I’m Dan Kahn… the humble proprietor of Kahn Media. Since I’m basically shouting into a dark empty room with a first post, I might as well tell you a little about myself.
I started in this business as a media junky and gearhead about 15 years ago, when I landed my first gig writing for a small enthusiast publishing company in L.A. I serves as editor at several small niche magazines that covered everything from toys to cars to mountain bikes. From there I spent some time writing for a tech magazine during the dot com boom, and when the market crashed and burned so did my employer. After that I served as an editor at Petersen Publishing (which became Emap which became Primedia and is now Source Interlink) and then Edmunds.com
After that I made the leap into PR, where I’ve been helping small and mid-size businesses connect with consumer for the past five years. Along the way I’ve become obsessed with Search Engine Marketing, Search Engine Optimization, Social Media and what I like to call Lean Marketing.
I should also mention I’m a diehard car guy with the unfortunate habit of buying vehicles, modifying them to the point where they’re no longer functional or useful in any way, then selling them and starting over. The first step, apparently, is admitting you have a problem. Other background stuff: I’m married, live in Los Angeles with my wife and two dogs, my firm handles marketing and PR and I really enjoy cooking and speeding. Not in that order. My insurance guy is unhappy.
Future posts will focus on PR and Social Media Marketing tips that will help you survive and thrive during RecessionGate, create new business opportunities and build a community around your brand.
Thanks for reading, I’ll be back soon with more on-topic content.
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