About Bryan Long

Bryan Long AtlantaBryanLong.com is the digital collection of thoughts for Bryan Long, the Atlanta-based writer, editor and communications strategist.

I have worked full-time as a Partner at Jackson Spalding since May 2006. I joined JS after a career as a reporter and editor with CNN.com, the Atlanta Journal-Constitution, Atlanta Business Chronicle and the Sarasota Herald-Tribune. [You can find a partial list of my work as a journalist here: Bryan Long Headlines].

My work at Jackson Spalding includes issue management, crisis communications, corporate communications and social media marketing. Everything I’ve learned about online marketing has come from hands-on work and personal experiments.

In 2003, I launched a successful website to cover Atlanta’s ever-expanding real estate development industry. I taught myself HTML and other simple coding. Today I use WordPress to create my websites but my first website was hand-coded. I eventually moved to Blogger and again to WordPress.

My contributions to the community through the daily online real estate report led to the honor of addressing the Atlanta Press Club as a featured panelist in January 2005. My knowledge of growth and development issues has resulted in great ink for JS clients in the Los Angeles Times’ L.A. Land column, the New York Times’ Freakonomics column and BusinessWeek’s Hot Property column, among others.

I’m also well-versed on social marketing, which took me to the Democratic National Convention in Denver and the Republican National Convention in St. Paul for a national technology product launch in 2008.

In October 2009, I spent a week studying clean water projects in Haiti for Pure Water for the World and Midtown Atlanta Rotary Club, where I’m a member and serve on the board. On that trip, I brought along an HD Flip camera. I taught myself video editing and produced this Pure Water for the World video. Today I shoot with a Kodak Zi8. [My video collection is here: Bryan Long’s Video Collection].

I’m also is a member of the Board of Directors for AID Atlanta, an organization that fights against the AIDS epidemic in Atlanta.

I’m always glad to answer your questions about any topic that I have a passion for: online marketing, personal growth, commercial real estate and Georgia politics. I’m also available to consult on your marketing and public relations projects or speak to your group.

NOTE: The opinions on this website are mine. I do not speak for Jackson Spalding, AID Atlanta, Midtown Atlanta Rotary Club or any other organization. I will disclose all client relationships, when possible. My intent is to always be open and transparent with all relationships.