Steve Ramos Media Writer. Strategist. Maker. Published in QZ/Atlantic Media, Fast Company and NY Mag.

Steve Ramos Media

SR Media is a creative hub based at Union Hall, a workspace located in Cincinnati’s historic Over-the-Rhine neighborhood.  In order to implement a total quality philosophy involving all creative services, SR Media sources creative talent from its network of valued independent contractors.

I work as a writer, strategist and project manager providing brand campaigns, interactive marketing and innovation strategy to companies, startups and agencies.

SR Media’s micro-employment model delivers high-quality work with affordable pricing.

The designers, developers and strategists in our community understand the business, creative and innovation goals set by agencies, large companies and startups.

I’m also a long-form writer and my business, culture and technology stories have been published in QZ/Atlantic Media, Fast Company and NY Mag.

How can we collaborate? Let’s have a conversation and discover.

Phone: 513-295-4488 – Email: steve@steveramosmedia.com – Skype: steveramosmedia 

Twitter: @steveramosmedia – Instagram: @originalfeed – Pinterest: @steveramosmedia

 

Notable Work

  • CitiPlanIt

    Branding

    CitiPlanIt –  Executive Summary – Founder Bio – White Paper Provided client services, project management, strategy and writing for CitiPlanIt,...

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  • Cuddle

    Branding

    Cuddle – Presentation Deck Provided client services, project management and writing for Cuddle.ai, a business intelligence platform. Deliverables included Presentation Deck...

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  • The Procter & Gamble Company

    Branding, Experience Design

    The Procter & Gamble Company – Connect + Develop Summit Provided concept, design, writing and onsite support for The Procter & Gamble Company in support of its Connect...

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  • Sprout Insight

    Branding

    Sprout Insight – Capabilities Deck – Strategy Designed and delivered brand identity assets including Capabilities Deck, marketing collateral and Visual ID Board for consumer research consultancy...

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  • Losant

    Branding, Experience Design, Interactive Marketing

    Losant Branded Pop-Up Shop Co-created with Losant Co-founders Brandon Cannaday and Charlie Key on marketing, onsite support, publicity, strategy and writing for a Branded Pop-Up Shop to promote...

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  • Brink 2015.1 Technology Summit

    Branding, Experience Design

    Brink 2015.1 Co-created with Brink Institute Co-founder Celia Black on messaging, onsite support, writing and strategy in support of Brink 2015.1, a technology summit promoting Open Source...

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  • Squire Systems

    Branding

    Squire Systems – Launch Assets Provided UX/UI design, project management, strategy and writing for Squire Systems, an early stage. health tech startup. The...

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  • Creative Future

    Branding, Experience Design

    Creative Future – Experience Design Co-created with Creative Future Executive Director Ruth Vitale and marketing staff on early identity, onsite support,...

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  • Brewing Heritage Trail

    Branding, Interactive Marketing

    Brewing Heritage Trail – App – Content Management System – Website Provided project management, strategy and writing for The Brewery District...

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  • Society of the Cincinnati Cobra

    Branding, Interactive Marketing

    Society of the Cincinnati Cobra – App – Community Programming – Interactive Marketing – Public Art – Website Providing project management, strategy and writing...

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Steve Ramos Media

Contact info
Address: c/o Union Hall 1311 Vine Street, Cincinnati Ohio 45202, USA
Telephone: 513 295-4488
Skype: steveramosmedia

Email: steve@steveramosmedia.com

Total Quality Philosophy of a Creative Hub source creative talent from a valued network

Total Quality Philosophy of a Creative Hub

Delivering high quality work with affordable pricing.

SR Media is a member of Cintrifuse, an entrepreneurial network in Cincinnati. To implement a total quality philosophy involving all creative services, SR Media sources creative talent from its network of valued independent contractors.

At my core, I’m a writer. I strive for my writing to ignite colleagues and clients. Sometimes, my writing is in support of client services. It’s often diverse including brand campaigns,  video scripts and marketing materials.

I’m also a long-form writer and my stories have been published in QZ/Atlantic Media, Fast Company and NY Mag. In long-form, I strive to advocate innovative work and provide thought leadership in the landscapes of business, culture, science and technology.

How can we collaborate? Let’s share ideas and discover.

 

 

 

  • Lead Naming Workshops 78%

  • Provide Project Management 100%

Creative Teams

Embrace new ideas from project designers, developers and researchers.

I treat each client project as an opportunity to discover new insights with leading designers, developers and researchers. I freely share ideas and experiences with team members and clients in order to ignite customer satisfaction.

Interactive Marketing Community. Connectivity. Interactivity.

Interactive Marketing

Brewing Heritage Trail – Hybrid App – Content Management System – Website

At my core, I’m a writer. My writing is included brand campaigns and scripts. I’m also a long-form writer and my stories have been published in QZ/Atlantic Media, Fast Company and NY Mag. In my media writing, I strive to advocate innovative projects and ignite thought leadership involving business, culture, design and technology. How can we collaborate? Let’s share ideas and discover.

I provided strategy for The Brewery District Community Urban Redevelopment Corporation in support of interactive experiences along the Brewing Heritage Trail in Cincinnati, Ohio.
The interactive marketing project included 360-degree Photography, Audio Tour,  Augmented Reality Video, Content Management System, Interactive Map, Points of Interest and a Website.

I collaborated with We Have Become Vikings Partners Brandon Hickle and Jason Snell, UX/UI Designer Ryan Cayabyab and Senior Developer Sean C. Davis. WSP | Parsons Brinckerhoff and FRCH Design Worldwide were part of the comprehensive project.

SR Media is a member of Cintrifuse, an entrepreneurial network based in Cincinnati.

In order to implement a Total Quality Philosophy, SR Media sources creative talent from its network of valued, independent contractors.

 

 

  • PR Newswire Member 100%

  • Gotham Ghostwriters Member 100%

A Creative Hub.

The micro-employment model at SR Media delivers high-quality work at affordable pricing. The data analysts, designers and developers in our community understand the business, creative and innovation goals set by agencies, large companies and startups.

Twitter: @steveramosmedia –  Instagram: @originalfeed –  Pinterest: @steveramosmedia

Writing SR Media is a creative hub for diverse writing services

Writing

Breakthrough Thinking

Services include: Brand Campaign Concepts and Innovation Strategy Workshops.

My collaborations with technologists ignite successful go-to-market strategy.

Immersive Storytelling

Services include: AR/MR/VR Activations, Mobile Apps and Web Series.

I collaborate with artists, data analysts, developers and UX/UI designers to provide clients with new storytelling platforms.

Interactive Marketing

Services include: Digital Activations, Educational Technology and Websites.

My collaborations with artists, data analysts and developers deliver unique, immersive experiences to clients. The combination of offline/onsite installations and online activations also deliver compelling, cross-platform content.

Narrative Design

Services include: Cross-Platform Content and Walkable Storytelling.

I collaborate with artists, data analysts, developers and UX/UI designers to provide clients with unique, interactive storytelling platforms.

Publicity

Services include: Media Strategy and PR Newswire Releases.

My collaborations with major media companies help provide high-quality, communications strategy to clients.

Research

Services include: Big Ideas, Brand Squares and Campaign Concept.

My collaborations with thought leaders help ignite successful campaign strategies and key positioning.

Smartphone Documentaries

Services include: Storytelling for handheld devices.

I collaborate with artists, data analysts, developers and UX/UI designers to provide clients with unique, interactive storytelling for handheld devices.

Walkable Storytelling

Services include: Storytelling for GPS Platforms.

My collaborations with artists, data analysts, developers and UX/UI designers to provide clients with unique storytelling for handheld devices.

How I Helped Procter & Gamble Design an Onsite Experience that Inspires Agile Innovation connect + develop Partner Summit

How I Helped Procter & Gamble Design an Onsite Experience that Inspires Agile Innovation

The thought leadership ignites behind the curtain, actually, past the green room door of the John G. Smale auditorium, the massive event space in the main tower of Procter & Gamble’s (P&G) Cincinnati, Ohio world headquarters.

As the creative provider of design, emcee support, strategy and writing for the 2014 connect + develop Partner Summit, it’s inspiring sharing conversations and ideas with my fellow P&G vendors like Tim Hammond, Durham University; Andrew Backs, former P&G staffer and founder of startup and brand consultancy, Pilot 44, and Jayson Yuan, with the online investment platform, Circle Up.

While the Smale auditorium is a familiar home to many P&G staffers for its company meeting, a creative team including designer D.J. Trischler, P&G staffer Rick Mason and I help transform it into a pop-up innovation conference via 20-odd TED-like talks, all of them with the goal of attracting, finding and igniting innovation opportunities with the company’s strategic partners.

One by one, we take to the stage to discuss their innovation case studies and concepts in front of hundreds of visitors from P&G’s global network of valued vendors. Listening to Backs and Hammond share their concepts around co-creation and developing operations that support innovation 24/7, it’s clear that they fully embrace the summit’s title, Innovating in the 21st Century: Building the Unexpected to Create Value Together.

SR Media helped Procter & Gamble design an onsite experience that inspires agile and rapid innovation.

Sharing a Spirit for Discovery

Looking back approximately 130 years to Cincinnati’s Mill Creek Valley and P&G’s innovative Ivorydale Industrial Complex, where production of Ivory soap began in 1886, a Spirit for Discovery becomes the core theme in support of the connect + develop Partner Summit.

It’s this Spirit for Discovery that helps ignite innovative products like Olay Regenerist, Mr. Clean Magic Eraser and SWASH, a home clothing restorer and alternative to dry cleaning.

An event as unique as connect + develop also has the ability to make a long-standing impact on attendees because its sponsor company’s core messages of discovery are honest and organic.

Combine these messages with the day’s presentations around open innovation, increasing agility and speed in one’s business models and the combinations are compelling and powerful.

Agility. Speed. Managers want a platform that speeds commercialization. That’s the call to action from Andre Lee, CEO & Founder of Technology Reserve, an open product development platform that delivers the latest tech to enterprises of all scales.

“I believe in the democratization of innovation,” Lee tells the Smale Auditorium audience. “I also believe this is how we work and create in today’s shared economy.”

 

SR Media Helped Procter & Gamble Design an Onsite Experience that Inspires Agile Innovation.

John Scarchilli, Science Communications, P&G, highlights the importance of agile, rapid product development by presenting the Disney Magic Timer App by Oral-B, a unique product to make dental health fun for kids.

More importantly, Scarchilli’s compelling story behind the co-creation of the Disney Magic Timer App inspires the attendees to work consistently at moving the operations needle when it comes innovation.

Finally, by the day’s end, after shared presentations and private negotiations, everyone at the connect + develop Partner Summit agrees that embracing a spirit of discovery enables all of us to do our best good possible and that drives us to deliver the best consumer good(s) possible.

Learn how SR Media can build, design and implement a unique experience for your enterprise. Contact steve@steveramosmedia.com or call 1-513-295-4488.

How SR Media Helped CreativeFuture Showcase the Value of Storytelling SR Media provided writing, marketing, strategy, onsite and social media support to promote CreativeFuture at Tribeca Film Festival.

How SR Media Helped CreativeFuture Showcase the Value of Storytelling

DATELINE: New York, NY

It takes a community of engaged professionals, a powerful call to action and a global forum like the Tribeca Film Festival (TFF) to change entertainment systems.

Executives from CreativeFuture, a support network for content creators and entertainment professionals, make powerful use of the global media presence at the 14th TFF to present a series of public presentations featuring some of CreativeFuture’s most accomplished members.

My contributions, including writing, strategy and onsite support, help CreativeFuture ignite TFF attendees around the essential themes that storytellers have high value and it’s important to protect their precious work against online piracy.

One CreativeFuture panel, Nobody Has a Job Until You Type ‘The End; focuses on protecting the value of entertainment writers in the digital era of content sharing, free websites and open-source software. Other talks, Dollar$ for Doc$: Balancing Passion and Impact with a Sustainable Career and Storytelling in the Digital Economy, look at emerging digital platforms for original, non-fiction projects. The final presentation, A Discussion on the Challenges and Opportunities Facing Indie Film Producers, captures the core mission driving CreativeFuture Executive Director Ruth Vitale and her coast-to-coast staff. Their matter-of-fact goal is eliminating content piracy on a global scale. It would be the ultimate victory for entertainment content creators no matter their medium or professional background.

After leading specialty film companies for years, Vitale continues to source her valued relationships with artists and entertainment professionals to identify and solve the financial challenges facing storytellers.

Joining us on this project are writer/producer James V. Hart (Epic, Crossbones, Hook, Contact, August Rush, Bram Stoker’s Dracula), producer and CEO, Killer Films, Christine Vachon (Still Alice, Boys Don’t Cry); Susan Margolin, President Docurama/Cinedigm; author Robert Levine (Free Ride), producer and StarstreamMedia CEO Kim Leadford (Lee Daniel’s The Butler), J. Todd Harris, Producer and CEO of Branded Pictures Entertainment and documentary directors Cynthia Wade (The Gnomist, Shelter Dogs, Mondays at Racine) and Pamela Yates (Granito: How Nail a Dictator and When the Mountains Tremble) as well as Bloomberg Associates (BA) Principal Katherine Oliver. Together, these entertainment thought leaders help Vitale ignite crowds at Spring Studios, TFF’s Lower Manhattan hub.

More importantly, the CreativeFuture community of industry veterans inspire and inform the many emerging filmmakers and writers in attendance about specific issues from copyright protection under changing European Union trade pacts to new funding models available to documentary filmmakers.

Basically, when you’re fighting to protect the value of storytellers, you’re also helping these emerging artists attain sustainable and successful careers.

“You have to be entrepreneurial,” Harris tells the rapt crowd. “You can’t just be filmmakers.”

The shared advice including Levine’s analysis of crowdfunding and its challenges lead to Oliver wrapping the afternoon panels with an inspiring call to action.

“Invest your time in CreativeFuture,” Oliver shouts out to the TFF crowd. “Do your part. Change consumer behavior. Spread the word that creatives have value.”

That Call to Action comes to life three days after the panels when I assist Brett Williams, Director, Creative Community and Youth Outreach at CreativeFuture, in presenting the Student Visionary Award and a $5,000 cash prize to director Ninja Thyberg of Sweden, for her short film Catwalk, about a young girl dealing with peer pressure from fashion-obsessed classmates.

“I’ll definitely remember this along with my first Tribeca screening,” Thyberg tells us backstage at the awards ceremony. “It’s an exciting and challenging time to make films. Film is changing. Media is changing. Yesterday, I tried virtual reality for the first time and I felt like I experienced the future. But I’m committed to the story and best way to tell stories and get its message out to audiences.”

Thankfully, she has Vitale and CreativeFuture in her corner.

CreativeFuture at the Tribeca Film Festival

 

April 2015

 

SR Media provided writing, marketing, strategy, onsite and social media support to promote the CreativeFuture Tea Talks and Awards Presentation at the 2015 Tribeca Film Festival. My collaboration helped amplify CreativeFuture’s good work as a thought leader for addressing content piracy.

How a Branded Pop Up Uses Interactivity to Showcase IoT Tech SR Media provided Marketing, Onsite Support, Strategy and Writing.

How a Branded Pop Up Uses Interactivity to Showcase IoT Tech

For a Holiday Pop Up, tech startup Losant sources Christmas slapstick to introduce everyday people to IoT platforms

BY STEVE RAMOS

DATELINE: Over-the-Rhine, Cincinnati, OH

A collection of IoT products representing holiday experiences from trimming the tree to cooking family meals generates ear-to-ear grins from visitors to Losant’s Holiday Pop Up. There’s also plenty of laughter thanks to interactive displays inspired by fan-favorite, holiday comedies.

Wrapped with festive design and playful cheer, the How the Internet of Things Saves Christmas Pop Up may be the most playful storefront throughout Cincinnati’s Over-the-Rhine (OTR) entertainment and retail district. Charlie Key, Co-Founder of IoT platform company Losant, still can’t believe how the interactive marketing project came together in a matter of weeks.

More than a holiday retail space, How the Internet of Things Saves Christmas is a public debut for Losant, a Cincinnati-based Internet of Things (IoT) platform company working towards the release of its initial development kits and platforms.

I collaborated with Losant co-founders Brandon Cannaday and Charlie Key on marketing, onsite support and writing on the Iot Saves Christmas Branded Pop Up.

It’s impressive working alongside the tight-knit, Losant development team. Onsite, they install a series of low-fi interactions using smart paint and speakers to highlight how accessible, affordable and available IoT installations can be to consumers no matter their tech IQ. Offsite and online, they continue to polish the software to support the Pop Up’s activations.

The Pop Up’s theme, as explained by Losant co-founders Brandon Cannaday and Key, captures the project perfectly. They want the Holiday Pop Up to be a fun and vibrant space for everyday people to experience the benefits of IoT products and technologies via interactive tree lights and smart appliances.

“The Pop Up is a fun way to allow people to learn about and experience how the Internet of Things can add value to our lives,” Key tells the team.

Cannaday and Key also want to excite and educate passersby that IoT products and services are for consumers as much as large, retail, travel and consumer packaged goods corporations.

During the Pop Up’s three days of operation, visitors talk with the Losant team about what makes a Smart Home ‘smart’ and the best devices for climate control, security as well as audio and video entertainment systems.

The interactive project is also a good opportunity for Cannaday and Key to remind visitors that OTR is Cincinnati’s startup hub as well as a popular entertainment district. Key and Cannaday’s first company, Modulus, came to life just a block down Vine Street. Meanwhile, Losant also looks to grow in OTR.

Providing onsite support to the Losant team, it’s inspiring watching visitors interact with the twinkling lights and asking Losant developers how they can implement IoT tech at their own homes.

Listening to these animated conversations between experienced software developers and IoT immigrants, the success of the Pop Up becomes clear. Losant is not showcasing their proprietary tech at a trade show to corporate IT professionals. They’re polishing their message to everyday consumers at a public space.

By convincing people that IoT is an asset accessible to everyone no matter their tech IQ, well, then, the Holiday Pop Up storefront has done its job.

A night out during the holidays to meet family and friends at popular bars and restaurants often leads to good times.

Thanks to its unique Pop Up storefront, Cannaday, Key and their Losant teammates help make holiday get-togethers more memorable than ever. They want their Pop Up visitors think about what’s next for their smart homes and connected devices involving IoT. If you can do that with a laugh, a smile and as sense of wonderment, well, then How the Internet of Things Saves Christmas Pop Up has done its job.

I collaborated with Losant co-founders Brandon Cannaday and Charlie Key on marketing, onsite support and writing on How the Internet of Things Saves Christmas Branded Pop Up.

Let’s talk about Interactive Marketing projects that can help your business.

Email: steve@steveramosmedia Phone: 513-295-4488 Skype: steveramosmedia

How I Helped Brink Transform Conferences in the Live-Streaming Era design an experience that ignites happenstance

How I Helped Brink Transform Conferences in the Live-Streaming Era

How I Helped Brink Transform Conferences in the Live-Streaming Era

BY STEVE RAMOS

DATELINE: Palm Desert, CA

When the goal is to build and deliver a tech conference that looks beyond the mainstream and embraces the concept of Open Source Innovation, one of the results is a panel like no other.

Sitting onstage to my left, G. Seth Shostak, Senior Astronomer and Director, Center for SETI (Search for extraterrestrial intelligence) research. Standing next to Shostak is Paul Hynek, a partner in Avatron Smart Park, an immersive theme park developer, talking about advances in motion capture storytelling while working at his former employer, Giant Studios.

The title of the panel I’m moderating is ‘Aliens and Avatars: How Hollywood Fantasy and SETI Reality Intersect in the Search for Life,’ but Shostak and Hynek take the discussion to new heights. Before long, they’re talking about big data, the fluid inspiration between Hollywood moviemaking and outer space research and how unexpected partnerships often lead to the greatest discoveries.

  • Embrace Open Source Innovation

Brink2015.1, the inaugural summit of Brink Institute, a Seattle-based, technology think-tank, is underway and already the effects of Open Source Innovation are taking root at its Desert Palm, CA locale.

Over multiple conversations leading to the night before the June conference at the JW Marriott Desert Springs Resort, Brink co-founder and Singularity University marketing leader Celia Black repeats her desire to embrace the spirit of the Creative Entrepreneur and ignite new discoveries by bringing together experimenters, futurists and technologists from diverse industries.

My writing, strategy and onsite support help design what Black always imagined Brink to be: a community of diverse experimenters, futurists and technologists brought together by the concept of Open Source Innovation.

When I reconnect with Black and her institute colleagues in Desert Palm for street team support, including moderating four panels, it’s exciting to watch our strategy come to life.

Many conferences strive for depth within their respective ecosystems, promising attendees a chance to network with their industry’s leaders, at a premium cost worthy of their roster of presenters.

By stepping away from the mainstream, Brink2015.1 is an experiential risk-taker and a chance to prove that opportunities for game-changing discoveries increase when you put technologists from vastly different industries, whether A.I. or Life Enhancement, onstage.

  • Embrace the Spirit of the Creative Entrepreneur

Other driving forces behind Brink2015.1 are the spirit of the creative entrepreneur and the goal of creating a space for experimentation.

Ignite a conversation between Shostak and Hynek and see what happens. Complement them with technologists Jim Clark and Vivek Wadhwa discussing accelerated innovation, fast futures and questioning the value of tech forecasting.

The results are inspirational sparks that remind the diverse futurists in attendance that although we may work in different industries, the creative umbrella we share is a belief in the power of the next disruption and how our shared stories help ignite that game-changing disruption.

As Black told the Brink 2015.1 audience at the close of the three-day summit, “you have to tell stories.”

More than the latest software or social apps, stories are the greatest assets a creative entrepreneur has for advancing his or her game-changing ideas.

For many of the Brink 2015.1 attendees, storytelling also helps move the needle regarding consumer perceptions around new technologies involving A.I. and life extension.

There are always going to be new digital tools and additional platforms for engaging audiences. However, nothing inspires a community like great stories.

  • Embrace Happenstance

SR Media provided messaging, onsite support, strategy and writing for the Brink 2015.1 Technology Summit.

It’s noteworthy that Brink Institute is building its debut summits in an Era of Live Streaming via social apps like Snap and Facebook Live and software engineers busy developing VR conferences and festivals.

Throughout the weekend, many of us share Brink 2015.1 stories digitally and use these stories to build a global community of Brink advocates and partners.

All of us in attendance at Brink 2015.1 understand that we live, work and create digitally and globally. Yet, spending time together at the conference reminds us that offline and onsite inspiration matter. In fact, the ideas we co-create, onsite grow in impact thanks to live streaming.

What’s key to making our onsite inspiration red-hot is happenstance; those unexpected exchanges between creative entrepreneurs that spark the innovative discoveries that make live-streaming apps worthwhile.

It’s the main thing software developers have not attained when it comes to debuting that VR version of the must-attend festival. How do you build an algorithm capable of reproducing those chance conversations and encounters that ignite game-changing discoveries?

In the case of Brink 2015.1, how does one use Open Source Innovation to increase the potential for positive happenstance?

During the opening night of Brink 2015.1, thought leaders including, Eric Shuss, CEO of cognitive robotics software firm, CogBotics, Hynek, and Jim Karkanias, a senior research executive at Microsoft, share laughs and insights well past a nighttime screening and panel discussion on writer/director Alex Garland’s tech thriller Ex Machina and its portrayal of A.I.

As the conversation continues offstage and interacts with numerous Brink 2015.1 attendees, there’s no question that powerful inspirations often occur via unlikely conversations.

By the end of the weekend, after shared presentations and offstage conversations, it’s happenstance that stands out as the key driver of next, great discoveries.

Black and I also agree that it’s happenstance that can separate Brink summits from mainstream conferences that place value on sticking to strict schedules.

Work is already underway on creating Beta and Pre-Event excitement for future Brink summits and continuing to discover the best festival format for sharing stories

Most of all, strategy is underway designing a conference model that best ignites happenstance.

After all, one of the many things we learned at Brink 2015.1 is that happenstance ignites the most impactful stories.

Interested in transforming your trade show summit or festival experience?

Email: steve@steveramosmedia.com Phone: 513-295-4488 Skype: steveramosmedia