Justin KownackiWell, that depends on you who ask.

To my clients, I’m a marketing consultant who specializes in helping startups create, implement, and execute their marketing plans. (You can see more on my LinkedIn profile.)

To my Twitter following, I’m half-optimistic and half-sarcastic. I share lots of links about media, psychology, and humor.

To its fans, I’m the creator-writer-director-producer of the web’s longest-running sitcom, Something to Be Desired (“STBD”), which I wrote, shot, directed, edited, and produced from 2003-2009. In 2008, STBD was nominated for a Yahoo! Video Award for Best Web Series. (We lost to The Guild, so congratulations to them.)

In 2006, I attended the very first PodCamp Boston, which poured rocket fuel on the field of social media. Six weeks later, I launched Podcamp Pittsburgh, the annual social media “un-conference” that survives to this day, in the spirit of the Boston original.

In 2010, with help from our fans on Kickstarter, STBD was spun off into a new series, The Baristas (2010-2011). Unfortunately, the real-life cafe the show was filmed in was sold and shuttered in 2011, so — like STBD before it — The Baristas never came to a proper end. (Yet.)

Over the years, I’ve spoken about digital marketing and the future of media at conferences from San Jose to Tel Aviv. Here’s a recent example. If you want a speaker who’ll get your audience talking, let’s make that happen together.

I also contribute to the MAQTOOB group for entrepreneurs on Medium.

I blogged here for years — and wrote hundreds of posts — but most of my old posts have been retired. Maybe because I’m writing a book. You never know.

I currently reside in Baltimore, but I live on Twitter.