MARK BLACKMON is a strategic organizational communications strategist helping organizations gain market share through user-focused interaction. He is also a freelance playwright, essayist, journalist, and general-purpose raconteur for all media.
Blackmon co-founded Chanticleer Productions, LLP, one of the first firms to harness the benefits of emerging new media and created the first new media infrastructure for producing, designing, writing, editing, syndicating and hosting audio/visual programming which would otherwise have been cost-prohibitive for small businesses and not-for-profits.
He has been the Associate Vice President for Public Affairs and Director of Media Relations for Earlham College, Head of Institutional Development for Baltimore Shakespeare Festival and Director of Marketing & Public Relations for Round House Theatre, just to name a few.
He has a particular fondness for dramatic serials, the plays of William Shakespeare, broad comedy, gripping drama, boogie woogie piano, diner food, international travel, dishy conversations, indie films, youthful thinking, old cars, new technology, the Baltimore Orioles and Beagles.
He is regularly engaged as a management and marketing consultant.