Alison D. Gilbert
Board Member and a founding member of West End Arts (Volunteer)
- Greater New York City Area
Alison D. Gilbert's Overview
- Curator (Volunteer) at Scoop.it
- Alison Gilbert's Daily Magazine (Volunteer) at RebelMouse
- New York Graphic Design Examiner (Volunteer writer with expertise in Graphic Design) at Graphic Design writer
- Writer, Marketing Bytes Blog and Alison*s Art Blog (Volunteer) at Blogger
- Social Media Graphic Design Educator (Volunteer) at Social Media Educator
- Board Member (Volunteer) and original founding member at West End Arts Visual Artists Guild, Inc.
- Volunteer at Abrahams for Congress
- Social Media Marketing Graphic Designer (Volunteer) at MARKETING BYTES Solutions 4 Local Biz
- Consultant and Marketing Bytes Maven at Marketing Bytes Maven
- Marketing Directory (Volunteer) at Better Than A Like
- Producer (Volunteer) at MarketingMadeSimple.TV
- Founder of 'Page Cover Mastery' (Volunteer) at Alison*s Art, Inc. dba MARKETING BYTES
- Author (Volunteer) at Digital Brand Marketing Education
- Digital Age Journalist at Alison*s Art, Inc. dba MARKETING BYTES
- Owner at Alison*s Art, Alison*s Art, Inc. and dba Marketing Bytes
- Public Relations Director (Volunteer) at e-Market Engine
- Group founder and volunteer for 'Local Biz Is The Solution!' on facebook at MARKETING BYTES
- Advertising & Marketing Director, Head Copywriter at TechAcs, Inc.
- Local Business Maven at Marketing Bytes
- Co-Director and Administrative Consultant (Volunteer) at West End Arts, Visual Artists Guild, Inc.
- Media Buyer and Marketing Consultant at New York College of Traditional Chinese Medicine
- Special Project Coordinator and Job Developer at National Council on the Aging
- Webmaster at LB Historical Society
- Webmaster at LB Historical Society
- Decorative painter at Decorative Painting by Alison Gilbert
- Marketing Consultant/Holistic Health Care Resources Specialist at ALISON*S HEALTHCARE RESOURCES, INC.
- Various Design Schools
- Ed2Go through SUNY, ESC
- SUNY Empire State College, Concentration in Design
Alison D. Gilbert's Summary
I am retired from social media marketing and graphic design consulting. I have become an avid blogger. I gather information and create blog posts. I compose online magazines using venues to share them.
My present intent is to provide relevant, educational and even entertaining information. I 'curate and create' in two areas of concentration: small biz marketing, formerly aka MARKETING BYTES, and creative activity in ART & DESIGN | FOOD & HEALING, aka ALISON*S ART. Both MARKETING BYTES and ALISON*S ART have active pages on LinkedIn, have weblogs and have an abundance of pages on facebook as well as many other social media venues.
I come from a family of business owners and entrepreneurs. I have many interests and have survived for over 30 years exploring passions and curiosities that became business enterprises.
Specialties: artist and craft artisan, brand management, brochure design, budgeting, business development, charts, community relations, consulting, corporate identity, customer relations, education, grant writing, local marketing, marketing and advertising, media buying, media placement, Microsoft office suite, newsletters, organizational skills, painting, presentation skills, press releases, profit, promotional materials, radio, social media marketing graphic design,spreadsheets, teaching, media appearance, web site production, copy writing,
Alison D. Gilbert's Experience
Privately Held; 11-50 employees; Internet industry
2013 – Present (1 year) online
Gather blog posts and other social media communication on issues of urgency to our existence and about the passions of humanity.
Alison Gilbert's Daily Magazine (Volunteer)
Privately Held; 11-50 employees; Internet industry
2013 – Present (1 year) Online
I 'create' two of my own Rebelmouse Magazines, Alison Gilbert's Daily World (on MarketingBytes.biz) and Alison*s Art Daily World (AlisonsArt.com)
New York Graphic Design Examiner (Volunteer writer with expertise in Graphic Design)
Graphic Design writer
September 2010 – Present (4 years 2 months) online
Alison Gilbert was a graphic designer both before and during the digital revolution. She writes about her experience in the field and about the passion of design.
Writer, Marketing Bytes Blog and Alison*s Art Blog (Volunteer)
2009 – Present (5 years) New York City area and virtually everywhere
I write about issues related to small business marketing, especially related to social media, on the Marketing Bytes Blog. I write about issues related to ART & DESIGN | FOOD & HEALING on Alison*s Art Blog.
Board Member (Volunteer) and original founding member
West End Arts Visual Artists Guild, Inc.
December 2003 – Present (10 years 11 months) Long Beach, New York
As an original founding member of WEA (2003), I was a Board Member for six years and have returned to WEA as a volunteer and board member. My focus is on the administrative and structural aspects of the organization. My limited activity involves overseeing policy & procedures and branding compliance as well as assisting with the social media.
Consultant and Marketing Bytes Maven
Marketing Bytes Maven
2005 – December 2012 (7 years) New York City area
I am the retired owner of MARKETING BYTES, a 21st century fully loaded marketing consulting firm specializing in the implementation of the latest online technology to assist businesses in skyrocketing to their highest potential. Our business expertise is in the areas of internal development, external promotion and projects evaluation for businesses.
Our services also include traditional advertising savvy for branding 'from the inside out', visual design and communications material, websites, social media implementation as well as any promotional products, signage, interior design or any aspect of the business that effects the continuity of the company brand.
Marketing Directory (Volunteer)
Better Than A Like
April 2011 – April 2012 (1 year 1 month) Long Island, New York
'Better Than A Like' is a project designed to help businesses get more local customers. It is based on a two point Unique Selling Proposition:
• current customers become the company's sales force
• any business even national corporations that do face-to-face business in a physical location is a local business.
We utilize the latest Local SEO marketing tools, including Google Places, Local Online Directories, Reviews, and other Inbound Marketing techniques to maximize results.
Founder of 'Page Cover Mastery' (Volunteer)
Privately Held; 1-10 employees; Marketing and Advertising industry
2011 – 2012 (1 year) online
With the introduction of timelines to facebook business pages, many business owners were very confused and overwhelmed. 'Page Cover Mastery' was designed to help with both the technical aspects of page covers as well as the design and branding of them for a business.
Nonprofit; 1-10 employees; Marketing and Advertising industry
May 2010 – 2012 (2 years) online
As the Analog and Digital Age Ambassador as well as the Digital Age Storyteller, I have had the honor of participating in this wonderful, nonprofit educational company.
I brought decades of history as a graphic designer, marketer and brander pre-computer to the Digital Age. My writing combined both an analog and digital perspective. This brought extra spice to the mix of excellent, informed and talented writers who are expert in Digital, Brands and/or Marketing.
Digital Age Journalist
Privately Held; 1-10 employees; Marketing and Advertising industry
March 2010 – 2012 (2 years)
I have been a life long entrepreneur with ventures in many disciplines. Through social media, I am able to blog about these past activities and about issues of importance as well as interest to me currently.
Alison*s Art, Alison*s Art, Inc. and dba Marketing Bytes
2000 – 2012 (12 years) Long Island, NY
I ran a graphic design studio that created logos, visual identity materials, collateral materials, print ads, publications layouts and design, photography, etc. It then evolved into an internet marketing company.
Group founder and volunteer for 'Local Biz Is The Solution!' on facebook
January 2011 – December 2011 (1 year) online
• To SHARE experiences as local business owners, successes and pitfalls
• To INFORM those who wish to venture into a local business how to do so
• To BECOME thriving local businesses in these economically challenging times with help and support from others who are powers of example.
This group has been created to encourage small/local businesses to be ethical, responsible and creative entities in order to:
• ACHIEVE personal financial freedom
(in addition to freedom from the fear of financial insecurity)
• SUPPORT their local communities
• IMPROVE the world economy (one local biz at a time)
Advertising & Marketing Director, Head Copywriter
Privately Held; 1-10 employees; Internet industry
January 2011 – November 2011 (11 months)
I am responsible for a wide variety of activities including:
• writing press releases and content for clients and our activities
• interviewing clients for writing web content
• soliciting new accounts
• interviewing client resources for testimonials
• pursuing unique and creative ways to promote both our clients and our business
Local Business Maven
Sole Proprietorship; Myself Only; Marketing and Advertising industry
2009 – 2011 (2 years) Rockville Centre, NY
We provide tools for local/small businesses using both the latest technology,
• Use 'word of mouth on steroids'
• Turn their customers into their sales force.
• Educate them to the fact that any business no matter how big or small is a local business if it does face-to-face business with customers.
Using traditional technology, we provide creative services:
• visual identity and branding programs
• logo design, print identity and collateral materials
• illustration, photography and video
Co-Director and Administrative Consultant (Volunteer)
West End Arts, Visual Artists Guild, Inc.
2003 – 2009 (6 years)
I helped to found the organization, was the first Co-Director of it with Kathleen Regan. I was responsible for the finances, handling the checkbook, doing the bookkeeping, financial spreadsheets for grant applications and other administrative duties.
Media Buyer and Marketing Consultant
New York College of Traditional Chinese Medicine
2006 – 2007 (1 year)
My activities included setting an advertising budget or working within their designated budget, researching potential media venues including, TV, radio, newspaper, outdoor advertising and the internet. I then was responsible for setting up the production schedule that included deadlines for contracts, art submissions and payments.
Special Project Coordinator and Job Developer
National Council on the Aging
2004 – 2006 (2 years)
Project sites included:
Circulo Career Services-Special Projects/Events Coordinator
JASA Senior Community Center-Special Projects/Events Coordinator
SCSEP Long Beach Job Development Office-Job developer/participant monitor
UCPN Development Department-Development Assistant
Decorative Painting by Alison Gilbert
1996 – 2001 (5 years)
I custom painted furniture belonging to my clients, created Recycled with Love Collectible, Little Bytes of Art and the Five Step Decorative Painting System. I appeared on the Lifetime TV, Our Home Show, showcasing and demonstrating my work.
Marketing Consultant/Holistic Health Care Resources Specialist
ALISON*S HEALTHCARE RESOURCES, INC.
1991 – 1996 (5 years)
I was the owner of a holistic healthcare resources firm specializing in promoting holistic practitioners, advocating for the integration of holistic modalities into the mainstream, and educating the public to these traditional and new systems of healing.
Alison D. Gilbert's Certifications
Gold and Silver Badges on my curation work on Scoop.it
- From Scoop.it
Alison D. Gilbert's Volunteer Experience & Causes
Social Media Advisor (Volunteer)
Take Heart Association Project
2012 – present (2 years)
THAP, founded by Peter Mbogo Kamau, is an NGO in Kenya and a 501(c)3 in the US that helps the underserved population if sick children in Kenya. It's focus is on raising funds for those who need life saving surgery due to heart defects and disease. Doctors and hospitals around the word donate their services. Money is raised for transportation and housing for the sick child, a relative and Mr. Kamau.
Causes I care about:
- Animal Welfare
- Arts and Culture
- Civil Rights and Social Action
- Disaster and Humanitarian Relief
- Economic Empowerment
- Human Rights
- Poverty Alleviation
- Science and Technology
- Social Services
Organizations I support:
- Hurricane Sandy Relief
- West End Arts Visual Artists Guild
- Greyston Foundation
- Empire State College Alumni Fund
Alison D. Gilbert's Projects
Team Members: Alison D. Gilbert, Kevin J. Gillard
- 2011 to 2012
Since the recent introduction by facebook of timelines to business pages, there has been a tremendous amount of confusion. As a graphic design and branding expert, I have the experience and the knowledge to help business owners with their page covers technically and creatively. This project is devoted to that.
Team Members: Alison D. Gilbert, Basil C. Puglisi, M.P.A., Craig Yaris, Bill Corbett Jr., Jeff Ogden
- 2010 to 2012
A journalist who uses the medium of the Internet to write.
Team Members: Alison D. Gilbert, Phillip Jacobs, Kathleen Regan, Wal Achmueller, Basil C. Puglisi, M.P.A., Craig Yaris, Jeff Ogden, Marnie Katzman, Juan Vides, , Danny Eitingon
- 1953 to Present
All my life I have participated in one creative endeavor or another. It is in my genetic make-up and food for my soul. My endeavors have been divided into two fields, like the two sides of the brain, intellectual and creative. The former has been for small business using social media. The latter has focused on ART | FOOD | HEALING.
Alison D. Gilbert's Publications
Alison*s Blog features Alison'*s ARt Online Magazine, today created from curations of articles in related to ART | FOOD | HEALING. Between original writing, curation from paper.li, RebelMouse, scoop.it and storify.com, posts are published daily.
The Marketing Bytes Blog features Alison's Web Wild World, today created from curations of articles in many disciplines, primarily business related. Between original writing, curation from paper.li, RebelMouse, scoop.it and storify.com, posts are published daily.
- WordPress.com and tumblr.com
About social media, technology, marketing, branding and other topics of interest to local/small business owners.
I write about topics related to graphic design, branding and other issues central to these disciplines. I am a hybrid designer and author focusing on both BC (before the computer) and AD (the advent of the digital age).
Authors: Alison D. Gilbert, Basil C. Puglisi, Craig Yaris, Bill Corbett, Jeff Ogden, Monique Merhige, Louise DiCarlo, Laurinda Handlik (Social Media Marketing), Vanessa Canner, Leigh Egan, Jeff Spero
- Basil Puglisi
An educational source for Digital Media Culture & Interactive:
Social Media, Search Engines, Mobile, Conferences and Brand Marketing
Authors: Alison D. Gilbert, Craig Yaris, Jeff Ogden, Basil C. Puglisi, M.P.A., Bill Corbett Jr., Gwen Woltz, Alissa Bickar, Tommy Spero
- Digital Ethos
- November 10, 2012
Quarterly Print Publication for Digital Media, Marketing and Communications.
Alison D. Gilbert's Languages
Alison D. Gilbert's Skills & Expertise
- Conducting Interviews
- Public Speaking
- Press Releases
- Graphic Design
- Online Marketing
- Social Media Marketing
- Small Business
- Brand Development
- Public Relations
- Email Marketing
- Creative Direction
- Social Media
- Social Networking
- Web Design
- Content Strategy
- New Media
- Web Content
- Corporate Identity
- Website Development
- Web Marketing
- Brand Management
- Adobe Creative Suite
- Online Advertising
- Integrated Marketing
- Corporate Branding
Alison D. Gilbert's Education
Various Design Schools
Bachelor of Arts (B.A.) with a Concentration in Design, Art and Design
1958 – 2013
I have studied at the Museum of Modern Art, The Five Town Music and Arts Foundation (with Helen Goldberg and Joan Israel), with Linda Radziminsky (decorative painter), Susan Antelis (Soul Collage), Parsons School of Design (graphic design and fashion illustration, School of Visual Arts (typography), Pratt Institute (architectural rendering).
I have belonged to the Graphic Artists Guild and the AIGA.
Activities and Societies: Oil painting, sculpture, pottery, ceramics, decorative painting, collage, fashion illustration, architectural rendering, fimo clay, typography, graphic design
Ed2Go through SUNY, ESC
Continuing Education, web design, html code language, Microsoft Word, Microsoft Excel
1991 – 1992
Took about a dozen online courses including the Microsoft Office Suite, html code and web design, etc.
Activities and Societies: Publisher of Marketing Bytes: Business Newsletter
SUNY Empire State College, Concentration in Design
BA with Concentration in Design, Design
1991 – 1992
Studied 2 and 3 dimensional design as my major. Minored in holistic healthcare and business as a force for social change.
Activities and Societies: Ceramics Course at The Five Towns Music & Art Foundation
1973 – 1975
Studied environmental design.
1969 – 1970
Studied sculpture and painting.
Architecture and Fine Arts
1966 – 1969
Studied architecture and fine arts.
Long Beach High School
1962 – 1966
Had an academic Regents course load, was in the National Honor Society, tied in a Nassau/Suffolk Classical League Latin Competition, was a JV cheerleader, was on the swimming team, studied sculpting in an after school program. Tutored other students in Latin.
Activities and Societies: Choir, National Honor Society, Swim Team, Cheerleader
Alison D. Gilbert's Additional Information
Blogging, networking, social media and other new technology, graphic design, being a crafts artisan and going to craft fairs, architecture, healthy cooking, green design, decorative painting, voice acting, ballroom dancing, giraffes (see blog post) and my newest interest, fly fishing!
- Groups and Associations:
Rockville Centre, NY Chamber of Commerce, LI Entrepreneurs, West End Arts Visual Artists Guild, Inc., Long Island Arts Council at Freeport, Artists in Partnership, LI, NY, Long Beach Island Landmarks Assn., Freeport, NY Historical Society | League of Women Voters of NYS | AARP volunteer for Hunger Initiative
- Honors and Awards:
Certificate of Recognition, EOC of Nassau County/Rockville Centre Head Start
West End Arts, Visual Artists Guild, Inc., Long Island, NY
Founding member and an original Co-Director of a 501(c) 3 non-profit arts organization
Project Challenge, Long Beach, NY, Hidden Heroine Award
Kennedy Plaza Art Show, Long Beach, NY, Art Show Committee Volunteer RecognitionRecipient of Brockman Scholarship, SUNY Empire State College, Long Island Campus
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