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Amanda McCormick honed her writing and online media skills working for big brands like Miramax, Bertelsmann and Lifetime Television, but she is driven by a passion for grass-roots initiatives, entrepreneurs and those working on behalf of the public good.
Her writing has been published in the Village Voice, the New York Observer, Heeb magazine, and the Bellevue Literary Review. In 2008 and 2009, she created the Film Society of Lincoln Center’s first blog, as well as a blog with longer pieces covering social media trends and best practices, Social Media at Work.
She teaches regularly at Mediabistro, and she is a frequent speaker on technology, social media and writing on the web.
Recent speaking engagements have included:
- Social Media Week New York
- Wordcamp NYC
- OMMA Social Media Conference/Internet Week New York
- The Arts, Culture and Technology Meetup
- The British American Business Association Marketing Roundtable.
In 2010, she was the architect of the first co-branded web destination for New Directors/New Films, a copresentation of the Museum of Modern Art and The Film Society of Lincoln Center, leading to the fest’s best-ever online ticket sales. She also created the first socially-integrated website for the New York Film Festival, a content and discovery tool-rich site that stimulated three quarters of a million page-views in its first month of existence.
She crafted content marketing and event outreach for SocialFlow, an innovative startup in the social media optimization space.
She’s currently at work building the future of digital education for entrepreneurs at Upstart U.
She has a bachelor of fine arts in film and television from New York University’s Tisch School of the Arts and a MFA in Writing from Columbia University.