What’s Good in Your Hood?
Tuesday - October 27, 2009 | 6:30-8:30pm
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Joseph G. Ferrara is a real estate and intellectual property attorney, writer and publisher, based in NYC. Joseph publishes the Sellsius Real Estate Marketing Blog and is the Technology columnist for Inman News, blog professor for HomeGain, and contributing writer to their corporate blog. Joseph was chosen one of the Top 25 Most Influential Real Estate Bloggers for Industry, Marketing and How-to, by Inman News in 2007 and 2008. Joseph is also a Founder of TheClozing.com, a new current real estate news aggregator, which gathers mainstream media news and social media news. TheClozing was a finalist for the 2009 Inman News Innovator Award in Media.
Jonathan Butler is the founder of Brownstoner.com, the leading blog about Brooklyn real estate, renovation, restaurants and more. Launched in October 2004, the blog currently attracts more online traffic than all the Brooklyn newspapers combined — about 150,000 readers and 1.5 million pageviews per month. Jonathan launched the popular Brooklyn Flea in Fort Greene in April 2008 and expanded the market to the Brooklyn Bridge Park in June 2009. He has received honors from the Municipal Art Society and Historic District Council for his work in community building and preservation, respectively. Prior to starting Brownstoner, Jonathan spent a decade as a journalist, venture capitalist and real estate investor. He has a BA in History from Princeton University and an MBA from NYU’s Stern School of Business. He currently resides in Clinton Hill, Brooklyn with his wife and two children.
Lockhart Steele is the founder and president of Curbed.com LLC, a New York City-based media company which publishes the popular blogs Curbed.com (neighborhood and real estate news), Eater.com (restaurant and nightlife gossip), Racked.com (local shopping and retail intelligence), and Gridskipper.com (advice for urban travelers). Now published in New York City, Los Angeles, and San Francisco, the Curbed Network endeavors to tell the story of each city it covers from the pavement on up, with copious contributions from readers. Most recently, the Curbed Network expanded with the launch of Eater National and the addition of Eater correspondents in cities including Chicago, Miami, Las Vegas, and Portland, Or.
Prior to founding Curbed, Steele served as the managing editor of New York-based Gawker Media, one of the web’s largest independent media firms. Gawker Media, the most-trafficked blog network on the web, publishes such top-100 web brands as Gizmodo, Gawker, and Deadspin. In his position as managing editor, Steele oversaw editorial operations for the entire company, growing editorial staff from 12 people to over 150 and network-wide pageviews from roughly 25 million to over 200 million.
Jake Dobkin is the publisher and co-founder of Gothamist LLC, the network of 13 city blogs. He was born in Brooklyn and recently started living there again. He attended PS321, JHS51, Stuyvesant, Columbia, and NYU, where he got an MBA. He claims to have never been away from New York City for more than ten weeks in the last thirty years. You can learn more about Jake at jakedobkin.com.
Mark Josephson joined as outside.in as CEO in April 2008 and has been building new media businesses since 1995. Most recently, Mark was President and CMO of Seevast Corp, which builds and operates proprietary and publisher ad networks. Before that, he worked at About.com as General Manager in charge of the creation and growth of the About.com consumer service and later as Executive Vice President of Marketing & Business Development with responsibility for customer acquisition, marketing and distribution for About, Inc.’s three operating divisions: About.com, Sprinks, and About Web Services. Mark was a founding member of Cone Interactive’s new media practice in the late ’90s, where he managed marketing and communications for some of the earliest internet media businesses, including About.com and iVillage.com.
Pitch & Present Guests:
Sandra Ordonez - OurBlook.com
Roger Lee - PaperG
Justin Alcon - Blip.tv
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