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8 random things tag

I was tagged a month ago by Doug Meacham at NextUp, but I am throwing in my “I’m a workaholic and took my first long vacation” card as my defense for the long reply time.

Here are the rules I must follow:

  • Each player starts with eight random facts/habits about themselves.
  • People who are tagged need to write their own post about their eight things and post these rules.
  • At the end of your post, you need to choose eight people to get tagged and list their names.
  • Don’t forget to leave them a comment telling them they’re tagged, and to read your blog.

Here we go (better late than never…).  8 random things about me:

  1. I am the oldest of 5 siblings and 20 cousins and we were raised very closely.  The latter number I always have to count, even though there hasn’t been a recent addition in roughly 5 years.
  2. I went to 7 different schools, moved 5 times and grew up in 3 different states before graduating high school.  Because of this and a breadcrumb from haphazard of genealogy research, I like to refer to myself as a gypsy.
  3. I prefer small dishes to large, i.e. tapas, buffets or appetizers rather than big meals.
  4. I love red wine and just spent 2 weeks exploring Northern Argentina learning about their unique regional wines, focusing on Malbec.
  5. I made it to my 2nd semester of my Junior (3rd) year of undergrad at Ariz State Univ as an undeclared major and still accidentally graduated in 4.5 years with a Bachelor of Arts in Math and Bachelor of Science in Women’s Studies.  I chose all my classes until declaring a major by wandering the bookstore and signing up for classes with interesting textbooks.
  6. I adore pop, hip-hop and rap music as much as I do indie, classical and rock.
  7. I haven’t owned a car or land-line in 4 years, but I will never be without a TV.
  8. I revel in my math geek identity, although lately only materially – I love lists, graph paper and collect relics of math history (abacus, adding machines, slide riles, etc).

I tag Izzy, Bill, Chris, Melissa, Danah, Jake, Lee, and because he is my doppleganger that I know of but not at all, Joi.

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I am a data & results driven Digital Media Influencer with over 15 years of experience in engagement, family marketing, scaling infrastructure and audience culture across a product’s lifetime from pre-launch to millions of users. Strategic Vision & Business Development: • Articulated corporate integrated digital marketing strategies for 10 children’s entertainment properties across multiple digital channels • Authored a comprehensive business plan for scalable online community infrastructure for internal and external partners and successfully participated in a thorough VC due diligence process • Increased sales revenue by 20% while managing 6 million dollars of annual revenue in existing business services. Production & Project Management: • Developed multiple 2D & 3D multi-player virtual worlds, online games & apps based on repurposed/original assets • Produced 12 animated 2-minute shorts for broadcast on television & developed animation production department workflows • Launched multiple major website redesigns to include more fan interaction • Led workflow & process optimization teams to improve operational effectiveness/productivity. Audience Engagement & Research: • Developed domestic and international audience research programs both on & offline for both parent and children audiences • Grew multiple audiences from pre-launch to tens of millions by using organic, as well as established marketing tactics. Team Management & Relationship Building: • Designed team management & organizational structures for multiple Web Content and Web Marketing departments including international remote teams of staff in North & South America, Europe and Asia. • Managed teams in multiple disciplines, including customer service, social media engagement, production, moderation, marketing, design, tech and content development. • Extensive client, vendor and partner management experience in television, licensing, digital, e-commerce & customer service industries

4 thoughts on “8 random things tag

  1. Thanks for the tag, but you’re too late, I just did this in my blog last week: http://melissamaples.com/2007/08/07/get-to-know-your-blogger/

    The answers are here: http://melissamaples.com/2007/08/14/eight-truths-and-a-lie/

    Incidentally, I had to access your site through unblocked.org, because apparently the Turkish government has made a court decision to block access. When I tried to look at your blog I got redirected to an page that said “Access to this site has been suspended in accordance with decision no 2007/195 of T.C. Fatih 2.Civil Court of First Instance.”

    T.C. means the Turkish Republic. The federal government.

    Now, here’s the weird thing – when I got to your site through unblocked.org, it’s showing your favicon as the YouTube favicon. So that made me think that maybe YouTube had been blocked in Turkey again and for some reason my ISPs routing had confused your blog with YouTube.

    BUT, but… I just visited YouTube, and it’s not blocked. So I’m baffled again, about everything.

  2. I tried to check everyone to see if they were tagged yet, but alas, you fell thru the cracks…

    That is strange my site was blocked tho. I wonder what triggered that as I don’t put anything I wouldn’t associate with my professional career here. Maybe I linked a Youtube video and that’s why it was blocked.

    hmmmm. Thanks tho!

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