Applying its deep media expertise and trusted ADVISOR®, BOOMERsphere and other brands to a wide range of people and topics, Hawkins Media, LLC and its divisions ADVISOR.com, Advisor Media, Advisor Publications, and Advisor Conferences produce dozens of how-to products and services -- a comprehensive family of advice, information and training resources in the broad areas of business, technology, home and family, lifestyle, money, and more.
Identifying and presenting the unmatched advice of top experts, ADVISOR has spanned the full range of media, including online sites and services since 1984, printed magazines and journals, newsletters, live conferences and seminars, trade shows, reference and training video and audio, onsite training, radio, television and more.
At the top is ADVISOR.com branching into many related sites.
Driving it all is Hawkins Media's mission: to help its customers solve business, technology and lifestyle problems, grow their businesses, advance their careers, become more successful, and have a great life.
Hawkins Media fulfills this mission by providing a rich mix of the best ideas, discoveries, experience, techniques and solutions. In its media products and services, this expertise comes directly from the hard-won insight and wisdom of thousands of contributors. Because Advisor Media is renowned for providing expert advice to solve real problems, customers learn exactly what really works (and what doesn't).
Via media and via consulting, Hawkins Media combines independent real world experience, field-tested technology, and proven and productive solutions. The expert advice saves customers time, money, disappointment -- and lights the way to success.
ADVISOR® MEDIA COLLABORATIONS
The powerful ADVISOR® brand is known world-wide as the source of field-proven, real-world, expert advice and hands-on techniques. Over the years, Advisor Media has produced print, online and live media in collaboration with major companies including IBM, Microsoft, Apple/FileMaker, Lotus Development, Novell, CA/Computer Associates, Borland, Sybase, Ashton-Tate, Fox Software, and many others.
ADVISOR® MEDIA / HAWKINS MEDIA HISTORY
Hawkins Media, LLC and its divisions Advisor Media and HawkTek are based in sunny San Diego, California, are privately owned and managed by CEO John L. Hawkins and President Jeanne Banfield Hawkins.
Hawkins Media has been providing expert advice and know-how for decades, serving software companies, healthcare providers, restaurants, television and radio stations and studios, retail chains, entertainment venues, technology companies, construction contractors, manufacturing firms, movie studios, restaurants and food packagers, auto dealers and manufacturers, financial firms and accounting practices, law firms, school districts, and more.
In 1968 John L. Hawkins established Hawkins Media to provide consulting, programming, production and technical services to broadcast stations in the San Francisco Bay Area, beginning with KMPX-FM and KNBA-AM. Hawkins Media built on John's earlier venture Hawkins Enterprises and services Sound Unlimited and Photography Unlimited. Related activities involved San Francisco stations KKHI-AM-FM, KPEN-FM, KUDO-TV, KKIS-AM, Serros Mobile Television Productions, Far West Laboratory for Educational Research and Development, live concert recordings, celebrity interviews, radio specials, and San Francisco Symphony live broadcasts.
In the 1970s Hawkins Media expanded to serve a variety of industries in partnership with Creative Media Consultants, Millennium Communications, Northstar Broadcasters/KKFX, and others. Clients included ABC Radio/KGO, Metromedia Radio/KNEW, Pappas Television/KMPH, Sealy Mattress, JCPenney, Morehouse Foods, Kinderfoto, JCPenney Pixy Studios, Entertainers II, Sheraton Inn, Transwestern Broadcasting, BBS Advertising, Adler Communications/KWUN, AccuTax, Livingston Department Stores, Buttercup Pantry, KSOL Radio, Golden West Broadcasting/KSFO and others.
1980s Hawkins Media partners included HawkTek Corporation, Data Based Solutions, Hawkins-Hawkins Co. Inc., and others. Clients included U.S. Audio, Nummi Motors, Fox Software, National Emergency Services, Broderbund Software, TotalTape Publishing, Lucasfilm, Mrs. Field's Cookies, Price-Waterhouse, Pinnacle Television Productions, Borland International, Data Based Solutions, and others.
In 1983 Data Based Solutions launched pioneer technology magazine Data Based Advisor, establishing the ADVISOR® brand name. The magazine spawned software products, books, and online services. Hawkins Media partnered to provide expert advice content and editorial direction. In the nascent online world, Data Based Advisor (DBA) bulletin board debuted in 1984, a decade before the public Internet, followed by DBA on The Source and CompuServe. In 1994 ADVISOR.com premiered on the Internet.
By the 1990s Hawkins Media had launched live seminars, satellite TV live training, and professional journals. In 1992 operations were combined with Data Based Solutions, forming Advisor Media, Advisor Communications International, Advisor Publications, Advisor Conferences, Advisor Academy, ADVISOR.com, and much more.
Throughout the 1990s and 2000s, Advisor Media produced a range of ADVISOR® brand business technology publications and events, with clients and partners including Apple, Borland, Claris/FileMaker, CA/Computer Associates, Fox Software, IBM, Lotus Development, Microsoft, Novell, Sybase, and others. ADVISOR print publications were distributed world-wide. Hundreds of live conferences and seminars were presented in Belgium, Canada, China, Germany, Malaysia, Netherlands, Singapore, U.K., and across the U.S.A.
John Hawkins has provided his business technology expertise via other media. He was a frequent co-host on CNBC TV's "The Next Wave" hosted by Leonard Nimoy. John has been interviewed and quoted by USA Today, Los Angeles Times, San Diego Home & Garden, and various radio shows. John wrote articles for San Diego Union-Tribune, InfoWorld, and others, and was a writer and editor for IBM's E-Business initiative publications.
John was president of Golden Gate Computer Society for four years, and taught business technology at College of Marin. For decades John has been a guest speaker about business technology, in various countries, at business events ranging from trade organization conferences to Rotary International clubs.Jeanne Hawkins created and produced a wide range of business conferences, seminars and trade shows, including many in conjunction with Apple, IBM, Microsoft and Novell. She also managed the production of a variety of print magazines, journals and newsletters. She also managed operations and marketing for a radio station, advertising agencies, computer software development, computer networking firm, and manufacturing company.
Advisor Media / Hawkins Media has established several trademark brands: ADVISOR®, BOOMERsphereTM, Boomer YearsTM, ADVISOR ACADEMY®, ADVISOR DEVCONTM, ADVISOR EVENTTM, ADVISOR EXPERTTM, ADVISOR LIVETM, ADVISOR MEDIATM, ADVISOR NETWORKTM, ADVISOR NEWSTM, ADVISOR ONSITETM, ADVISOR PORTALTM, ADVISOR SUMMITTM, ADVISOR TIPSTM, ADVISOR UPDATETM, ADVISOR ZONETM, ADVISOR.comTM, MY.ADVISORTM, HAWKINS MEDIATM, HAWKTEKTM, and many more. See Trademarks.AdvisorMedia.com for a more complete list.
Partial list of ADVISOR brand and related titles published over the years (our publishing partner is noted where applicable);
Access Advisor (with Microsoft)
Access - Visual Basic Advisor
Access - VB - SQL Advisor
Advisor Basics of FileMaker Pro
Advisor Guide to Microsoft Access
Advisor Guide to Microsoft SharePoint
Advisor Guide to Microsoft Visual FoxPro
Business Security Advisor
CA-Unicenter Advisor (with CA / Computer Associates)
Clipper Advisor (with CA / Computer Associates)
Databased Application Development Advisor
Databased Web Advisor
dBASE Advisor (with Borland International)
FileMaker Advisor (with Apple / FileMaker)
FileMaker Developer Advisor
FileMaker Pro Advisor (with Apple / FileMaker)
FILEMAKERsphere @ FMsphere.com
FoxPro Advisor (with Microsoft)
FoxPro User Journal (with Fox Software)
GroupWise Advisor (with Novell)
IBM Lotus Solutions Now (with IBM)
Internet & Java Advisor
Internet, Java & ActiveX Advisor
Internet Security Advisor
Lotus Advisor (with IBM)
Lotus Notes Advisor (with Lotus Development Corp.)
Lotus Notes & Domino Advisor (with IBM)
Lotus Notes & Domino Administration Advisor Expert
Lotus Notes & Domino R5 Advisor Expert
Microsoft Outlook & Exchange Server Advisor Expert
Microsoft Visual Basic Web Development Advisor Expert
Microsoft SQL Server Advisor Expert
Mobile Business Advisor
PowerBuilder Advisor (with Sybase)
SharePoint Advisor (with Microsoft)
Senior Solutions Advisor
Visual Objects Advisor (with CA / Computer Associates)
WebSphere Advisor (with IBM)
Unicenter TNG Advisor (with CA / Computer Associates)
Partial list of ADVISOR live conferences, expos and seminars presented world-wide: (our event partner is noted where applicable)
Advisor DevCon Asia (with Microsoft)
Access Advisor Developer Conference (with Microsoft)
Access DevCon (with Microsoft)
Advisor DevCon on Microsoft Office, Access & Visual Basic
Advisor DevCon on Microsoft Office & VBA
Advisor DevCon on Microsoft Web Development
Advisor Developer Workshop on Microsoft Internet Tools
Advisor Summit on Novell GroupWise (with Novell)
DataBased Advisor Conference
FileMaker DevCon (with FileMaker)
FoxPro Advisor DevCon (with Microsoft)
FoxPro DevCon (with Microsoft)
GroupWise Advisor Summit (with Novell)
Internet Advisor Workshop
Internet & Java Advisor Workshop
Lotus Advisor DevCon (with IBM)
Lotus DevCon (with IBM)
Microsoft Visual FoxPro Developer Conference (with Microsoft)
Professional Developers Series (with Borland International, with Fox Software)
PC Database Development Forum
SharePoint DevCon (with Microsoft)
WebSphere DevCon (with IBM)
ADVISOR CONFERENCE LOCATIONS
Anaheim, Baltimore, Chicago, Durham, Fort Lauderdale, Hawaii Big Island, Hawaii Maui, Hollywood, Hong Kong (China), Kuala Lumpur (Malaysia), La Jolla, La Quinta, Las Vegas, Miami, Monterey, Nashville, Orlando, Palm Desert, Phoenix, Rancho Mirage, San Diego, San Francisco, Santa Barbara, Scottsdale, Singapore, The Hague (Netherlands), Toronto, Tucson, Washington DC
ADVISOR SEMINAR LOCATIONS
Atlanta, Boston, Brussels (Belgium), Chicago, Frankfurt (Germany), London (UK), Los Angeles, Minneapolis, New York, Orlando, Palm Desert, Philadelphia, Phoenix, San Francisco, Scottsdale, Toronto (Canada), Washington DC
HAWKINS MEDIA / ADVISOR MEDIA -- EXPERT ADVICE & KNOW-HOW