Gunnar Simonsen
Hometown: Portland, Oregon

Married to an amazing wife and has a beautiful daughter
Likes to read, Johnny Cash, loves Jesus, and plays bass guitar
Gunnar is a real name, but most people call him… G
He is a Digital Media Architect, Vision Extractor, Business Consultant, Author/Artist Mentor, Speaker, Encourager, Connector, Networker

History

Gunnar Simonsen’s career path has taken him from the corporate world in running various multi-outlet businesses within the retail sector to countries around the globe in offering his mindset of social media workshops. He is a published author with his book Strategistics: How to Architect Your Message for Viral Success hitting Kindle bestselling lists its first week out. He has worked with New York Times bestselling authors, feature films, and global humanitarian groups in offering his unique approach to the world of social media.

Along the way, Gunnar has developed a reputation for his out of the box creativity, leadership ability, and for being a visionary.

Gunnar has spoken at trade industry conferences, led workshops, webinars, and maintained a regular column within a global bookstore trade industry publication. He has also partnered with various record labels and publishing companies on numerous product campaigns.

With these many appearances, Gunnar has quickly become known for his use of social media to help mobilize, educate, and inspire everything from artists, authors, movies, businesses, and non- profits.

Gunnar is ecstatic about working with people and not only coaching them on the use of social media, but to help each person better understand how they or their business is wired in order to best maximize their potential.

Who have I offered my services with/for? 

Shared Hope International
Arrest Demmink Campaign
Stop Child Trafficking Now
Bridgestone Multimedia Group
The Mentoring Project
HAND Indonesia
Joel C. Rosenberg (NYT Bestselling author)
LPEA
Heart for Lebanon
China Life Alliance
Shop the 48
Polytechnic University – Hong Kong
Freedom Congress (Sen. Jim DeMint, Lt Col Oliver North, Ret Lt Gen Jerry Boykin)
The Lost Medallion – Feature Film
Salem Broadcasting – Portland
Charisma Media
Oregon Food Bank
Murdock Trust Foundation
Bridgetown Inc.
Rock Rwanda CD – Various Artists (Producer)
Music for Libya Music Project – Various Artists (Producer)

Career Highlights:

Keynote Speaker at Global Changing Challenges event in Surabaya, Indonesia 2012
Speaker and Presenter at Starfish International Expo in Colorado 2012
Speaker at CBA Next in Atlanta 2012
Workshop presenter at Mission ConneXion 2012/2013
Speaker at Oregon Food Bank vendor partner event 2012
Authored Strategistics: How to Architect your Message for Viral Success

Mindset of Social Media Tour (my class) taught/consulted in Indonesia, Hong Kong, Malaysia, Kenya, Dubai, Lebanon, Colorado Springs 2011

Webinar on Social Media host for CBA industry 2010
Workshop presenter on Social Media for CBA International Trade Show 2010
Social Media and Retail Speaker for CBA 2009 Trade Show
Workshop Speaker for EMICMG Music on Social Media CBA 09
Webinar Co-Host for EMICMG on Social Media and Retail Sept. 09

Previous:
GMA Advisory Committee 2003
EMI Retailer Advisory Committee 2004
Word Records Retailer Advisory Committee 2002

Boards:
Bridgetown Inc, MIPO(Portland)

Specialties: Social Media, Business Consulting, Non Profit Consulting, Marketing, Speaking, Team Builder, Retail Executive, Brand Development, Brand Messaging