I run the marketing and PR firm Oppkey, focusing on software clients in open source, software development, mobile, high performance computing, cloud, and other cutting edge technologies. I have represented great clients like ActiveState, The Linux Foundation, Ricoh, Sonatype, SourceForge (now Geeknet), SugarCRM, Whamcloud (now Intel), and many more.
Social media is clearly a powerful way to engage in an ongoing conversation with potential customers, the media, and investors. I am deeply involved with social media (Twitter, Facebook, YouTube, blogs) and have ghostwritten multiple corporate blogs, coordinated Twitter and Facebook accounts for numerous clients, have run a live Tweetup from a Linux tech conference, and have run campaigns coordinated through Twitter to increase corporate blog readership.
If you're a Japanese company looking to get noticed in Silicon Valley, please drop me a note. I am fully fluent in Japanese and have experience both working in Japan and helping Japanese startups establish operations in America. In the past ten years I have helped multiple Japanese clients with their US market communications strategies including Lunascape, Plat'Home, and quanp (a Ricoh company). More info in Japanese here. Building strategies around social media services for Japanese companies is a particular strength, and I have written on the topic including Three Things All Asian Companies Need to Know When Entering the US Market. I also do translation services.
I was born in Connecticut, raised in New Mexico. I call New Mexico home, even though I haven't really lived there for quite a while. I've been in California and Japan for a lot of years, but I still miss the New Mexican green chili, the wide open skies, and the clear air. I am married to Mari Saegusa, a ceramics and printmaking artist, and live and work in the Marina in San Francisco.
I have a BA in Asian Studies and Japanese from Connecticut College and an MA in East Asian Studies from Stanford.
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