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.
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/
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.
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
Further built out audio platform with team of advisors that included 10 radio show hosts, podcasters and comedians.
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.
SIMPLE IS GOODJIM HENSON
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SUCCESSFUL PEOPLE DON’T FEAR FAILURE BUT UNDERSTAND THAT IT’S NECESSARY TO LEARN AND GROW FROMROBERT KIYOSAKI
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 ...More
Where San Diego Lands on the Four Rules for Startup Communities San Diego’s been grappling for the last couple years with what makes a vibrant startup community. Certainly, a vibrant community is one that fosters a culture of ideas and creativity ...More
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 ...More
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 ...More
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. ...More
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 ...More
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 ...More
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 ...More
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 ...More
Does San Diego have a tech startup community? Do local businesses use any new products actually built in San Diego, by San Diego developers? Can you name any San Diego tech companies other than Qualcomm? How would you find them and why would you want ...More
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 ...More
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 ...More
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 ...More