In Your Back Yard

Everyone talks about social media’s potential to democratize and empower those less fortunate. Mark actually makes that happen. Mark, or @hardlynormal as the Internet knows him, is an internationally recognized activist who tells the story of the countless individuals without a voice– those living in shelters, motels, tents, alongside streets and under highway bridges. Invisible People is one of the most revolutionary and poignant storytelling destinations ever seen on the web. Mark’s work is extraordinary because he not only helps solve the systemic, scaled problems of homelessness by destroying stereotypes, but he also helps singular individuals, every day.

Mark Horvath speaking at Twitter, Inc.

Mark Horvath speaking at Twitter, Inc.

Mark’s award-winning work as an immersive storyteller has taken him to over 300 cities and seven different countries. Mark is also the Chief Marketing Officer at the Rescue Mission Alliance of Syracuse, where he works together with a team of creatives using content marketing to reduce costs and increase results. If you’d like for Mark to speak at your event or to consult on homeless services, transmedia storytelling, or for-profit and nonprofit marketing, email him at:
mark [at] invisiblepeople [dot] tv.
All proceeds go to help keep Invisible People running!

Mark has been featured by the L.A. Times, CNN, CBS, MSNBC, MTV, Forbes, Mashable, Ricki Lake Show, Chronicle of Philanthropy, NPR, Marketing Smarts Podcasts, PBS, Fast Company, Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation and more. He’s spoken at a number of conferences and events, including keynoting the Geneva Forum on Social Change, Blog World, U.S Department of State’s Tech@State, Gnomedex, 140 Character Conference, Nonprofit Technology Conference, SxSW and International Fundraising Congress. The Huffington Post named him one of 11 Twitter activists you should follow. Youtube gave Invisible People unprecedented exposure allowing Horvath to curate YouTube’s homepage for a day. Mark was the first nonprofit to speak at Twitter, Inc. In 2011 Mark was commissioned by Canadian Government to travel to 24 Canadian cities and help champion the Canadian Alliance to End Homelessness. Mark has consulted for Los Angeles Police Department, City of San Francisco, and USC Annenberg School for Communication & Journalism, Mencap, and St Mungo’s Broadway among many others. Mark is a regular presenter at UCLA, USC, NYU, Syracuse University, and educational institutions around the world.  Mark regularly works with major brands on cause campaigns such as Hanes, Ford, and Virgin Mobile.

Housing First – Solution to End Homelessness:

Ricki Lake Show:

TEDxYYC:

UCLA’s Transmedia Storytelling for Good:

Respect The Internet: Movements by Marketers:

What others are saying and some cool stuff:

Chronicle of Philanthropy

Dewey Winburne Community Service Award Recipient 2014

2013 Rob Stuart Memorial Award

Champion of the Year Award at United Way of Greater LA

Non Profit Times

LA Weekly Web Awards 2012: Best Online Do-gooder

NPR: Former Homeless Man’s Videos Profile Life On Street

CNN:

  1. Activist’s Web site, tweets put new face on homelessness
  2. Homeless turn to Twitter for food, shelter

Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation:

  1. The Power of Pixels – Social Media & the Fight Against Homelessness
  2. Elevating New Voices to End Homelessness

Ford Motor Company:

  1. Mark Horvath is Helping to Fight Youth Homelessness
  2. Mark Horvath is Using a Ford to Make Invisible People Visible

Fast Company:

  1. Using The Power Of Video To Illuminate Our Nation’s Homeless
  2. The 10 Most Generous Social Media Mavens

Huffington Post:

  1. 11 Twitter Activists You Should Be Following
  2. Social Good Stars: Mark Horvath
  3. Homeless People Speak Out on What They Want From Politicians (VIDEO)
  4. Mark’s achieve of  featured posts on HuffPo: http://www.huffingtonpost.com/mark-horvath/

TEDx:

  1. TEDxYYC – Mark Horvath – Making Everyone Known
  2. Mark Horvath at TEDx SkidRow
  3. Breaking boundaries: Mark Horvath at TEDxOaksChristianSchool

Various authors have featured Mark in a number of different books:

Simon Mainwaring wrote about his work in We First

Mike Foster wrote about his work in Gracenomics

Claire Diaz-Ortiz wrote about his work in Twitter For Good

Chris Brogan wrote about his work in Google+ for Business

Geoff Livingston wrote about his work in Welcome to the Fifth Estate

Beth Kanter wrote about his work in The Network Nonprofit 

Nedra Weinreich wrote about his work in Hands-On Social Marketing: A Step-by-Step Guide to Designing Change for Good

Shelene Bryan wrote about his work in Love, Skip, Jump: Start Living the Adventure of Yes

Phil Cooke wrote about his work in One Big Thing: Discovering What You Were Born to Do

Porter Gale wrote about his work in Your Network Is Your Net Worth

Allison Fine wrote about his work in Matterness: What Fearless Leaders Know About the Power and Promise of Social Media