About DBMEi

Mission Statement:

Digital Brand Marketing Education & Interactives (DBMEi) provides Digital Media Communications and Culture support for the development of businesses, organizations and individuals. The understanding of such tools and culture is the key to economic development that creates opportunity and reduces misunderstandings, inefficiency or conflict.

DBMEi uses two processes to accomplish this goal, Publications and Interactives. The publications follow a “Read, Write & Share” philosophy, while the Interactives use a “Experience, Execute & Interact” philosophy covering subject matter in Social Media, Search Engines, Mobile Technology, Conferences, Networking and Brand Marketing. The Interactives are social experiences that help foster networking and learning. The Interactives are based on communication and can be digital or conducted in real life.

Contributors and Volunteers participate in an experiential learning process that involves content creation, networking and facilitation to develop their knowledge, skills and abilities. DBMEi’s efforts provide activities and information for society to become empowered and proficient for all individuals and their organizations.

As a nonprofit DBMEi provides professional development support to its members and unbiased content for society to foster better use of digital communication technology and strategies. In doing so, DBMEi fosters a climate for successful business development, fundraising outreach and personal communications that create a safer and more productive workforce.

Board of Directors & Officers:

Basil C. Puglisi, Executive Director & Publisher

Craig E. Yaris, Director of Administration & Operations

Bill Corbett Jr., Director of Communications & Public Affairs

Alison Gilbert, Director of Finance

Jeff Ogden, Director of Development


Joy Lynskey, Managing Editor

Monique Merhige, Public Relations Manager

Our History:

The first publication took place in Dec 2009, at that time it was a generic learning tool and could be found at basilpuglisi.info. In Dec 2010, founder Basil C. Puglisi renamed the blog Digital Brand Marketing Educator and revised the content into a academic format using cited sources to justify the content and increase the credibility of the articles. In April 2011, the blog became a multi author publication know as Digital Brand Marketing Education (DBME). DBME as a publication produced content articles 5 days a week dedicated to Social Media and Brand Marketing. The organization got its Head Quarters in Hauppauge NY as part of The Business Corners, Long Island Shared Office space and Small Business Incubator. In February 2012 Digital Brand Marketing Education & Interactives (DBMEi) debuted and launched Social Media Action Camp part of Social Media Week 2012 in New York City. The event featured speakers from industry professionals and companies like, Google, StumbleUpon, Constant Contact, Klout, Corning Inc and more. In March 2012 the first Board of Directors was named and in April 2012 the organization became formal as the State of New York recognized it as a Not For Profit Organization. At the time of its formal incorporation the publication had 13 contributing authors in 4 states more than 26 unique contributors and developed a readership of about 50,000 with 21,400 active followers and had been nominated for a Small Business Influence Award for Media Outlet and was named a Top 20 Finalist in Social Media Examiners Top Social Media Blogs of 2012.

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