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Lee Brenner
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Lee Brenner is a founding principal at FastFWD Group, a strategic
communications firm dedicated to promoting online web 2.0 social media
strategies and marketing to often hard-to-reach demographics. Lee was
previously the Political Director & Executive Producer of Political & Non-Profit Engagement Programming at MySpace. As such, he directed all political, civic and social engagement marketing activities for the nation’s most trafficked social portal. As a social media expert, he has appeared regularly on CNN, MSNBC, NPR, and has been featured in a plethora of print publications, radio and blogs, commenting on the state of youth culture and the “new world” of
online social/civic engagement and activism.

Throughout his tenure at MySpace, Lee developed partnerships with NBC News, FOX News, and many other major news providers, as well as continually counseled business, faith, political and non-profit leaders on the “best practices” for online marketing and fundraising campaigns. Brenner executive produced the series of 2007-08 MySpace/MTV Presidential Dialogues. Brenner also forged the landmark 2008 partnership between MySpace and the Commission on Presidential Debates and is currently the Internet Adviser to the Commission. Prior to joining MySpace, Brenner was Senior Editorial Producer of CNN’s Late Edition with Wolf Blitzer. Brenner also produced American Morning and NewsNight with Aaron Brown during his time at CNN. He is graduate of Tufts University and received a Masters of International Affairs at the University of Hong Kong, having won a Rotary International Ambassadorial Scholarship.

Blog Entries by Lee Brenner

8 Future New York Times "I Quit" Op-Eds

2 Comments | Posted March 14, 2012 | 1:52 PM

A 12-year veteran of Goldman Sachs wrote a scathing editorial for the New York Times about his resignation from the finance giant, effective today, in which he blasts the company for putting client interests secondary to profits....
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30 Oddest SNL Host/Musical Guest Pairings Ever

0 Comments | Posted February 6, 2012 | 10:27 AM

Here's a great, easy game you can play when bored: Think of the most absurd pairings of Saturday Night Live host and musical guest possible. Everyone in the room affects their best Don Pardo impression and says something like "Muuusical guuuest: Biz Markie...and starrrrring: Max Headroom."

But...

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Adorable CSI: Miami Parody

0 Comments | Posted January 25, 2012 | 3:30 PM

Because everyone starts somewhere...

CSI Miami Caruso Horatio Early Years

Before he was a pun-heavy, quick-triggered forensic analyst and homicide detective in the Miami-Dade Police Department, the sunglasses-clutching, one-liner-spewing Horatio Caine got his...

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Top Viral Videos You Must Watch Before 2011 Ends

0 Comments | Posted December 27, 2011 | 12:28 PM

Life in the Internet Era moves fast. Given that just a few centuries ago a letter carried from New York to Philadelphia might take two to three weeks to make the 100-mile journey, it's almost difficult to fathom the...

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2011 in Video: Shook Us All Year Long

0 Comments | Posted December 21, 2011 | 12:53 PM

New York's 1010 WINS used to remind listeners, "You give us 22 minutes, we'll give you the world." With some hard work and clever editing, we've gotten that down to less than five for you.

You give us four minutes and fifty-two seconds, we'll give you the...

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The Top 10 Stories From 2011 Missing From All the Top 10 Lists

0 Comments | Posted December 16, 2011 | 11:58 AM

From the HyperVocal.com Editorial braintrust:

Think back 50 weeks. Think hard. Do you remember how 2011 began? Do you remember the epic absurdity that kick-started a year described by nearly everyone as one of the most significant spans in recent memory? That's right: Birds fell...

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5 Occupy Wall Street Spin-offs You May Have Missed

0 Comments | Posted October 13, 2011 | 6:47 PM

It took a while for that ol' lamestream media to recognize that the #OccupyWallSt movement was for real. And before the cable news behemoths and New York newspapers even knew what was happening, the protests began to spread organically to many other cities across these United States.

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Viral Videos 2010: The Top 10 Non-Antoine Dodson Videos of the Year

0 Comments | Posted December 27, 2010 | 9:03 AM

How absurd have the last 12 months been? A decade from now, when we look back at this year through the prism of the internet's many "Best of 2010" lists, we'll see the name Antoine Dodson more...

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VIDEO: Rangel Left Own Ethics Hearing to Film LeBron 'Rise' Parody?

0 Comments | Posted November 15, 2010 | 8:44 PM

Co-authored by the HyperVocal.com Politics team.

Earlier today the entire political spectrum came together to share a post-partisan laugh at Rep. Charlie Rangel's rather abrupt exit from his congressional ethics hearing. Rangel stood, made a short speech declaring he wouldn't take part in the proceedings, and...

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The Election Night Drinking Game: HyperVocal Edition

0 Comments | Posted October 29, 2010 | 2:08 PM

Game created by HyperVocal Editor-in-Chief, Slade Sohmer, and the HyperVocal team.

For full game rules and to add your own, go to HyperVocal.com

You've heard from the pundits. Relentlessly. You've seen the predictions. Reluctantly. You've been to the polling place. Presumably. Now there's only one thing left...

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What If Ferris Bueller Was on Twitter...

0 Comments | Posted August 10, 2009 | 3:38 PM

When Ferris picked up Sloane from school in the classic convertible Ferrari to begin his ...Day Off, he (with Cameron hiding in the back seat) was parked in front of the Center for Performing Arts at Glenbrook North High School, the alma mater of director John Hughes and this writer....

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