About Jim DurbinJim Durbin is the owner of brandstorming, an interactive marketing firm specializing in social media. As a blogger, social business consultant, marketer, trainer, and headhunter, Jim is a valued speaker on the intersection of social media and business process.
Jim and his wife Franki started Durbin Media Group in 2006, one of the first social media firms in the country, and founded SocialMediaHeadhunter.com in 2008 as a retained search firm to place top social media candidates with companies hungry for talent. He is frequently cited in newspaper articles and trade magazines as an expert on social media marketing and recruiting, and has trained thousands on the use of social media tools.
With experience in sales, marketing, recruiting, and social media, Jim brings a unique perspective to the use of social media in permanently altering employee behavior. A lover of the science of networks and the impact of social media on information hierarchies, Jim specializes in taking social principles and applying them to the corporate information network. Prior to starting the Durbin Media Group, Jim was a top performer as an account executive for national staffing firms. Mr. Durbin is a 1995 graduate of Washington and Lee University in Virginia, and currently lives in Dallas with his wife, two daughters, a cat, and a stuffed dog named Lucky.