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thelongversion

Hello, I'm Doug Long, Business Development Director at Deductr.com and professional voice talent at Vox Humana and amature blogger at The Long Version http://thelongversion.com


Doug Long spent nearly 15 years in the Broadcast News industry as a reporter, primary news anchor, and news director where he was able to hone communication, writing, marketing, promotional, and managerial skills. Doug has worked to adapt those skills to the business development front, account acquisition, contract negotiation, marketing, sales, and training in the information and technology services arena. Doug's main objective is to help companies grow, develop or improve brand, reputation, and customer adoption for their products and services. Relationship building on all fronts, developing trust, and exceeding expectations is key.

Doug Long also provides voice over services for commercial and industrial clients with audio and video production talent needs.  Examples of Doug's work can be heard and viewed at http://www.youtube.com/user/voxhumana360

You can read or follow his personal blog The Long Version at http://thelongversion.com

thelongversion's Background

thelongversion's Experience

Director of Business Development at Deductr

June 2011

Deductr is a web-based tracking, logging, categorizing, and organizing tool for the business expenses of independent business owners, independent contractors, direct sellers and anyone operating a small business. Deductr makes logging business expenses so easy, it's actually easier than putting it off, which is what too many business owners do and it costs them big time. Nearly 70% of taxpayers overpay each year because they fail to take advantage of the tax deductions allowed under the law. Deductr eliminates that mistake and helps you keep more of every dollar you earn.

Voice Over Professional at Vox Humana

May 1994

Voice Over work, audio, video, film, webinars, phone message systems.

Business Development, Account Managment, and Sales at Solution X Global

December 2005 - June 2011

Developing services, web-based marketing tools, and relationships to enhance the bottom line for our clients.

Manager/Speaker at Imergent Inc.

2004 - 2006

• Coordinated and managed e-commerce sales platform conferences in the U.S., Canada, and Internationally. • Responsible for core negotiations with event facilities and staff. • Better than 50% team average daily close ratio. • Spoke on stage to small business owners and entrepreneurs around the world on the subject of internet marketing and sales.

News Director at WGXA TV

January 2001 - January 2003

Supervised content gathering, selection, and production of daily television newscasts. Responsible for hiring newsroom staff, managing daily operations of the news gathering process, editorial process, and daily newscasts.

Primary News Anchor at WGXA TV

April 1998 - January 2003

Evening News Anchor responsible for delivering daily news and information to more than a million viewers in the Middle Georgia area. Responsibilities included: Gathering information, interviews, and visual images for news stories as assigned. Special projects, breaking news, live remote reports, election coverage. Involved in community service, appearances, and education on behalf of WGXA

Weekend News Anchor/ Weekday Reporter at KIFI TV

May 1994 - June 1998

Responsibilities included: News and information gathering, writing, editing, camera operation and video capture of content, audio and video editing. Delivered nightly news and information Saturday and Sunday evenings, filled in for Primary Anchor weekdays as needed. Produced weekend newscasts. One man band

thelongversion's Education

Brigham Young University

1990 – 1994

BA Communications


Utah Valley University

1985 – 1987

Concentration: General Education


Dixie State

1978 – 1979

Concentration: General Education


Orem High School

1975 – 1978

Graduate

Concentration: General


thelongversion's Interests & Activities

Golf addict. Any activity with my kids and now grandkids! Ughhhh. Football fanatic. Go COUGARS!

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