Blogger Socialites: Habeshian, Handley, Heaton, Hoet, Horne, Howard
March 4, 2008 6 Comments
Today, we get to hear from a new contributor (Ryan Karpeles) to this series of posts on the Blogger Socialites. Ryan is one of several who have kindly consented to write up profiles with me. Today, the “H” group – I wrote the first one, Ryan wrote the other four. Thanks, Ryan!
Vahe Habeshian was formerly managing editor of ClickZ (and formerly editor of MarketingVOX), but now is editor of MarketingCharts.com. He has been an editor for more than 15 years (he “blames” Ms. Helen Kuenstler, his high school English teacher in Granite City, IL). Before joining the ClickZ team, he was a research analyst and research editor at IDC, an IT market research firm based in Framingham, MA. And what seems like ages ago and in another lifetime, he was the editor of The Armenian Weekly, based in Watertown, MA.
I haven’t been able to discover a whole lot more about Vahe, so he’ll have to fill us all in at the Social!
If you don’t already know Ann, you’ve most likely been living in a Siberian bunker for the past 5 years, but no worries – we’ll be happy to bring you up to speed ;-) By day, Ann is the Chief Content Officer of MarketingProfs — which means that she heads up All Things Content on the MarketingProfs Web site and is the Primary Caregiver of its blog, the MarketingProfs Daily Fix, as well as a contributor. She also writes for The Huffington Post.
Ann is an incredibly talented writer with an uncanny knack for discovering and promoting other great writers around her. She recently started her own blog (woohoo!) and has already amassed close to 200 comments in the span of only seven posts (which has to be some sort of record).
Her writing is fresh, intelligent, stimulating and playful – all while fitting a style that is distinctively Ann. If you haven’t had a chance to meet her, you’re in for quite a treat come April 4th in NYC.
Gavin is a world-class marketer who hails from Sydney, Australia. He’s worked in a wide range of roles and professions from accounting and publishing to technology services, knowledge management and marketing. He’s also a co-originator of the Age of Conversation, as well as a contributor.
Gavin’s blog, Servant of Chaos, is an interactive diary capturing his thinking on branding, digital strategy and the art of storytelling. It’s jam-packed with brilliant writing, insightful strategies, captivating stories and a host of other marketing goodness.
Gavin currently works for SAP in Education Business Development. He’s a connector, a thinker, and is constantly producing challenging and thought-provoking content in this space (and he certainly knows how to sport the denim – see pic). He’s also traveling a long, long way to get to Social, but we’ll no doubt make it worth his while ;-)
After 7 years working in cinema, Kris recently joined Microsoft MSN. He’s been the Consumer Marketing Manager for MSN/Windows Live in Belgium for 1 1/2 years and and is now working as Marketing Communications Manager on the European team. You can usually find him in the Microsoft offices in Belgium … that is, when he’s not traveling ;-)
His blog, ‘Cross the Breeze, focuses mainly on digital marketing, advertising, technology, and customer experiences in this crazy space we call the Internet. You can also find him on Twitter, LinkedIn, Delicious and Facebook.
Kris contributes a ton all over the social media-sphere, and is continually providing insight and analysis on everything from digital applications to the value of online communities. If you haven’t already met him, head on over and say hello!
According to his bio, Kevin is an independent marketing strategist and adjunct faculty member at Baruch’s Zicklin School of Business. He has establshed Lairig Marketing (his blog) as a service to help clients carve out their unique path forward.
I have yet to ‘officially’ meet Kevin, but after reading many of his posts (and contributions at MPDailyFix), it’s clear that he’s an excellent writer, with some serious credentials, who brings a lot to the social media table. You can learn even more by visiting him at any of these spots:
Sean is currently the Director of Strategy and Innovation at Lift Communications, a brand experience studio. But don’t let that fool you – he’s also a diehard (and audaciously nekkid) evangelist and author for the Age of Conversation.
In his free time, Sean enjoys ultimate frisbee, philosophy, gadgets, cats, and anything resembling ultimate frisbee. (So if you know any ultimate-frisbee playing cats who philosophize about gadgets, you may want to forward their resume his way.)
Sean also happens to be a prolific and engaging writer. His blog, CrapHammer, covers all sorts of juicy subjects including social media, viral marketing, communications, and of course – a little philosophy. He writes in a rich, descriptive style that’s easy to read yet incredibly profound. Come Social time, he’ll be trekking in from Toronto, Canada to meet up with the rest of you amazing bloggers!
Here’s the full list of Blogger Social registered attendees: