Forrest Blackburn has developed, consulted and assisted companies ranked in Inc.'s Fortune 100, 500, and 5000 lists. He is the Founder of MagnifyAds, Managing Partner of Map Search Local, Founder of Dental.org, Development Manager of Virtual System Integration (VSIC), and Marketing Director for Ultimate Studios. As a philanthropist, Blackburn devotes his personal efforts to furthering the initiatives of the Support World Peace Organization, the Global Peace Foundation, the USO, D.A.R.E., and others.
Suggested as one of 2012's top emerging business professionals by Business Journal Online, Forrest attended Pepperdine University, Malibu, and is both Google Certified and Bing Accredited.
Married since 2010, Forrest and his wife have two sons and are the driving force behind Forrest's tenacity and dedication to always moving forward.
Forrest Blackburn's charismatic leadership and marketing abilities stem from a long history in the Entertainment Industry as a child actor in television, movies, and stage. In the years following Pepperdine University, he toured as a lead singer for Capitol Records, later publishing his compositions for numerous movies and television networks heard daily (Fox Sports1, Fox Sports2, G4, BBC, MTV, Paramount, and more than 250 live and PPV events and television docu-series). In 2005 Blackburn began working for Paramount Pictures and the UFC (Ultimate Fighting Championship) which placed him at the helm of high profile marketing campaigns, working directly with MySpace.com and early Facebook.
After touring, being on the radio, headlining events, and a network reality TV show, Blackburn met his future wife and turned his focus away from music and towards the long term stability of the corporate world.
In 2009 Blackburn founded Digital Marketing, Inc., a sales company established to sell 3rd party Internet Marketing services via an innovative and aggressive B2B telemarketing infrastructure. DMI quickly grew with call centers in 11 states and 3 countries, amassing hundreds of telemarketing and sales agents and more than $12M in gross revenue. A weak 3rd-party product forced Digital Marketing to halt operations in 2012 and reimerge with a viable and proprietary solution to fulfill Internet Marketing and Web Development for all sized businesses. Formally established in 2012, MagnifyAds currently has more than a dozen Sales Affiliates and an astonishing growth pattern with more than 50,000 loyal customers served.
As a diversified entrepreneur, Mr. Blackburn's focus remains to bring technology and growth to customers and clients of his businesses. His marketing companies have amassed a loyal client base of highly successful business owners and the experiences of his Virtual Reality technologies have brought new life to the way we work, train, and live.
As a Certified Google Specialist and an Accredited Bing Professional, Forrest Blackburn is equally immersed in private consultancy with local and regional business growers as well as local revenue boosting marketing strategies that have launched many small, medium, and large scale businesses, artists, politicians and more.
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John J Utech III
Spacecraft Manager at Boeing
I have found Forrest Blackburn to be highly intelligent, a quick learner, and an excellent negotiator in business. He has a keen sense of project objectives and milestone goals for execution.
Counsilmember and Chair of Regional Transit / Washington State
I am writing to offer my strong recommendation of Forrest Blackburn. Forrest has become a consummate business professional that you can count on to over deliver on any task presented.
Over the years, I have moved from the Department of Justice to state and local politics and current government Chair positions; with that experience, coupled with my late mother's long term position as a respected member of the United States House of Representatives, I have had the pleasure to be in the company of heads of state, Fortune 100 leaders and some of the greatest minds in the business world. Forrest has the potential to easily walk in those circles.
I have watched Forrest grow from a young actor, to a successful musician to an astute and fearless business person. His negotiating, sales and marketing skills have enabled him to grow multiple companies to Fortune 500 status. He is well liked and easily brings an elevated level of enthusiasm to any corporate culture. I highly recommend Forrest Blackburn for any position.
Owner/President at Wave Cutter Body Boards Inc.
I met Forrest Blackburn when I needed to have a professional brand built. Not only did Forrest develop our brand but, he has always gone above and beyond whenever I needed help he was available and prompt in facilitating things being done within a timely manner. He is now a friend and trusted advisor and I highly recommend Forrest Blackburn for any job small or large because he has the knowledge and work ethic to get any job done.
John R Franklin
President/Manager at Pacific Land Company
After 8 months of top sales, Forrest promoted me to Office Manager and opened an office for me to manage operations. We were a team of 11 Sales Reps and Forrest drove out from Orange County once a month for training. He enforced his scripts and his closing abilities to ensure that the office was producing at a constant level. He has a profound way with words. The Sales Reps would talk about it for weeks until he would return for another 4-6 hour seminar training and the wisdom he would share set everyone on fire with higher sales and better closes. He is hands down one of the best Sales Closers and Sales Trainers that I ever had the pleasure to learn from.
VP Human Resources at Map Climbers
This man is the most exuberant and full-of-energy person in the game. We are all constantly left talking about his unbelievable quips and anecdotes. He has an answer for everything in the most creative way that makes even the least understanding person in the room fully comprehend what he is conveying. A true professional and unbelievable motivator. Just an incredible person to be around.
Sergeant at Los Angeles Police Department
I have known Forrest for 20 years. We first met when we were in a popular Southern California Rock band with Capitol Records. Over the years I became an Officer with the LAPD and a part-time Realtor and Forrest went on to master marketing from working with Paramount Pictures and MySpace etc. He was later certified by Google for Advertising and ended up helping me turn my part time Real Estate income into a full time revenue source by providing high profile websites for people to find me which changed my life and enabled me to also add Investor/Entrepreneur to my list of job titles. Forrest and I later partnered on an Android-based electronics company and Forrest built the brand, designed the products, contracted manufacturers, shipping fulfillment, customer support teams, and numerous sales channels (Sears stores) to great success. He is always the brightest light in any room and people just gravitate to him. He has an extreme wit and his brain somehow catalogues everything which means he is always the most well-versed conversationalist to speak with on most any topic and people walk away feeling like they just met someone of great value, and it's true because Forrest goes the extra mile for his friends, his family, his clients and his colleagues. He is one of the best friends I have had in my life, he was the best man in my wedding and his son's are my GodSon's. As far as references and recommendations go, I can't say enough.
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