Marketing & Branding Leader
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I am a senior marketing and branding leader with proven experience increasing sales, improving brand equity, and integrating marketing efforts across multiple channels.
I excel at combing through multiple sources of consumer insights; connecting the dots; building a marketing strategy to overcome a business challenge; and taking action to demonstrate marketing’s contribution to growth.
I have delivered positive ROI for high growth brands like Adobe, Dell, Harley Davidson, IBM, KET, Lexmark International, MasterCard, University of Kentucky, U.S. Army, and Verizon Wireless.
1/09 – PRESENT
REGIONAL ACCOUNT DIRECTOR / McCann Erickson
Developed the integrated marketing and branding strategy for the U.S. Army Recruiting Command and Army ROTC clients including social media/digital campaigns, traditional advertising, tradeshows, and public relations tactics under the “Army Strong” campaign. Generated 27k+ qualified leads for the recruiting sales force in 2013.
Created quarterly marketing ROI reporting system.
Increased brand awareness & preference by ensuring that all marketing efforts adhered to brand standards; were built on retail/franchise best practices; and had a measurable call to action.
Managed $20M marketing/advertising budget and the day-to-day activities of 12 person regional marketing staff—including hiring, performance reviews and termination actions.
CO-AUTHOR, “The Age of Conversation–A Social Media Primer”
Contributed a chapter on why organizations struggle managing and participating in social media conversations. Selected as one of 100 social media marketers asked to contribute to book project.
7/07 – 12/08
DIRECTOR OF MARKETING & BUSINESS DEVELOPMENT / EOP Architects
Generated $70M in new business resulting in being named the 2009 Firm of the Year by the American Institute of Architects—KY Chapter.
Launched full corporate re-branding project including company logo, marketing material redesign, and new website that resulted in 32% increase in website traffic from SEO techniques within the first 30 days of implementation.
05/06 – 07/08
EXPERT BLOGGER, “Fast Company” magazine
Contributing author to FastCompany.com for branding, marketing and social media.
1/06 – 7/07
STRATEGIC PLANNING MANAGER / Cre8tive Group
Developed strategic marketing plans for clients based on consumer research/insights that generated a positive ROI for clients and were profitable for the firm. Clients personally managed included KET/PBS, University of Kentucky, Asbury University, Cool-Spaces.com, LCM Company, WebMedley.com, IBM, Lexmark, and the Salvation Army.
Awarded five ADDY awards for creative excellence in American Advertising Federation competition.
12/95 – 12/05
MARKETING COMMUNICATIONS MANAGER / Lexmark International
Ensured that all marketing efforts were on-brand, supported channel partners and increased the intent to purchase.
Worked with top global retail partners & resellers (Best Buy, WalMart, Fnac, ALDI, etc…) to launch new consumer inkjet printers and drive sales through improved plan-o-grams and seasonal promotions.
Created B2B marketing campaigns for federal, healthcare and education vertical markets.
Selected and managed multiple advertising, digital and creative service agency contracts ($10M+) including setting the strategic direction and defining performance metrics for the “Uncomplicated” and “Print, Move, Manage.” global campaigns.
Managed the activation of 150+ annual trade shows, customer events and day-to-day activities of 10 person staff.
Xavier University – PMI Project Management Certification, 2004
University of Kentucky – Communications Degree, 1996
- Honorable Order of the Kentucky Colonels
- Fast Company magazine – Expert Marketing Blogger
- Ronald McDonald House – Cincinnati and Lexington house volunteer
- Commerce Lexington – Programs Committee Chair and Ambassador
- Greater Louisville Inc. – Keynote speaker on Brand Positioning and Social Media Marketing
- Omni Awards – Digital Media Judge