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Marc Ross Speaker Kit

  1. 1. Marc A. Ross Speaker Kit Marc A. Ross marc@2ndsiz.com @marcaross @microadvocacy +1 (703) 598-3242 Blog: advocacytwopointzero.com Web: 2ndsix.co
  2. 2. Contents Biography................................................................................................................................................................3 Contact Information ...............................................................................................................................................3 Presentations + Workshops....................................................................................................................................4 Comments from ALI-Chicago Workshop Attendees...............................................................................................5 Recommendations..................................................................................................................................................5 References ..............................................................................................................................................................6
  3. 3. Biography Marc A. Ross Marc is the founder and principal of 2ndSix, a firm dedicated to advanced grassroots, communications and marketing. Marc has an extensive background in business development for companies as well as leading the advocacy operations, fundraising programs and communications efforts for nonprofits, corporations and political campaigns, many for the highest offices in the United States and the United Kingdom. Marc’s work in government relations has allowed him to work on a number of diverse public policy issues such as: global climate change, national energy policy, natural resource management, auto retailing, intellectual property, technology antitrust and international trade. Also his experience working with several Internet startups and entrepreneurs has allowed him to wear many hats including: marketing, business development, communications, social media, finance and strategy. Marc has an MBA with an emphasis on global business and international relations through the University of North Carolina’s OneMBA program at the Kenan-Flagler Business School and a Bachelor of Liberal Studies from Bowling Green State University. Marc is also a member of the Board of Directors for Boundless Hope, a charity dedicated to improving the educational opportunities and healthcare for the children of Sierra Leone. Marc is a frequent speaker on all matters of social media, grassroots and political campaigns. He has spoken at UNC’s Kenan-Flagler Business School and USC’s Marshall School of Business on how politics impacts business and the rise of new media for grassroots and communications. Marc was the Conference Chairman at ALI’s 11th Social Media and Government Conference and has taught political campaign and social media strategy as a Leadership Institute lecturer. He has also been invited to the United Arab Emirates and Singapore to address groups and lead workshops on political communication and social media for government Contact Information Marc A. Ross +1 (703) 598-3242 +1 (202) 596-5270 marc@2ndsix.com www.2ndsix.com @marcaross @microadvocacy Blog @ www.advocacytwopointzero.com
  4. 4. Presentations + Workshops 2010 March 22-25 Workshop Leader @ The Advanced Learning Institute’s 17th National Conference on Social Media for Government – Dallas, TX, USA April 19-20 Workshop Leader @ UNI Strategic’s Social Media for Government Training - Singapore 2009 December 6-9 Speaker and Workshop Leader @Harnessing the Power of Social Media Marketing Conference – Dubai, UAE – rescheduled October 14 Speaker@ the Ohio Economic Development Association’s Annual Summit – Columbus, OH, USA September 29 Guest Lecturer @ University of Southern California's Marshall School of Business – MBA Business Strategy Class - Los Angeles, CA, USA September 19 Workshop Leader @ Leadership Institute’s Future Candidate School - Springfield, MO, USA September 17 Guest Lecturer @ University of North Carolina’s Kenan-Flagler Business School -EMBA Marketing Class - Chapel Hill, NC, USA September 14-17 Conference Chair and Workshop Leader @ The Advanced Learning Institute’s 11th National Conference on Social Media for Government – Chicago, IL, USA April 18 Speaker@ University of North Carolina's Kenan-Flagler Business School Executive Alumni Series - Chapel Hill, NC, USA
  5. 5. Topics Business + Politics: The Role of Public Affairs Stakeholders and Support: How to Identify, Create and Engage Your Social Media Efforts Social Media: When a Good Thing Goes Bad Social Campaigning + Social Advocacy: How to use Social Media to Win Elections Social Media for You and Your Company USA Elections Comments from ALI-Chicago Workshop Attendees “Good examples, good slides and ideas.” “Working on group topic was very helpful. “ “A lot of information presented.” “Funny examples, good workshop leader “ “Group exercise was very interesting. It was hands-on and got the audience to participate. Questions presented in group exercise will be great to share with my managers upon return.” Recommendations "Marc did an outstanding job chairing the 11th Social Media for Government conference in Chicago, September 14-17, 2009. From the start, Marc was very dedicated to bringing the best experience possible for the Federal, State and Local level government employees who attended. At the conference, Marc used very creative ways to facilitate group discussions, making the attendees feel comfortable networking with each other and sharing social media strategies along the way. Marc's blend of humor and knowledge of social media and government made him a great chair for this conference. I look forward to working with him on future events!" Kelly Flynn, Conference Producer - Advanced Learning Institute – Chicago, IL, USA “I have had the pleasure of working with Marc for over 6 years, in various capacities. His knowledge of topics and issues, his creative and provocative solutions, and his integrity have all resulted in great outcomes for my associates, my organization and for me personally.” Ann Carpernter, President + CEO - Reno, NV, USA “Marc has been on the leading edge of the convergence of technology and politics. He has shown an exceptional ability to use the latest Web 2.0 tools to effectively mobilize and educate those interested in engaging policymakers at any level. I highly recommend him!” Vince Sampson, Senior Vice President– Education Finance Council – Washington, DC, USA
  6. 6. “Marc Ross and his company 2ndSix provided a wealth of information for ZoneReady's social marketing campaign. Marc delivered fine detailed content that we use every day to promote our business. He was "five minutes early" for every one of our interactions - that was important to us since we were working from a distance. We will be acquiring 2ndSix's services again in the very near future!”Chris Gizzi, Founder – ZoneReady - Manhattan Beach, CA, USA “I worked with Marc on various projects during our MBA and got to know him as an intelligent and creative person with broad interests. I much enjoyed working with him.”Julian Oggel, CEO – Smits Hoolding B.V. – Rotterdam, Zuid-Holland, NED References Kelly Flynn Advanced Learning Institute Conference Producer kelly@aliconferences.com +1 (773) 695-9400 x 18 Chicago, IL, USA Nate Green Ohio Economic Development Association President +1 (740) 420-6498 ngreen@pickawayprogress.com Circleville, OH, USA Christine Ferrell UNC’s Kenan-Flagler Business School Director – Marketing + Business Development +1 (919) 962-8863 christine_ferrell@unc.edu Chapel Hill, NC, USA Michael Keane USC’s Marshall School of Business Professor of Clinical Finance and Business Economics +1 (213) 740-6515 michael.keane@marshall.usc.edu Los Angeles, CA, USA

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