Hi, I'm Mike Johansson and I teach people about communication and social media
Mike Johansson's Bio:
Mike Johansson is a lifelong learner which has led him to a career path that now finds him at the perfect nexus of knowledge and interest.
Mike is a Senior Lecturer in the School of Communication at the Rochester Institute of Technololgy where he gets to both teach and learn from students about topics such as social media, public relations and advertising. He has organized two very successful social media conferences at RIT - http//www.rit.edu/smacs/
In his company Fixitology Mike helps businesses understand the benefits of the social web, guides them through a plan for engagement and then connects them with service providers to establish meaningful presences. He can also coach and train existing staffers on best practices and continuing engagement.
The Rochester Social Media Speakers Bureau was founded by Mike to help others organize and run successful conferences around social media for business.
In everything Mike does he brings creative (and some say, insanely different) thinking to the table and aims to make the whole process from learning to implementation to practice a great experience.
Feel free to contact Mike at firstname.lastname@example.org or (585) 746-0965.
You can also follow Mike on Twitter at @mikejny or read some of his thoughts on socila media on his blog: http://forfreeblog.blogspot.com/
Mike Johansson's Experience:
Editor/GM of insider at Democrat and ChronicleFebruary 2004 - August 2008
Editor and General Manager of print (insider) and online edition (rochesterinsider.com) for youth product that serves more than 100,000 readers each week in Rochester, N.Y. Manages insider staff with additional dotted line responsibility for those in Advertising, Marketing and Circulation. Responsibilities include meeting monthly budget goals, marketing and distribution. Member of company-wide Innovation team and quality team.
Online News Editor at Democrat and ChronicleApril 2002 - January 2004
Produced daily news report on Rochester's largest Web site. Produced multimedia and coached others in producing multimedia. Introduced new Web-writing style, coached entire newsroom on Web production and established new entertainment silo. Led new initiatives in breaking news and packaging.
News Editor/Features at Democrat and ChronicleApril 1997 - March 2002
Managed copy desk and designers for daily features section of a metropolitan newspaper. Planned content and coached junior staff.
Assistant Features Editor at Democrat and ChronicleAugust 1992 - March 1997
Selected stories, edited copy, designed pages and managed staff
Sunday Features Editor at Democrat and ChronicleMay 1988 - August 1992
Edited copy, selected stories, designed pages.
Agricultural Editor at The Daily Telegraph (Napier, New Zealand)February 1982 - February 1985
Reported on farming (at the time New Zealand's No. 1 industry) for a daily provincial newspaper. The newspaper (which has since become Hawke's Bay Today) served 30,000 readers in a 3,000 square mile area. In addition, edited and produced a weekly farming supplement for the newspaper. In 1983 Mike won the Agricultural Writer of the Year Award beating out far more experience writers and editors at much larger papers.
Sub Editor (Copy Editor) at The Daily Telegraph1985 - 1985
Copy editor on a general news desk for this morning tabloid in Sydney: edited stories, wrote headlines and laid out pages.
Sub Editor (Copy Editor) at The Press (Christchurch, N.Z.)January 1980 - February 1982
Member of sub-editing desk with assignments on wire copy, sports and general news. Also covered basketball for The Press and was named Basketball Writer of the Year in 1981.
Founder at Rochester Social Media Speakers BureauDecember 2008 - Present
The Rochester Social Media Speakers Bureau was founded at the behest of several highly qualified social media practitioners in the Rochester, N.Y. area. It aims to connect competent social media experts with audiences hungry to learn more about the various platforms and their uses in the online world.
Social Media Strategist at FixitologyNovember 2008 - Present
Fixitology is using tools, including Social Media, to solve business problems. It's finding solutions where you least expect to discover them. Its connecting the dots until the whole is many steps removed, but still connected to, the original challenge. For example, it's using Social Media tools to learn from your customers and talk to them directly. If you are looking for better products, more customers, increased media attention and a stronger bottom line, we can help. Contact us - you won't regret it.
Senior Lecturer in Communication at Rochester Institute of TechnologyAugust 2009 - Present | Rochester, NY
I'm teaching Social Media, Public Relations and Advertising at the School of Communication in the College of Liberal Arts at Rochester Institute of Technology.
Mike Johansson's Education:
University of San Francisco2009 – 2009Master CertificateConcentration: Online Marketing
Syracuse University1986 – 1987MAConcentration: Newspaper Journalism
Mike Johansson's Interests & Activities:
Social media, travel, writing, sailing, basketball