Digital Ethos is a not for profit organization for Professional Development & Education in Digital Communications.
What Digital Ethos hopes to accomplish.
- Demystify how digital media works in order for the public to gain access to information and publically available resources
- Educate the public to participate in digital communication streams both as consumers and contributors to become savvy digital media communicators
- Develop outreach programs that bring digital media resources to underrepresented geographic and demographic areas.
- Generate awareness about the need for high speed internet access in every home, school and business in the world.
- Provide information and support to keep digital media communications open and free to all without unwarranted censorship or limitation by governments.
- Provide feedback to digital media agencies, organizations, solution providers as it retains to the access to information and/or dissemination of information that is accurate to the public.
- Generate and Facilitate a program to organize a professional database of digital professionals with accountability standards.
How Digital Ethos will accomplish this.
The Organization uses the following Interactives (programs) to accomplish its mission:
- Digital Media Daily – Blog
- Digital Media Monthly – Newsletter
- Digital Media Quarterly – Print Magazine
- Digital Media Press – Books, MiniPublications and Workbooks
- Digital Media Events – Live Conferences, Summits & Workshops
- Digital Media Society – Organized Campaign of Influencers and Supporters
The content of the publications center around digital communications and tools to provide businesses, organizations and individuals information and support for; Design, Multimedia, Web Development, Search, Social, Mobile, Technology and more. The Organization will use the publications and events to generate awareness in underrepresented areas about digital communications as a tool for learning, economic development and the need to keep them uncensored and without limitations.
What will the benefit be and to whom?
The benefit of the organizations existence is to provide a center (unbiased) approach to communications and information. The organization must balance humanities basic needs for communication. Facilitating content and initiatives that are open and empowered by volunteers, not directed by financial or political needs, provides our society and humanity a voice to preserve the freedoms created by digital media technology for communications & information.
This will benefit business, organizations and individuals by granting them access to resources traditionally limited to those endless means or larger financial resources. Bringing such technology, practices and tools serves as a way to preserve a global economy and a productive and peaceful society.
Digital Ethos’ Digital Media Education Initiative:
Digital Ethos’ Digital Media Education provides Digital Media Communications and Culture support for the development of businesses, organizations and individuals. The understanding of such tools and culture is the key to economic development that creates opportunity and reduces misunderstandings, inefficiency or conflict.
The Digital Media Education program uses two processes to accomplish this goal, Publications and Interactives. The publications follow a “Read, Write & Share” philosophy, while the Interactives use a “Experience, Execute & Interact” philosophy covering subject matter in Social Media, Search Engines, Mobile Technology, Conferences, Networking and Brand Marketing. The Interactives are social experiences that help foster networking and learning. The Interactives are based on communication and can be digital or conducted in real life.
Thos who enter into the Digital Media Education program participate in an experiential learning process that involves content creation, networking and facilitation to develop their knowledge, skills and abilities. The Digital Media Education initiative provides activities and information for society to become empowered and proficient for all individuals and their organizations.
The Digital Media Education program provides professional development support and unbiased content for society to foster better use of digital communication technology and strategies. In doing so, Digital Ethos’ Digital Media Education fosters a climate for successful business development, outreach and personal communications that create a safer and more productive workforce.
Board of Directors & Officers:
Basil C. Puglisi, Executive Director & Publisher
Craig E. Yaris, Director of Administration & Operations
Bill Corbett Jr., Director of Communications & Public Affairs
Jeff Ogden, Director of Development
Mark Neuwirt, Event Manager
Alison Gilbert, Acting Managing Editor
Monique Merhige, Public Relations Manager
Michael Stern, Film & Photography
The first publication took place in Dec 2009, at that time it was a generic learning tool and could be found at basilpuglisi.info. In Dec 2010, founder Basil C. Puglisi renamed the blog Digital Brand Marketing Educator and revised the content into a academic format using cited sources to justify the content and increase the credibility of the articles. In April 2011, the blog became a multi author publication know as Digital Brand Marketing Education (DBME). DBME as a publication produced content articles 5 days a week dedicated to Social Media and Brand Marketing. The organization got its Head Quarters in Hauppauge NY as part of The Business Corners, Long Island Shared Office space and Small Business Incubator.
In February 2012 Digital Brand Marketing Education & Interactives (DBMEi) debuted and launched Social Media Action Camp part of Social Media Week 2012 in New York City. The event featured speakers from industry professionals and companies like, Google, StumbleUpon, Constant Contact, Klout, Corning Inc and more. In March 2012 the first Board of Directors was named and in April 2012 the organization became formal as the State of New York recognized it as a Not For Profit Organization. At the time of its formal incorporation the publication had 13 contributing authors in 4 states more than 26 unique contributors and developed a readership of about 50,000 with 21,400 active followers and had been nominated for a Small Business Influence Award for Media Outlet and was named a Top 20 Finalist in Social Media Examiners Top Social Media Blogs of 2012.
In July 2012 the organization re-branded as Digital Ethos (DBMEi DBA) and unified its solutions and services under the “Digital Media” concept to objectify its methods for reaching others to help foster Awareness and Education about Design, Multimedia, Web Development, Search, Social, Mobile, and Technology for business, organizations and individuals.