Public Relations, Event Planner and Print Production
My last corporate gig was Category Manager promoted to Producer, at Leo Burnett USA, Chicago, IL 04-04, 8/07-8/09 My clients were EARTH HOUR. NINTENDO SAMSUNG ALLSTATE The poster shown here was done by Shepard Fairey, the Barack Obama "Hope" poster designer. 2008 presidential campaign. Read Earth Hour's Recommendation
After moving to Chicagoland from North Dakota where I left my commercial photography studio behind, I freelanced at top advertising agencies managing some of Chicagolands largest agency clients. In 2009 I left my last agency gig (Leo Burnett) and developed my own Internet marketing brand called "Connections Marketing sm" an Internet Guerrilla marketing technique I developed to strengthen search engine results by increasing on-line exposure and event promotion which I implemented monthly for the three Kenosha Public Museums 2010-2015 under Peggy Gregorsky, Director Read her Recommendation and America's Action Territory in Kenosha, WI 2011 - 2015 For this client I also designed, produced, and maintained the company website and digital marketing. Read Action Territory's Reco
CREATIVE EXPERIENCE - Extensive strategic planning, leadership experience and art direction. Managed on-site photography shoots, assisted with on-set and location shoots and worked as set stylist. Acted as liaison with talent, clients and production personnel. Managed creative and studio personnel in layout and design of catalogs, brochures, magazine ads, outdoor advertising, direct mail and conference art. Word Press. Photoshop.
Experienced Events Coordinator and Project Manager with over three decades of experience coordinating events for management clients and sales staff. Understanding that the best event is one that seems to move flawlessly being the person behind the curtain that makes it happen can be quite satisfying.
Event Coordination Manager: I handle every aspect of trades, shows, conferences, business meetings, weddings, and parties from meeting with the clients to discuss requirements to evaluation. From conception to the last one out the door, and after event client follow-up. Including art buying and staff management / budgets.
As a great Event Coordinator I consistently demonstrate excellent organization skills, communication and negotiation abilities, time management, creativity, and problem-solving orientation.
Ad tells you to find eight items hidden on the picture and viewers spent several minutes looking for those items. This ad got attention. The campaign included Liv Tyler, and Carrie Underwood spending their free time with a Nintendo DS in their hands. I was the print producer.
Freelanced on the Philip Morris team for 5 years too...
Agency Print Production Manager
I managed hundreds of Millions of dollars in print for OgilvyOne -Ameritrade, Hamilton Communications - Baxter and Abbott, and left Hamilton to follow the Art Director to a med agency division of McCann-Erickson called Torri (until it was bought out by another agency, which landed me at Leo Burnett Chicago).
I am an expert print production manager, all classifications including outdoor, medical, legal, insurance, conference show materials, with a huge direct mail background. Medical advertisng specialty. splay and materials. Over the years as an agency producer / project manager, and spend over seven years managing creative teams within the medical product lines. Read Torri Lazur Reco
Nintendo Print USA. With America Ferrera. Mystery Case Files Million Heir.