About Atlanta Web Design
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Meet Jonathan Beacher, developer
When you work with Atlanta Web Design GA, you’ll be teaming with Jonathan Beacher. In addition to helping your web design become a winner, Jonathan owns other website businesses and has licensed a database to Microsoft for use in their local search engine. But he really enjoys working one-on-one with business owners to help you succeed.
His experience in marketing goes back many years. In the 1970′s he branded Atlanta’s WXIA-TV as “11 Alive” while serving as the TV station’s Vice President of Marketing. His advertising campaigns on TV and in print earned him an Emmy and Addy awards. He became a marketing consultant to many TV stations nationwide, and networks including ABC, NBC, MTV, and more, as well as Corporate VP for Gannett Broadcasting Group and a consultant to Atlanta’s Channel 5.
He has been involved with the Internet even before it was called that. In 1983 he wrote and produced a TV show, “The National Home Information Services Test,” and aired it on TV stations in 16 major cities. The show let you see on screen what it would be like to use PC services that didn’t exist yet, like email, home shopping, and interactive news and entertainment. Over 16,000 people filled out a research survey reacting to these new ideas and how much they would pay. The findings were shared with over 50 firms who sponsored his project, including AT&T, IBM, Sears, CBS, Bank of America, Tribune Corporation, Control Video Corporation (which became AOL) and many others.
By 1985 he was overseeing marketing research for his client, AT&T, when they launched the USA’s first paid “Internet” service, Viewtron, with media firm Knight Ridder, predating AOL by almost 7 years.
Beacher’s family was first to beta test a new PC information service trial by IBM, Sears, and CBS called Trintex, later renamed Prodigy, and when the service was publicly launched in New York in 1989, the Beachers appeared as the official “Prodigy family” at the New York City press conference where his young sons, Scott and Brandon, explained to skeptical news reporters how in the future, everyone would use PC’s connected to information services to send electronic messages, read news, shop, bank, and enjoy entertainment. The IBM Annual Report’s cover story featured the Beachers.
The two boys who were Internet pioneers still use computers every waking hour. Scott Beacher attended the University of Georgia and moved west to California as a gifted animator working at Hollywood’s top firm, Trailer Park, that makes websites for the biggest Hollywood films like Avatar. (View Scott’s “Best of Show” award for the Harry Potter web site.)
Brandon Beacher returned from Silicon Valley to his Georgia Tech roots and works in Atlanta as VP of Engineering at Points of Light.
Jonathan started designing world wide web pages in 1993 right after the creation of the first web browser, Mosaic, which gave birth to the Internet we know today.
Jonathan Beacher graduated from Michigan State University with a degree in Communication Arts & Sciences, with lots of courses in computer programming, electrical engineering, broadcasting, and marketing. A good mix for a marketing geek!