Had to write this up for a presentation, and thought hey, why not post it? 


Jim Durbin is the owner of brandstorming, an interactive marketing firm specializing in social media. As a blogger, social business consultant, marketer, trainer, and headhunter, Jim is a valued speaker on the intersection of social media and business process. 

 Jim and his wife Franki started their digital marketing firm in 2006, one of the first social media firms in the country.  In 2008, he founded SocialMediaHeadhunter.com as a retained search firm to place top social media candidates with companies hungry for talent. He is frequently cited in newspaper articles, television broadcasts and trade magazines as an expert on social media marketing and recruiting, and has trained thousands of executives and recruiters on the use of social media tools.  As a marketing consultant, Jim has built websites, produced videos, launched products, advised start-ups, and just once, he hung off the edge of a building to photograph a building at the perfect angle in the right light for a print brochure.   

With experience in sales, marketing, recruiting, and social media, Jim brings a unique perspective to the use of social media in permanently altering employee behavior. A lover of the science of networks and the impact of social media on information hierarchies, Jim authored and produced a series of video training products on social media, including the retail training piece, Bricks and Clicks.  Prior to starting Brandstorming, he was a top performer as an account executive for national staffing firms. Mr. Durbin is a 1995 graduate of Washington and Lee University in Virginia, and currently lives in Dallas.