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Cormac Foster | Elance
 
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Last Sign-in: Jan 14, 2013

Cormac Foster

Product strategy, white papers, product marketing
   United States
  |   Long Beach, CA

Overview

Minimum Hourly Rate $55

For 15 years, I have built and managed online communities, Web-based editorial networks, and the business processes that run them. I am a seasoned consultant, editor, writer, and product manager.

I began my career in automated Software Quality Assurance, ensuring that products met quality standards without missing deadline or budget targets. My clients have included major electronics manufacturers, gaming companies, systems integrators, and non-profits.

At CNET Networks, I managed development and production teams for the world’s largest...

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Portfolio

White paper positioning Avocent as a solution provider for a wide range of remote...
Research report covering enterprise security industry, best practices.
Weekly analyst note to clients describing performance measurement landscape.
White paper for Segue Software (now Borland) demonstrating the need for testing Web...

Skills (1)

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Industry Analyst Relations

Service Description

As a former tech industry analyst and member of the technology press, I offer first-hand knowledge of how to position a company, service, or product for maximum exposure.

I've written dozens of white papers and product specifications, and hundreds of pages of other marketing collateral, including sales guides, site copy, channel / partner marketing guides, and RFPs.

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Employment

Argos Consulting
Owner / Principal
2001 - Present
Provide technology-related strategy and marketing consultation to clients in the technology, publishing, and real estate sectors. My most recent project involves the planning the roll-out of a...
Netmore Internet
Director, Product Management
2002 - 2006
Defined and launched an Internet Payment Service Provider (IPSP). Grew monthly processing to $1.2 million within 4 months. Directed development staff, crisis management staff, outsourced call...
CBS Interactive
Senior Writer, Reviews / Production Manager
1996 - 1999
As a Senior Writer: Determined focus of browser, operating system, and enterprise technology coverage by the CNET Reviews department. Wrote technology-related news and features. As Production...
Argos Consulting
Manager, Quality Assurance
1995 - 1996
Managed the development and implementation of Quality Assurance departments and automated testing for Context Integration, Wink Studios, Sony, The Learning Company, and Bell Atlantic.
Brobeck, Phleger & Harrison
Network Administrator
1994 - 1995

Education

Columbia University in the City of New York
BA
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Keywords

White paper
white papers
marketing communications
analyst relations
public relations
PR
AR
product marketing
product strategy
corporate strategy
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