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Announcing the Network Solutions Social Web Advisory Board

by Steve Fisher on July 2, 2009

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As many of you may know, we are getting ready to rebrand and launch a whole new brand and as part of engaging our community, Network Solutions has put together a group of individuals respected for their opinion and ability to offer insight in places we would not expect.

Here they are:

Tinu Abayomi Paul

tinuLeveraged Promotion, a website promotion company. Their specialty is bringing companies with an existing offline presence the local, national or international exposure they need to increase profitability, leveraging the cost-effective tools available on the web. You can reach her at http://AskTinu.com.

Her last project was a contribution to Rok Hrastnik’s comprehensive guide to RSS, “Unleash the Marketing & Publishing Power of RSS”. You can find more of her daily tips on RSS, Blogs, Google tools, and more, at her main blog, Free Traffic Tips.

Jared Goralnick
jaredJared Goralnick’s passion is to help businesses save time through more efficient usage of technology. In 2002, he founded SET Consulting, a productivity training, development, and design firm, which he continues to manage.  Some of SET’s clients include the FBI, NIST, CRS, NTT Communications, and HP.  In 2008, Jared launched AwayFind, a web service that addresses the problem of email overload.

In addition to a building a passionate online following of users, AwayFind received international attention in NPR, The Guardian, and blogs large and small.  In 2009, he started Bootstrap Maryland, a community organization focused on building lean technology businesses in the greater Washington DC region.  You can find Jared blogging online at Technotheory.com or speaking about workplace productivity and communication around the globe.

Susan Gunelius
susanSusan Gunelius is President & CEO of KeySplash Creative, Inc., a full service marketing communications provider offering copywriting, business communications, blog, book and article writing, and marketing and branding consulting services. She brings with her over 15 years of experience working in the marketing field for some of the largest corporations in the world (including divisions of AT&T, HSBC, Household International and more).

Susan is a published author with three books available in book stores and online (Harry Potter: The Story of a Global Business Phenomenon through Palgrave Macmillan, Kick-Ass Copywriting in 10 Easy Steps through Entrepreneur Press, and Google Blogger for Dummies through Wiley). Her fourth book, Building Brand Value the Playboy Way, will hit book stores (through Palgrave Macmillan) in Fall 2009.

Susan frequently writes about marketing for various publications. She is a featured columnist on Entrepreneur.com where she writes about marketing communications, and you can find some of her marketing-related articles on websites such as WomenEntrepreneur.com, MSNBC.com, FoxBusiness.com, BusinessWeek.com, WashingtonPost.com, TheStreet.com, SmartMoney.com, Yahoo! Finance, Yahoo! Small Business, and more.

Susan is also an active blogger authoring the KeySplash Creative Conversations blog about branding, marketing and advertising for her company, KeySplash Creative, Inc., as well as one of the leading blogs for women working in the field of business, WomenOnBusiness.com. She is a contributing author at Corporate-Eye.com where she writes about corporate branding, and she writes about small business marketing for Cox Communications’ Kudzu.com Business Success Center where she authors the Everyday Marketing blog. Additionally, she is the Guide to Web Logs for About.com (a New York Times company).

Becky Carroll
beckyBecky is founder of Customers Rock!, a consultancy focused on engaging customers through conversation, social media, and WOW customer experiences. Becky’s clients have included companies such as EA, HP, Fujitsu, and Ford in addition to numerous small businesses and non-profits. She is the author of the business blog Customers Rock!  and teaches the class “Marketing via New Media” at UCSD. Becky is a regular personality on the nationally-syndicated Big Biz Talk Radio show, a contributing author on the recently-released Age of Conversation business books, and a sought-after speaker on social media and customer loyalty.

Previously, Becky served as Director of Social Media for Brickfish and as a Senior Consultant with Peppers and Rogers Group. She also worked at HP for 14 years, including her role as Director of Marketing, UK.

Anita Campbell
anitaAnita Campbell has been an entrepreneur at heart her entire life. A lawyer by training, she has a wide range of interests, as reflected in her varied background in banking, information technology, human resources, marketing and eCommerce.

Today she is the CEO of her own business, Small Business Trends LLC, a media and information company. In that role she closely follows trends in the small business market and trends in technology.

Before starting her entrepreneurial journey she held various executive positions in the corporate world. Most recently she was a senior executive with Bell & Howell Company, including serving as CEO of a technology subsidiary of Bell & Howell.

A respected speaker and emerging trends resource, Ms. Campbell’s expertise has been noted or her opinion quoted in the Wall Street Journal, New York Times, U.S. News and World Report, Inc Magazine, Entrepreneur Magazine, CIO Magazine, Entrepreneur Radio, BusinessTVChannel.com, Cleveland Plain Dealer, San Francisco Chronicle, Pittsburgh Post Gazette, Akron Beacon Journal, Boston Globe, CRM Buyer, and countless trade publications, websites, podcasts and more.

Christopher Carfi
chrisChristopher Carfi is an entrepreneur and CEO of Cerado, Inc. Cerado was founded in 2002 to provide software and services that enable businesses, organizations and associations to better connect and understand their customer and member communities. His blog, The Social Customer Manifesto, is a “Top 25″ marketing blog, and has won numerous other awards including “Top CRM Blog” in 2005 and 2007. He is also an active contributor to the ProjectVRM, based at the Berkman Center at Harvard University, which focuses on improving customer-vendor relationships and is creating tools to equip individuals with tools of both independence and engagement.

Prior to co-founding Cerado, Chris was a product marketing executive at Extricity, a provider of B2B integration services. He also spent nearly a decade at Andersen Consulting (now Accenture) as a manager at Andersen’s Center for Strategic Technology in Palo Alto, California.   He serves on the Network Solutions’ Social Web Advisory Board.

Chris grew up in Chicago, holds an MBA from Carnegie Mellon University, and a Bachelor’s in Computer Science from Northwestern University, and currently lives in the Bay Area with his family.

Looking forward to their input

We are looking forward to having each one of these incredible people provide their insight and opinion to continue improving and bringing you the best online experience.

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