Rob Marlbrough Jr.

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Rob, aka “DowntownRob”, is a technology and marketing pro who knows his stuff when it comes to social web site integration, WordPress, and throwing awesome social media powered events.

A San Diego Magazine Top Tech Exec Award nominee, and SDX board member, Rob launched Web Wizards in 1997, rebranded to Press Wizards® Inc. in 2015. Today it is a leading WordPress services and web hosting provider. He co-founded Fandom Marketing, a digital marketing agency with Melonie Gallegos in 2010, and developed Minglestream, a tweetwall SaaS, in 2011. His prior 15 year career in Software Engineering and IT management was most recently with Nik Software (acquired by Google), creators of Apple’s 2011 iPad App of the Year, Snapseed. He was a past board member of AIGA San Diego as Marketing Strategist, and the Event Director on the board of Social Media Club San Diego.

My claim to fame is…
Being the semi-official ambassador of Downtown San Diego. Visit my blog DowntownRob.com or Tweet @DowntownRob to find out about San Diego’s hot spots.

What mom or grandma says I do for work…
I build web sites for people. Then, everyone wants a web site for their grandkid photos. I tell them that’s what Facebook is for.

In high school I…
was in the chess club, but photographed the cheerleaders for photography class.

My favorite food to Instagram is…
Mexican food or sushi, because it’s what I eat the most.

Song I’m embarrassed I know the words to…
Name any Britney Spears song, I know the words. Damn those catchy pop tunes.

My Facebook or Instagram guilty pleasure…
Boo the dog kinda rocks.

 

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