26+ YEARS OF GLOBAL R&D AND SUCCESSES

STRATEGIC COMPETITIVENESS DEVELOPMENT 

RURAL/URBAN-TO-INTERNATIONAL (VICE VERSA)
STRATEGIC MULTI-SECTOR/MULTI-INDUSTRY ADVANCEMENT

FROM A TO Z - I'M A "ONE-STOP-SHOP"

From small organizations that can’t break the budget (hiring large teams) to large organizations that need specialists to stitch together multiple departments (from conceptualization, design & development to distribution, management, quality inspections, etc.); I’ve done it all.

From Globally
Remote Locations to Board Rooms

Mobilizing Skill Sets 100s of Times over the Past Two Decades

Strategic Competitiveness has been defined as an outcome achieved when a firm successfully formulates and implements a value-creating strategy that cannot be duplicated, or is too costly to imitate, in the short-run by another entity or individual.

Here is a VERY short-list of expertise in my toolbox – Rural/Urban-to-International (vice versa) equivalent-experiences and skill sets (multi-sector/multi-industry) that were/are continuously “mixed and used” for USAID, World Bank, GERtoGER.org, The Amazing Race, and many other initiatives:

  • Up to 35+ years of tourism experience: travel, work, etc., and/or industry associated supply/value chain R&D
  • 26+ years of international experience: travel, living, learning, working, consulting, volunteering (humanitarian)
  • 20+ years of strategic competitiveness: analysis/strategies, offline/online, rural/urban-to-international, etc.
  • 20+ years of TAA (train, advise, assist): 100s of trainings via GER to GER, USAID funded Initiatives, etc.
  • 20+ years of market intelligence: research/analyze, design competitiveness strategies, strategic development, etc.
  • 20+ years of MEL (monitor, evaluate, learn): rural/global GER to GER works, mass media, marketing, etc.
  • 20+ years of branding: assess, learn, strategize, target, design, develop, launch, manage, MEL and strengthen
  • 20+ years of initiatives: mass media, social economic development, film/tv, community/responsible tourism, etc.
  • Up to 20+ years of web, email, etc., marketing works: content development, SEO/SEM, social media, etc.
  • 20+ years of international project management: mass media, marketing, development, film/tv, tourism/GIS, etc.
  • 20+ years of videography/photography: filmmaker, production manager, producer, country fixer, editor, etc.
  • 20+ years experience with most Adobe Creative Cloud softwares, etc: 100s of print/digital deliverables produced
  • 15+ years of international film and TV related production management: reality shows, short documentaries, etc.
  • 15+ years of VSO-like initiatives (village stabilization ops): GER to GER Rural Development, film/TV, etc.
  • 15+ years of works being internationally published via numerous famed guidebooks, organizations, news, etc.
  • Since 2002 internationally famed expos related works and initiatives: ITB, WTM, COTTM, FESPO, SITM, etc.

I STREAMLINE ENTIRE THE PROCESS

ANALYSIS;
market intelligence, competitors, business, products, services, supply chains, SEO/SEM, SWOT SITREP, etc.

Zanjan Fromer - Strategic Field Specialist: Location Scout, Location Fixer, Producer, Filmmaker, Social Entrepreneur, Technical Development Advisor and World Traveler

MAPPING;
social demographics, networks, linkages, geographic assets, market flows, supply chains, databases, etc.

CONTENT;
video, photography, drone, b-roll, photo-art, graphic designing, soundtrack mixing, text, etc.

PRODUCTS;
websites, brochures, podcasts, infomercials, spots, online/offline deliverables, campaigns, etc.

Zanjan Fromer - Strategic Field Specialist: Location Scout, Location Fixer, Producer, Filmmaker, Social Entrepreneur, Technical Development Advisor and World Traveler

DISTRIBUTION;
internet, social media, email marketing, international fairs/expos, associations, etc.

Zanjan Fromer - Strategic Field Specialist: Location Scout, Location Fixer, Producer, Filmmaker, Social Entrepreneur, Technical Development Advisor and World Traveler

ROI/KPI TRACKING;
monitor, track and measure KPIs (organic growth of Ranking Visibility Strength vs. PPC)

Hear the Difference

Don’t forget the importance of original soundtracks for films, podcasts, online pieces and etc… 

(Original soundtrack by Zanjan Fromer, all rights reserved and copyrighted 2020)

SEE [ ENIGMA:TIC ] AUDIO

 

REAL ‘COMPETITIVENESS’ RESULTS

ORGANIC (SEO/SEM) VS. PPC (pay per click)

ONE OF MY “STRATEGIC” CASE STUDIES (AS I DID IT WITH MY TEAM): GER TO GER 

On August 10th, 2020 – GER to GER continues to maintain its superior “OVERALL VISIBILITY RANKINGS (OVR)” and easily outperforms 100 Million Dollar companies AND all of Mongolia’s Tourism Industry (100s of companies) on 25+ critical Search Terms (which I can not share).

100 MILLION $ SALES PLATFORMS

100 Million Dollar sales platforms “the middle-men” are useful BUT don’t loose your identity and YOUR OWN market visibility to them (that’s what they want) – you need to focus on what distinguishes you from your competition; often too many companies follow other companies and it becomes an identity mess… sales platforms have become like “flee markets” with 1000s of competitive vendors all shouting/sabotaging each other for business – while YOUR business pays tens of 1000s in commissions for joint digital spaces with your competition…

MARKET INTELLIGENCE

Market Intelligence is critical – it doesn’t mean ‘conquer and kill’ but it allows YOU to better refine YOUR MESSAGE in a way that drives YOUR VISIBILITY to the market; don’t merely copy and do what others do hoping to succeed (as the above statistics shows it’s NOT a good idea) – today it’s important to develop “YOUR UNIQUE BRAND” which is YOUR COMPANY that stands-out from the flee market mess of sales platforms that sells you and your competitors without ever getting to know you, your operations, your people, your uniquenesses, etc… and that’s YOUR WEBSITE.

It’s important to note that I have maintained this superiority  organically‘ for years without paying for it via PPC… etc.; in fact, as I was uploading the images – GER to GER increased from 74.4% to 75.8%

Just like any good structure – if you get the foundation correct – it will stand for itself… however if you get it wrong – YOU’ll be like the rest that will be opening PPC/Adwords accounts to pay for the same keywords that your competitors are paying for… which increases the costs – and you’ll loose countless funds via ‘ghost clickers’ a.k.a. your competitors that want to empty your PPC finances; PPC is not sustainable NOR prestigiously creditable… 

Paying for PPC means that you didn’t do the work correctly NOR professionally, and now you are paying for it… careless and unprofessional.

ADVANCING MULTILATERAL COMPETITIVENESS

strategic international initiatives – betterment of people

“ONE OUNCE OF PREVENTION IS MORE THAN A POUND OF CURE” BENJAMIN FRANKLIN

Zanjan Fromer - Rapid Expeditionary Development
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  • FIRST USAID TEAMS (TIER ONE) to MONGOLIA
  • R&D
  • TYPES OF INITIATIVES
  • UN SDGs
  • 1. COMPETITIVENESS
  • 1.1. SUSTAINABILTY
  • 1.2. MEDIA
  • 1.3. TOURISM/SUPPLY CHAINS
  • 2. PROFESSIONALISM
  • EDUCATION/DEV STRATEGIES
  • LINKS

26+ YEARS OF POST-SOVIET STABILIZING, REBUILDING, STRENGTHENING, ADVANCING... via Rapid Expeditionary Development (R.E.D.)

(MONGOLIA'S INDEPENDENCE LATE 1989 -  I ARRIVED TO MONGOLIA MID 1994)

From 1999, I (Alaskan Native Half-Breed; DNA: Alaskan Tlingit, Hawaiian, European and Asian) was contracted part of THE FIRST TIER USAID CONTRACTOR TEAMS to Mongolia who were responsible/contracted to establish Mongolia’s new foundation to advance its social economic development and conservation aspirations post 1989 transition into an Open Market Economy & Democracy. Historically, this is the first time in human history for Mongolia where USA Teams have every been politically allowed to assist with the entire country’s “Transitional Development/Stabilization of Mongolia’s Advancement” via strengthening its cross/multi-industry social economic supply chains (rural, regional, national and international - it's their national security matter and my job is to contribute towards its stabilization, development and advancement); since Mr. Fromer’s arrival to Mongolia in 1994 till present day - I have continuously assisted Mongolia for 26+ years across Mongolia and internationally around the world via 1000s of initiatives. From early 1999/2000s, I was DIRECTLY/PERSONALLY contracted by CHIEF OF PARTY Stephen D. Vance (respected colleague/early mentor) to work on the USAID Funded Initiatives (USAID-GOBI INITIATIVE TEAM ONE) that focused on the Gobi Desert’s watersheds monitoring program (Geographic Information Systems) towards greater social economic development initiatives with Mongolia’s nomadic populations. From 2000-2003, I was officially invited to join the USAID Funded “The Competitiveness Initiative” (USAID-TCI TEAM ONE) by the CHIEF OF PARTY Ms. Michelle Morgan ("The BOSS!", just an incredible Leader); a first of its kind Development Initiative that successfully established Mongolia’s International Social Economic Foundation via 100s of training/export marketing initiatives for the country’s three main GDPs (meat, tourism and cashmere industries) to compete both responsibly and ethically throughout global markets that were historically closed to Mongolia; post Chingis Khan and the Soviet Union - these works were being carried out and implemented for the first time in Mongolia’s history by hand-picked/selected Teams of the United States of America by ‘the best global field experts’.

The USAID Funded Competitiveness Initiative’s aim was to assist in advancement transitional countries like Mongolia and it’s traditional GDPs (meat, tourism and cashmere – companies, associations and industries) into the Global Market via training workshops, product development/branding, international marketing, destination development, international exhibitions, business linkage development, etc. It was from these foundation-building works that Mongolia’s struggling industries and their respective companies were strengthen via countless workshops, product development, international business linkage development, international marketing, and more; of which after the The Competitiveness Initiative (USAID-TCI Team One) implementation works - regardless of TCI Team Two and other nationwide matters - Mongolia’s Social Economic Foundation is still strong today greatly owing to USAID-TCI Team One’s Professionalism… testimony of USAID-TCI TEAM ONE’s professional-excellence still exists today as I (USAID-TCI Team One) have independently continued with USAID-TCI Team One’s Mission for the past decades via GER to GER and other works across Mongolia and around the world. Professional Note: for over 26+ years now – before GER to GER, during and afterwards, I have been continuously engaged in such rural-to-international works - of which I have had the honor to be contracted, mentored and worked side-by-side with a long-list of the world’s renown ‘social economic development experts/field experts’ for decades; Soros Foundation, Mongolian Association for Nature Conservation and Environment (Snow Leopard/Gobi Bear), USAID, World Bank, Swiss Agency for International Development and Cooperation, Rubin Art Museum, National Geographic Society, EMMY/DGA Awarded CBS’s The Amazing Race, etc.

“Zanjan Fromer’s creativity ensures delivery of high quality, professional media work that stands out. Always willing to take on a new challenge, he thrives on problem solving and new approaches.” 

Alan Saffery – USAID Mongolia – The Competitiveness Initiative; Competitiveness, Economic Development and Private Sector Development Consultant

RESEARCH & DEVELOPMENT (R&D);

COUNTLESS GLOBAL EXPERIENCES & SUCCESSES

Historically, I am one the longest-standing USA social economic developers within Mongolia with an in-country presence of 26+ years. I’m internally complex yet externally simple, an experienced leader who can enjoy taking the back seat for the team; I’m actively able (technical skill sets/experience) to lead from the front, in parallel and from behind when situational environs require different styles of leadership and/or supportive roles (out in the field or in the office).  Even though I’ve been in the lime-light (fancy suits, event speaker, country specialist for famed reality shows, filmmaker/producer, project manager for international initiatives at top-tier development agencies/organizations, Ministry approved exhibitor for famed international business expos, etc.), I prefer a pair of jeans, cowboy boots and living a wholesome life in a cabin out in the woods - I’m still Alaskan to my core.

In my resume, kindly note that I referred to a "supplemental section", that can be accessed by the tabs to the left that are in relation to my skill sets.  Lastly, I have 5 years of “professional” (non-degree) overseas education backed by 20 up to 30+ years of “equivalent experience” that far exceeds any Bachelor and most Master Degree requirements; as proven by my successful “timeline” as a Specialist and as an Executive supported by two decades of recognitions & honors with top tier international organizations, agencies, tourism boards/associations, businesses, film/tv production companies, etc.

SHORT-LIST

  • Many analytic initiatives/projects have been independently/contractually carried out via USAID, World Bank, Swiss International Development Agency, GERtoGER.org, Adventure-Studio.com, etc.:

    • Special Projects (R&D): online/offline data-collection/mining; strategy development; project/budget/deliverable designing/launch; management/operations; monitor/evaluation; re-strengthening, etc.
    • Rural Initiatives (R&D): cashmere/ meat/ tourism development; community-based tourism; SMEs; product development; branding; photography/filming; mass media deliverables & distribution; etc.
    • National/International Initiatives (R&D): multi-industry development; destination development; international market linkage development; international business/market expos; etc.
    • Competitiveness (R&D): multi-industry/ business/ SMEs/ associations/ product/ service/ market intelligence; marketing strategies; project/budget designing; deliverable planning/ development and distribution; etc.
    • Tourism, etc., Supply Chain Initiatives (R&D): cross-industry survey mapping, analysis, reporting, project designing (community-based, destination development, etc.), implementation, management, node monitor/evaluation, node re-strengthening, community mobilization, outreach training and program development, rural to ministerial and international market communications (vice versa), etc.
    • Internet/Offline Mass Media (R&D): tailor-made websites/other deliverables; informercials and short documentaries; market strategies; press-releases; publications; media-outlets pieces; tourism board/national association info packets; email marketing; expo spots; social media campaigns; SEO/SEM; etc.
    • Film/TV (R&D): digital photography/videography for film/TV productions, reality shows, documentaries, travel infomercials, museum centerpieces, expo centerpieces, websites, marketing, etc.
    • Digital/Print (R&D): digital (web, eBooks, etc.) and print (expos, brochures, etc.) designing, publishing and distribution; distribution strategies and channels; etc.
  • And MORE...

DEVELOPMENT OPS

Definitive LIST of how GER to GER ACTIVELY FULFILLS the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) WHILE actively adhering/advocating the the UN's UDHR.

Today’s major issue in Mongolia are irresponsible tour operators/competitors unethically profiteering/gaining from the ‘responsible tourism’ brand by sabotaging Responsible Tour Operators' markets via disruptors, trolls, scammers, etc., that use Trip Advisor to damage the alternative incomes of nomadic families via factless statements of concern that the tourism industry "damages" nomads. What truly damages nomadic families are unethical individuals/scams/dishonest reviews and lack of market distinction now between responsible and irresponsible as everyone claims to be ‘responsible’. Hence, GERtoGER is using SDGs to highlight our ‘Responsible Tourism’ methodology:

  • SDG 1 - NO POVERTY:  80% of Humanitarian Trips’ finances are returned to rural nomads, drivers, etc.; 20% towards rural communities’ marketing and workshops.
  • SDG 2 - ZERO HUNGER: We have/continue to employ nomadic families who are the poorest of the poor.
  • SDG 3 - GOOD HEALTH AND WELL-BEING: trainings on health/safety/reduce sanitation illnesses (Hepatitis, etc.); incomes for medical insurance, visits, medication, surgeries, etc.
  • SDG 4 - QUALITY EDUCATION: Via workshops/incomes nomadic adults/children are receiving education via workshops (locals/internationals), schools, high schools and universities. 
  • SDG 5 - GENDER EQUALITY: Over 70% of our national managers are women; rurally, women care for travelers’ family experience (food, drink, etc.) while men generally guide (though some women guide). 
  • SDG 6 - CLEAN WATER AND SANITATION: (TRAINING/OPERATIONS) 1) nomads/travelers – “Leave No Trace” 2) waste management to mitigate watershed damages along routes, etc.
  • SDG 7 - AFFORDABLE AND CLEAN ENERGY: assisted all nomadic families to obtain savings accounts across Mongolia - credit histories used for financial services/small-loans to procure solar/wind powered units. 
  • SDG 8 - DECENT WORK AND ECONOMIC GROWTH:  Social economic development via tourism while combatting negative aspects of open market growth.  Over 90% of HR are rural; via “Geotourism” we strengthen rural supply chains. 
  • SDG 9 - INDUSTRY, INNOVATION AND INFRASTRUCTURE:  “GER to GER” is the Mongol Empire’s ancient “kinetic supply chain” – today this ancient supply chain advances Mongolia’s social economic aspirations. 
  • SDG 10 - REDUCE INEQUALITIES: In addition to financial equality, SDG initiatives in Mongolia and abroad - for the last 6+ years we’ve been tracking, mapping, countering, etc., a variety of “inequalities” from Asia to EU to mitigate home-grown issues across multiple countries/internet-platforms.
  • SDG 11 - SUSTAINABLE CITIES AND COMMUNITIES:  GERtoGER meshes “kinetic” and “static” supply chains into itineraries, products, etc., towards advancing social economic development. GERtoGER’s founder has spent 23+ years assisting Mongolia through its post-Soviet transitional development (tourism, meat, cashmere) – first USAID funded “The Competitiveness Initiative”. 
  • SDG 12 - RESPONSIBLE CONSUMPTION AND PRODUCTION: 1) travelers are trained on “subsistence nomadic lifestyles, traditions, history, etc.” 2) nomadic tribes are provided with cashmere-alternatives owing to overgrazing issues (sharp increase in goat numbers); sustainable eco-incomes vs. land degradation incomes that impacts nomadism, livestock, GDPs, nature/environment.
  • SDG 13 - CLIMATE ACTION: We have conducted Nomad Relief Efforts during climatic disasters; films, media pieces, awareness campaigns, etc. 2) We established networks ‘that can’ monitor trends (goats, desertification, watershed situations, weather impacts on land degradation, etc.)
  • SDG 14 - LIFE BELOW WATER: Via workshops all herder/travelers are trained about the importance of water resources in relation to mitigating waste related issues, etc. Though Mongolia may not have oceans – the quality of Mongolia’s watersheds are vital to nomadic populations throughout the country. Mr. Fromer assisted USAID Gobi Initiative’s “Watershed Monitoring” program works as the quality of the watersheds directly impacts Mongolia’s GDPs (cashmere, meat, tourism) as nomadic families are the core “node” of all three industries.
  • SDG 15 - LIFE ON LAND: Via workshops herders/travelers are trained about the importance of land resources in relation to mitigating waste related issues, watershed impacts on land quality, weather/climatic degradation of land, etc., in addition to serious issues pertaining to overgrazing, etc., GER to GER has established nomadic networks 'that can’ monitor such remote concerns (GDP concerns).
  • SDG 16 - PEACE, JUSTICE, AND STRONG INSTITUTIONS: We promote the UN’s UDHRs within Mongolia, social media, etc. Mr. Fromer encourages all countries to “maintain the peace” via making the general public aware of social-issues (extremists, oppression OPS, racial hate CRIMES, etc.) that may indeed hinder social economic development. 
  • SDG 17 - PARTNERSHIP FOR THE GOALS: Via social media networks (Facebooking, Twitter, etc.), partners, donors, etc., we proactively expand our initiatives.
    • "Responsible-Tours.org" established by GER to GER and the Founder, this new Initiative is being launched by “The Global Practitioners” to assist International CBTs, CSR Initiatives, alternative community travel networks and Geotourism Initiatives
    • LastLifeLine.org" under the GERtoGER Foundation this new Initiative aims to match Global Issues of the aforementioned “MDGs/SDGs” that require exposure to better link with like-minded organizations.

Responsible Travel Notes: 

* All Humanitarian Trips and Homestays are 100% "Reality Trips" that are managed and operated by locals and nomadic families; GER to GER Office operates ONLY AS A Humanitarian “Travel Agent” for communities (non-tour operator).

* GER to GER humanitarian trips is about "Reality" - real families, real lifestyles, real situation, etc. (who are the Mongols? And not about our expectations).

* GER to GER humanitarian trips are not an amusement park experience - it’s about awareness/respecting nomadic lifestyle and learning "their ways" (not ours), etc.

* GER to GER is an opportunity for people to learn how to integrate within other cultures vs. other cultures catering to our international norms and standards that we have become overly accustomed too and demand others to adhere too (like paid entertainment slaves).

* GER to GER has generated over a Million USD towards Mongolia’s social economic development via supply-chain synergies and provides over 80% of its revenues toward rural nomadic families that greatly need this alternative income source.

1. COMPETITIVENESS (Rural, Regional, National, International: 20+ years): business/product/service market analysis and development, branding, communications, etc., VIA GERtoGER.org, USAID, SDC, Adventure-Studio.com; domestic and international marketing (online, global travel fairs, etc.)

Short List of Skill Sets:

  • Business/Market Intelligence: research, supply chain mapping, online/offline competitiveness analysis
  • Assessments, mapping, Analysis: community, risk/health/safety, projects, financial, terrains, etc.
  • Product Competitiveness: research, design, development, brand, strengthen & re-strengthen
  • SITREP analysis/reporting: competitors, constraints/challenges, trends, SWOT, etc.
  • Business/Product Linkage Development: business networking, expos, event management, etc.
  • Communications Strategies: market analysis, content development and delivery
  • Market Communications: social media platforms, campaigning, email marketing, hashtag strategies
  • Content Enrichment and Management: website blog, film, photography, stories, podcasts
  • Digital Media Marketing: Website (CRM - WordPress, Joomla, etc.), social media platforms
  • Search Engine Optimization & Marketing: content development strategies via Analytics, Trends
  • Graphic Designing: communication pieces/materials for print and online marketing

Detailed List of Additional Skill Sets (A to Z):

  • Adobe CC
  • Adobe Acrobat Pro
  • Adobe Aftereffects
  • Adobe Audition
  • Adobe Dreamweaver
  • Adobe Fireworks
  • Adobe Illustrator
  • Adobe InDesign
  • Adobe Photoshop
  • Adobe Premiere
  • ACID PRO
  • B2B
  • B2C
  • Budgeting
  • Business Analytics
  • Business Development
  • Cameraman
  • CDROMs
  • Commercials
  • Contracting
  • Destination Development
  • Digital Material Development
  • Documentary Films
  • Domestic Marketing Research
  • DVD authoring
  • DVDs
  • English Language
  • Event and Media Planning
  • Expedition Research, Mapping, Planning, Budgeting, Implementation, Management, etc.
  • Expeditions
  • Export Marketing Development
  • Film and TV
  • Film Editing
  • Filmmaker
  • Financial Research, Analysis, Planning, Budgeting, Projections, Implementation, Management, Monitor and Evaluation, Auditing, Reporting, etc.
  • Fixer
  • Flash Media Development
  • Gantt Project Management Softwares
  • Geographic Information System Softwares
  • Global Business Linkage Development
  • Global Distribution
  • Global Market Development Strategies
  • Global Market Linkage Development
  • Global Marketing Research
  • Global Marketing Strategies
  • Global Travel
  • Google Analytics, Trends, Action Plan
  • Graphic Design
  • Infomercials
  • International Business Fairs
  • International Communications
  • International Fairs and Business Expos
  • International Travel
  • Itinerary Research, Mapping, Planning, Budget, Implementation, Management, Strengthening, Expansion, etc.
  • Linguistics
  • Location Scouting
  • Location Shooting
  • Logistics
  • Logistics for VIPs
  • Logo and Product Designing
  • Mapping and Reporting
  • Market Research
  • Mass Media Development
  • Microsoft Excel
  • Microsoft Office Suite
  • Microsoft Power Point
  • Microsoft Word
  • Mind Mapping Softwares
  • Mongolian Language
  • Online Films
  • Online Strategy Research, Analysis, Mapping and Development
  • Photography
  • Post-Production
  • Pre-Production
  • Print Material Development
  • Producer
  • Product Research, Analysis, Mapping and Development
  • Production
  • Production Management
  • Production Wrap Ups
  • Project Designing
  • Project Management
  • Project Management Softwares
  • Project Research, Analysis, Mapping, Planning, Budgeting, Implementation, Management, Expansion, etc.
  • Reporting
  • Short Documentaries
  • Short Films
  • Social Demographic Research
  • Sound Recording and Editing
  • SoundForge
  • Training Workshops
  • Travel Films
  • Videography
  • Web Design & Development

1.1 SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT (Rural, Regional, National, International/NGO Related: 20+ years): countless Social Economic Development projects were carried out VIA FREELANCE, USAID, GERtoGER.org and Adventure-Studio.com

Domestic/International Research and RAPID Expeditionary Development Skill-Sets (20+ years): Project research (surveying [onsite, etc.], data-collecting, analysis, etc.), feasibility studies (product/service analysis, market/supply chain analysis/GIS mapping, startup, launch, manage, etc.), project design and development, grant writing, launch/implementation, management, monitor/evaluate, strengthening, expansion, re-strengthen, report… Business Intelligence: market research, supply chain mapping, online/offline competitiveness analysis

Short List of Skill Sets:

  • Budgeting/expense analysis: savings/leaks, flows, trends/projections, viability, etc.
  • Assessments, mapping, Analysis: community, risk/health/safety, projects, financial, terrains, etc.
  • Multi-industry export market development: meat, tourism and cashmere
  • Business/SME/social entrepreneurship development: mainly tourism and tourism spin-offs
  • Supply chain analysis: project adaptations, modifications and/or advancements
  • Multi-cultural project management/team leadership: small/large - rural to international
  • SITREP analysis/reporting: competitors, constraints/challenges, trends, SWOT

NOTE: As my multi-industry skill-sets overlap, for detailed list of Skill-Sets please kindly refer to 1. COMPETITIVENESS and 1.2. MEDA and PROFESSIONALISM (tabs) for additional information - thank you.

1.2 MEDIA & COMMUNICATIONS (Rural, Regional, National, International: 20+ years): film, TV and travel productions VIA GERtoGER.org, USAID, Adventure-Studio.com; client-list is extensive via USAID, Adventure Studio and GER to GER e.g. CBS’s The Amazing Race, NATGEO, Rubin’s Art Museum, UNIVERSAL

Short List of Skill Sets:

  • Business Intelligence: market research, supply chain mapping, online/offline competitiveness analysis
  • All aspects of Film/TV Productions: location scouting, budgeting, permits, talent/crew/production assistants/etc., local supplier contracts, customs, transportation (sea, land, air), location setup, production, wrap-up, post-production, etc.
  • Filmmaking: producing, videography, video editing, audio editing, original soundtrack mixing
  • Production management: producing, facilitating, fixing, production managing
  • Stock footage/photography - content enrichment: travel, reality, documentary, B-roll
  • Digital photography and editing: travel, landscapes, artistic flare
  • Digital materials: websites, e-brochures, flash drive, etc.
  • Print designing: expo-stands, brochures, leaflets, bags, pens, book-markers

Detailed List of Additional Skill Sets (A to Z):

  • Adobe Acrobat Pro
  • Adobe Aftereffects
  • Adobe Audition
  • Adobe Bridge
  • Adobe CC
  • Adobe Dreamweaver
  • Adobe Fireworks
  • Adobe Illustrator
  • Adobe InDesign
  • Adobe Media Encoder
  • Adobe Photoshop
  • Adobe Premiere
  • ACID PRO
  • All Apple Products and Devices
  • All Country-wide Logistics
  • Apple Aperture
  • Apple Final Cut Pro Suite
  • Apple Office Suite
  • B2B
  • B2C
  • Budgeting
  • Business Analytics
  • Business Development
  • Cameraman
  • Casting
  • Competitiveness Research, Analysis,Mapping and Reporting
  • Contracting
  • Creative
  • Crew Management
  • Customs Carnets
  • Digital Material Development
  • Domestic Marketing Research
  • Drone Operator
  • DVD authoring
  • English Language
  • Event and Media Planning
  • Expedition Driving
  • Expedition Research, Mapping, Planning, Budgeting, Implementation, Management, etc.
  • Expeditions
  • Export Marketing Development
  • Film and TV
  • Filmmaker
  • Financial Research, Analysis, Planning, Budgeting, Projections, Implementation, Management, Monitor and Evaluation, Auditing, Reporting, etc.
  • Fixer
  • Flash Media Development
  • Gantt Project Management Softwares
  • Geographic Information System Softwares
  • Global Business Linkage Development
  • Global Market Development Strategies
  • Global Market Linkage Development
  • Global Marketing Research
  • Global Marketing Strategies
  • Global Social Media Strategies
  • Global Travel
  • Google Analytics, Trends, Action Plan
  • Development
  • Grant Writing
  • Graphic Design
  • Hootsuite Pro
  • HR Interviewing
  • Human Health/Safety Development
  • Implementation, Management, Monitor and Evaluation, Auditing, Reporting, etc.
  • Infomercials
  • Intego Software
  • International Communications
  • Interview and Reporting
  • Line Producer
  • Linguistics
  • Link Assistant Suite
  • Location Lock-Downs
  • Location Scouting
  • Logistics
  • Logistics for VIPs
  • Logo and Product Designing
  • Mapping and Reporting
  • Market Research
  • Mass Media Development
  • Microsoft Access Database
  • Microsoft Excel
  • Microsoft Office Suite
  • Microsoft Power Point
  • Microsoft Word
  • Mind Mapping Softwares
  • Ministry/Government Support
  • Mongolian Language
  • Monitor and Evaluations
  • Multi Industry Supply/Value Chain
  • Research, Analysis and Reporting
  • Rural Networks
  • Omni Group Softwares
  • Online Films
  • Online Strategy Research, Analysis,
  • Mapping and Development
  • Overland Navigation
  • Photography
  • Post-Production
  • Pre-Production
  • Print Material Development
  • Producer
  • Product Research, Analysis, Mapping and
  • Development
  • Production
  • Production Conceptualization & Storyboards
  • Production Logistical Support
  • Production Management
  • Production Wrap Ups
  • Project Management
  • Project Management Softwares
  • Project Research and Writing
  • Project Research, Analysis, Mapping,
  • Planning, Budgeting, Implementation,
  • Management, Expansion, etc.
  • Reality TV Show
  • Rural Asset Research, Analysis, Mapping and Reporting
  • Sales
  • Scrivener
  • SEO and SEM Research, Analysis, Mapping and Reporting
  • Short Documentaries
  • Social Demographic Research
  • Social Media Campaigns
  • Sound Recording and Editing
  • Sound-man
  • SoundForge
  • Special Permits
  • Transportation Logistics
  • Travel Films
  • Videography
  • Web Design & Development

1.3 SUPPLY CHAIN INITIATIVES (Rural, Regional, National, International: 30+ years): Community based tourism, regional tourism development, national tourism development, destination development, etc., tourism Related VIA Alaska, SDC, World Bank, USAID, GERtoGER.orgAdventure-Studio.com, etc.; client-list for Mongolia-based companies is extensive as I carried out works via USAID and Adventure Studio

Domestic/International Field Skill-Sets - Project/Itinerary/Expedition/Product/Logistics/Etc., Research and Development (average 20+ years): Data collecting, Geographic Information Systems (GIS) for destination planning/risk & threat assessments (health/safety)/etc., project development/planning, launch & management, HR & location development for LOC management, strengthening, expansion, monitor and evaluation, re-strengthening… 

Short List of Skill Sets:

  • Business Intelligence: market research, supply chain mapping, online/offline competitiveness analysis
  • Product/Service Competitiveness: research, design, development, brand, strengthen & re-strengthen
  • Product/Service Development: community based, regional, destination development
  • Product/Service Communication Materials: web, print, photography, video, stories, testimonials
  • Product/Service Management: Expedition Drivers, Leaders, Cooks, Clients’ Health and Safety
  • SITREP analysis/reporting: competitors, constraints/challenges, trends, SWOT
  • Business/Product Linkage Development: business networking and management
  • Budgeting/expense analysis: savings/leaks, flows, trends/projections, viability
  • Assessments, mapping, Analysis: community, risk/health/safety, projects, financial, terrains, etc.
  • Multi-industry export market development: meat, tourism and cashmere
  • Business/SME/social entrepreneurship development: technical advising/competitiveness/media
  • Supply chain analysis: project adaptations, modifications and/or advancements
  • Multi-cultural project management/team leadership: small/large - rural to international
  • International Travel Fairs and Exhibitions (10+ years): ITB, WTM, LA Travel, etc.
  • Pre-Departure Responsible Tourism Training: for Internationals/Multi-Cultural Liaison
  • Alaskan Marine Tourism Related: Prep-Chef, Deckhand, Maritime Travel & Safety
  • International R&D Travel – around the world countless times: USA, Canada, SE Asia, Central Asia, NE Asia, Russia, Israel, Europe.

NOTE: As my multi-industry skill-sets overlap, for detailed list of Skill-Sets please kindly refer to 1. COMPETITIVENESS and 1.2. MEDA and PROFESSIONALISM (tabs) for additional information - thank you.

PROFESSIONALISM AND ASSOCIATED TANGIBLES

The following skill-sets have been developed and honed throughout countless projects (film/tv, social economic development, business, etc.) for a vast variety of businesses, development agencies, famed film/TV shows, and more as clearly highlighted by aforementioned ‘Career Accomplishments Timeline’.

Leadership skills: field specialist, founder, project manager, production facilitator/manager/producer/fixer/etc., social entrepreneur/field specialist (GER to GER Geotourism, World Bank, SDC, USAID, Ministry Medal of Honor for Leadership, National Geographic Society Certificate of Excellence as well as Geotourism Ambassadorship, etc.)

Interpersonal skills: over a decade of international experiences ranging from recognitions in famed publications, honors and awards by top tier international agencies, organizations, Ministries, etc., that cover a geographic territory spanning around the world ranging from participatory trainings with nomadic tribes across Mongolia to being Ministry approved Country Level Exhibitor and guest speaker at famed international travel shows (LA TRAVEL & ADVENTURE SHOW, ITB BERLIN, WTM LONDON, HONG KONG, COTTM CHINA, TAIWAN, etc.)

Communication skills: Global Marketing Communications & Mass Media Specialist, branding, export marketing, etc., for multi-industry development of rural to international supply chains (USAID The Competitiveness Initiative and many other domestic/international public-private sector initiatives).

Management skills: project manager (World Bank, USAID, SDC, etc.); facilitator/fixer (The Amazing Race, etc., TV Shows); founder, field specialist, developer, global marketing/business linkage development, project management, etc. (GER to GER GEOtourism); etc.

Intellectual skills: I have dedicated decades towards enriching my multi-sector/multi-industry capacities for a variety of purposes. My skills range from professional research/analytical works such as the ‘Cross-Industry Tourism Competitiveness Survey, Mapping and Supply Chain Analysis’ for World Bank that focused on surveying/mapping accommodations, food & drink, fuel & oil, operators, transportation sector (ground/air) etc., to obtaining a vast variety of skill-sets (filmmaking/editing, audio mixing/editing, photography, digital media, graphic designing, web development, print publications, GIS/mapping, etc.) as briefly covered via my graphic resume; virtually an all-in-one/in-house multi-purpose field/production unit. It’s my broad variety of skill-sets that famed Reality Shows like CBS’s The Amazing Race (EMMY/DGA Awarded Season) and others rely on - from location scouting to production facilitation/management to wrap up they all know that they can count on me to get the job done and make unforgettable TV Episodes.

NOTE: for semi-detailed list of PUBLICATIONS/RECOGNITIONS please kindly refer to "MULTI-INDUSTRY: PORTFOLIO/RECOGNITIONS" - thank you.

IMPORTANCE OF NON-DEGREE STUDIES AT NUM

THIS WAS A "ONCE IN A LIFETIME" OPPORTUNITY; THE FIRST/LAST CHANCE FOR A “REAL" TRANSITIONAL-EDUCATIONAL EXPERIENCE

Post-Cold War (1992), I would be the First and Only American to independently experience a vast multitude of situational environs and realities firsthand - in Mongolia (since 1994); among Mongolian Students (1995-2000) AFTER 'The Cold War'.

At this early transitional time (I arrived June 1994), just couple years after the Cold War/collapse of the Russian Federation States (1989), the National University of Mongolia (NUM) wasn't properly setup for "non-communist" foreign EU/American students; regardless, I attended courses and concluded as a non-degree program (in 2000) for I had professional goals to achieve.

This experience, beyond course works, provided me 1000s of firsthand insights into an old-world educational system... to comprehend how Mongolia trains/educates its people, within their own environs/experience countless realities, based on an archaic soviet system provided me with unparalleled access to countless levels of comprehension that would allow me to better assist "Mongolia" through its social economic transition into a non-communist Open Market Economic Society; one must understand the people to be effective - which my career timeline/recognitions clearly show (SEE MULTI-INDUSTRY: PORTFOLIO/HONORS). This education provided me with parallel comprehension into Russia/China systems as they indeed share pedagogical methodologies and more - countless in-depth situational comprehensions of learning-styles, behaviors, psychologies, methods, opinions, challenges, aspirations, constraints, etc. Via my unique educational preparation, beyond operational management, I was able to apply these "lessons learned/experiences" towards advancing/strengthening/re-strengthening numerous USAID, World Bank, Adventure Studio, GER to GER, etc., Initiatives while assessing, mapping, planning, implementing, countering, mitigating countless potential risks/pitfalls that these Transitional Initiatives could have encountered if I didn't pursue my Education; as I'm able to sense what others were/are unable too.

Miyamoto Musashi

"Perceive that which cannot be seen with the eye."

"Perception is strong and sight weak. In strategy it is important to see distant things as if they were close and to take a distanced view of close things."

Shortlist of Initiatives - Online Links to Supportive Documentations:

“THE FIXER, PRODUCER & FILMMAKER”

OFFICIAL FIXER, FACILITATOR, REPRESENTATIVE AND PRODUCTION MANAGEMENT
OF BOTH USA AND AUSTRALIA AMAZING RACES (2006, 2019)

INTERNATIONALLY TRUSTED REALITY SHOW FIXER

“THE BEST EPISODE YET!”

2019 THE AMAZING RACE AUSTRALIA – MONGOLIA
(Episodes 5 & 6) – CHANNEL 10

“Zanjan Fromer and his team provided top notch creative and logistic support for an episode of “The Amazing Race” for CBS. His creative problem solving and fast thinking helped us get through some very tough situations and in the end added one of the more memorable episodes to an Emmy and DGA award winning season.” – Barry Hennessey (Senior Field Producer for The Amazing Race)

I am the first Mongolia location fixer, Mongolia field producer, Production Manager in Mongolia directly associated with EMMY & DGA Award WINS! 

The Amazing Race Australia 2019 - Mongolia

GER TO GER RURAL NETWORKS SUPPORT FAMED REALITY SHOWS

THE GUY WITH THE TOOLBOX &
DECADES OF GLOBAL EXPERIENCES

Zanjan Fromer - Strategic Field Specialist: Location Scout, Location Fixer, Producer, Filmmaker, Social Entrepreneur, Technical Development Advisor and World Traveler

CHIEF MARKETING OFFICER/ 
STRATEGIC FIELD SPECIALIST (RED)

2010 National Geographic Society D.C. HQ 
Certified Geotourism Ambassador

2015 Governmental Ministry
Medal of Honor for Leadership

AND MORE AT: MULTI-SECTOR: PORTFOLIO/HONORS

HISTORICAL ‘VISUAL’ TESTIMONIES