• Johnathan
    Hale

johnathan hale

digital strategist.
marketer. publisher.

Johnathan Hale, born and raised in Portland, OR, has been a San Diego resident and small business owner for over 14 years. Working on high-end web sites for law firms, Hale wanted to use his talents to give back to the LGBT and greater community. In 2002, he formed SDPIX as a side hobby, with the intention of taking photos of people at San Diego night spots and community events, posting the pictures online for sale — donating all proceeds to charity.

In 2009, Hale wanted to change the tone and tenor of the dialogue happening within the local LGBT community, and took his company to a new level by gathering a group of community leaders and friends to create San Diego Gay & Lesbian News, which has become the most read LGBT news source in San Diego. SDGLN's success was immediately evident and the news source, based in Hillcrest, has achieved an international reach that covers issues of local, state, national, worldwide importance.

 

Having most recently served as Board President of the Hillcrest Business Association, Hale committed to serving the community in which he does business, and has been an active participant in numerous community activities. During his time on the board, Hale was an ardent supporter of the Hillcrest Pride Flag Project, and committed to making HBA's special events an even greater experience for the community. Under his leadership, popular Hillcrest events like CityFest, the Pride of Hillcrest Block Party, and Hillcrest Mardi Gras expanded and attracted a wider base of participants. Hale is still committed to making Hillcrest be the most vibrant area in the city for all of its residents, visitors, and business owners.

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Owner and publisher – Hale Media, Inc.

Hale Media, Inc. is a San Diego-based boutique marketing firm specializing in public relations, website development, social media, news and event production.


Hale Media, Inc. also publishes:

Director of Marketing — Lead Counsel Expert – Lawinfo

Responsible for marketing and sales of web based legal services and qualifying attorneys for LawInfo's Lead Council program.


Charged with new business development & client retention. Created third party partnerships and alliances. Developed marketing materials and managed trade show events. Coordinated with software developers and network operations on new products and services. Worked in a project management capacity with design staff. Researched qualified attorneys for LawInfo's Lead Council program.

2002 - 2004

Director of Marketing – ICI Professional Web Services

Responsible for the marketing and sales of Web design and content management applications for law firms, Bar associations and other legal entities.


Charged with new business development & client retention. Created third party partnerships and alliances. Developed marketing materials and managed company Web site. Prepared budgets and recommendations on product pricing. Coordinated with software developers and network operations on new product releases. Worked in a project management capacity with design staff.

2000 - 2002