JOSEPH DOWDY
1311 W. Cypress Ave., Unit B-8
Lompoc, CA 93436
805.742.4631
joseph@meshmarketer.com

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GOOGLE ADWORDS CLIENTS

Bragg Live Foods, Inc.
Bragg.com: saved over $60K/year on their Google AdWords, created their Social Media campaign and Video Contest

Dr. David Wise
PelvicPainHelp.com: Google AdWords, WordPress hosting/design

Dan Poynter

Radomir Samardzic
RelationshipSaver.com: finetuned Google AdWords campaign with success

 

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LINKS TO ONLINE VIDEO SAMPLES
Beliefnet.com (lesson taught by Rabbi David Wolpe)
Smithsonian Institute Entry (documentary based on Charles Hollis Jones)
Life Cube Project (new video made from existing footage)

LINKS TO ONLINE PHOTOJOURNALISM SAMPLES
“Wal-Mart Issues Heat Up” (Lompoc Record, July 2010)
“Special Olympian Faces Cancer” (Lompoc Record, June 2010)
“The Flight Jacket” photojournalism sample from Operation Desert Storm and 3d Marine Air Wing
Griffith Park Fire (2007)
LA Splash Promo for ScribblePress (2007)

LINKS TO MY FUN VOICEOVER DEMOS
Super Bass-O-Matic ’76
Comedic Styles

WORK EXPERIENCE SUMMARY

Joseph is a pay-per-click specialist focusing on the biggest platform for PPC marketing: Google AdWords.

He also is skilled in using YouTube as a marketing tool.

He is also an author of books including one on Internet Marketing and social media.

WORK EXPERIENCE

MeshMarketer—Lompoc, CA
Owner
April 2009–current

[see information above regarding clients and services provided]

Lompoc Record—Lompoc, CA
Stringer (part-time photojournalist on contract)
June 2010–current

[see links above to online writing samples]

Bragg Live Foods—Santa Barbara, CA
Google AdWords PPC Manager (contractor as Mesh Marketer)
November 2009–October 2010

Social Media Manager (contractor as Mesh Marketer)
April 2009–
January 2010

  • Cut Google AdWords budget by 80%, doubled CTR and lowered CPC by half
  • Increased followers by over 6,000% in nine months
  • Implemented one-message-email-based publishing to blog, Twitter, Facebook, etc.

Liberty Training Institute—Los Angeles, CA

Computer Repair Trainer (part-time employee)

May 2008–January 2009

  • First-ever Instructor-of-the-Month December 2008
  • Train diverse students in computer repair
  • Re-develop curriculum to modern subjects

Pharmavite—Northridge, CA

Business Analyst (open-length Adecco contract)
May 2008–August 2008

  • Provided help desk support to migration project to JD Edwards One/Peoplesoft/Oracle
  • Provided quality assurance for data migration

Santa Monica College—Santa Monica, CA

Community Service Specialist II (employee)
November 2006–March 2007

  • Provided software and marketing training to companies as part of California’s Employment Training Panel program in topics ranging from Microsoft Office to digital image manipulation
  • Responsible for two sets of laptops used for classroom training including virus and system updates, installation/maintenance of software, setup/takedown/transport for several locations

Sinai Temple Library—Los Angeles, CA 2002 to 2006
Technology Specialist (employee)
December 2002–May 2006

  • Responsible for administration/maintenance of Alexandria server for both hardware and software
  • Functions included hardware and software installation on all library PCs, public library patron stations, troubleshooting software and network issues, deployment of patches/upgrades, evaluating software/hardware solutions for library-specific applications including barcode scanner solutions and MARC record import/export

Southern California Edison—Rosemead, CA
Process Specialist (1 yr. ARC contract)
August 2000–August 2001

  • Provided support to employees having trouble with their PDAs (Blackberry and Palm) during the transition from Exchange to Notes
  • Convinced representative from Lotus Corporation to update a Lotus Notes database I created for bug/fix issues shared between help desk and Messaging/Upgrade Team

Edison Security—San Dimas, CA
Senior Domino Admin. (6 mo. Midcom contractor)
1999–2000

  • Initial assignment was to bring all software and Wintel servers up to Y2K standards before 12/31
  • Previous Notes Admin team had quit unexpectedly; mapped all servers for documentation purposes
  • Used ServerAdmin+ for day-to-day monitoring
  • Upgraded all workstations from R4 to R5 of Notes
  • Redesigned topology from single hub/spoke to dual hub/spoke
  • Managed Notes/Domino servers on Wintel platform in conjunction with LAN Administrator
  • Using Active Directory, managed user accounts and troubleshot LDAP problems

Farmers Insurance—Los Angeles, CA
Help Desk Technical Lead (6 mo. APR contractor)
1998–1999

  • Hired in as the technical lead for the new help desk, supported the manager in establishing practices
  • Wrote and implemented migration plan and tool for migration cc:Mail users to Notes
  • Provided some desktop support for users who were unable to describe or adequately report problems
  • Promoted to manage help desk after previous manager was promoted to another project

Taco Bell—Irvine, CA

Database Administrator (1 wk. agency contractor)
1999

Converted marketing department FileMaker Pro database to Y2K-compliant specs as a back-up solution to anticipated problems

California Power Exchange—Pasadena, CA

Lotus Notes Support (6 mo. ARC contractor)
1998–1999

  • Provided desktop support to executives, specifically with PDAs such as Palm Pilots
  • Assisted in the research and evaluation of a Palm software program designed to delete duplicates
  • Provided Lotus Notes 2nd and 3rd level support
  • Designed some databases on request such as an approval process database for managing requests for the executives and their assistants

Hughes—Long Beach, CA
Database Administrator (1 wk. agency contractor)
1998

Fixed up FileMaker Pro database because of problems between Mac and PC platforms

Shimano—Irvine, CA

Domino Administrator (6 mo. CorpInfo contractor)
1998

  • Provided pro-active monitoring and immediate repair of downed Replic-Action processes between Lotus Notes and JD Edwards software
  • Troubleshot problems on the Wintel server itself when necessary including reboots and rebuilds
  • Provided desktop support to users as needed for Lotus Notes as well as for Microsoft Office problems
  • Designed and implemented a help desk database system in Lotus Notes
  • Delivered training session for employees on a company retreat on Lotus Notes use

 

Metropolitan Water District—Los Angeles, CA 1997 to 1998
Help Desk Specialist II (1 yr. ARC contractor)
1997–1998

  • First real help desk job among many with ACD, first-level resolution expectations and procedures for troubleshooting
  • Designed process to output call statistic reports into Microsoft Access, clean it up in Word and then put into Excel graphs for the help desk manager from Remedy software
  • Designed schemas in Remedy which were shared among other help desk specialists
  • Evaluated break/fix software solutions in support of 3rd level application support team

EDUCATION

Certifications

Certified Lotus Specialist R4 Administrator 1—6/98
Microsoft Windows Certified Professional—8/96

Training Received

David Riklan Internet Marketing—5/08
R5 Domino Designer Fundamentals—11/01
R5 Domino Application Architecture—12/01
Lotus Notes on the AS/400—9/98
Windows NT 4.0 Server—7/98
Lotus Notes Help Desk—6/98
Help Desk Institute Help Desk Training—12/96
Administering Windows NT 4.0—11/96
Department of Defense DINFOS Broadcast Journalism School—5/90

SKILLS

Operating Systems: Windows 3.1/95/98/2000/XP/XP64/Vista/Vista64, NT 4.0, Mac OS 6/7/8/9/X (10.4) and IBM AS/400

Software: Microsoft Office: 95/97/2000/XP/2003 and for Mac 98/X/2004, Parallels, Video Toaster, Sony Vegas + DVD Architect, Final Cut Pro Studio 2

Database Administration/Design: Lotus Notes/Domino, SQL, FileMaker Pro, Microsoft Access 95/97/2000/XP, DB2, Alexandria and JD Edwards One/Peoplesoft/Oracle

Network/Security: VPN, TCP/IP, Banyan Vines, Bluetooth and DD-WRT

Hardware: PDAs, barcode scanners, printers, digital cameras, scanners, wireless routers (Linksys and D-Link)

Internet: Dreamweaver, e-commerce, Google SEO, 1shoppingcart, AWeber, Constant Contact, 2checkout and internet marketing strategies

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