I organized and produced The Rad Awards, a celebration hosted by Rad-Girls.com honoring women who inspire others in the fields of technology, media, culture and business. The Rad Awards were a part of the official curated programming schedule of Philly Tech Week 2015. Secured sponsorship from Philadelphia Distilling Company, Cashman & Associates and Sixpoint Brewing […]
Here’s how I reported this story: On June 28, 2014 my good friend Najeeb sent me a text with a photo of a man whitewashing Espo’s Kurt Vile mural on Front street in Kensington. I took to twitter to share the photo and get some answers. Media outlets far and wide picked the story up. A few questions […]
Responsible for the production of content, traffic, and revenue associated with the entertainment, lifestyle, travel, and food sections of philly.com and digital extensions. Manages a team of digital content producers, aggregators, and reporters to cultivate a rich and engaging digital experience on philly.com.
Rad Girls is a celebration of spirited females who are constantly achieving, innovating, and inspiring. It is an ongoing conversation between empowered women. Most importantly, Rad Girls is about collaboration. It is about making sure that we actively light one other’s torches because we burn brighter together. Each week on our site you’ll find an […]
John Oates has always been about the music, as evidenced by the 18 studio albums released by duo Hall & Oates during their 34-year partnership and the four solo albums the Montgomery County native has released as a solo artist since 2002. I had the opportunity to interview the pop legend before their RRHOF induction. […]
In September of 2013, I developed and produced for philly.com a microsite exploring the process and parties involved in the bid for Philadelphia’s last casino license. The package includes hard-hitting investigative pieces such as Gift horses: Slots players send $1.5 billion bouquet to Pa.’s race industry, and an infographic detailing how gaming revenue is distributed in the […]
The Joy of Flying Virgin America wanted to create some buzz around their inaugural flight from Los Angeles to Philadelphia. We decided to create a video experience centered around The Joy of Flying. The Joy of Flying features interviews with Amber Rose, Seth Green, Glenn Howerton. Shot and Edited by Dan King, Music by Ritz Reynolds
I decided to revisit the original “Crush on Obama” tune from 2007 and update it for the 2012 presidential election. The twist: I actually starred in it. Sorry, no bikini this time around. Press: ABC, Mashable, Politico, Yahoo News, Adrants, Greg Mitchell’s blog, Daily Mail.
Launched in November of 2008, Phrequency.com was a Philly-based interactive publication with a focus on music, art and fashion. We’ve communicated hundreds of stories, executed more than 20 events, and formed lasting partnerships with Live Nation, vitaminwater, DrinkPhilly, Technically Philly, HAHA magazine, Uristocrat, and more. In 2012, Phrequency.com was rebranded as Things to Do Philly on […]
My friends at vitaminwater asked me to curate the pingpong table and basketball backboard in their artists lounge area at The 2011 Roots Picnic. I had no choice but to reach out to uber-talented collective nom now to design something magnificent.
Categories: Branding and Art Direction
Remix video of the original “Firewall” song. The “Firewall” remix video features my friends on the Internet who are against SOPA/PIPA, lip-syncing along to the song. Created in conjunction with Demand Progress. Remix by Ritz Reynolds. Edited by Dan King at Stupid Easy.
I wrote “Firewall” to express my passionate, undying love for the Internet. Senate and Congress were debating bills (Protect IP Act + Stop Online Piracy Act) that would allow federal law enforcement to seek court orders compelling ISPs and search engines to filter domain names and block websites merely accused of copyright infringement. This would force […]
vitaminwater wanted to create video content around the brand that focused on up and coming performance artists. I produced three sponsored artist interview segments for vitaminwater backstage during the 2011 Roots Picnic. The short segments featured Mac Miller, T Mills, and Nico’s Gun. Shot and Edited by Geno McDermott. Mac Miller T Mill
I guest curated an art exhibit at Art in the Age entitled Time, Space, and The Final Frontier. In this postmodern, hyper-realistic information age we are constantly questioning the nature of identity and existence. Inspired by classic science-fiction literature, Time, Space & The Final Frontier seeks to define and interpret the metaphysical character of existence through […]
As a product manager at Philly.com, I launched The Onion franchise in Philadelphia. Coordinated with production, circulation, and advertising to print, distribute, and sell local sponsorships into The Onion. Implemented new workflows for content and production. Chose honor box locations. Created sales and marketing collateral. Planned and produced launch party for writers and advertisers. Circulation […]
We worked with start ups Climate Culture and SmartPower to launch America’s Greenest Campus contest. The contest tracks the carbon footprint of each person in a participating university’s community. The schools with the lowest carbon footprints can earn up to $20,000 to promote green initiatives. From Mashable: The other cool thing about the contest is the […]
This song is a salute to U.S. Troops who serve overseas and at home, and the people who love them. Made in conjunction with the IAVA.org and BarelyPolitical.com. All proceeds benefited Iraq & Afghanistan Veterans of America (www.IAVA.org) Songwriting and vocals: Leah Kauffman. Music produced by: Rick Friedrich Created by: Ben Relles. Directed by: Kevin Arbouet and Larry […]
An amusing, risqué music video, featuring a nubile young woman breathlessly singing her love for presidential candidate Sen. Barack Obama, D-Ill., appeared on the Web this week. Titled “I Got a Crush on Obama,” the song and video took the Obama campaign by surprise and further demonstrated how the democratic nature of the Internet — […]