SGB Media Group was founded in 2006 by Stephen G. Barr, CEO & Group publisher and sole creator, editor and owner of all SGB Media Group web properties found on this site. Splitting his time between Scottsdale, AZ; Las Vegas, NV and Los Angeles, CA Stephen is an in demand startup adviser, author, editor & publisher of 40 syndicated, digital publications utilizing multiple digital distribution channels in conjunction with launching and administrating national advertising campaigns for major Fortune 500 advertisers in partnership with Google, Ning, Facebook, Myspace, Yahoo, Commission Junction, DoubleClick, LinkShare, Share A Sale, PepperJam and other industry leading third party affiliate networks. An advocate, thought leader and prime mover in the burgeoning crowd funding and impact investing industries and publisher of The Crowdfunding Times™.Senior product development team member and advisory board member from conception to public Beta launch on over a dozen start ups marketing tangible goods as well as professional services and web/mobile applications. A trusted strategic alliance facilitator and start up adviser and mentor within the political, nonprofit, fine arts and real estate markets having worked on dozens of local, state and federal political campaigns and legislative initiatives in NY, AZ & CA since 1979. In 2009 he completed a fellowship in political leadership and nonprofit administration at The Center For Progressive Leadership, a national civic training institute that develops diverse leaders who can effectively advance progressive political and policy change. Internationally recognized expert and widely read social media columnist on The Examiner, Associated Content, Vator.tv, Social Media Today, Wellsphere Network, Technorati, VentureBeat, eFactor and company owned sites covering numerous topical verticals and published and cross syndicated on the full range of current platforms. Moderator of the “Niche Social Network Development” board on Quora.com and the “Social Media Group” on VentureStreet.com.
Specialties:Public relations, real estate, startups, affiliate marketing, digital publishing, crowdfunding, crowdsourcing, coworking, retailing, advertising, website & online forum development, niche social network development, community management, blogging, email campaigns, affiliate/performance marketing, search optimization, branding and identity, site location, event production & promotion and non-profit fund raising.