Founder and Principal
Joe P. Ward – Online Marketing Consultant & Social Media Expert
Joe is principal and founder of Dallas Creative Media, an Internet Marketing firm and Social Media agency based out of Dallas, Texas. He is also the Managing Director and Chief Strategist for Marquee West Marketing Group, a successful online marketing company and social media consultancy in Los Angeles, California.
Joe is widely recognized for his expertise in combining social media with traditional marketing values (strategy, customer insights, segmentation, etc.) He has been actively immersed in traditional and new media since 1999, and in that time has engaged in a wide range of crucial internet-marketing components: online consulting, website design, search engine optimization (SEO), copywriting, blogging, analytics advising, company branding, paid advertising, staff training, content creation, and social media setup and maintenance.
Joe graduated from the University of Louisiana with a Degree in Media Management. This provided him with a deep understanding of effective communication, business acumen, and marketing strategy. Upon graduation, he moved to Los Angeles where he spent a decade working in the entertainment industry- for such media giants as Walt Disney Company and King World Entertainment- before launching his own successful marketing firm.
Since that time, Joe has been a sought-after online marketing strategist and social media coordinator for businesses both large and small. His client base has included e-commerce retailers, nonprofit organizations, wholesale companies, actors, musicians, PR experts and other marketers. He has also trained companies to use social media effectively as a means of better connecting with their customers.
An active participant in the marketing community, Joe is a member of the Internet Marketing Association (IMA), the Social Networking and Media Assocation, the Association of Strategic Marketing (ASM), the Social Media Club, the American Marketing Association, and Media Professionals Worldwide.
Joe’s firmly believes that “creativity is a natural extension of our enthusiasm”. This quote has guided Joe through numerous creative endeavors over the years. In addition to his impressive marketing skills, he is also a successful television, film, and theatrical composer. He’s been a comedy writer for National Public Radio, a songwriter for Warner Brothers, a satirist, an actor, a professional pianist, and a popular blogger.
Joe has an unparalleled passion for everything he does. He loves marketing. And he loves creativity… creating business, creating buzz, and creating art. This shows through in every aspect of his work.