LLL025 Amanda O’Brien: Maine Connector @amanda_pants

Amanda Lounged with LannaLee and Got a Couch

Amanda Lounged with LannaLee and Got a Couch

Amanda and Lanna talk about life in Maine, sending dogs to the farm, The Social Media Breakfast Maine, and how social media tools have changed the face of marketing. Does Amanda have a work/life Balance? Amanda talks about her nerdy roots. And she answers 10 questions.

Amanda O’Brien

Amanda O’Brien was raised on Peaks Island, Maine. She went on to the University of New Hampshire, did a little traveling and found herself moving back to Portland, Maine. Amanda is the VP of Marketing at Hall Internet Marketing, the organizer of Social Media Breakfast Maine, on the board for Sexual Assault Response Services of Southern Maine, the Tech Expert for WMTW and guest blogs for a variety of different businesses and products. She is an active person who enjoys running and spending time time with her husband and two dogs.

The 411: Amanda O’Brien

LLL022 @TheRichBrooks Agent of Change: No Capes!

Rich Lounges with LannaLee and gets a couch!
Rich Lounges with LannaLee and gets a couch!

Rich Lounges with LannaLee and gets a couch!

This episode has caché! Join Rich and LannaLee as they get down to business in a lively discussion of life in Maine, entrepreneurship, and zombies. Rich explains how he balances his work and home life – or not. Rich tells us all the dirt about his upcoming conference, Agents of Change. And he answers 10 questions.

Rich Brooks

Rich Brooks is founder and president of flyte new media (http://www.flyte.biz), a web design and marketing firm in Portland, Maine. He is a nationally recognized speaker on entrepreneurship, Internet marketing and social media.

He presents and blogs (http://www.flyteblog.com) on web marketing topics such as social media, search engine optimization, email marketing, blogs and building websites that sell.

He is currently an Expert Blogger at FastCompany.com and a regular contributor at SocialMediaExaminer.com.

He is a founder of The Agents of Change Digital Marketing Conference (http://www.agentsofchangecon.com/), an annual conference on search, social & mobile marketing.

He is the “tech guru” on WCSH Channel 6’s evening news show, 207, and teaches web marketing and social media courses for entrepreneurs at the University of Southern Maine’s Center for Continuing Education.

The 411: The Rich Brooks

LLL020 Rob Gould: Change Like You Mean It @bobbbyg

Rob Lounged with LannaLee and got a couch!

Rob Lounged with LannaLee and got a couch!

Rob Lounged with LannaLee and got a couch!

Join Rob and Lanna in the House of Urban Angst for an intimate discussion of life change, high-quality friendships, and the importance of names. Rob talks about his writing and his love of art. And he answers 10 questions.

I don’t need to think so much about myself, it’s none of my business. – Rob Gould

Rob Gould

Rob works as a consultant to agencies, brands, and individuals. He’s also open to full- or part-time opportunities and the possibility of relocation. He has over 20 years of marketing experience. From 2005-2011, Rob served as director of social media & agency communications at The VIA Agency. In 2011, VIA was named Advertising Age’s Small Agency of the Year. Rob played an integral role in VIA’s efforts to earn this distinction. He also did other things. He can discuss most of them without using profanity. Rob loves VIA. A lot. Prior to VIA, Rob worked with agencies in London & Boston including Munro & Forster, Cone, Feinstein Kean Healthcare, and Lehman Millet. He began his career in the office of communications at Deaconess Hospital (now Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center), a major teaching hospital of Harvard Medical School. Rob’s client experience includes Samsung, Dunkin’ Donuts, Welch’s, Lands’ End, Hugo Boss, Swiss Army Brands, HP Hood, North American Breweries, Tiffany & Co., Barbor, Discover Card, Lojack, IBM, Warner Lambert UK (Listerine, Benedryl, Sudafed & Calpol), Glaxo Wellcome, Novartis, Amgen, Silverstein Properties, and The New York Academy of Sciences. Pro bono experience includes TedxDirigo (Director of PR/Communications), The Steppingstone Foundation, The Salvation Army (campaign), and the Portland Museum of Art. Rob is a Boston native and a graduate of the University of Vermont. His real-life interests include art, travel, books & movies (because “literature & film” sounds pretentious), medical anthropology (because that doesn’t sound pretentious at all), the beach, and various form of exercise, albeit grudgingly at times.

The 411: Rob Gould