staging the property, setting up open houses, screening potential buyers and - in the end - selling the property. Having knowledge of market trends, zoning regulations, tax laws, and negotiation are all key components of this positon, as well. This job also entails getting quotes from appraisers and working with mortgage brokers to oversee and finalize sales.

Part of The Domino Project Street Team

The Domino Project

Publishing industry

January 2011June 2011 (6 months)

The Domino Project is the brainchild of Seth Godin and is powered by Amazon.

Franchise Support Specialist

Senior Helpers

Public Company; 10,001+ employees; Hospital & Health Care industry

May 2008April 2011 (3 years)

Provide customer service to franchise owners for all issues and questions, including but not limited to: Email and Outlook usage; FranConnect (intranet) functionality, data entry, and usage; basics of the Senior Helpers business; and the use of forms and documents for the operation of the business.

Support the Generations software program training, issues, and questions from franchisees in all areas, including data entry, scheduling, and invoicing.

Maintain national Social Networking accounts and train our franchise owners how to use various Social Networking sites and services to maximize their business' online exposure and "findability."

Director

Play Centers, Inc.

February 2003June 2008 (5 years 5 months)

1. Planned and implemented a program for professional growth
2. Conducted the daily operations of the center
3. Kept records that pertain to the administration of the center
4. Supervised the management of classroom schedules
5. Trained support staff, on an on-going basis, in the policies and procedures of Play Centers, Inc.
6. Operated the center within budget
7. Facilitated the timely collection, and appropriate processing, of fees
8. Assisted the Personnel Director in evaluating applicants for staffing
9. Recommended staff members for regular status or separation after an introductory employment period
10. Planned and implemented staff meetings on a regular basis
11. Assisted the staff in developing a workable plan for using the indoor and outdoor spaces
12. Developed daily, weekly, and yearly plans
13. Planned and implemented procedures that lead to creating a “team” atmosphere in the center
14. Assisted the staff in planning individual programs for professional growth and career development
15. Planned and administered a parent participation program
16. Maintained constant and affective communication with parents

Nonprofit; 11-50 employees; Nonprofit Organization Management industry

20052005 (less than a year)

AK Stout's Certifications

  • Social Media Strategist

    • Social Media Magic University

AK Stout's Publications

AK Stout's Volunteer Experience & Causes

  • Volunteer Experience

    • Marketing Committee Member

      HopeWell Cancer Support Center
      • Health
      September 2011 present (3 years 1 month)
    • Race Committee

      The Miracle for Megan Foundation
      • Health
      February 2010 present (4 years 8 months)
  • Volunteer Interests

    • Causes I care about:

      • Animal Welfare
      • Children
      • Education
      • Health
      • Social Services
    • Organizations I support:

      • HopeWell Cancer Support Center
      • Make A Wish Foundation
      • St Jude's Children's Research Hospital
      • Miracle For Megan Foundation

AK Stout's Education

Towson University

BS, Business Administration- Marketing

20012006

University of Maryland Baltimore County

Psychology

20012002

Activities and Societies: Honors College

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AK Stout's Additional Information

Websites:
Interests:

Social media, reading, wine, dogs, fundraising, volunteering, startups, health & fitness.

Groups and Associations:
Honors and Awards:

Golden Key Honor Society, National Honor Society

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