|Business Category||Design & Multimedia|
Blum Interactive Media is a web consultancy that helps businesses create highly interactive multimedia ad campaigns; rich media banners and mini-sites; online promotions; and media-centric websites. Our goal is to develop state-of-the-art immersive environments that draw your customers in using multiple media to tell an emotional and compelling story, resulting in effectives and affordable campaigns that lead to greater engagement and higher ROI for your company’s products, service or programs.Blum Interactive Media builds on founder and CEO Brian Blum's international record as an author, university instructor and award winning producer of consumer multimedia CD-ROM titles, and his extensive experience in the business, entrepreneurial and startup worlds. Some of Brian's accomplishments:- Award winning producer of multimedia titles in health, edutainment and infotainment products that included substantial audio, original music, video and 3D animation. – International President of the IICS (the International Interactive Communications Society), the largest professional association for the multimedia industry.- "Interactive Media: Essentials for Success" – multimedia "bible" published by Ziff Davis Press.- Instructor, San Francisco State University and the Herziliya Interdisciplinary Center’s Digital Media Studies Program.- Founder and CEO, Neta4, a VC-backed startup that raised $3.3 million and grew to 25 employees in Israel, New York and San Francisco. – Entrepreneur-in-Residence, Jerusalem Global Ventures- VP Marketing, Comverse working on interactive multimedia, focus groups, video, Internet and Intranet content management and art direction, liasion to the Mobile Entertainment Forum. Frequent speaker at conferences worldwide.- Analyst, blogger and web editor covering interactive media, social networking and advertising trends for the AIM Group. – Founder, Bloggerce – free web tool that allows bloggers to quickly turn their favorite posts into easily printable PDF compilations.- Author, ThisNormalLife.com, weekly Israeli blog now in 7th year- Produer, Indiescrete.com, indie music podcast- Freelance journalist for The Jerusalem Report, The Jerusalem Post, Israel21c, Hadassah Magazine and others.Brian has a B.A. in Creative Writing, and an M.A. in Educational Media (specialization in interface design) from San Jose State University.Brian moved to Israel from the San Francisco Bay Area in 1994 and lives in Jerusalem with his wife and three children.