Jason Karpf

Jason Karpf

MPS, Organizational and Professional Communication, 2011

MPS, Organizational and Professional Communication, 2011

  • Biographical Description

    • Jason Karpf earned his master's degree in Organizational and Professional Communication, public relations and marketing specialty, from University College, University of Denver in 2011.

      An instructor in public relations, marketing and communication, Jason was a member of the task force that developed University College's New Media and Internet Marketing graduate program. He has developed and taught online courses for University College, University of Denver.

      Jason has more than 20 years of experience in marketing, public relations and communication. His agency and corporate background encompasses a broad range of industries including finance, real estate, health care, transportation, manufacturing, nonprofit, and alternate energy. He co-managed media relations for the Santa Barbara County District Attorney’s Office during the 2004-2005 Michael Jackson criminal trial, receiving an Award of Excellence from the Public Relations Society of America’s Los Angeles chapter for this work.

      Jason has been interviewed and quoted by major media including MSNBC, E! Entertainment, Associated Press, BBC News, The Dallas Morning News, and The Christian Science Monitor. He regularly publishes articles on PR and marketing and is the author of Anatomy of a Massacre, a true-crime book detailing one of the worst mass shootings in American history. A history and trivia aficionado, Jason was a four-time champion on the TV game show Jeopardy!

  • Selected Articles and Blog Posts

    • Post from Jason Karpf's blog Release that mentions DU class "Integrating Social Media," Comm 4701, Summer Quarter 2010.

    • "Adams, Paine and Jefferson: a PR Firm," analyzing modern PR techniques used during the American Revolution. Published in Public Relations Tactics.

    • “I Came. I Saw. I Spun,” assessing Julius Caesar’s use of modern marketing techniques in his rise to power. Published in Military History.

    • "V for Victory and Viral," commemorating World War II's V for Victory campaign and comparing it to viral marketing and social media. From Jason Karpf's blog, Release; republished on his teaching blog, The Funky Adjunct.

    • "Benefits First: Marketing’s Active Voice," comparing benefits vs. features in marketing communications to active voice vs. passive voice in English composition. Published in B2B.

    • Article written for NextStep U magazine.
  • Videos

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