Whether he's in front of or behind the scenes, David enjoys creating as a multi-faceted co-creator, entrepreneur, idea-guy, storyteller, producer, artist, musician, and teacher. He has 20+ years experience with sales, marketing, direct response, corporate training, P&L management, strategic planning, brand development, and new business development -- as well as creating, writing, producing, and performing in radio, TV, film, music, and live theatre. His customized, cost-efficient & highly profitable direct response sales, marketing, & promotional programs have gone out to anywhere from 4,000 to over 3-million customers while generating additional no-cost/low-cost advertising impressions and with newfound profits ranging from tens of thousands up to millions of dollars.
David's business career started with re-engineering the labor, inventory, employee training, and merchandising management programs at both Safeway and Starbucks (saving each millions in costs and generating tens of millions in previously unrealized profits). He was also a regular columnist for Box Office Magazine, started a new art movement for the 21st century called COMPANIONISM with its World Premiere at the Portland Art Museum, was a DJ for his own radio show on KEWU-FM's "The Jazz Station," has produced over 1,500 different radio PSAs, has produced and hosted local segments for "The Sporting Edge" TV show in Spokane, WA. david was a recipient of a regional Gold Addy Award for Best New Original Branding Design and the 2007 Most Innovative Product or Marketing Micro Business Award by the San Diego Regional Chamber of Commerce, and was featured in the New York Times Bestselling book "Instant Income" by Janet Switzer.
He and his company have worked with some of the most successful companies, businesses, institutions, and individual professionals in the world including: the Fortune 100 & 500, PLUG-IN HYBRID AND ELECTRIC VEHICLE RESEARCH CENTER of the Institute of Transportation Studies for UC DAVIS, California New Car Dealers Association, San Diego Gas and Electric, PETCO, Starbucks, Safeway, Habitat for Humanity, The Children's Hospital Foundation, Escondido Charter High School, Portland Art Museum, Albina Community Bank, USANA, Clark County Council for the Homeless, Tribune Media, NEC Solutions America, Lucasfilm THX, ConMED Corporation, The Tony Hawk Foundation, Honda, Chevrolet, American Express, PepsicCo, Coca Cola, Regal Entertainment Group, Harkins Theatres, Krikorian Theatres, NIKE, Patricia Neal Rehabilitation Center, Maria Shriver, Madonna, Uri Geller, Paula Abdul, Dolly Parton, David Mirisch Enterprises, Kevin Kline, Patricia Neal, Trisha Yearwood, and Alan Thicke, Tucker Smallwood, Jason Corsaro, Drew Daniels, Dennis D'Amico, Philip Fortenberry, HARPO, DISNEY, TODAY Show, ABC, CBS, NBC; every major Hollywood movie studio and every major newspaper in the USA; local, regional, and national media; as well as other businesses and entrepreneurs; doctors, healers, wellness practitioners; authors, writers, speakers, coaches; and launches for new companies, products, and services. He produced, performed, and owns the last known interview with Art Linkletter, and was screenwriter and producer for two feature films: "UR PRE-APPROVED" with Elizabeth Warren (prior to becoming Senator Warren), Anya Kamenetz, and Ed Mierzwinski; and, "Back From the Edge" with national experts on health & wellness including Dr. Christiane Northrup, Dr. David Jones, Dr. Carolyn Dean, Dr. Bruce Perry, and Dr. Fabrizio Mancini.
He's worked with over 54 different types of businesses in various industries as a business vector analyst specializing in forecasting economic indicators while helping to create and generate new business development by maximizing previously hidden or underdeveloped profit hot-spots through his own innovative sales, marketing, training, and promotion strategies. He has also developed and produced B.A. and M.B.A. curricula in marketing for Pepperdine University, Loyola Marymount, and Middlesex University (U.K.), and media curricula for Escondido Charter High School as well as special presentations for PLUG-IN HYBRID AND ELECTRIC VEHICLE RESEARCH CENTER of the Institute of Transportation Studies for UC DAVIS.
David refuses to think and produce like the "old tribe." His company, Big Joy Media, Inc., is devoted to building, curating, and growing better economies by leveraging systems in media production & distribution, entertainment & education, marketing & sales, and content & context. Whether it's for small businesses or solo entrepreneurs, non-profits or mom-and-pops, or even multi-billion-dollar corporations, David never stops enjoying creating because he just gets a big kick out of it AND he absolutely loves helping people get real, productive, bankable results that deliver above and beyond the ROI, ROE, and ROA they're used to. That's because DSM only delivers practical, customized, proven growth strategies and systems that are refreshing and powerful, financially rewarding, innovative yet cost-effective, that provide maximum efficiency, productivity, and profitability no matter the product or service, business or budget, so you can have and enjoy the success you want.
Randall has 30+ years experience with television, radio, print, and film production as well as marketing, advertising, PR and promotion. His marketing, advertising, and promotional events and programs have been seen by over a half-a-billion people worldwide and he has received coverage for his events, promotions, and programs in virtually every major media outlet in the US. He has created dozens of successful large events ranging from 10,000 people to more than 40,000 people.
During his career, Randall has worked with and promoted Madonna, Paula Abdul, NEC Solutions America, Panasonic, Regal Entertainment, Lucasfilm THX, and every major film studio in the US. The list of clients Randall has served is extensive and includes: Dolby, American Express, Krikorian Theatres, Oregon Food Bank, Arizona Diamondbacks, Arizona State University, Coca-Cola, PepsiCo, Hyatt Hotels, Disney, and 20th Century Fox. In addition, Blaum is the “hidden genius” behind multi-part advertising and marketing campaigns you’ve undoubtedly seen in such notable publications as the New York Times, Los Angeles Times, Seattle Post Intelligencer, The Sun Times, Scottsdale Tribune, USA Today, and others. He’s also been quoted in the New York Times, USA Today, Miami Herald, Arizona Republic, The Oregonian, Chicago Tribune, Ft. Lauderdale’s Sun sentinel, the Los Angeles Times, and many other national publications.
One of the several national television events Randall created for his clients garnered $37,000,000 in true Arbitron-rated publicity value with 118,541,586 impressions over a four-week period; on a budget of slightly less than $6,000. This included a 7-minute segment on NBC’s Today Show. Randall produced a multi-art entertainment series on CBS for exclusive interviews with Madonna, William Defoe, and Joe Mantegna. He was the executive producer for MGM’s multi-part entertainment series featuring Kurt Russel, Vanessa Redgrave, Kathleen Turner, Dennis Quaid, Mary Stuart Masterson, Holly Hunter, Liam Neeson, Carl Reiner, Jeremy Irons, and supermodel Elle MacPherson. Needless to say, Randall has remained in constant demand for consultations, trainings, speeches, and media appearances throughout his career.
Randall has been the host of his own television program “About Town,” his own radio program, “Movie Talk,” has produced and directed two motion pictures and has been a prolific writer for national and international publications such as “Box Office” and “Screen Trade.” He is also an Honored Lecturer at Pepperdine University and has lectured at many universities worldwide including Loyola Marymount in California and Middlesex University in England.
He adamantly refuses to think and produce like a run-of-the-mill professional in sales, marketing, business development and executive producing. And wouldn’t you know it, it’s working…just like magic in the movies. He’s generated plenty of powerful results for past clients and continues to do so for his business partners at DS Media -- as well as for investors, joint venture partners, advertisers, sponsors, and audiences worldwide. Randall never stops innovating his award-winning, internationally recognized expertise to empower individuals, businesses, associations, organizations, and professionals in all fields to surpass their expectations for achieving success. And the results speak for themselves. Randall has helped people create personal and professional transformations, turning the ordinary into extraordinary legends “with the kind of real power stars are made of.” Simply put, Randall helps you achieve real, verifiable, bankable success no matter the product or service, no matter the business, and no matter the budget -- because he streamlines, customizes, and expedites your success curve so you can achieve the results you want, giving you maximum efficiency, productivity, and profitability.
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