New Media and broadcast content creator. Pioneer in Social Media and new marketing strategies. Online entertainment and podcasting expert. More at about,me/markedwards
Mark is a highly seasoned and creative radio programmer who is very respected in our industry. His passion and dedication to radio is unmatched. I regularly turned to Mark for his expertise while I was the AC and Hot AC editor at Radio & Records. In addition, he had been a valuable contributor to my AC and Hot AC sessions at the annual conventions. He is such a pleasure to work with as he always has a positive and uplifting attitude.
Mark Edwards is one of the most passionate individuals I have ever had the pleasure to work with in my 20-year career. He is constantly creating great radio. His management skills are second to none and he gets results no matter what format. I'm a better personality for having worked with Mark and would do so again in a heartbeat. Mark Edwards is the goods!
I worked with Mark on three stations all together - KUDL, KZPT & KGEX. When he came to Kansas City, we were still fairly new at Social Media promotion & Mark really helped move these stations forward in the networking sense. I worked with him directly in building the new station website once KZPT was launched. Mark knows a great deal about computers and the internet as a whole, and this made the web design process much smoother than normal, and we were able to discuss things easily. He's a social media guru & I've learned many things from him in that area as well. All around, great guy to work with!
I have had the opportunity to work with Mark Edwards in two different markets over many years. Mark is a game changer. He not only is on top of all industry related trends, but he fully engages in implementing the latest, the most current and the most marketable concepts. Mark has an intuitive ability to read what the consumer is looking for, and a keen ability to exceed that need. His creativity knows no bounds; his love of technology is unending. While Mark has been working on the playground of traditional media for many years, his ability to study and direct himself to social media trends and all things marketing-related makes him a valuable asset to any industry looking for a creative edge, to build a brand or to grow their revenue. Hire Mark Edwards. It's the best investment you'll ever make in your business...Kathleen Beach
I have worked with Mark for many years, and he is one of the most creative and talented professionals I have had the pleasure to partner. He has that out of the box thinking that brings a fresh prospective to any event. Given the opportunity I would have no hesitation to work with Mark again knowing that the entire processes would be enjoyable and bring the highest results possible.
I cannot say enough about the talents that Mark Edwards brings to the table in the radio and broadcasting arenas. Mark has worked at many radio stations running programming during the time I have known him. His passion, talent and dedication to excellence, as well as his willingness to constantly go the extra mile to create a team of great people around him, made it a pleasure to do business with him. I always knew that he would treat recording artists with professional courtesy and respect, and that he would run any artist related promotion with quality and precision. Mark's communication skills were top notch. Artists are often changing schedules or moving details up to the last minute of performances and radio station broadcasts, and Mark handled these changes effortlessly and managed to make the events go off without any problems, no matter how multi-layered the execution was. Mark has been a programmer that has maintained the highest levels of ethics and performance in a tough industry, and he will have my highest recommendation for the work I have done - as well as my respect for staying on top of the latest broadcasting trends, ratings mediums, and pop culture (which is crucial in our industry to predict and stay on top of in the media world).
Mark brought me back to radio after a 10 year absense. What a joy! And even more so since I was working with such a caring manager who didn't mind having to walk me through the "new world of radio technology". He taught me a lot about Facebook, Twitter and blogging. Things that I can use daily in my Real Estate business as well. He not only has the knowledge to manage, but also the ability to nuture his staff. Working for him was a joy and something I miss greatly!
If the entire broadcasting industry had Mark's talent, work ethic, vision, tenacity and heart it would be the ideal we all hope for. His employees have always known how good he was at his job, but more importantly, they were aware of how much he cared about them and theirs. Professional "human beings" are far and few between. Mark is one of them.
Mark is the best possible kind of manager. He is able to guide and manage his team without forgetting the value of creative input. He is always looking for great ideas and is a terrific collaborator. At the same time he isn’t afraid to make tough decisions. His marketing expertise and technical savvy would be a terrific fit for a broad range of businesses.
As Creative Director for Entercom, I would get requests from all around the country every week. Whenever I saw one come in from Mark, I knew it was going to be three things; 1. A challenge because it would be an advanced concept in new media, 2. Scalable because what he was doing would have application across the company and 3. A blast to work on because he knows the power of giving designers ownership and injects ideas that spur creativity. He's a true cultural creative himself with a strong grasp of what's now.
Mark was a joy to work with. He knew the "ins" and "outs" of everything Promotionally including best practices in social media, legalities, appointment listening, etc. I would recommend him to any company looking for an experienced Program Director or Digital Guru.