Digital Media, Production, Copywriting, SEO/Page Rank, Advertising, Marketing, Audio/Video, Social Media
Science/Technology, News/Politics, Energy, Green Tech, Green Ag, Electronics/Gadgets, Ecommerce, Internet of Things (IOT), Entertainment, Music/Arts/Theatre/Film, Books, Magazines, Travel, Food/Beverage, Social Media, Business, Media, Sports/Extreme Sports
At MNSU, Robert studied news reporting and journalism combined with an independent curriculum in digital media production and computer science as well as a minor in technical communication. He also studied broadcasting at Lake Superior College in Duluth, MN and Web Development at Riverland Community College. Robert also studies computer science online at Code Academy.
Worked in government as a public access television programmer and production specialist for several years covering government proceedings in Minnesota. More than a decade of experience as a news reporter covering hard news and politics in the United States and globally. Notable publications include Roswell Daily Record, Stillwater Gazette, Mankato Gazette, Legal Newsline, Illinois News Network, Louisiana Record, Northern California Record, Florida Record, Southeast Texas Record, West Virginia Record, Maple River Messenger, Digital Journal, Liberal America, Guardian Liberty Voice, Southwest Media and many others.
Worked on several industry projects and has been published for business writing in several publications including newspapers, magazines, newsletters and websites including Business Insider, Tech Times, Midsize Insider, EnerKnol, CityScoop, AOL City's Best, Roswell Daily Record, Las Vegas Guardian Liberty Voice, Mankato Gazette, Minneapolis Examiner, Digital Journal, LinkedIn, Legal Newsline, Northern California Record, Florida Record, Southeast Texas Record, Illinois News Network, Venture Beat and several others.
Freelance work includes Thomson Reuters, Best Buy, IBM, Western Digital, Popular Mechanics, Tech Times, Business Insider, Venture Beat and many others. Robert has worked in a variety of niche topics and categories including IoT/disruptive tech, Information Networks, consumer electronics, SaaS, cloud computing, CRM/ERP, social media, online learning, startups, CMS systems, web design/development, software/hardware and several others.
Current publisher, media specialist and IT project manager and has written and edited thousands of articles over more than a decade in the business.
On an annual basis, provide client in the transportation niche five blog posts per month ghostwritten and optimized for page rank and SEO, as well as content strategy for target goals. Works with a partner agency in the region and runs a production schedule and processes to stay on target and reach business goals for the client. In addition to five blog posts per month, creates five unique social media shares across Google+, Facebook, LinkedIn, etc.
Has managed the distribution of press release materials for several clients, distributing them to several personal press contacts gained throughout a decade plus career in journalism, media and marketing.
Lawson was writing his university's own faculty and student newsletter prior to graduating. This job consisted of providing the weekly news for the Minnesota State Unviersity, Mankato campus Communications Director. Additionally, Lawson has managed many public relations and communications campaigns for clients globally and for his own publications. Clients such as FoodNiche.me have had their news published on top sites including Digital Trends, Digital Journal, Guardian Liberty Voice, Tech Times and many others in the LMP network.
Lawson, through his media company, has produced websites for several small businesses including Total Security of Southern Minnesota, Twin Cities Gutter Guards (Home Advisors Inc.), A & T Auto Repair and several others. Lawson's own websites include the LMP main website marketing portal, Freelance Poole, The Drug War Times, Mankato Gazette, Twin Cities Gazette, My Music Local, AdPoole, SportsGearOutdoors, Small Biz Gazette, Small Biz SEO, Slanted Magazine Southern Minnesota Arts & Culture, Zoom Village, The Paper of Southern Minnesota and eSellerSocial.