Lauren Barack

Lauren
Barack

Lauren Barack is a journalist, editor and photographer who has written about flea markets in Kiev, protests in New York, fishermen in St. Petersburg, and new media launches in London.  Also trained as a filmmaker, Lauren has produced, edited, appeared on camera, and written for networks including VH1, Comedy Central, TNT and MTV. 

A graduate of New York University's Tisch School of the Arts, and the University of California at Berkeley, Lauren won the Loeb Award in 2009 for her MSN Money series, "Middle Class Crunch," earned a Pace Foundation Fellowship in robotics, and an Associated Press Television and Radio Association scholarship while in graduate school. Meeting Milton Berle remains a career highlight. She failed to light his cigar before an interview. He forgave her and taught her his secrets for on-camera makeup. She'll never appear pale again.

Articles
Social Selling Dos & Don’ts
Think social selling is as simple as running a cold-calling campaign online? Sure, if you want to lose your LinkedIn account and get blocked on Facebook. But digital prospecting can be successful by simply following a few simple rules. Otherwise, you risk being sent to social media Siberia.
App Review: Cheat Sheets
Getting up to speed on every client’s passion is practically impossible. Learni.st is your cheat sheet.
Q&A: Turning Chatter Into Currency
Can social networks help determine where to invest? Chris Camillo, investor in financial information startup HedgeChatter.com, believes they can.
Advisors, Protect Thy Client 
With Target's recent security breach, investors are thinking about how to how to more carefully protect their digital data. Regulators believe advisors should be involved too.
For Advisors, Social Media Comes of Age
Social media was hyped as the next gen answer to older advisors’ challenges. Not quite. Yet more and more, advisors of all ages are discovering the tangible benefits of the tools.
App Review: Inspired Questions- A Financial Trivial Pursuit For Clients
Asking investors to rattle off their retirement hopes and dreams is as snooze worthy as a 40-page financial plan
Recruiting Gen Y? Stay Real — Online and Off
Kim Dellarocca, Pershing’s global head of segment marketing and practice management, on how firms looking to recruit next gen advisors need to pay just as much attention to their offline allure as they do their technological savvy.
Gallery: Five Steps to Get Digitally Fit 2
Link In, tighten up and (maybe) kill your blog: Here are five quick steps to renew your world, digitally.
Should You Crowdfund with Clients? 1
Think E-Trade revolutionized online financials? Welcome to crowdfunding — the ability for anyone to invest in nearly any kind of option or enterprise over the Internet at any time. Should your clients be involved?
Q&A: Luring Better Fish With A New Hook
My New Financial Advisor founder Frank Troise sold his one-year old firm to Invested.In, an online crowdfunding support site this past October — a merging Troise believes will bring advisors more prospects.
App Review: From This To That
Sure you can locate a currency converter site in seconds online. But nothing handles the task as elegantly as Vert.
Gallery: 10 Must Have Apps for Advisors on the Move
There's a new app every day. Some are fun, some are practical, many are neither. Here, ten apps that can boost your productivity and manage your day on the go.
Q&A: They May “Like” You, But Little Else
Completing a recent study on digital marketing in the financial services sector, Frank Dudley, president and founder of Brand New Media found that firms raised their digital marketing budgets by 30% in the past year — often at the expense of print.
App Review: The Look Book
Welcome to Lineal Timeline, an iPad app hoping to make history—even financial history—a visual feast.
Short Attention Span Advisors 
Your clients and prospects are on the go, increasingly only tethered to their mobile devices. Here's how to make sure your digital presence translates effectively to the small screen.
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