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Walter Thompson

Average rate
$30/hour
  • Joined September 2015

12 years of community management. 17 years in marketing/PR/social media, A lifetime of storytelling.

  • San Francisco, CA, United States
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Walter Thompson
San Francisco, CA, United States

Worked with

Availability

Seeking work

Available

  • Available during business hours and evenings

Commitment

  • Can work 25hrs per week
  • Can commit to 1-3 months

Services

Categories

Copywriting Content SEO Email Social Media

Experience

Summary

I started out working in journalism, then transitioned to producing online content. In 2003, I managed community for Tribe.net, one of the first large-scale social networks. Since then, I've continued to do CM, as well as marketing, PR and social media.

CloudPeep clients

Blogger
Dec 2015 to Jul 2017

Work history

Freelance content marketing
Since 2014, I've provided freelance content marketing for Maguire Associates, a higher-education consultancy based in Concord, MA.
Skydeck, Inc.
Director of Community
Developed and managed user acquisition, community management and customer service for mobile developer with two Android apps.
Freelance marketing consultant
I've provided marketing and social media services for this top-rated Wine Country tour company, but I've also helped them streamline their customer service operations and CRM.

Portfolio

Golden City pitch video

I shot and narrated this video to support "Golden City," a documentary I'm making about how technology is transforming housing and transportation in San Francisco.

Promotional video: peggyomara.com

In 2013, I helped parenting expert Peggy O'Mara launch a new venture, peggyomara.com. This introductory video was shared with media and prospective sponsors to generate buzz (and ad sales) pre-launch.

Hoodline Inner Sunset

Last year, I was hired to be a neighborhood editor for Hoodline, a network of San Francisco news blogs.

Education

Accreditations

Oberlin College
English/Creative Writing

Skills

Skills

writing community content marketing social media video production email marketing blogging SEO editing branding

Tools

Wordpress Google Analytics Github Slack Zendesk Hootsuite Photoshop AP style Constant Contact CMS Facebook Insights Salesforce Basecamp Google Docs Indiegogo

Interests

Industries I love

Advertising & Marketing Consumer Products Entertainment Food Media Social Enterprise Travel Venture Capital

What I read

When it comes to fiction, I favor mysteries and hard sci-fi; Lee Child and Robert Parker are guilty pleasures. Favorite non-fiction includes Steven Pressfield's "The War on Art," "Story" by Robert McKee and more recently, "Rise of the Warrior Cop."

Side projects

Besides making a documentary about how tech is transforming housing/transportation in SF, I'm developing an app with a friend. I'm also in the process of applying for a CA winegrower license.

Ideal team

I like working on small teams and in organizations with relatively flat management structures. I can't say there's a specific corporate culture I like, but I'm always glad to work with people who value communication and the open exchange of ideas.