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Joe Barnes

Lead Instructor, IMC 619 - Emerging Media & the Market

2014 Alexia Vanides Teaching Award Recipient


Instructor Bio
Joe Barnes is a full-time faculty member at the Albers School of Business and Economics, Seattle University; author, and community leader. He writes, teaches, researches and consults in digital/social/mobile media, emerging media marketing, data privacy, business communications, principles of marketing, and integrated marketing communications.

His book “Social Media Ethics Made Easy” published by Business Expert Press (available on Amazon), explains why the FTC expects every business to have a social media policy and how to create one. The issues in this book affect every single business from for-profits, to nonprofits, to government and educational institutions. It also addresses the impact on every single social/digital media participant and why they must learn about these guidelines so they can protect their own personal brand.

Joe has consulted with teams and executives on strategic communications messaging, public relations and marketing initiatives, including generating diversified revenue sources for nonprofits. His clients have ranged from small businesses to Fortune 500 companies, nonprofits, and government agencies. He has provided consulting and training to over 80 companies and organizations nationwide and is known for his results and accomplishments. As a journalist and storyteller he has provided the leadership for teams that have won countless Emmy Awards and the prestigious Edward R. Murrow Award for Outstanding Journalism.


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