Ignite Social Media Hires Gene Smith as Senior Technologist

October 25, 2007 (PRLEAP.COM) Business News
(CARY, NC—October 25, 2007) — Jim Tobin, president of Ignite Social Media, announced today the hiring of Gene Smith as Senior Technologist. Gene joined Ignite, the first social media agency in North Carolina, in mid-October.

“Gene’s technical expertise is an important addition to our team,” said Tobin. “As Ignite grows, Gene’s passion and understanding of social media technologies will allow us to provide customized, well-implemented social media applications for our clients.”

Gene brings over ten years in online communications experience and technology development to his role. As the former Web Services Manager for the Service Employees International Union, Gene has designed and implemented content management systems, managed databases and operating programs, employed site analytics, and created custom applications. He has particular expertise in driving offline behavior through online tools. As Senior Technologist for Ignite, Gene will design and implement social media tactics that enable companies to reach customers and build brand advocates.

Gene earned his Master’s of Arts degree at Howard University and his undergraduate degree at St. Mary’s University in San Antonio Texas.

About: Ignite Social Media

Ignite Social Media is one of the nation’s first social media agencies, a type of agency that specializes in helping corporations use social media tools, sites and applications to increase their connection with customers and prospects and to increase marketing benefits.

Some of Ignite’s services include: podcast creation, blog design and editorial, online video creation and distribution, widget consulting, wiki creation/management, search engine/social media optimization, social network creation, social site profile creation/management (on sites like Linkedin, Facebook, MySpace, Twitter), RSS Feed implementation, and Web 2.0 consulting.

Ignite Social Media is headquartered in Cary, North Carolina. For more information please visit: www.ignitesocialmedia.com