John Hlinko has long been recognized as an innovator and Buzz Czar on the grassroots-marketing front, using emerging technologies and creative communications to achieve maximum results within constrained budgets. He has been covered by nearly all the major broadcast and print news outlets and has been quoted as a grassroots expert in more than a dozen books.
Hlinko has earned a number of awards and accolades including being named one of the “top five PR Professionals of the Year” by PRWeek and one of the top 25 “individuals, organizations and companies having the greatest impact on the way the internet is changing politics” by the World Forum on e-Democracy.
He has worked with some of the biggest breakout viral success stories, starting with MoveOn.org in its earliest days and a “draft Obama” effort to build support for Barak Obama in advance of his presidential run. He has also worked extensively on the corporate side with a range of Fortune 500 clients including Walmart, Disney and Microsoft.
John is the founder of Left Action, a network of more than a million progressive activists and Act for Love. He holds a BA from WesleyanUniversity and a master’s degree from Harvard.
Hlinko’s book– Share, Retweet, Repeat: Get Your Message Read and Spread was published by Prentice Hall early in 2012.
He is interviewed here by QRCA VIEWS Editor-in-Chief, Laurie Tema-Lyn.