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Professionally, I run a marketing consulting company called ConsumerPop. We help companies develop and implement strategies for listening to consumers through services which include moderating focus groups, developing marketing plans and strategies including use of social media tools and developing custom outreach programs through blogger concierge. I have an occasional blog about marketing at Fizz from ConsumerPop.
Personally, I blog about a range of subjects at a number of different blogs. I cover politics and current events at PopConsumer where I also have link posts most days. Beyond Help is my TV, music and pop culture blog. Zoe Tales is rarely updated at this time but was my first blog and has stories of my dear departed Chihuahua, Zoe, and her sister, Gracie, who is still hanging out with me.
I am a Contributing Editor-at-large at BlogHer.com where I have written about personal finance, small business, real estate, music and television in the past. Currently I cover life and politics, particularly issues of race and gender.
I speak at conferences and events and you can find out more about my recent engagements here as well as hear and see me in action. I'd be happy to discuss speaking at your event or conference.
Thanks for taking the time to check out my content. If you'd like to contact me you can find me on email at maria at marianiles dot com or tweet me at twitter or check the other services linked in the sidebar.