Shashi Bellamkonda of Network Solutions is one of the 2012 honorees in the Washington Business Journal’s 5th Annual Minority Business Leader Awards. Presentation of the awards, which honor the entrepreneurial drive, creativity and success of the honorees, will take place Friday, March 16, at The Capital Hilton.
Bellamkonda, joined Network Solutions in Dec. 2007 and is the organization’s “Social Media Swami”. He convinced the organization's executive team to create a senior-level position dedicated to enhancing the organization’s profile, image, and brand across various social media channels. He also defined, developed, and implemented a comprehensive social media strategy, utilizing agency partners and a six-person team of contractors to reach out to industry influences, initiated thought-leadership positions and built a strong blog and social media presence for Network Solutions.
On Nov. 15, 2011, Bellamkonda was the featured speaker when Capitol Communicator and MDB Communications hosted a luncheon session titled “How to Sell Social Media to Your Boss.” At the session, he stated that social media now is the number-one tool used in building brand awareness, customer retention, patrolling accuracy in times of crisis and many other ideologies used to create and maintain a positive image in the mind of core audiences.
Check out our full report on that session.