TODD FULKS | TECHNICAL MARKETING SPECIALIST
An expert specializing in technical marketing ranging from web design to product testing and market research. Building upon past success at industry leading corporations such as Microsoft, Micrografx, and a startup called Starwave, you’ll find Todd eager to help you succeed.
Finally, a refreshing and unique blend of skills for businesses needing a solutions-oriented technical guru to get it done!
Among other things, while in the corporate arena Todd helped build and maintain infrastructure at Starwave for some of the largest and most popular web sites in the history of the Internet, including ESPN.com, NFL.com, NBA.com, NASCAR.com, ABCNEWS.com and others. Additionally, he played a vital role on teams successfully testing and launching innovative multimedia apps for world renowned celebrities -Sting, Clint Eastwood, The Muppets, and Peter Gabriel.
Why the name Blue Marine Tech?
As a liaison in Microsoft’s Systems Group on the Redmond, WA campus Todd saw thousands of Windows NT blue screens while reproducing bugs and performing countless installs leading up to shipping the product. Getting a bug to occur in front of a developer meant that bug would soon be fixed, so the blue screen was a good thing.
Trivia fact; Todd oversaw the resolution of over 3,000 bugs during the first few releases of Microsoft Windows NT.
An ocean ‘Blue’ destiny occurred when Todd and his wife embarked on a sabbatical aboard a catamaran, which by chance was named Blue Marine. Blue Marine became known as a technical resource for PC repair by mariners and local businesses from the Bahamas to Panama. Thus the name, Blue Marine Tech.
Todd’s passion and love for computer graphics was in full force while working at Micrografx. He was responsible for technical training and troubleshooting with an attention to detail, problem solving and product testing. Ultimately he’s had years of successes and experience at trade shows, product launches, company meetings, as well as in executive board rooms, offices, cubicles, and server rooms.
BLUE MARINE TECH, San Marcos, CA 1997 – Present
Founder of web design, market research, photography and technology consulting business.
STARWAVE, Bellevue, WA 1995 – 1997
A 250+ staffed hi-tech software and website startup (sold to Disney in 1998) created web giant ESPN.com and other nationally recognized web sites, along with CD-ROM titles, and a multi-player children’s game. Starwave’s sites set the bar on smart web content. From testing to IT behind the scenes, Todd was there making Starwave look good each step of the way.
Computer Support Technician, IT Department
QA Software Engineer, Multimedia CD-ROM Team
MICROSOFT, Contractor, Redmond, WA 1992 –1995
Microsoft’s Windows NT was a 32-bit operating system designed for single and multiprocessor systems in a multi-user and server environment. Much of today’s Windows OS is actually remnants of Windows NT. Todd was the liaison between corporate beta testers and developers, tasked with finding and reproducing new and existing bugs as well as verification of fixed bugs during 3 major releases of the Windows NT.
QA Software Engineer, Windows NTREPRO Team
MICROGRAFX, Dallas, TX 1988 –1992
This graphics software company was the first 3rd party windows developer to create an application for Windows, and went on to successfully produce a family of graphics programs used worldwide. Most notable were Designer, Windows Draw, and Graph Plus. Acquired by Corel in 2001. Tasks ranged from tech support to tech lead at all trade shows to specialized marketing campaigns and executive level product demos to training, software testing and product launches.
Product Specialist / QA Engineer and Test Lead Windows Draw, Software Development
Marketing Projects Coordinator / Senior Training Specialist, Marketing
Tech Support Representative / Sales Support Representative, Sales Support Department
formal resume’ and references available upon request
web design | photography | research | testing | training
WEBSITE MAINTENANCE OR DESIGN | DETAILS AND PRICING
Good websites require care and feeding or they’ll become stale. So whether it’s frequent changes, monthly posts, a website redesign or a new domain and website; I’M HERE TO HELP!
Let me evaluate your existing marketing efforts to configure a plan that fits your needs. Some clients hire my services by the project, while others are on a monthly basis. Contact me and we’ll figure out what works best for you.
Why do I need a Website?
Your website acts as the focal point of all your marketing efforts. It contains information about YOUR products and services. Sure, if you have the time and money, you can get your phone to ring through traditional print, tv, radio, and face to face methods -or- you can use less expensive methods and leverage a website, social media, email campaigns and online ads that will work for you 24/7. This will help you establish your brand, build trust and gain opportunities to start a dialog to grow your business.
I have a wide range of experience with diverse clients. My web design portfolio shows examples of custom websites I’ve created from concept to reality. Contact me today and let’s start growing your business.
Do I need to use Social Media?
Social media is the hottest marketing trend today! It allows you to communicate with clients and give you even more contact with your potential customers. The philosophy behind it is that people who like, know and trust your business want to tell others about you and your business. It is this buildup of networking contacts that creates a force that can grow your business. I can get you started using various social media tools, help you evaluate your progress and mentor you. Or I can do it all for you. You decide.
Suggested pricing to setup a Social Media profile
Twitter: Set up account, customize profile image and user training: $150
Facebook: Set up account, customize profile image, create Fan Page and user training: $150
Linked In: Set up account and provide user training: $150
YouTube: Set up account, customize profile image, upload your video, and give 5 video content ideas: $150
Blog: 2 blog articles and come up with 10 blog topics and user training: $150
Other: I will research and help you decide and setup today’s hottest trending social media tool: $150
Stop Clicking – Let’s do this!
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Now accepting projects from around the globe.
Blue Marine Tech is currently based in Southern California. Easily accessible to the following cities throughout San Diego County.
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