I’m Yacine Baroudi and I spend my time convincing people how powerful we can all be together, why we need to be business social and creating smarter ways to bridge the gap between the online and offline worlds. Listed on Forbes’ top 50 social media influencers, I’m a new media marketing strategist, speaker, coach, biker and a week-end chef.
I founded FasTake in 2007, following an interest turned passion. I help make digital marketing relevant and meaningful to business objectives.
I am humbly proud to rank among Forbes‘ top 50 social media power influencers list; an award I take as reward for all the times I talked to people about the need to be business social, only to be looked at as if from a different planet. It’s been a incredible ride so far.
As a technology enthusiast, seasoned and forward-looking marketer, I work with organizations in various industries, including telecom, social gaming, e-commerce, hospitality and non-profit; to strategically improve their online business communications and projected image through the use of social software, social influence, community platforms, and other emerging web and, mobile technologies.
I come from a 16-year marketing career in the pharmaceutical and biotechnology industries on the commercial side, at major corporations including Pfizer, Schering-Plough, Abbott and Amgen where I supported the launch of several billion-dollar products. In 2004, I founded 2K.2 inc, a marketing and market research consulting practice focusing on the launch and optimization of pharmaceutical and biotechnology brands.
For anyone wondering, I was born in Paris, France, grew up in Morocco and live very lucky to be living in America’s finest city, San Diego, CA with +1 @HodaSpa and our two wonderful children.
I hope we have the opportunity to get acquainted and chat soon.