Last weekend marked the official start of summer 2013, and The Realtime Report is diving into the season with three new guest bloggers. They will each focus on different topic areas, helping us to continue bringing you the latest in social media and realtime statistics, case studies, campaigns, tools and more — and adding some new voices and fresh perspective. Please join us in welcoming Vincent, Alex and Jake to the #RLTM team!
Vincent is joining The Realtime Report not only because of his dashing good looks, but also because of his passion for all things business, social media, and blogging. He is also eager to stay current with new information as soon as it’s known, and will be focusing on realtime marketing, tools and SEO.
Vincent is currently a full-time college student with three internships and several freelance roles. He is known as a content marketer and applies his knowledge of SEO to promote his fast-growing personal development blog, Self Stairway, where he draws from life experiences to encourage others to seek a life of conscious self-improvement.
Alex recently opened Los Perros Locos, the much-lauded premier Colombian-style hot dog joint in New York City’s Lower East Side. He dove into to social media in order to help build the brand (check it out on Facebook), and has found it to be an invaluable tool — both as a way to get the word out about his new restaurant, and to keep customers coming back. At The Realtime Report, he’ll be focusing on the essentials for small businesses looking to bring customers in the door and make the most out of social media with limited resources.
Alex grew up in the restaurant and hospitality world. From 2004 to 2007 he owned and managed Red Fish Blue Fish, a rambling Jimmy Buffet-meets-Bob Marley seafood joint near Tampa, Florida. In New York he managed a full-service restaurant for the Food Network’s Pat and Gina Neely. He has dual degrees in Marketing and Mojitos from the University of Miami, and currently resides in Manhattan’s East Village with a vicious Shiba Inu named Coda.
Jake began working in social media during an internship in college, at the music publication Performer Magazine based in Boston. Later, he continued working on social media campaigns for the podcast network BTR, to which he also contributed writing and podcast material on the subject of social media.
In his spare time, Jake likes to run, explore new neighborhoods in New York City, and write. Currently he’s working on a web series about a life coach and a professional video game player who become friends, and is thinking seriously about this new Citi bike program in NYC.
At The Realtime Report, Jake will focus his writing on case studies and campaigns. He’s super excited to be guest blogging this summer!
Happy summer and make sure you give our summer guest bloggers lots of great feedback!