Social Media In 7 Minutes was developed by Black Box Social Media (BBSM), a ‘full-service’ social media marketing agency. BBSM services high profile individuals and companies, ranging from International Motivational Speakers to Real Estate Investing Gurus, Reality TV Stars to Professional Sports teams, and even Best Selling Authors.
Meet the creators of Black Box Social Media and Social Media in 7 Minutes:
Curt Maly – CBDO ~ Curt has always had a knack for sales. His first job at age 15 was as a Telemarketer selling subscriptions renewals from a call center located in Yutan, Nebraska. During Curt’s days in Corporate America, he has worked in a consulting capacity with the likes of Apple, Microsoft, the United States Postal Service, and the National Rifle Association, as well as a handful of other large and small clients you may or may not know. Regardless of the client, the outcomes of his efforts were always the same: creating a process utilizing the latest technologies in order to increase sales to surpass client’s expectations.
As a real estate investor on Austin, Texas, Curt found that he could utilize nontraditional means of advertising and stand out from his competition in order to buy and sell more houses. Eventually, Curt fell more in love with the marketing aspects of utilizing web 2.0 strategies to perform real estate transactions than real estate itself. Thus, he and fellow real estate investor Nick Bridges both created a company, Black Box Social Media that would be dedicated to assisting other business owners in the creation and implementation of a marketing plan that would utilize the latest technologies in order to generate more profits. As a student of the web 2.0 platform, Curt has developed multiple social media marketing strategies that are designed to generate more leads and close more sales in today’s tough economic climate.
Curt has been featured in a national real estate infomercial as well as a contributing author in Mark Victor Hansen’s book, Writings From the Heart, which also featured contributions from the likes of Jim Rohn and Jeffery Combs.
Nick Bridges – CTO ~ Nick has been involved in sales and marketing ever since entering the workforce in 2001.
He has worked in various outside sales and direct sales positions throughout his career, but in 2007, his entrepreneurial spirit got the better of him and he became owner of a successful Real Estate Investing company. For the next three years, Nick and Curt were ‘competitors’ in the real estate online marketing space in Austin, Texas. Finally, in 2010, they joined forces to create Black Box Social Media, LLC.
Nick is the voice of Social Media in 7 Minutes training videos. Nick graduated in 2001 from Texas A&M with a degree in International Business and Marketing.
Tom Bukacek – COO ~ Tom has been an Operation’s Manager in every company he’s worked at since age 18. Tom has been a Call Center Operations Director, Consultant, and Vice President of a Nationwide Medical Diagnostics Company. Tom’s core beliefs in running a business is to create systems and processes that work and are reproducible.
Like Nick and Curt, Tom was also a real estate investor on Austin, Texas, who focused mainly on short sales. Tom later started a real estate consulting company dedicated to assisting new investors with marketing, hence where he was introduced to Nick and Curt and their unique styles of social media marketing.
Seeing a much bigger opportunity than just real estate marketing, Tom joined Black Box Social Media in February of 2011.
Tom has his BSBA from the University of Nebraska Omaha and his MBA from the University of Phoenix. He is author of ‘The Real Estate Millionaire Blueprint’ and co-Author of ‘Long Term Greedy’, (along with David Buttross) due 1st quarter of 2012.
Jesse Jameson – CEO ~ With over 20 years as a trainer in personal & business development and sales & marketing, Jesse Jameson has always been passionate about igniting the entrepreneurial spirit in others.
In 1999 Jesse made his first dollar online. He left a traditional corporate executive job in 2001 to focus exclusively on internet marketing and has since become a highly recognized expert in Internet marketing and as a digital marketing thought leader. He has coached thousands of students on how to successfully build their own online businesses. His online efforts have produced millions of dollars in revenue for his companies, and for his clients.
As one of the founders of Money Dynamics Inc., (an Internet Marketing consulting company established in 1996) Jesse worked with and coached some of today’s top Internet marketers. He also has more than a dozen successful information products to his credit, including the best selling “$30K in 30 Days” DVD and the Copywriters Guild.
Jesse is currently the CEO of BetterNetworker.com (the Internet’s #1 Social Network for Home Business Entrepreneurs) and the CEO of Black Box Digital Products. He hosts the daily radio show, “The Best of BetterNetworker” on the Home Business Radio Network (an international radio network with listeners in 120 countries).
He is Co-Founder of Social Media Manager Pro, a unique training program designed to teach entrepreneurs how to become exceptional social media managers.