Call me JB show

Stopped by the set of the Over Under Achiever Podcast to talk about making the most of your media exposure and why its so important regardless of what business you happen to be focused on.We discussed a wide range of topics from Producing Content to understand how to storytelling matters to yourbrand.  Enjoy the show!​

Business Radio

I had the pleasure of appearing on the podcast How's your ePresence.A podcast focused on how business leaders can use social media to help spread their message and tell the story of their business or products.  There are some great nuggets of information in this podcast. Perfect for the established businessman or for those just starting out with a brand new startup.  Enjoy the conversation! ​Click Here! 

75 Days out from the Primary​

  75 days away from the primary election and I just arrived in Kansas City. I stepped off the plane and arrived to a little impromptu jazz concert right in the terminal at the airport. How cool is that!  Mark Hayes Consulting is heading west to work with the "Entrepreneurial Evangelist" aka Patrick PK Kucera.  Follow my blog on my website for the latest news from the campaign trail. He's not your typical candidate and we'll find out what makes this conservative rev his engine non stop, 24 hours a day, seven days a week. In my role as a journalist and media penetration professional, I’ll be telling the story of this political outsider taking Kansas politics by storm. He just launched his campaign prior to my arrival. And now he’s doing his best to get his name out to the voting public.  So many hurdles to clear and not a lot of time.  Visibility is the goal right now.  And the campaign team is running round the clock to get PK’s name and message all over the state.#PKforGovernor #TellMyStory #MediaStrategy #SocialMedia #media  #BrandManagement  

NiteTables Launches The OWNERS Initiative​

 Guided by the philosophy that “society will not change until the economics of society change,” NiteTables Inc. has formed The OWNERS Initiative (Opportunity, Wisdom, Network = Responsible Success) to provide business opportunity to minorities, women and other disenfranchised individuals.  We intend to unlock potential by tapping into communities of talented people who are typically shut out of entrepreneurism due to lack of funding and often the absence of a network of people in positions to help the start-up process. The OWNERS Initiative will be headed by Mark Hayes, currently a marketing and branding consultant having completed a distinguished 25+ year career as a television newscaster. OWNERS will address the inequities in American business by enabling young minority and women entrepreneurs to start a marketing business via a license to the NiteTables e-commerce software and a team of mentors with the expertise required for small business success. The network will address the areas of legal, accounting, sales, marketing, technology and business development as well as create a group of peers on the same journey.   In eliminating the onerous business start-up costs, we endeavor to launch OWNERS in every major American city. Opportunities in The OWNERS Initiative will be offered on a regional basis. Each entrepreneur will have access to a network of mentors who are committed to leveraging their experience, expertise, and connections to help increase the odds of success. We believe the network of people and advisors is a critical element of this process often unavailable to minorities and women. We will change that dynamic. In subsequent steps, early stage entrepreneurs will be aided in raising the funding needed to scale.  Our initial OWNERS team: AtlantaThe OWNERS Initiative has begun in Atlanta where NiteTables has partnered with Devan Dmarcus, the co-founder of Black Men Smile, a rapidly growing movement focused on self-identity and changing society's perception of men of color. Washington DCDerek Simms will launch the business in Washington DC as well as serving as a mentor to others in the network. Derek is a lawyer and Managing Partner at Simms & Shaw Sports Management Group. New York CityIn New York City, August Knight and Estefania Ochoa will join the entrepreneurial team. August is the Founder of Discover the Nightlife, an experiential activities business focused on visitors to NYC. Estefania is the Founder of Soyyo Magazine, a venture focused on culture and sustainable development.   ManagementPlease contact us if interested in applying, mentoring or partnering with The OWNERS Initiative:Mark Hayes (President, The OWNERS Initiative) at  or 404-510-6674.Brock Ganeles (CEO, NiteTables) at  or 415-846-2220.  NiteTables Inc. is a marketing software platform for bars, lounges and clubs and has developed the "Night Out Expereinces" category for the travel industry. ​

Code Red​

“Code red” is code for “active shooter” in many schools. There was a Stoneman survivor on Good Morning America discussing gun reform. He didn’t even know he was doing it, telling the anchor, “We can’t get used to this, because then it’ll happen again.” Something’s got to give. The adults are the ones making the decisions, while the kids are getting shot. Dare I use the term compromise? Perhaps the answer lies somewhere between gun free households and small arsenals. What exactly do you NEED an assault rifle for, anyway? The Florida school shooting is, of course, still dominating the news cycle. GMA enlisted doctors to discuss coping mechanisms, therapy…even run/hide techniques (be sure to silence your phone—no social media!) Bullets are not a thing kids should ever have to cope with. Parents are buying BULLET PROOF BACKPACKS. There have been 18 school shootings in the past year. Do with that what you will.​