Résumé

Here is my legitimate résumé. They aren’t the most exciting things in the world to read… but here is some of my experience listed more formally…

January 2015 – September 2017: Advantage Solutions

Sales and Marketing Specialist

  • Working independently with travel throughout Saskatchewan to maintain key accounts associated with products represented by Advantage Solutions
  • Serve clients’ needs by ensuring product is in stock and displayed competitively by incorporating ‘First Seen Last Seen’ with product placement
  • Build relationships with store managers and present ideas and solutions that will generate further revenue

August 2013 – April  2014: Angel Entertainment

Position: Development Coordinator – Feature film, Scripted and Factual Television Programming

Communications/Creative

  • Project leader on various aspects of Angel’s projects in development, primarily web and social media. Managed online initiatives, prepared and distributed press releases pertaining to Angel’s film projects
  • Assisted in arranging casting calls
  • Participated in creative meetings, conducted market research on projects proposed for development
  • Managed artwork and design of all creative documents
  • Established relationships and managed flow of information between producers, writers, broadcasters, actors, funding agencies, and third party co-producers
  • Arranged meetings between producers and key contacts, as well as during markets such as RealScreen, World Congress, etc

Business Affairs

  • Prepared development applications and deliverables; such as Canadian Media Fund, Telefilm, including entries into Film Awards competitions such as Yorkton Film Fest, Banff Rockies, etc
  • Responsible for broadcaster research and keeping up with their mandates

May 2011 – July 2013: Sask Weekly

Position: Marketing and Communications Coordinator/Administrative

  • Developing communications platform
  • Editor and content developer – writing and editing communications distributed to members
  • Some administration duties (telephones, mail)
  • Coordination of press releases and media tracking

July 2007 – April 2011: Point2 Technologies, Saskatoon SK

Position: Marketing and Communications Coordinator (July 2009 –April 2011)

  • Assisted in the maintenance and direction of the Point2 Agent website, knowledge of SEO practices, knowledge of HMTL, Dreamweaver, and some Java/CSS.
  • Coordinated corporate social media initiatives, corporate blogger
  • Maintained email campaigns in Point2’s large content management system (CMX), worked alongside the Business Intelligence team to create new campaigns targeting specific membership groups.
  • Copywriting and editing – Email copy, Ad copy, internal documents
  • Developer, writer, editor of “The Point”, a monthly e-magazine sent to 200,000+ members
  • Developed and coordinated sales promotions that catered to a large membership level, analyzed results of different marketing channels (email, blogs, newsletters, etc)
  • Lead the development and delivery of Point2’s Real Estate Confidence Index project
  • Photography, basic photo editing of corporate head shots

Position: Customer Care Representative, Customer Care Team Lead (July 2007 – 2009)

  • Working with portals/use of portal technology
  • Writing training/educational material for members
  • Troubleshooting technical issues both through email and on the telephone
  • Moderating Point2’s online forums, Message Board
  • Keeping up-to-date on system issues, software releases, builds

January 2005 – December 2006 – Travel Canada, Saskatoon SK

Position: Office Assistant/Travel Agent

  • Coordinated travel (flights, hotels, lodge transfers) for visitors to various hunting/fishing Outfitting camps throughout North America using industry standard software
  • Assisted with travel insurance, firearm registration
  • Meet and greet groups of travelers at Saskatoon Airport
  • Notifying travelers of any flight changes

Freelance Work:

Worked the music & entertainment industry for seven years doing freelance work for many major label and independent artists, music companies, as well as promoters.  This involved a high level of networking, self promotion and community involvement.

  • Event coordination, promotion – organized many events for local artists, which included securing venue and staff, marketing plans, media coordination, advertising, and running all aspects of a large event.
  • Attended tradeshows/conferences throughout Canada and the United States (including CMW, SXSW), working alongside artists to build their networking base.
  • Worked with European music company, The Music Void, as a media interviewer.  Conducted filmed interviews with some of the most high profile industry executives in the music/entertainment/digital industry.
  • Have worked freelance with several artists conducting marketing plans, including social media, radio promotion, radio tracking, MediaBase, CD Release parties, building audiences.
  • Content creation and ghost-writing for artists, on blog sites, websites, biographies, etc.

Other Work:

  • 2003 – The Partnership (Ambassador to the Downtown Business District)
  • 2000 – 2004: The Real Canadian Superstore (Clerk and customer service)
  • 2005 – Ricki’s Clothing Store for Women (Sales Associate)
  • 2006 – Some casual work with the Saskatoon Chamber of Commerce (assisting with golf tournaments and other odd jobs)

Personal Achievements:

  • Progress2Capital Business Planning Competition. Top Ten Finalist and placed in the Top Five in the 2012 P2C Competition hosted by the Regina Regional Opportunities Commission (RROC) and Saskatchewan Regional Economic Development Authority (SREDA) for business plan writing.
  • I have established a large network in Saskatoon and beyond. I am passionate about networking and personal branding/marketing.

Education:

2003 – ‘04 – Universal Career College, Saskatoon (Certificate in Marketing, Entrepreneurship, Business Administration)

  • Marketing and Communications
  • Human Relations
  • Office Procedures
  • Financial Accounting
  • Small Business Management

Interests/Hobbies:

Writing tends to be my passion, but I also enjoy a fair amount of time CrossFit training, practicing Yoga, playing guitar, reading, enjoying nature, travel and seeking adventure.

References: See this page.

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