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Marc Freedman

Entrepreneur/CEO/CMO ► Web 2.0/Social Media/Tech Visionary ► BR82 Marketing ►Your LinkDaddy @ marc@mylinkdaddy.com

Location
Dallas/Fort Worth Area
Industry
Internet
Current
  1. Revenue Typhoon,
  2. BAE Investments and Workshop,
  3. FutureVision
Previous
  1. The Business Catapult,
  2. WeMeUs, Inc.,
  3. Blue: The Business Network (DallasBlue)
Education
  1. Yale University - School of Drama
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Summary

Only 2,000 characters & so little time. Is this mic on?

Marc Freedman, aka your LinkDaddy, is a marketing, media, and digital technology speaker, consultant, writer, activist, and expert witness. My practices encompasses Internet services, social networking, digital music and video, P2P, Web 2.0, branding and marketing, and adult entertainment. Did I miss any buzzwords? I speak at national conferences and consult with groups from industry associations to the U.S. Senate, FTC, and FBI and int'l law enforcement.

I am an entrepreneur who has mastered the intersection of technology, consumer marketing, entertainment, and community throughout my career. "Entertainment is the Experience. People are the Connection." My specialty is BR82 (Breakthrough) Marketing.

I seek opportunities to build industries, architect business ecosystems, and propel companies and innovation.

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INVITE ME. Look into my eyes. You’re getting sleepy. And you’re open to mutual referrals & updates. Send me invitation love:
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HAVE QUESTIONS? We’ve got answers, boobie.
1. WRITE.
► http://finance.groups.yahoo.com/group/MYLINKNETWORK
2. READ. 100s of pages with articles, tips, and links.
► http://MYLINKWIKI.com

PRACTICE SAFE NETWORKING. Let's be careful out there!
► http://MyLinkWiki.com/ActiveNetworkers

BR82: Breakthrough Marketing highlights are listed below.

Specialties:Internet, new media, social media, and technology entrepreneur and business executive with over 20 years success developing new markets and products. Features Breakthrough Marketing with corporate strategy and business planning, b2b/b2c eCommerce, Rapid Deployment, guerrilla PR, and classical marketing. Technologies have included software and systems, P2P, AI (Artificial Intelligence), robotics, telecom/VoIP, wireless, and broadband and interactive TV.

Experience

CEO, we're hiring

Revenue Typhoon
– Present (1 year 9 months)Dallas/Fort Worth Area

Revenue Typhoon provides strategic marketing consulting, services, and systems. We deliver Scalable Sales, engineered to ensure repeatable, reliable, and rising revenues. Revenue Typhoon is the home of the Marketing Machine. Marketing Machines are multichannel marketing automation campaigns that encompass text messaging, voice, web, and email to sign up, respond to, and lead prospects to act or buy. Marketing Machines work throughout the sales funnel to attract traffic, generate prospects, qualify leads, convert them to sales, and retain and upsell customers.

Revenue Typhoon designs solutions for any company seeking to increase sales. We offer tailored services for numerous markets, such as publishing, meetings, advertising, car dealers, and professional services. In addition we've developed specific products and campaigns that include MobileLeadsMachine.com, StoreLeads.net, EventLeads.net, SpeakerLeads.net, VIPClubInABox.com, UltimatePhoneService.com, and UnColdCall.com.

Create your own Sales Storm with Revenue Typhoon!

We're hiring Business Consultants! Learn more at http://bit.ly/RTcareers .

Managing Director

BAE Investments and Workshop
– Present (3 years 7 months)Pleasanton, CA

Serve on management team for investment fund and angel and VC funding accelerator. Provide marketing and deal promotion, screening, and interviewing. Review several hundred high growth startups per year.. BAE uses a proven process that's resulted in 40% of companies being funded. The investment arm delivers a far greater return with less risk compared to the average angel portfolio.

You know the San Francisco Bay Area is the center of the world for angel and VC investors. It’s THE place to be to secure your next round. But not everyone can be or wants to move there. Now you don’t have to. We bring Silicon Valley to you … whether you’re located in San Jose, Dallas like me, or anywhere else in the world.

BR82: The average startup faces a one in ten thousand chance at getting funding. Wouldn't you prefer to increase that to one in three?

Management, Marketing, & Social Media Consultant

FutureVision
– Present (12 years 10 months)

Specialize in Breakthrough Marketing, encompassing social, digital, and viral media and the web. Consult with consumer and business social network, ecommerce, P2P, and digital music ventures.

Programs developed:

► Revenue Typhoon - Integrated end-to-end marketing and sales programs, encompassing market definition, validation, lead generation, and sales management.

► Tribe Blue Business Accelerator - Created group collaboration, coaching, consulting, and accountabilty program. Packaged for entrepreneurs & small business owners,mentors, enterprises, and venture organizations.

► LinkDaddy personal brand - Built brand on LinkedIn with an array of MyLink networking, broadcast, seminar, and user-generated content properties.

BR82: Networking can be managed and built like any marketing program. Efforts resulted in my being the 4th most connected networker in the world out of 150+ million users.

CMO

The Business Catapult
(8 months)Greater Denver Area

Led product, marketing, and sales. Business Catapult builds the startup ecosystem with investor, entrepreneur, and advisor communities. Investor workflow tools manage venture submissions, screening, feedback, scoring, and disposition. Startups improve their business through funding readiness and benchmark ratings and access to advisory and investment networks.

BR82: Developed organic, personal, and directory-driven market development strategy for hundreds of entrepreneur districts that's viral and eliminates hard sales.

CMO

WeMeUs, Inc.
(1 year 9 months)San Francisco Bay Area

Directed marketing strategy, programs, and products for Web 2.0 relationship management and lead generation angel-funded startup. Developed multi-tiered premium services plan.

BUSINESS - IT'S ALL ABOUT WHO YOU KNOW. Turn contacts into relationships and business success with WeMeUs Contact Management and Lead Generation.

Centralize your contacts from many sources, including LinkedIn, Outlook, Gmail, and Yahoo. Record detailed notes and stay in touch with personal reminders. Send custom messages with the Email Assistant. Capture Internet visitors with web contact forms that update your contacts and leads. WeMeUs is a powerful personal CRM that gives you one place to turn to store, rack, and build your relationships and leads.

FOR LINKEDIN MEMBERS: Use WeMeUs to activate your LinkedIn connections. Tag and create groups. Keep notes and a log of all your contact. Schedule follow-up reminders. Send email to one or all of your LinkedIn contacts. WeMeUs is the place you go AFTER you make new contacts on LinkedIn!

BR82: Leveraged customers to steer company transition from freemium mass market contact manager to premium subscription demand generation system for self-employed professionals and small businesses.

Founder and Executive Director

Blue: The Business Network (DallasBlue)
(6 years 9 months)

** This is a current role but I changed dates to alter display order **

JOIN OUR TOP LINKEDIN GROUP @ http://DallasBlue.linkedingroup.com.

Started DallasBlue as a business and technology newsletter in 2002. Added live events in 2005, including meetings, roundtables, networking, seminars and expos. Supported and mentored local entrepreneurs. Grew to 10,000 members locally and 30,000 worldwide.

CEO

RazorPop
(5 years 9 months)Dallas/Fort Worth Area

Bootstrapped digital media software developer and marketer to $1 million monthly revenues, 22 employees, and IP exit sale. Software achieved several industry technology firsts, including simultaneous downloading from multiple P2P networks.

BR82: Innovative marketing generated a huge footprint for a tiny company.
► TrustyFiles software reached 100 million downloads.
► Indie artist programs like BrandedP2P, Do-It-Yourself affiliates, and the P2P Street Team.
► Major artist promotions with Steve Winwood, Heart, and Terence Trent D’Arby.
► XFiles Law Enforcement version.
► Activist and editorial properties like the P2P PATROL to fight child pornography, DiaRIAA, and DonateMyMusicCheck.
► Consulted with and presented to the U.S. Senate, FTC, and FBI.
► Speaking appearances at and coverage in national conferences and media.

Digital and Social Media Publisher and Analyst

Self Employed
(5 years 10 months)

** This is a more recent role but I changed dates to alter display order **

Editor, writer, and consultant. Also was Consulting Digital Media Analyst for The Diffusion Group.

Selected publications:
► Industry analysis - "Podcasting as an Extension of Portable Digital Media - Fact, Fiction, and Opportunity".
► Industry analysis - "Get It While It’s Hot: Digital Media Lessons and Myths from the Adult Entertainment Industry."
► Industry report - "Podcasting is Dead. Long Live Podcasting."
► Industry report - "P2P Future Past Perfect: Industry Commentary."
► Industry report - "The Sky is Falling: Is the Record Industry Ready to Face the Music?"
► Industry report - "Records & Fries: An Analysis of Apple's Complete My Album."

Vice President Business Development

eAuto
(7 months)

Built partnerships and Internet marketing for B2B venture with 45 employees that sold auto parts direct from manufacturers to mechanics and fleets via field sales force and Internet fulfillment.

BR82: Customer insight led to virtual ISP, PC, and credit card programs.

Vice President Marketing

Xybridge Technologies
(8 months)

Launched and positioned 60 person Internet telephony software developer. Directed corporate and product marketing and communications and managed 6 employees. Was US employee #3.

BR82: Simplified overextended products with a merged core VoIP offering and messaging.

Product Manager

Verizon Wireless
(1 year 1 month)

Built and ran entire Internet business for AirTouch Paging, including strategy, marketing, online store, online billing, Web site, content, and affiliated staff (6) and vendors. $600M division was the only profitable US national paging operator and a part of Vodafone, the world’s largest wireless company.

BR82: Improved customer retention by bundling devices and subscription with wireless Internet portal and web services.

Skills

  • Social Media
  • New Media
  • Wireless
  • Robotics
  • Start-ups
  • Entrepreneurship
  • P2P
  • E-commerce
  • Strategic Partnerships
  • Business Strategy
  • Mobile Applications
  • Thought Leadership
  • Web 2.0
  • SaaS
  • Lead Generation
  • Strategic Consulting
  • Venture Capital
  • Program Management
  • Management
  • Executive Management
  • Marketing
  • Mobile Marketing
  • Digital Media
  • Leadership
  • CRM
  • Marketing Strategy
  • Mobile Devices
  • Business Development
  • Enterprise Software
  • Cloud Computing
  • Business Networking
  • Strategy
  • Consulting
  • B2B
  • Business Planning
  • Product Marketing
  • Competitive Analysis
  • Networking
  • Small Business
  • Analytics
  • Integrated Marketing
  • Online Marketing
  • Web Marketing
  • Product Management
  • Social Networking
  • Go-to-market Strategy
  • Digital Marketing
  • Digital Strategy
  • New Business Development
  • Deal Creation
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Education

Yale University - School of Drama

Graduate Screenwriting Program

BR82: You haven't seen my movie FutureBox yet?

Yale University - Yale School of Management

MPPM (MBA), Growth Management, Organizational Behavior, Entertainment

BR82: Broke established negotiation class through collaborative mutual goal setting.

Massachusetts Institute of Technology

BS, Computer Science

Minor, Creative Writing; Concentration, Artificial Intelligence (AI)

BR82: Still waiting to serve our all powerful computer overlords.

Activities and Societies: Musical Theater

Organizations

DallasBlue, MyLinkNetwork, Lions

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