Blogger Socialites: Quigley, Rajagopal, Reece, Reich

The Blogger Social is less than three weeks away! This batch of BS’08 profiles comes courtesy of blogging comrade Mario Vellandi, whom I’m looking forward to finally meeting after so many e-mails and blog comment exchanges. Thanks, Mario!

jane-quigley-150.jpgJane Quigley
Jane is a Senior Director at Zeta Interactive in New York, who’s been active in this trade for the past 12 years. Here is how she describes herself at her blog Virtually Social: I’ve worked in the Interactive space for 12 years, overseeing integrated campaigns leveraging web development, search, viral marketing and social media. I’m a member of most social networks, but really use Twitter, Seesmic, Facebook, and LinkedIn.

Originally from New Jersey, as a child she played the guitar, flute, piccolo, piano, and cello. She’s also lived in London for 4 years in the late 80s/early 90s, and loves the city. Jane is active all over the social media scene with a few blogs, loves productivity topics, GTD (‘Getting Things Done’), 37Signals’ software and writes about these subjects among others at Settings Contexts and enjoys meeting and connecting with others.

arun_sign-150.jpgArun Rajagopal
Arun lives in Muscat, Sultanate of Oman where he is a Copywriter at Wunderman Oman. At his blog, one can learn about his love for travel (India and Southeast Asia), advertisements, digital marketing, and other subjects he’s excited about. He’s big into the styling and experience of riding Indian trains.

A fine accomplishment was getting some ink for The Age of Conversation in Oman and his contributions to part one of this book (series!). Arun likes photography, and considers himself an Amateur Lensman . He additionally likes films (he’s a buff), backpacking, blogging and being a part of this social marketing movement, and one more thing folks; Arun is an aspiring bus driver. Great to have him among us!

connie-reece-150.jpgConnie Reece
Connie is a conversational marketing professional in Austin, Texas with a specialty in the research & implementation of emerging media. She blogs at Every Dot Connects, a consortium of social media practitioners, where they teach companies how to speak with authentic voices, and participate in a dialogue with customers and constituents. Additionally, she is a co-founder of the Social Media Club International and leads the Austin chapter.

In college, she played the piano part-time for a dinner theater. Connie has a BA in French and loves the language and wishes she had more opportunities to practice. She’s worked in publishing for 10 years as ghostwriter, co-author and editor with one of the top ten trade publishing houses.

One of her favorite projects of late has been the Frozen Pea Fund, a fundraising effort inspired by the story of Susan Reynolds, for breast cancer research and programs through the American Cancer Society. It had started its successful promotion campaign through Twitter, after which it gained greater response through articles around the web. They recently established the fund under a non-profit organization.

david-reich-150.jpgDavid Reich
David is a Public Relations expert who writes at My 2 Cents about his line of work, the publishing industry, media relations, musings and life. He loves Jazz, and had hosted a twice-weekly show in college showcasing various jazz musicians over the school’s FM station. David has a BS degree in Industrial Management, and an MBA in Public Relations. He lives outside New York with his wife and a black Labrador named Loki. They have two children: Michael, a filmmaker in Los Angeles; and Jennifer, a midwife in Maine and mother to David’s grandson Jack.

One of his passions is understanding the changing nature of media outlets and their role in the new millennium, while cheerleading for newspapers and the issues facing their industry including readership volume, licensing, strategic maneuvering, acquisitions, and divestitures. He says: “After 30 plus years in this business, I still look forward to going to work. Rarely are two days the same and the challenges are varied and stimulating.”

Before founding his own business, Reich Communications, Inc. in 1990, David worked in senior roles at Manning, Selvage & Lee and The Rowland Company and had the “who’s who of business” as clients. A full professional profile can be found at his about page on his blog. He now describes his work in handling a range of clients that take him from B2B to consumer publicity, from the high-priced art world to advocacy for issues like safety and securing health resources for survivors of mass violence globally.

Here’s the full list of Blogger Social registered attendees:

Tara Anderson
Todd Andrlik
Mike Arauz
David Armano (these four are profiled here)

Matthew Bailey
Ryan Barrett
Cam Beck
Shashi Bellamkonda (these four are profiled here)

Jennifer Berk
David Berkowitz
Rohit Bhargava
Susan Bird (these four are profiled here)

Toby Bloomberg
Tim Brunelle
Katie Chatfield
Thomas Clifford (these four are profiled here)

Mack Collier
Saul Colt (these two are profiled here)

Terry Dagrosa
Luc Debaisieux
Gene DeWitt
Matt Dickman
Paul Dunay (these five are profiled here)

Gianandrea Facchini
Jason Falls
Anna Farmery (these three are profiled here)

Mark Goren
Heather Gorringe
Kristin Gorski
Amanda Gravel
Lewis Green (these five are profiled here)

Vahe Habeshian
Ann Handley
Gavin Heaton
Kris Hoet
Kevin Horne
Sean Howard (these six are profiled here)

Joseph Jaffe
Ryan Karpeles
CK
Chris Kieff
Joe Kutchera (these five are profiled here)

Jennifer Laycock
CeCe Lee
Geoff Livingston
Lori Magno
Valeria Maltoni (these five are profiled here)

Caroline McCarthy
Matthew McDonald
Paul McEnany
Tim McHale
Drew McLellan (these five are profiled here)

Doug Meacham
Virginia Miracle
Scott Monty
Darryl Ohrt (these four are profiled here)

Rita Perea
David Polinchock
Marilyn Pratt (these three are profiled here)

Jane Quigley
Arun Rajagopal
Connie Reece
David Reich (these four are profiled above)

Susan Reynolds
Marianne Richmond
Cathleen Rittereiser
Steve Roesler
John Rosen
Roberta Rosenberg
Mike Sansone
Linda Sherman
Nathan Snell
Paul Soldera
Marshall Sponder
Terry Starbucker
Seni Thomas
Tangerine Toad
Mario Vellandi
Greg Verdino
Neil Vineberg
John Wall
Tamar Weinberg
CB Whittemore
Kaitlyn Wilkins
Steve Woodruff

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Steve Woodruff is a blogger, a Connection Agent, and a consultant in the pharma/healthcare industry. He specializes in helping people and companies make mutually beneficial connections.

One Response to Blogger Socialites: Quigley, Rajagopal, Reece, Reich

  1. Dear Steve:
    Thank you for putting together this incredible series of profiles that will help Blogger Socialites to get to know each other better. Thank you Mario for your inspiring work on this particular series.
    See you soon,
    Arun

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