JOE C. KENNEDY
(424) 234-8590 | JoeConnector@gmail.com
Professional Pitchman and Producer for the Health, Fitness and Entertainment Industries
PERSONAL TRAITS, SPECIAL SKILLS AND ABILITIES:
Experienced in public relations, social media marketing, publicity, promotion and event marketing.
Established relationships with many media outlets, reporters and news personalities.
Dedicated and dependable team player who will do whatever it takes to achieve desired outcomes.
High quality network with an always growing number of potential partnerships.
Hard-working, goal-oriented self-starter who enjoys challenges.
REPRESENTATIVE PROFESSIONAL ACHIEVEMENTS:
Organized one of the first ever conferences on Social Networking for Business on May 15, 2009.
The group of speakers was amazing and included Eric Weaver, now with Ants Eye View, Jason Preston and Steve Broback of the Parnussus Group, Kathy Gill, who teaches social media at the University of Washington, Andru Edwards of Gear Live, and video expert Jake Ludington. The event was nearly sold out and feedback was so positive, that I was asked by attendees and sponsors to put on the Social Media 101 Conference at Microsoft.
Organized, MC’d and was on “Local Social Media” panel at the Social Media 101 Conference held at the Microsoft Conference Center on September 25, 2009. I planned and orchestrated this event at the request of attendees and sponsors of my previous Social Networking for Business Conference. Another great group of super informative speakers, including a very well-received keynote by Eric Weaver, now a VP at Ant’s Eye View, a talk by uber-geek Chris Pirilloa and panel discussions featuring Edith Yeung, Founder of the SF Entrepreneurs Meetup Group, Kevin Urie, Founding President of Social Media Club Seattle and now with Spring Creek Group, Shauna Causey, now VP of Social Strategy at Decide.com and current President of SMC Seattle. This event was very well attended, had excellent coverage by major media and great feedback from attendees and sponsors alike. After this event, our sponsors and attendees were still asking for more.
Partnered with Fresh Consulting to create the Social Media 201 Conference, which was held at the Microsoft Conference Center on April 15, 2010. Speakers included Dave Hanley, Banyan Branch Co-Founder and CEO, Darren Williger, President of Regillo Consulting, Eric Weaver, VP at Ant’s Eye View, Bille Baty, COO of Phi Concepts, Kristen Ruby, CEO of Ruby Media Group and Dr. Udi Schlessinger, Managing Partner of U Labs. Sponsors included previous sponsors of my events, including Comcast Business Class and the Microsoft Local Engagement Team.
Founded Bellevue Business Journal as a local community business newspaper during a time of massive change in Bellevue, Washington. This publication won awards and honors, including Media of the Year from the Seattle / King County Board of Realtors. The paper ceased printing in 2009, but the spirit lives on – online at BellevueBusinessJournal.com.
Hollywood Blend, Worldwide, March 2013 – present
Professional Pitchman and Producer
Promoting, Pitching and Producing for the Fitness, Health and Entertainment Industries
49DollarCellService.com, Nationwide, September 2012 – present
National Community Builder
Recruit, enroll, train, support and mentors members of the Presidential Team at Solavei.
BellevueBusinessJournal.com, Bellevue, WA September 2009 –2013
Propagandist and Promoter of Businesses
Interface with business owners, public relations firms and other media outlets.
Edit and post appropriate news releases and photos.
Write and post articles about local events, businesses and organizations.
Write, publish and distribute monthly e-newsletter.
Advertising sales. Meeting with business owners and advertising agencies to close ad contracts.
Eastside Entrepreneurs Social Network, Bellevue, WA October 2008 – 2013
Founder / Community Manager
Created local business networking group and social media site.
Build and engage membership and network activity.
Plan, promote and host regular networking events.
Plan, promote and produce various conferences including: Social Networking for Business Conference 5/15/09, Social Media 101 at Microsoft’s Executive Briefing Center on 9/25/09 and Social Media 201 held at Microsoft’s Conference Center on 4/15/10.
Eastside Business Newspaper, Bellevue, WA February 2005 – July 2009
Was responsible for all aspects of running small, community business newspaper including:
Hired, trained and supervised all personnel including employees and contractors.
Wrote and edited articles for publication in print and online.
Worked with business owners, public relations firms and other media outlets to provide timely and interesting news stories for readers.
Supervised layout and design of monthly newspaper and weekly e-newsletter.
Supervised and monitor distribution of monthly newspaper.
Advertising sales and sales management. Secure advertising contracts and commitments.
Attended and spoke at events representing local print media.
HomeTeam.com, Inc., Seattle, WA March 2006 – July 2007
VP Real Estate / Director of Operations
Helped onboard/recruit fresh talent for an Internet start-up and nationally syndicated television show from three employees to 43 in a one year term by connecting with industry experts, competitors, headhunters and tech executives.
Responsible for running weekly “all hands” meetings.
Served as company’s human resources department, interfacing with executives and all departments.
Responsible for specifying, purchasing and installation of company servers, computers, printers and all technology.
Designed, implemented and updated company’s policies and employee handbook.
Designed and implemented the company’s Safety and Disaster Preparedness Programs from evacuation plans to manuals and building spec sheets.
Helped build a nationwide referral network in the residential real estate and mortgage arenas.
San Diego State University (8/83 to 5/85) Business/Real Estate
University of Washington (9/81 to 6/83) Political Science
SOCIAL MEDIA PROFILES (Primary)