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Chris K. | Elance
 
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Last Sign-in: Jun 25, 2015

Chris K.

Expert Content, Business & Marketing Strategist
   United States
  |   New York, NY

Overview

Minimum Hourly Rate $27

An entrepreneur with a special interest in the convergence of media and technology, I have designed, developed and financed an array of web, mobile and print products, with corporate, b2b and consumer reach. Currently, I am the managing partner of Further Digital (www.further.media), which is developing a programmatic solution for brand content. Previously, I was the founding CEO of OpenTopic (www.opentopic.com) and developed and financed the aggregation platform for enterprise use. Prior to going digital, I spent a decade in publishing,...

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Skills (10)

Tested
Digital Strategy
Product Development
Publishing
Information Architecture
Experience Design
User Experience
Interactive Creative Direction
Technology Management
Mobile Devices
Digital Media

Service Description

• As a serial entrepreneur, I’ve built five businesses, including Further and OpenTopic, giving me a unique perspective on financial, technology and editorial development.

• As a creative executive and business operator, I have deep experience in content strategy, social media, user acquisition, product technology, marketing and business strategy.

• As a marketing-communications specialist, I have prepared a wide range of advanced deliverables, from business plans and strategic analysis to website copy and market positioning.


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Employment

11 Picas
Founder
2012 - Present
11 Picas is building a digital newspaper powered by a new form of syndication.
OpenTopic
Co-Founder + CEO
2010 - 2012
OpenTopic builds automated publishing solutions for enterprise clients.
My Sourcebox
Founder
2007 - 2010
My Sourcebox was a social bookmarking platform focused on the collaborative search process at the heart of every home design project.
Elements Media, LLC
CEO + Creative Director
2004 - 2006
Elements Media published Elements of Living, a 60,000-circ magazine dedicated to profiling the best products in home design.
Third Republic Media
Founder
2002 - 2004
A packaging house that developed book series and publishing programs for publishers such as McGraw-Hill, Random House and Watson Guptill.
Strategic Communications
Freelance Marketing-Communications Specialist
2000 - 2003
• Consulted on and developed strategic marketing materials, including business plans, websites, brochures and collateral marketing materials. • In-depth product development and consulting for...
Friedman-Fairfax Publishing
Developmental Editor
2000 - 2002
Conceived, edited and ghost-wrote wide variety of coffee-table titles.
Screenwriter
Independent
1992 - 2000
• Wrote a number of screenplays, including two optioned by independent producers. • Commissioned by Picador Productions to adapt Gabriel Garcia Marquez short story.
Journalist/Editor
Freelance
1992 - 1997
Wrote articles and edited for Entertainment Weekly, The New York Times, New York magazine, The Village Voice, The Courier-Journal, LEO Magazine and Louisville magazine, among others.
Triad Artists, Inc.
Story Analyst / Script Reader
1990 - 1992
• Evaluated film projects for agency later acquired by William Morris. • Prepared story notes for partners that represented leading film actors, directors and screenwriters.

Education

Yale University
Bachelor of Arts
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content
strategy
marketing
analysis
product
creative
design
publishing
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