As we all know, February is Black History Month. It’s a month where we honor those who have made an impact on American culture for equal rights, those who have invented, those who have a helped others and those who have inspired everyone to be the best they can be, not only as a person of color but as a human.
As someone in the technology/web/social space, I often travel and attend various events in the industry and notice a huge lack of diversity, and when it comes to getting attention from mainstream media/tech blogs it’s almost impossible. That’s why I’m starting 28 Days of Diversity on SocialWayne.com. The goal of 28 Days of Diversity is to feature someone new everyday for the month of February for just being awesome in their own right. The list will include some of leaders in the social web space, startups, bloggers, conference organizers, IT professionals and friends not ranked in any particular order. Each post will include a picture, bio, two links from the selected person and this paragraph. So for the next 28 days, come back to visit SocialWayne.com to see who’s on the list. For day 24, I would like to introduce to some and present to others: James Andrews
James Andrews is the managing partner/co-founder of Everywhere specializing in the creation of digital strategies, online communications, and web content production. Everywhere is a strategic communications agency that focuses in helping brands and individuals navigate the social media and online space to build better connections with their audiences. Their clients include Delta, Macy’s, PGI, Promethean, Georgia Public Broadcasting, Actress/Author/Activist Jane Fonda, and Music Producer Jermaine Dupri. Everywhere is a Guinness World Record holder for the most widespread social media message within 24 hrs for #BEATCANCER (www.beatCancerEverywhere.com)
Before launching Everywhere, Andrews was Vice President, Ketchum Digital and directed global social media brand strategies for Monster.com, FedEx, GeekSquad, Nokia, Wendy’s and Newell Rubbermaid. As an internationally respected digital thought leader, Andrews helped start a Social Media practice in the Ketchum Brazil office and has been a keynote speaker in Sao Paulo, London and Norway. Andrews has been working in the area of interactive/new media and non-traditional marketing for 15 years holding senior titles at Urban Box Office, Columbia Records, Ecko Unlimited and Isobar/Carat. His experience with brands such as Current TV, Coca-Cola/Sprite, Truth.com and Proctor & Gamble places him in a unique category of entrepreneurs that understand the convergence of new media, content, social activism and digital lifestyle.
James blogs at Fastcompany.com as an Expert Blogger as well as Huffington Post. Andrews can be seen as a regular contributor on CNN Weekend discussing current news and social media stories.
James Andrews attended UCLA, grew up in Silicon Valley, and lives in Atlanta with his wife and two children. His community involvement includes volunteer work at GCAPP, The Paideia School and Morehouse College.
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Come back tomorrow to see who’s next on the list.
Also check out past entires on http://28daysofdiversity.com