Tim McDonald

Tim McDonald

Ending Child Hunger - http://NoKidHungry.org - Contact: tmcdonald@btcrevolutions.com (312) 970-0846

Location
Greater New York City Area
Industry
Marketing and Advertising

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Tim McDonald's Overview

Current
  • Purveyor of Purpose at BTC Revolutions
  • Co-Founder at CreatingIs LLC
  • Advisory Board Member at Danish Crowdsourcing Association
Past
  • Host of CoffeTime Chat at CoffeeTime Chat
  • Community Manager at Astek Consulting
  • Founder and Chief Connector of People, Ideas and Brands at Lake County Social Networking
  • Community Manager and Director of Communications at Social Media Club Chicago
  • Chicago Brand Ambassador at Zaarly, Inc
  • Consultant at @properties
  • Owner/Broker at Zoom Real Estate
Education
  • BGHS
Connections

500+ connections

Websites

Tim McDonald's Summary

Tim McDonald builds communities, not networks, through individual relationships that create movements.
As the Purveyor of Purpose at Be The Change Revolutions, Tim leads the overall vision, strategy and execution of key client accounts.
Co-Founder of CreatingIs, Tim and his partner, Ayelet Baron are re-imagining leadership beyond money, fame and big titles. Bringing together unsung heroes who are changing the world and amplifying their voices to create action.
Previously he was the Director of Community for The Huffington Post, where he set strategy and oversaw a team of moderators, support and standards for the leading online news site with over 300 million comments and 70,000 bloggers. Prior to this position, Tim built and managed a community for Huffington Post's live streaming network, HuffPost Live. Continuing his passion for community management, Tim founded My Community Manager, a resource for community managers and a community of community managers. He is the founder of Lake County Social Networking and the former Director of Communications and Community Manager for Social Media Club Chicago.
Tim's dedication to his clients' satisfaction is matched by his exceptional coordination and negotiation skills, which are evident throughout each of his transactions. Tim is a client advocate and his first priority is to meet his client's goals as efficiently and effectively as possible.
Community Manager is just a title for being a connector that builds relationships. It connects people, ideas and brands.

Specialties: Public Speaking, Online Community Manager, Community Management, Customer Exerience, Communications, Collaboration, Digital Strategy, Event Planning and Promotion, Customer Service, Leadership, Social Networking, Blogging, Entrepreneurship

Tim McDonald's Skills & Expertise

  1. Social Networking
  2. Blogging
  3. Community Management
  4. Entrepreneurship
  5. Public Speaking
  6. Customer Service
  7. Online Community Management
  8. Event Planning
  9. Strategy
  10. Marketing Strategy
  11. Management
  12. Content Strategy
  13. Professional Networking
  14. Start-ups
  15. Community Engagement
  16. Leadership
  17. Community Sites
  18. Social Business
  19. Business Networking
  20. Digital Strategy
  21. Customer Satisfaction
  22. Small Business
  23. Social Media Community Management
  24. Online Communities
  25. Event Marketing Strategy
  26. Customer Experience
  27. Customer Relations

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Tim McDonald's Experience

Purveyor of Purpose

BTC Revolutions

Privately Held; 1-10 employees; Marketing and Advertising industry

June 2014Present (4 months) Greater New York City Area

Lead the overall vision, strategy and execution for key client accounts.

Co-Founder

CreatingIs LLC

Privately Held; 1-10 employees; Management Consulting industry

June 2014Present (4 months)

CreatingIs... re-imagining leadership though amplifying the voices of those making a social impact in the world, to ignite action.

Advisory Board Member

Danish Crowdsourcing Association

July 2014Present (3 months) Copenhagen Area, Denmark

Help increase the knowledge and application of crowdsourcing in Denmark.

Sole Proprietorship; 1-10 employees; Marketing and Advertising industry

September 2011Present (3 years 1 month)

The community for community managers.
Bringing together community managers through both online and off line events.
Hangout every Friday at 2pm ET.
#cmgrUN conference series

Director of Community

The Huffington Post

Public Company; 201-500 employees; Online Media industry

August 2013June 2014 (11 months)

Set strategy and oversaw a team of moderators, support and standards for the leading online news site with over 300 million comments and 70,000 bloggers.

Community Manager

TalentCulture

November 2012March 2014 (1 year 5 months)

TalentCulture is a diverse community creating and sharing on what it means to find meaningful careers and use them to grow. The discussion taking place here is about redefining what we think of as ‘corporate culture.’ In fact, we are here to state that culture is very much a part of our careers and vice versa.
#TChat Radio every Tuesday at 7:30pm ET and #TChat on Twitter every Wednesday at 7pm ET.

Community Manager

The Huffington Post

Public Company; 201-500 employees; Online Media industry

May 2012August 2013 (1 year 4 months) Greater New York City Area

Community Manager for HuffPost Live. Building and fostering the community for Huffington Post's live streaming network.

Host of CoffeTime Chat

CoffeeTime Chat

March 2012October 2012 (8 months)

Host and producer of CoffeeTime Chat, a daily conversation with a different person every day. (currently on hiatus)
Topics include: networking, entrepreneurs, business authors, marketing, social media, startups, and leadership.
Building a network by having a virtual cup of coffee a day.
Responsibilities:
-TV Host
-Video Livestreaming
-Networking
-Technology
-Marketing
-Social Media

Community Manager

Astek Consulting

Privately Held; 11-50 employees; Internet industry

October 2011June 2012 (9 months) Greater Chicago Area

Community Manager. Social Media Strategy.

Founder and Chief Connector of People, Ideas and Brands

Lake County Social Networking

November 2009June 2012 (2 years 8 months)

Connecting people and brands using social media marketing and events through multiple channels including: Twitter, Facebook, LinkedIn, Foursquare, blog, and other online forums. Develop communications/marketing strategies by monitoring analytics and improving metrics.

Community Manager and Director of Communications

Social Media Club Chicago

June 2009March 2012 (2 years 10 months) Greater Chicago Area

Community manager for local chapter of Social Media Club. Create content used in social media marketing and event planning through multiple channels including: Twitter, Facebook, LinkedIn, blog, meetup and other online forums. Develop communications/marketing strategies by monitoring analytics and improving metrics. Manage public relations and customer relations.

Chicago Brand Ambassador

Zaarly, Inc

Privately Held; 11-50 employees; Internet industry

April 2011September 2011 (6 months) Chicago

Worked with some of the most amazing people in Chicago and Kansas City (Zaarly HQ) to make the saying "What would you Zaarly?" an every day term.
Zaarly is a proximity based, real-time buyer powered market. Buyers make an offer for an immediate need and sellers cash in on infinite marketplace for items and services they never knew were for sale.
http://zrly.it/tim

Consultant

@properties

Privately Held; 1001-5000 employees; Real Estate industry

March 2010January 2011 (11 months)

Real estate consultant to residential home buyers and sellers in Northern Cook and Lake County, IL.

Owner/Broker

Zoom Real Estate

Privately Held; Myself Only; Real Estate industry

April 2006January 2010 (3 years 10 months)

Broker/Owner of real estate firm specializing in assisting buyers and sellers in Lake County and Chicago, IL. Not just another Realtor. Want to know why?

Tim McDonald's Volunteer Experience & Causes

  • Volunteer Experience

    • Social Committe

      Share Our Strength
      • Children
      July 2013 present (1 year 3 months)

      Being part of the solution to end childhood hunger in America.
      http://www.nokidhungry.org/

  • Volunteer Interests

    • Causes I care about:

      • Children
      • Civil Rights and Social Action
      • Education
      • Human Rights
      • Poverty Alleviation
    • Organizations I support:

      • Share Our Strength

Tim McDonald's Projects

  • Community Management For The Event Industry

    • September 2013 to Present

    Public speaking event at MPI Oregon informing on the importance of community management in the meeting and event industry for both planners and suppliers.

  • Community Manager Appreciation Day Event

    • January 2013 to Present

    To celebrate the 4th Annual Community Manager Appreciation Day, we teamed up with HootSuite to run a 12 hour Google+ Hangout composed of 12 individually themed segments with key industry guests. The event was a huge team success and well received on an international level.

  • Community Manager UNconference NYC

    • February 2013 to Present

    Speaker at an "UN" conference that serves as a forum for community managers of all levels and working in all industries. The unique "UN" conference format means that the event is not structured like a typical conference and active participation from attendees is strongly encouraged.

  • #TChat Radio

    • November 2012 to Present

    Join the popular TalentCulture World of Work community as we return to the internet airwaves with #TChat Radio! Since November 2010, our weekly #TChat events have attracted talent-minded professionals from across the Twitter universe to discuss hot topics in today's world of work. We focus on a spectrum of issues, including career management, hiring trends, leadership, learning, talent strategy, recruiting, social workplace issues, technology trends and more. There's always something important to discuss when it comes to our daily professional lives. The #TChat Twitter audience has rapidly grown to include thousands of business leaders, HR and recruiting thought leaders, technology innovators and social marketing leaders who connect each Wednesday from 7-8pm ET (4-5pm PT). We experimented with Internet radio simulcasting in 2011, and now we're creating a separate 30-minute radio program on Tuesday nights at 7:30pm ET (4pm PT)! Each Tuesday, TalentCulture Co-Creators and #TChat Radio Hosts Meghan M. Biro and Kevin W. Grossman interview compelling guests about topics that align with the week's Twitter #TChat theme. But wait — what exactly is #TChat? Why should you spend your Tuesday and Wednesday nights online with us? It's not just two events. It's a community devoted to advancing the human side of business. And the lights are ALWAYS ON our Twitter stream. So it's not just a radio show and a Twitter chat event. It's a living hashtag that connects like-minded people. And you can connect with them ANYTIME for talent-related information, ideas and support. It's easy! Just log on at Twitter and search for hashtag #TChat. See you there! (And hope to see you here on Tuesdays, too!)

  • #TChat Radio

    • November 2012 to Present

    Join the popular TalentCulture World of Work community as we return to the internet airwaves with #TChat Radio! Since November 2010, our weekly #TChat events have attracted talent-minded professionals from across the Twitter universe to discuss hot topics in today's world of work. We focus on a spectrum of issues, including career management, hiring trends, leadership, learning, talent strategy, recruiting, social workplace issues, technology trends and more. There's always something important to discuss when it comes to our daily professional lives. The #TChat Twitter audience has rapidly grown to include thousands of business leaders, HR and recruiting thought leaders, technology innovators and social marketing leaders who connect each Wednesday from 7-8pm ET (4-5pm PT). We experimented with Internet radio simulcasting in 2011, and now we're creating a separate 30-minute radio program on Tuesday nights at 7:30pm ET (4pm PT)! Each Tuesday, TalentCulture Co-Creators and #TChat Radio Hosts Meghan M. Biro and Kevin W. Grossman interview compelling guests about topics that align with the week's Twitter #TChat theme. But wait — what exactly is #TChat? Why should you spend your Tuesday and Wednesday nights online with us? It's not just two events. It's a community devoted to advancing the human side of business. And the lights are ALWAYS ON our Twitter stream. So it's not just a radio show and a Twitter chat event. It's a living hashtag that connects like-minded people. And you can connect with them ANYTIME for talent-related information, ideas and support. It's easy! Just log on at Twitter and search for hashtag #TChat. See you there! (And hope to see you here on Tuesdays, too!)

  • TalentCulture's #TChat Community

    • November 2010 to Present

    Since November 2010, our weekly #TChat events have attracted talent-minded professionals from across the Twitter universe to discuss hot topics in today's world of work. We focus on a spectrum of issues, including career management, hiring trends, leadership, learning, talent strategy, recruiting, social workplace issues, technology trends and more. There's always something important to discuss when it comes to our daily professional lives. The #TChat Twitter audience has rapidly grown to include thousands of business leaders, HR and recruiting thought leaders, technology innovators and social marketing leaders who connect each Wednesday from 7-8pm ET (4-5pm PT). We experimented with Internet radio simulcasting in 2011, and now we're creating a separate 30-minute radio program on Tuesday nights at 7:30pm ET (4pm PT)! Each Tuesday, TalentCulture Co-Creators and #TChat Radio Hosts Meghan M. Biro and Kevin W. Grossman interview compelling guests about topics that align with the week's Twitter #TChat theme. But wait — what exactly is #TChat? Why should you spend your Tuesday and Wednesday nights online with us? It's not just two events. It's a community devoted to advancing the human side of business. And the lights are ALWAYS ON our Twitter stream. So it's not just a radio show and a Twitter chat event. It's a living hashtag that connects like-minded people. And you can connect with them ANYTIME for talent-related information, ideas and support. It's easy! Just log on at Twitter and search for hashtag #TChat. See you there! (And hope to see you here on Tuesdays, too!)

  • #TChat Radio

    • November 2012 to Present

    Join the popular TalentCulture World of Work community as we return to the internet airwaves with #TChat Radio! Since November 2010, our weekly #TChat events have attracted talent-minded professionals from across the Twitter universe to discuss hot topics in today's world of work. We focus on a spectrum of issues, including career management, hiring trends, leadership, learning, talent strategy, recruiting, social workplace issues, technology trends and more. There's always something important to discuss when it comes to our daily professional lives. The #TChat Twitter audience has rapidly grown to include thousands of business leaders, HR and recruiting thought leaders, technology innovators and social marketing leaders who connect each Wednesday from 7-8pm ET (4-5pm PT). We experimented with Internet radio simulcasting in 2011, and now we're creating a separate 30-minute radio program on Tuesday nights at 7:30pm ET (4pm PT)! Each Tuesday, TalentCulture Co-Creators and #TChat Radio Hosts Meghan M. Biro and Kevin W. Grossman interview compelling guests about topics that align with the week's Twitter #TChat theme. But wait — what exactly is #TChat? Why should you spend your Tuesday and Wednesday nights online with us? It's not just two events. It's a community devoted to advancing the human side of business. And the lights are ALWAYS ON our Twitter stream. So it's not just a radio show and a Twitter chat event. It's a living hashtag that connects like-minded people. And you can connect with them ANYTIME for talent-related information, ideas and support. It's easy! Just log on at Twitter and search for hashtag #TChat. See you there! (And hope to see you here on Tuesdays, too!)

  • Worldwide Edition: My Community Manager Google+ Hangout

    • 2013 to Present

    Facilitates the Worldwide Edition of the My Community Manager Hangouts every week which can be found here: http://goo.gl/Cyb6d

  • Worldwide Edition: My Community Manager Hangout

    • 2013 to Present

    Facilitates the Worldwide Edition of the 'My Community Manager' Google+ Hangouts each week.

  • "Good Morning Spreecast"

    • June 2012 to Present

    9:30am live show, MWF

  • #ivs4charity Tour

    • October 2013 to October 2013

    #ivs4charity is an innovative twist on the standard book tour.

    To announce my new book, The Invisible Sale, I’m crafted a barnstorming tour across the central, eastern and southern United States. Over the course of 10 days, I’ll visit and co-host 10 #ivs4charity cocktail, networking events to raise awareness of the book and much needed funds for local charities.

    I each city, I partnered with DoubleTree Hotels, a few good friends and their favorite charities. Together, we invited consumers to join us to have cocktails for a cause.

    50% of ticket sales were donated to each local charity and in many cities the DoubleTree Hotel bar donated between 20% and 50% of the bar tab to the charity too.

  • CMAD 2014

    • October 2013 to Present

    Community Manager Appreciation Day (CMAD) is a way to recognise and celebrate the efforts of community managers around the world using social media and other tools to improve customer experiences.

  • CMAD 2014

    • January 2014 to Present

    Community Manager Appreciation Day (CMAD) is a way to recognise and celebrate the efforts of community managers around the world using social media and other tools to improve customer experiences.

  • CMAD 2014

    • January 2014 to Present

    Community Manager Appreciation Day (CMAD) is a way to recognise and celebrate the efforts of community managers around the world using social media and other tools to improve customer experiences.

  • CMAD 2014

    • January 2014 to Present

    Community Manager Appreciation Day (CMAD) is a way to recognise and celebrate the efforts of community managers around the world using social media and other tools to improve customer experiences.

  • Social Media Marketing World: How to Develop Real Communities [Panel]

    • March 2014 to Present

    Moderated and participated on this community building panel withTim McDonald (Huffington Post) and Lauren Vargas (Aetna) to discuss ways to develop communities for business.

  • Social Media Marketing World: How to Develop Real Communities [Panel]

    • March 2014 to Present

    Moderated and participated on this community building panel withTim McDonald (Huffington Post) and Lauren Vargas (Aetna) to discuss ways to develop communities for business.

  • Social Media Marketing World: How Brands Use Google+ to Get Results

    • March 2014 to March 2014

    Participated in a panel discussion on how companies can leverage Google+ with Martin Shervington, Connie Benson (Dell) and Tim McDonald (Huffington Post).

Tim McDonald's Publications

Tim McDonald's Education

BGHS

19811986

Tim McDonald's Additional Information

Websites:
Interests:

Marketing, Public Relations, Technology, Social Media, Communications, Community Management, Public Speaking

Groups and Associations:

Social Media Club, WOMMA #CMCouncil

Honors and Awards:

2011 Bold and Digital Men of Social Media
2009 Proxio's Top 25 Most Connected Real Estate Professionals
2009 Stephan Swanepoel's 100 Influential & Interesting Real Estate People

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