* - (ZOOKINEE INTERACTIVE Development & Design is currently in the process of being Incorporated. Until further notice, all contracts will be with Michael De Bose, the Founder and Chief Designer. Upon Incorporation, all contracts will be transferred to the Incorporated legal entity. All contracts with Michael De Bose will include a "Signature of Understanding" on the part of the customer, signafying knowledge of and agreement to the "Transfer of Contract".)ZOOKINEE INTERACTIVE specializes in developing Communications Infrastructure for Individuals, Non-Profits, Small Businesses and Churches, with a focus on Brand and Engagement. We provide traditional websites along with other enhancements and althernatives. BLOGS and other Content Management Systems (CMS) are highly fluid and surpass traditional websites in their ability to leverage new technologies. To stunning affect ZOOKINEE INTERACTIVE builds a formidable foundation for engagement through Social Media and implements Web 2.0 solutions which insure your satisfaction when viewing the bottom line. Each step of the way we appraise you of the alternatives and other factors that affect your message.
ZOOKINEE INTERACTIVE takes pride in making recommendations based on your message, your needs and your market. We're here to help you find the proper mix of Social Media and Web Presence to have the most impact in the Community. Would you like to host a Call In-Webcast and Chat, with guest and viewers from across the country? How would you like to host training segments on the Internet, allowing your "in person" attendess something to reference after the training along with those who could not make it. Perhaps you just need a well designed Blog set up. These are a few of many Message Options available to you through ZOOKINEE INTERACTIVE Development & Design.
Experience and Education
My name is Michael and my major is Computer Science and Engineering. At long last I have returned to school and am currently working to complete my BS Degree. I was programming even before college but by college found it enjoyable, but solitary. Working with actual people, policy and presenting were far more appealing. Somewhere in there my career began and I was just in lecture a lot less.
My first job was in the Accounts Payable (AP) department of a Specialty Marketing firm. I spent days in the warehouse researching past due accounts, coding checks for printing, tracking down check backup, running reports, proofing, assisting with the reconciling of Accounts Receivable and AP, when the old weekend backup went wonky, which was often. In between all this I learned about Specialty Marketing and the knowledge brokering involved. I was fascinated as a 'who's who' of Fortune 500 companies had accounts with the firm I worked for. I was also stunned to see how profitable it was for my firm, who used its extensive knowledge of manufacturers and pricing to help a plethora of companies put their logos and brand on everything imaginable. I sat in on many conference calls as we attempted to determine the status of accounts either because vendors or clients were unhappy or the system was uncooperative. My participation resulted in me gleaning a good deal of insight into what happens in the world of advertising after a campaign is pitched and the commericials are going into production. My point is Ad campaigns and Commercials are great, but there is more to good PR. It's called Engagement and it means that the more a public intereracts with a brand, the better off the owner of that brand.
My last 40 hour committment saw me working with the Federal and Local Governments and Non-Profit orgazinations across Los Angeles County. Time and again I observed how rarely Small Businesses and Non-Profits work to develop Brand and Engagement instead depending on floor traffic and word of mouth. Initially I did case management as well as training and seminars for Community Partners and like Professionals. I assisted in the development of curriculum and was responsble for the design, layout and printing of booklets, promotional/instructional materials and other printed sources. I was promoted and joined administration. My new focus became Public Relations, Federal Law, Public Policy and Training, as well as Media Tools Development and Implementation. Census data, CDC health statistics and other such tools were used by my team to develop recruitment stategies, geared to help us recruit to fullfill Federal and various Grant obligations. This I did for a wonderful eleven years.
Later, I moved on to a real Print Shop designing an unimaginable number of printed materials. Business Cards, Wedding Invitations, Obituraries in addition to DVDs and CDs for every occassion.
At my Church which can seat 1500+, I work in the Media Department. Myself and the primary-engineer run the church Sound System. I am responsible for mixing all recording feeds, edits and mastering the church services for Broadcast (radio). I write/read copy, record and master spots, speaking and musical, for the broadcast and master CD and DVD compilations for ministry in addition to editing the necessary audio and video. On occasion I run the massive Yamaha M2500 by myself while governing video feeds and remote cameras. It's always busy and always fun. At the same time, yet again my participation puts me on both ends of the A/V chain of pre- and post-, production as well as preparing content for a range of archival formats both on and off line.
Unlike my days programming in COBOL, Pascal or 'Tran', I am thrilled to find myself full-circle using all the exposure, skills and experiences that have become a part of me making programming so much more enjoyable no less. Not only have I worked in every facet of the marketing process, but I understand the requirements and perspective of every shareholder in that process. I encourage you to make that unique perspective a part of your marketing team. We look forward to your call.