Mike is known nationally and internationally for his expertise in media, sales and marketing. His company The Blinder Group performs training, designs sales programs, and conducts seminars for client media companies and the advertisers they serve all over the world. He travels hundreds of thousands of miles each year, performing small business seminars world-wide and is a featured speaker at international conventions and conferences.
Mike is talso the author of Survival Selling a Business to Business sales guide highly acclaimed within many industries.
Mike Blinder started fresh out of college as a disc jockey, growing as an industry respected Program Director for various radio stations across the US. At this time Mike made quite a name for himself "in front of the microphone" being seen regularly on Public Television, as well as a host for a syndicated weekly radio interview program. Mike later went "behind the cameras and microphones" to enter the advertising sales "side of the business," rising rapidly to senior management positions at TV and radio stations across the US.
It was in the early 90s that he began to work for media companies managing digital sales initiatives as the emerging "internet" was growing in use and prominance. It was his great success in crafting effective multimedia sales strategies that created a demand for Mike's services to consult newspaper groups, radio and TV stations SAP software, CitiBank, and others!
Today over 350 media companies worldwide are clients of Mike's company: The Blinder Group, a Florida based firm that assists in helping them develop the most results driven multimedia marketing programs for the businesses they serve! Today over 60,000 small businesses worldwide are currently achieving great advertising success from a marketing program designed by Mike.
One of Mike's mottos is "train in the car as well as the classroom," which means that his company provides local small business marketing experts to accompany their local sales people on appointments to help evaluate what is best for advertising results.
Mike also owns and manages OperaWeb.com, the leading interactive marketing firm for the classical music industry. He resides in Tampa Bay area, Florida, with his wife Robin and their daughter Haven