What does the “7G” in Seven G Media mean?
7G, or Seven Generations, is a reference to the Native American custom when making tribal decisions to consider how those decisions will affect the tribe seven generations in the future. It is credited with originating with the Iroquois in the New York/Northeast area (click here to read the Wikipedia entry).
I encountered similar concepts used by tribes in the Pacific Northwest while working as a newspaper reporter in eastern Washington state and meeting with the Confederated Tribes of the Umatilla Indian Reservation, the Nez Perce, and Yakama among others.
This concept, as well as the Native American tradition of oral storytelling, have stuck with me and are core parts to Seven G Media’s foundation. I want to build a business for the long term, and I believe the way to do that is to help client businesses with services that benefit them now and in the future.
Seven G Media’s Storytellers
I am Nathan Isaacs. I am the owner and creative director at Seven G Media. Basically, I am a business storyteller. I am an accomplished marketing professional and natural storyteller with the expertise to authentically share your story.
Prior to starting 7G in 2010, my professional work included honorably serving on a U.S. Navy submarine (where I was also featured on the cover of Professional Mariner magazine), reporting on crime and other topics for an Eastern Washington newspaper (including getting tasered for the fun of it), crunching numbers as a financial analyst for the Bonneville Power Administration. I also guided a software technology company’s entry into the electric vehicle industry, and developed marketing initiatives for more than two dozen attorneys at a Portland-area law firm.
I received my MBA from Willamette University’s Atkinson Graduate School of Management in Salem, Ore. I received my Bachelor’s Degree in Communications/Editorial Journalism at the University of Washington. I am board member for the Search Engine Marketing Association of Portland (SEMpdx).
My diverse work experience includes working with state and local government and public agencies, nonprofits, startups, small businesses, news media, electric utilities and alternative transportation. When not at work, you can find me volunteering in the community, reading for pleasure and professional development, and playing in our Pacific Northwest outdoors (road biking, mountain climbing, hiking, backpacking, and running).
The Extra Mile
My goal is to help make you and your business successful. I am looking to have a long-term relationship with you. That could mean working with you on a specific project, having an ongoing business relationship, or joining your network (professional or personal) and being able to have lunch or a beer together today, tomorrow and into the future.
Check out this YouTube video of me getting Tasered by the Washington State Patrol. It was done when I was working for the Tri-City Herald newspaper in eastern Washington and reporting on how the troopers first had to get Tasered before being issued the weapons. As a reporter, I went the extra mile to report accurately on a story. I will go the extra mile for you, too!