Phoenix based SGB Media Group is a social media marketing firm specializing in niche social network development, performance marketing, strategic alliance management, public relations and developing social network aggregation applications. Group Publisher Stephen G. Barr is also the Social Media Columnist at The Scottsdale Examiner and has been published on Technorati and Associated Content and also publishes social media blogs on Amplify, Posterous, Tumblr, WordPress, TypePad and LiveJournal.
* California Exotic Novelties
November 2009 - Present
Sexpert & Product Reviewer
California Exotic Novelties is the nation’s leading manufacturer of adult toys and novelties. Since 1994, the company has been at the forefront of research and development of products to enhance the sexual experiences of women, men and couples. From its 200,000 square foot operations center in Chino, California, ‘Cal Exotics’ maintains a network of manufacturing and distribution facilities world wide. Its products are available on-line and from retailers throughout the world.
* SGB Media Group, LLC
January 2006 - Present
CEO & Group Publisher
Social media marketing, nonprofit administration & fundraising, public relations, niche social network development, email marketing campaigns, event planning and production. Publisher of Erotomania, The Transpartisan Times, The Affiliate Marketing Publisher's Report, Broad Strokes - Phoenix, The Executive Club.
Affiliations & Alliances
* The Urban Dictionary
July 2010 - Present
Urban Dictionary is a Web-based dictionary of slang words and phrases. As of June 2010[update], the site contains over 5.01 million definitions. Submissions are regulated by volunteer editors and rated by site visitors.
July 2010 - Present
Strategic Alliance Developer
Proactively and systematically pursue adding new targeted alliance partners and new business opportunities for this innovative social media marketing firm.
* The Prowess Group, LLC™
March 2010 - Present
Social Media Director & Partner
An assemblage of partners with proven backgrounds in their related specialties & fields working in unison to form the apex of performance based e-commerce solutions to their clients.
January 2010 - Present
Social Media Director, Senior Editor, Sexpert & Host
Self Selfless is a channel designed to help you and your loved one enjoy a deeper level of intimacy through sexual exploration and the increased awareness, ability, and communication that sexual exploration offers. Our desire is to present you with sexual instruction and information in a respectful, sensitive, and serious manner. Think of SelfSelfless™ as your virtual sex therapist, where your questions and concerns will be addressed with the privacy and understanding you expect and deserve.
July 2010 - November 2010
Cheif Business Development Officer (CBDO)
talentPOD is a social media marketing company that specializes in the development and ongoing administration of proprietary social networks for the nonprofit and community focused organization sectors utilizing the full capacity of cutting edge, emerging technologies benefiting local, state, national and international communities. Social relevance and impact are the cornerstones of our inspiration. Through skillful use of emerging technologies within the social media and public relations industries we hope to assist the nonprofit and other community welfare organizations develop and deliver their message to their targeted constituencies in a manor consistent with the current industry standards and best practices for the greater welfare and enrichment of the communities they serve. Proprietary social network development and administration and public relations services for the nonprofit and community services focused sectors. As a member of the Executive Management Team, serves as the senior leader in developing new business and strategic partnerships, identifying and negotiating merger and acquisition opportunities, overseeing development of products and services, leading strategic planning and guiding all marketing and public relations activities.
* The Urban Abode Gallery
August 2009 - March 2010
Founded this petite gallery located in a historic 1910 adobe bungalow located in downtown Phoenix which showcases emerging local artists on a rotating monthly basis. Acted as community liason between the Evan's-Churchill gallery owners with the Roosevelt Row Business Owner's Association, The Phoenix Police Department, two City Council member's staff and Mayor Phil Gordon's office regarding the monthly Roosevelt Row Art Walk events.
September 2008 - August 2009
Director of Social Media
Affiliate marketing & fund raising initiatives for nonprofits.
* Vintage Bass Trading Co. & The Dude Pit Forum
November 1998 - November 2008
Owner & Host
Santa Rosa, California
Owner of this internet based retail music store specializing in vintage, rare and unique bass guitars and importer of state of art musical instrument electronics, strings and accessories from S. Korea, and the U.K. Founder & host of a very popular on line discussion forum for bass guitarists with traffic of over 3,000,000 page views per month at it's peak and was an early adopter and pioneer of the social network model on various platforms.
* Sable Ridge Vineyards
August 1996 - September 2001
Operations Manager & Cellar Master
Senior management position at multiple award winning boutique vineyard and winery.
* American Residential Appraisers
January 1990 - August 1996
Manhattan Beach, California
Senior management position at this regional real estate appraisal and consulting firm. Expert witness for real estate litigation cases, feasibility studies, highest & best use analysis, adaptive reuse & engineering studies, tax assessment representation, loan restructuring/workout analysis, relocation appraisals, land use studies, diminition of value analysis.
* Citicorp Savings, FSB
December 1988 - January 1990
District Appraisal Manager
West Los Angeles, California, United States
Senior management postion at this federally chartered savings bank.
* Axiel Research Group, Ltd
April 1985 - December 1988
Co-Founder & President
Rochester, New York
Chief appraiser and managing partner of this regional residential real estate appraisal firm serving the Western and Finger Lakes regions of New York State.
Also served as the regional review appraiser for Norstar Bank during this time and maintained my Real Estate Brokers license.
* Center for Progressive Leadership '09Fellow
Political Leaders Fellowship
* U.S. Military Intelligence School '76
Top Secret Security Clearance
* Monroe Community College '81
Board of Trustees
* Cardinal Mooney High School '76