Hi, nice to meet you! This is your one-stop shopping site for finding me online. Thanks for visiting.
Professionally, I run a marketing consulting company called ConsumerPop. We help companies develop and implement marketing strategies and plans (including use of social media tools). I have a blog about marketing at Fizz from ConsumerPop. Although I am not actively blogging there at this time you can read my archives including my seven-part Marketing 101 series.
Personally, I occasionally blog about a range of subjects including pop culture mostly TV and music) and experiments in living at PopConsumer. I was also an active Contributing Editor-at-large at BlogHer.com for several years where I wrote about life, music, television, personal finance, small business, real estate, and politics, particularly issues of race and gender.
Additionally, for archival material, some of my older blogs are linked above, including my first, Zoe Tales where you will find stories including those of my crazy but beloved and departed dogs, Zoe and her sister, Gracie. If your tastes run towards things like random musings on life, Chihuahuas and Bruce Springsteen, we will get along just fine.
I speak at conferences and events and you can find out more about some of my previous 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, at Twitter (if you'd like me to follow back, please say "hi" - or ask me a random question) or check out the other services linked in the sidebar.