Senior Community Manager, Yelp.com
Corey hails from Chicago, Illinois where he received his BFA in Theatre from the University of Illinois, Champaign and worked as a voice over artist and theatre administrator before moving to Tucson, Arizona. There he hosted two television shows for the city of Tucson and a segment on locally loved businesses for Clear Channel Radio. Shortly after his arrival he took a job as Tucson’s first Community Manager for Yelp, the review site and free mobile app that harnesses the power of user generated reviews to help consumers find the best and most magnificent ways to spend their hard-earned money. In the summer of 2012 Corey relocated to Wisconsin where he currently serves as Community Director for Yelp in Madison. In addition to writing useful, cool and laugh-out-loud reviews on everything from bars to boutiques, he pens a weekly newsletter, partners with the small business community, event planners and nonprofit organizations to coordinate all sorts of hip happenings. He also shares his favorite local business findings bi-monthly on NBC15's The Morning Show with Christine Bellport and Charlie Shortino.
Yelp.com hatched in 2004 in San Francisco and now has bustling communities across the United States as well as Austria, Canada, France, Germany, Ireland, Spain, The Netherlands and The United Kingdom and beyond. Founded on the notion of creating fun and easy ways for real locals to find, recommend and talk about what’s great – and not as great – in our neighborhoods, Yelp has become the go-to online resource for trusted and honest opinions on restaurants, nightlife, boutiques, doctors, health clubs and just about every local business.
Did you know that Yelp does nonprofits? Community Organizations? and even Small Businesses beyond restaurants? Yelp has 3 effective tools for communicating your message, owning your presence online, and building a robust community around your mission. 138 Million people turn to the site monthly, to tap into the power of consumer generated content…