David Blacker has always recognized how vital it is for a business to have a carefully crafted, cohesive and comprehensive brand identity. He has implemented this passion throughout his 20-year career in the human resources industry- as well as most recently, in delivering results for his clients as managing principal of Tampa, Florida-based Venerate Media Group.
From Interactive Human Resources to Resourceful Interactive Solutions
After being awarded a Bachelor of Arts degree at Montclair State University, Blacker entered the dynamic arena of human resources, where he served as an HR generalist a sales and technical recruiter at such well-known brands as American Express, Liz Clairborne and Computer Associates. He spent two years at Accolo as a Senior Recruiting Consultant, and then was retained by AlleyCorp as Director of Talent Acquisition. While there, he grew six disparate companies including Gilt Groupe, Business Insider and Mongo DB- in large part due to his strategic implementation of social media as an effective branding tactic.
After acting as Director of HR at The Molecule, Blacker was named Head of Global Talent Acquisition at Live Person in 2010, building the brand in North America, Europe and Asia, and increasing personnel from approximately 300 to 1000 employees within three years. Leveraging his vast industry knowledge and expertise, Blacker founded his own human resources consulting businesses, Spencer Chase Consultants, in 2013.
A Warmer Climate…and a Hot Business Model
When Blacker and his family moved to Tampa in 2014, it inspired a new career path for him as well. After meeting a partner of an intriguing company at a networking event, Blacker soon found himself helming the newly named firm, Venerate Media Group- and quickly established it as a preeminent digital agency dedicated to driving results and helping businesses succeed online. By customizing social media and e-mail marketing, content development, marketing strategy, website development, logo and graphic design, production and post-production, and public relations to each client’s needs, Venerate Digital Media offers each firm a complete, personalized social media program that engages their customers, gives them a voice and builds loyalty.