About Blair

I love what's going on in digital media and marketing. It now combines traditional media, social media and new technology platforms to give users (listeners, viewers or readers) a much better experience. I am working with companies in San Diego and California to bring together these mediums for business success. I also write about it for Voice of San Diego. Check out one of my stories and join the conversation.
Blair Giesen
Blair Giesen
Media Technologist

I have a media background working in traditional media, social media and new digital technologies. Working at companies like CBS, Clear Channel (iHeart Media), and The Mighty 1090 I combine Traditional Media Sports Marketing with Digital Media & Technology in San Diego to Drive Revenue through a LEAN Advertising method.

Experience

TECH & STARTUP WRITER

Blair Giesen on Tech writer for Voice of San Diego. http://www.voiceofsandiego.org/author/blairgiesen/

TECH DEVELOPMENT

Developed Digital Audio Platform, Intercom.fm/PopChatr as micropodcast studio for podcasters.

MEDIA

Media and advertising agency background working with top brands and advertisers to develop creative solutions for marketing.

Portfolio

BLAIR GIESEN ON TECH

Voice of San Diego writer – I write about new technology, digital media & marketing companies doing amazing things in San Diego. Read at http://www.voiceofsandiego.org/author/blairgiesen/

MICRO PODCAST APP

Took web app to mobile. Partnered with San Diego & Las Vegas media group to develop audio social media platform. Built in recording studio taking the best of a real recording studio in an easy to use interface.

SONG REQUESTLINE APP

Developed Song request line mobile app to request song on over 500 radio stations nationwide. Thousands of daily requests were delivered to top stations in LA, NY, SF and all top 25 markets including World Famous KROQ

INTERCOM.FM

Further built out audio platform with team of advisors that included 10 radio show hosts, podcasters and comedians.

DIGITAL WEB APP PARTNERSHIP WITH BUDWEISER

As CEO designed and developed a digital audio platform to allow anyone to record a studio sounding spot from their computer with background music and sound effects. Partnered with Anheuser Busch and radio groups in Las Vegas & San Diego to deliver interactive campaign. 50,000 users went through the audio platform in a 10 day time period. Built on the high level Python programming language.

INTERACTIVE STREAMING DIGITAL RADIO

Digital interactive audio platform for streaming radio.

SIMPLE IS GOOD

JIM HENSON

THE ONLY THING WORSE THAN STARTING SOMETHING AND FAILING IS NOT STARTING SOMETHING AT ALL

SETH GODIN

DESIGN IS NOT JUST WHAT IT LOOKS LIKE AND FEELS LIKE. DESIGN IS HOW IT WORKS

STEVE JOBS

SUCCESSFUL PEOPLE DON’T FEAR FAILURE BUT UNDERSTAND THAT IT’S NECESSARY TO LEARN AND GROW FROM

ROBERT KIYOSAKI

Blog

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Digital Media & Marketing Built in San Diego

August 14, 2014 0 comments

Digital Media & Marketing Built in San Diego Working in media and starting companies in San Diego for the last 15+ years I have seen many things change and many things stay the same. I have noticed lately that San Diego is creating some amazin ...

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Local Startups on a Mission

April 25, 2014 0 comments

A group of entrepreneurs got together yesterday to discuss how they can help San Diego startups grow into strong companies. Some of the groups that I have been a part of in the past never came up with these simple tasks to help each other out. Thi ...

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The Difference Between Incubators and Accelerators

April 19, 2014 0 comments

The Difference Between Incubators and Accelerators Starting a business is hard. Very hard. Deciding to utilize an accelerator or incubator program can be a make-or-break moment in that process. At least 16 local incubators and accelerators took ...

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San Diego Starts To Flex Its Cross-Border Muscles

April 14, 2014 0 comments

San Diego Starts To Flex Its Cross-Border Muscles San Diego is perfect for manufacturing wearable technology. However, due to its proximity to Mexico, a new accelerator is betting big that it is the perfect place for building wearable technology. ...

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March Mingle – Why it Matters

March 30, 2014 0 comments

Well March Mingle was last Thursday. What is March Mingle and why does it matter? It’s a group of tech and startup entrepreneurs and developers who are helping to change San Diego. The event was held at Stone Brewery in Liberty Station, hosted by P ...

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San Diego’s No. 1 for Startups. Now What?

March 24, 2014 0 comments

San Diego’s No. 1 for Startups. Now What? Last week Forbes  named San Diego the best place in the country to launch a startup. There are many different ways to evaluate this claim, and the comments section for the article proves there are ...

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San Diego Claims Its Place In The Wearable World

March 24, 2014 0 comments

San Diego Claims Its Place In The Wearable World Wednesday night was the kickoff of the first Wearable Wednesday event in San Diego and featured an amazing panel to show how San Diego was inserting itself in the wearable space. If you think San ...

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Meet San Diego’s Digital Mafia

March 17, 2014 0 comments

Where do you go when you want to get into acting? Hollywood. Where do you go when you want to get into politics? Washington D.C. Where do you go to start a tech company? Silicon Valley. Most people know Silicon Valley creates tech company af ...

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Local Startups Could Use Some Local Kickstarting

March 15, 2014 0 comments

Does anybody really believe in San Diego technology? How many successful mobile platforms or apps were made in San Diego? Where there any? The fact that local companies don’t often work together is one of the biggest hurdles facing San Diego’s ...

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What Tech Startups Are Doing to Survive in San Diego

March 15, 2014 0 comments

Plenty of successful companies exist in San Diego. But when you examine the methods each one used to get to where they are, something clear stands out: There’s no magic formula. They each traveled a different path. It’s useful, then, to look a ...

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Why My Daughter Has a New Zeal for Math

March 15, 2014 0 comments

The most amazing thing happened last week.An 11-year-old girl tagged along to what she thought would be a boring tech event, and came out of it talking nonstop about math and how amazing it was. The girl was my daughter, Bella. Math is a subject s ...

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San Diego - Pacific Beach
Downtown - Encinitas
Phone: (858) 518-0673 Email: blair@zambig.com