who me?

Hi, my name is Brandon. I live in Hawaii.  I was born and raised here…graduated from a local high school down the street before making my way on a West Coast Journey. I started off my first year of college in Spokane, WA on a soccer scholarship before transferring to a larger research institute in Oregon.  I completed a BS degree in Business Administration w/ a focus on Marketing and a minor in Social Psychology in 1999.

During my college years I was fortunate enough to land marketing internships at Time Warner Communications and at an international Asian-specific marketing firm called PacRim Marketing Group.  Upon my graduation from college, I went on to live and work in San Francisco as a marketing product manager for Eidos Interactive….a video game publishing company that put out such product titles as Tomb Raider.

In 2001 I completed my west coast tour by finally moving back home to Hawaii. After hopping around several agencies, I landed at local advertising agency Hendrix Miyasaki Shin Advertising as a senior account executive and social media director for 9 years (yikes did I just date myself?).  I currently continue my marketing career at simplicityHR by ALTRES as a Marketing Manager and as an independent consultant with my own company SoComm Marketing, which specializes in working with brands and creating strategies for them to better engage their customers. I also moonlight as a blogger for the Huffington Post and at the recent 2013 Hawaii Social Media summit, I was named one of the top five social media influencers in Hawaii……which basically means I talk to much online I suppose 😉

I enjoy playing soccer, love to eat/cook and surf when the sun is out.  I’m an active individual who hates to stay still.  When I’m bored, I’ll blog (or surf the web) so I hope you enjoy yourself reading about my experiences & points-of-view…

One response to this post.

  1. Posted by maria on April 12, 2012 at 6:48 pm

    Hi Brandon,

    My name is Maria and I am from Bogart’s Cafe. I read your review on Yelp and I just want to apologize that your corned beef was not good.. I will leave a $15.00 comp card for you at the cafe, I really appreciate that you are willing to give us another chance.

    Please call me at 739-0999 if you have any questions. Thank you again, we apprediate your business. Much Aloha, Maria


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