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Virtual Newsmakers features Tom GeorgeWhy Content Curation is Essential to your Digital Strategy: How to Collect News & Tell Stories as a TeamToday's Guest is Tom George, Founder and CEO of Internet Billboards. A futurist and serial entrepreneur, as well as a professional fitness trainer, martial artist, and business strategist. Helped to develop inbound advertising. An avid content curator who enjoys finding those digital gems out there in cyberspace and sharing them with others. - See more at: Billboards was founded early in 2010 by a young visionary and entrepreneur who harnessed the power of the Internet to help him develop a successful fitness training company in Maryland. With over ten years experience of being involved with Internet advertising and marketing, he came to understand the often complex intricacies and dynamics of the Internet.This insight led him to explore the increasingly important role that content management systems, curation, social media and finally that inbound advertising would play to the future success businesses would have on the Internet. With that in mind, he had the vision for the Internet Billboards concept, and today, focus's on exuding his confidence into his vision. After all, he stands behind his ideas, because truth be told, he was his own first successful client!- See more at: Billboards is a digital hub-spot featuring curated digital content, as well as fresh new innovative thought provoking original content. Internet Billboards is a pioneer of the practice of content curation and an inbound advertising agency. Our network of highly professional curator's are helping client's to build a new web based more about context and the interest graph and less about irrelevant poorly written content. - See more at: Newsmakers is a weekly webcast featuring everyday people who are bridging traditional and digital communications and empowering human communications through technology. It airs Fridays at Noon EST (9:00 AM PST).The show's purpose is to ensure the audience gains something productive from the conversation. What to do when... How to deal with... All of these shows are kept on a positive note.Virtual Newsmakers is not like most news shows. The goal is to give people something worth listening to and provide immediate and insightful tips they can take away and implement into their business or lives that will make a difference.Hosts:Cynthia K. Seymour: In 2008, Cynthia founded a social media consulting and marketing agency, After 12 years of sales and marketing, she jumped into the social media scene while developing teams during political campaign management and local lobbying. Today, she helps small businesses and busy professionals get up to speed with the latest trends in online marketing and social media skills. Her global team includes affiliations with graphic designers, creative web designers, and WordPress developers. She helps businesses develop the perfect social media strategy, create an online presence, attract new clients, and keep tabs on their existing business. In addition to coaching and strategy, she also teaches a graduate level course with Academy of Art University in the New Media and Web Design Department.Debbie Elicksen is a content creator, out-of-the-box thinker, and has the ability to come up with creative, cool ideas organizations can use to engage their followers and help build their audience. Communications, writing, editing, publishing, interactive media, and marketing have been the mainstay of her business for the past several years. She has over 20 years of direct media experience, including working in television and Internet media, print, and radio. She spent several years working in both amateur and professional sports: as a professional sports writer covering the National Hockey League for over 20 years for several publications and sports services, including She was the first woman to ever headman a football conference in Canada (Prairie Football Conference), was PR Director for the Edmonton Trappers Baseball Club, and was a volunteer media liaison with the Hockey Committee during the 1988 Olympic Winter Games, and writes for the Hockey Canada Alumni Association.For more information and to connect with the show:Email: virtualnewsmakers@gmail.comTwitter: