Kevin Briody joins Ignite Social Media

Just a short post to announce our new director of strategic partnerships, Kevin Briody. Kevin is new to Ignite as of today and new to North Carolina as of this month, as we poached him away from Seattle.

Kevin’s been in social media marketing since before it was called that, building community and evangelism programs for Microsoft’s developer market as early as 2002. Kevin played various roles at Microsoft over roughly 7 years there, working in influencer engagement, college student programs, Windows Server marketing and more. 

Kevin was also the director of marketing and partner development for WebJunction/OCLC, a Gates Foundation funded e-learning and online community for the library profession.  He’s also the principal of Social Mallard, LLC, where he worked with clients on social media marketing, online community analysis and blog development and optimization. On a personal level, Kevin dotes on his wife and three daughters and maintains a deep loyalty to his beloved Oregon Ducks.

At Ignite Social Media, Kevin will work on our partnerships with key accounts, as well as our partnerships with third-party firms to evaluate the best platforms and services for our clients and the best way to implement those solutions.

We’re excited to have Kevin join the team. You’ll start seeing him on this blog shortly and you can follow him on Twitter now.

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