So many of us are Myspaced, Facbooked and Linkedin but are you Almost Famous? I know it sounds like a trick question for your rising icons but Almost Famous.com is the newest interactive social networking site that merges the popularity of talent competitions with online networking capabilities. The site was created by three Miami-based college students: Tedd Bernard, his older brother, Seraphin Bernard, and their good friend, Jon Barchan. Friends since childhood, these three guys later joined forces to become successful business partners each bringing special attributes to this creative “cyber-community”. Tedd serves as the business mind behind the site. This is no surprise as when he was 16, Tedd co-founded Young Minds Educational Program, (a nonprofit organization aimed at building the self esteem of youth through academic and creative after school programs). As executive director, he innovated development initiatives, managed volunteers and successfully raised funding to support the program.
Younger brother Seraphin, a graduate of the Pratt Institute of Art & Design in New York, initially served as the company’s creative director. His accomplished background has him credited with a grounded skill in graphic design and commercial print production, making decisions relating to the company’s image and branding. He has also worked on projects for the Carson Realty Group, Simmons Jewelry Collection, Rush Philanthropic Arts Foundation, Howard R. Miller Communications and Duany, Plater, Zyberk & Co., just to name a few. An unfortunate accident last summer in South Africa caused Seraphin to vanish. Despite the tragic accident, Seraphin’s vision and art direction is still recognized in Almost Famous and its creative development.
Because the apple doesn’t fall too far from the tree, Jon learned the fundamentals of work ethic and building a business from the ground up early on. His father, also an entrepreneur has owned several successful companies in South Florida. So, Jon’s passion for business came natural and soared to new heights upon meeting the two Bernard brothers. His first-hand knowledge of running a company became highly applicable when upholding the title the Chief Operating Officer of Almost Famous.
The site is new, easy to join and a great way to become Almost Famous. You can create personalized profile pages to display your unique vocal, acting, modeling or sports-related talent. The site offers new contest, casting calls, vendors & products available to users. And it also has features AF Radio (coming soon), an exclusive online “radio station” and a retail store filled with exclusive AlmostFamous.com merchandise.
So what are you waiting for…Sign up!
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