Ashley Belanger is editor of Marketing Zeus. She earned a BS in Journalism from the University of Florida and has written for The Gainesville Sun, Orlando Weekly, Thriller Magazine and other worthy online publications. She is also currently the editor of Get in Media, an online resource intended to empower motivated professionals to reach their career goals in the entertainment industry. In her free time, she writes young adult novels and grows gray hairs watching NBA basketball.
Tyler King is a staff writer for Marketing Zeus and Get In Media, as well as a contributing writer for Orlando Magazine. She has previously served as a contributing writer for Orlando Business Journal, an American City Business Journals publication, in addition to efforts as a researcher for Orlando Weekly.
Adam Sutton left the newspaper industry in 2007 and began to research what works in online marketing. He has since interviewed hundreds of experts on everything from B2B content marketing to mobile e-commerce. Hundreds have seen him speak at MarketingSherpa Email Summit and ExactTarget Connections, and he has taught marketing workshops across the U.S. Adam’s passion is to research and write copy that earns a powerful result for your team.
Amy Cloutier has an MBA with a specialization in Marketing from Capella University. She handled PR for such clients as Bertucci’s, Friendship Dairies, Mystic Aquarium, and Ronald McDonald House Charities. In 2004, she began working with the Walt Disney Company, where she assisted with the development of client marketing sites. In 2007, Amy joined the Full Sail University Internet Marketing team, creating pay-per-click campaigns and developing the Internet PR strategy for Full Sail. She continues to grow her interest in the field of Internet PR and currently offers a professional Internet PR consulting service.
Born in England and raised in the U.S., Charles Forster is the marketing director and partner at Vine & Grain, a company that creates management technologies for bars and restaurants. Prior to that position, he ran a graphic design company, Call Me Chaz, in Philadelphia, PA and Orlando, FL. He focused on branding, websites, print, video and marketing for small business clients up and down the east coast. He's a self-prescribed car nut and foodie. He's also the curator for This Is Visceral, a site devoted to poster art.
Christine Harper is the Marketing Director for a private jet charter firm in Winter Park, Fla. She earned a BA in Journalism from the University of Central Florida and has contributed stories to The Seminole Chronicle, Moms Like Me Magazine and now, Marketing Zeus. An avid aviation enthusiast, Christine is a licensed private pilot, having earned her wings at the age of 17. When not writing or traversing the skies, Christine is likely to be found with her nose in a book or onstage at her favorite karaoke bar.
Born and raised in Boston, Dan Gorgone currently teaches Marketing and Business topics at Treehouse in Orlando, Fla. He has spent over a decade designing and managing websites for research, events, medical, real estate, and other international companies as well as freelance projects for independent artists and filmmakers. You can find him on Twitter (@dangorgone) dishing out usability tips and rooting for his beloved Red Sox.
Diane Diaz considers herself a native Floridian, having grown up in Pensacola and living most of her life in the Sunshine State. Her educational background includes a BS in Marketing from the University of West Florida and an MBA from University of Central Florida. Her professional expertise includes a background in market and customer research, as well as extensive experience in brand development and management, marketing, and promotions, honed during her role as Orlando Regional Marketing Director for a national land development company. Diane is currently a Course Director for the Internet Marketing programs at Full Sail University. She’s an admitted brand junkie who loves to learn and teach about all things branding. And in her free time, she loves to compete in triathlons.
Dustin Verburg is a writer and musician based in Boise, Idaho. He writes about good blogging practices, white hat SEO, and Internet ethics. He writes for Page One Power, a relevancy first link building services company. They have an in-depth SEO link building blog full of free great information.
Genon Murray is a Course Director in the Internet Marketing Bachelor’s degree program at Full Sail University, teaching courses in Digital Storytelling and Viral Marketing where she helps students learn to create purposeful and engaging content for Internet marketing applications. She has also worked as a freelance writer for over 20 years, focusing on creating marketing messaging for a wide range of clients including Universal Orlando and Walt Disney World. Genon has recently completed an MFA in Creative Writing at Full Sail and has targeted authoring an eBook as her next creative writing venture. More details to come!
Jason Ankeny is the executive editor of the FierceMobileContent and FierceDeveloper e-newsletters as well as a regular contributor to Entrepreneur magazine and the website All Music Guide. Additional credits include efforts for publications including Rolling Stone, Wax Poetics and No Depression, along with liner notes for a number of album releases. He lives in Chicago.
Jason Trojanowski is an Associate Creative Director for G2, where he works on large scale strategic digital campaigns for clients such as Campbell Soup Company, JM Smucker’s, and Hertz. Jason is also the founder of Equilateral; a digital resource for nonprofits and civil institutions, focusing on the importance of design in society. He earned a Bachelors of Science in Industrial Design from University of the Arts, where he concentrated on user experience and digital strategies. Jason is often found with his nose and pen buried in his notebook or watching, and coming up with data visualizations for, baseball.
John Prinzo is a Rollins College graduate and has an MS degree from Full Sail University in Internet Marketing. He began his digital career as a Project Manager for Lightmaker in Orlando, FL – a renowned digital agency. He is currently the Digital Marketing & PR Specialist for Orlando Health. John is an avid music fan and writes and photographs as a freelance music journalist. He collects his music coverage on his Orlando music blog, Kisses & Noise. His focus is on project management, digital strategy, copywriting, SEO, social media, blogging, and rocking out.
Kenneth Cossin is a Course Director in the Internet Marketing BS Degree Program at Full Sail University. Cossin has his MA from Rollins College and is working on his PhD at the University of Phoenix. He began his marketing career working for the State of Florida as Editor-in-Chief in both Public Relations and Marketing. Named one of the Top Marketing Professors on Twitter by Social Media Marketing Magazine, Cossin is also a published author on SMM Magazine, Five Useful Tips on Developing Social Media Conversations with Your Customers. Cossin also is an avid photographer and music fan. You can contact Cossin at email@example.com and follow him on Twitter at @kenneth_cossin.
Kerry O’Shea Gorgone is a Course Director for the Internet Marketing programs at Full Sail University. She has consistently made Social Media Marketing magazine’s list of Top 100 Marketing Professors on Twitter since its inception, and was also selected one of the Top 50 Business School Professors on Twitter by MBAPrograms.org. Kerry has had several articles published online addressing Internet marketing and law. You can follow Kerry on Twitter @KerryGorgone.
Born and raised in Pensacola, Fla., LeeAnne Walker now proudly calls Orlando home. She is a graduate of the University of Central Florida and currently works in Full Sail University’s Search Marketing Department. She has experience creating and optimizing paid search campaigns for search engine, contextual, and mobile marketing endeavors. She is passionate about sharing her Internet Marketing knowledge through writing. When she’s not marketing or writing, she enjoys spending time outdoors and cheering on the Florida State Seminoles.
Lisa Meyer has her bachelor’s degree in Marketing from the University of Central Florida and is an Internet Marketing Strategist at Full Sail University, where she has worked for more than four years. She has a passion for the online marketing world and loves working with amazing and talented people in her job. Lisa also has a love for good eats, sweet treats, and healthy living. She's combined those loves into her health blog Healthy Today, Healthy Tomorrows where she shares recipes that are both delicious and nutritious.
Michael Wheaton is a fiction writer who also works in more useful trades, such as tutoring, filling in for sick teachers, and penning articles about subjects that really matter to people. Most recently, he was brought on as a copywriter for Laughing Samurai, an innovative creative agency in Orlando, Fla. He grew up in the northwestern garden part of the Garden State. For his BA, he turned to the University of Central Florida. For his MFA, Pacific University. Once, he picked a fight with a tulip just to see what would happen. Thankfully, the flower was a pacifist. Michael Wheaton won the fight.
Nathan Chase has worked as a a multimedia professional for the last decade in Central Florida. His skills include website design & development, graphic design, logo design, video editing, motion graphics & compositing, sound editing, multimedia development, social media marketing & consulting, and SEO consulting. During his career, Nathan has worked on projects with high-profile clients such as Disney, Publix, AAA, UPS, Geico, PBS, 21st Century Insurance, Travelers, Nationwide, and the University of South Florida. In addition to freelance work for multiple clients, he is currently focusing on the socially-fueled website for movies, Flickchart, of which he is a co-founder, designer, user experience architect, and social media marketing manager.
Sam Sanders is originally from Murfreesboro, Tenn., but has since left the accent far behind her. She holds a Bachelor's degree in Digital Arts and Design and a Master's degree in Entertainment Business from Full Sail University. She has served such corporations as Walt Disney Parks and Resorts Online as a Flash/Visual Designer and for the interactive advertising agency, Monster Media. She currently serves as a web designer for People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals (PETA) but frequently takes on freelance work to continue growing as a designer.
Born in Northern New Jersey and raised in South Florida, Steve Naumann is an illustrator, designer, teacher, children’s book connoisseur, comic strip writer, beer snob, pajama-dance-party choreographer (with his son, Dex), mediocre musician, terrible speller, beardsmith, and avid baseball fan. After receiving his BFA from the University of Central Florida, Steve joined the noble profession of teaching and has been poisoning the minds of young art students for the last five years. Outside of the classroom, Steve creates illustrations for local and not-so-local businesses and publications and enjoys spending time with his wife and son.
Tara Hornor began her journey to freelance writing with an English Education degree. She taught high school English for one year before tutoring for three years. When looking for a work-from-home career, she quickly got settled writing web content mainly on marketing, advertising, branding, graphic design, web design, and desktop publishing. Currently, she and her husband own Creative Content Experts, a company that specializes in guest blogging and building backlinks. She also writes for PrintPlace.com, an online printing company that offers postcards, posters, brochure printing, business cards, booklets, and more printed marketing media. In addition to her writing career, Tara also enjoys spending time with her husband and two children.
Travis Zboch graduated from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill in 2005 with a degree in Economics. One month later, he began his career in e-commerce and never looked back. In the past six years, Travis has worked on multiple multimillion-dollar startups. Through his experiences, he finds that the most fulfilling part of his online ventures is creating jobs and opportunities for others. Travis is an avid baseball fan, and often takes an objective approach to the sport, much like his approach to online marketing. You can learn more of his perspective at his blog, StoresOnSteroids.