Ian Irving Bradshaw hears a symphony in the biosphere, where inorganic and organic are brought to life by the vibrations of star power and matter. He hears continuity in discrete orchestration and biotic pulses of breath, both oscillating between harmony and discord toward a moment of new balance or inordinate divergence. As a driving force behind three burgeoning organizations, Ian is living to stimulate ecological transmutation through applied macromarketing and political ecology.
Ian's journey into the polis-market-ecosphere began in his teenage years, primarily influenced by his maternal grandfather, a board member at the institutions now known as Watts Health Corporation (co-founded by his grandmother and not her husband) and Family Savings Bank, a precursor to OneUnited Bank. His grandfather's role in the political and economic landscape of Black banking and community health in Los Angeles, California, provided him with invaluable insights during his formative years. However, Ian's understanding of community and mutualism has radically expanded since then. Furthermore, in a world where patriarchy often dominates narratives, Ian urges readers to consider the mitochondrial DNA he inherited from his mother, which powers every cell in his body by encoding for 13 vital proteins, and the encoding of his surname as his mother's maiden name, which she proclaimed in an act of quiet defiance after giving birth, ironically, while still married. Ian's father was working at the time and could not declare his surname. He appended his to her's, after several failed attempts to reverse her transcription error. The initial sustenance of Ian's mother lingers, nurturing both his intellect and immunity to pathogens.
Ian further honed his understanding of politics, markets, and community ecology at California State University, the birthplace of ethnic studies, where he cultivated a deep interest in the intersections between culture, technology, and ecological-economic progress. He graduated with an interdisciplinary degree in cultural studies, laying a solid foundation for his subsequent decade-long career in marketing and public informatics. Ian has since offered his expertise to prominent blue-chip companies, advising them on enterprise marketing technologies and innovative digital marketing strategies. His background in marketing, coupled with his politically active family, naturally led him to the field of macromarketing as he progressed in his career.
In the sphere of macromarketing, Ian leverages his skills in political-economic-ecological analysis, strategic communication, and institutional economics. Amidst the COVID-19 pandemic, he laid the groundwork for a consortium of social organizations anchored in post-financial, eco-modernist and social libertarian strategies for climate adaptation and mitigation. Motivated by a desire for sustainable economic and ecological change, Ian is on a quest to push the boundaries of traditional marketing beyond finance-driven expansion.
Ian's approach merges the promotion of feral-market technological advancement, advocacy for a new sustainability literacy, and a steadfast dedication to social justice, positioning him as a pioneer in redefining marketing paradigms. The conviction that technology can be a catalyst for positive change underpins his advocacy. Actively involved in local politics across the entire West Coast of the United States, Ian is known to support political organizations in achieving victories and furthering their agendas. In his most recent roles, he was a member of the Seattle LGBTQ Commission and successfully led a closely contested election in San Bernardino County for a local council member position.
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