Anthony Manzo

Freelance Content Writer & Branding Freelancer

Location:Winter Park, Florida, United States
Phone: 386 717 2829
2 Skills

Five years experience in marketing and event management with a strong background in sales and team supervision. Over seven years experience in R&B / Hiphop / Pop / Country / Rock / Gospel songwriting and performance. Excellent communication, problem solving and growth planning skills, highly organized, detail oriented and able to work with diverse clientele in a fast paced, ever changing business environment.
• Expertise in consumer marketing, music production and negotiation

• Passionate about identifying, understanding and transforming business needs into a plan for improvement, then implementing and managing the solution.

• Proven management experience over marketing, communications and project development environments


Western International University, Phoenix, Arizona March 2010 – present

Bachelor of Science: International Business / Global Development
Additional Coursework: Spanish, Mandarin Chinese, Consumer Marketing, Luxury Brand Management, Field Production and Editing

• M.O.D.E.R.N Sales and Negotiation Training ~ Faro Technologies
• Customer Service, Hospitality Certification ~ Delhaize America
• CPR, AED, First Aid Certified ~ The American Heart Association


Church of World Services Marketing & Event Management 2006 – 2010

Offering industry expertise in strategic marketing, team management and supporting businesses in successfully planning and executing events.

Taste of the Nation
• Participated in planning, producing and marketing Taste of the Nation - monetizing, using less than $5,000 of budget to raise over $150,000 in funding for childhood hunger
Soles for Souls
• Facilitated multiple charity events including Soles for Souls: gathered over 500k pairs of donated shoes for adults and children in need globally
Band Aid for the Homeless:
• Helped raise violence awareness for homeless among youth, generated over $30,000 for development of new homeless shelter in West Volusia County

West Volusia CROP Hunger Walk
• Independently recruiting over 300 pledge members which helped raise over $10,000 for world hunger relief

West Volusia Association of Realtors (WVAR) Communications Coordinator 2006 - 2008
Supported Executive Director \ VP as MLS Coordinating Assistant, managed web and print advertisement accounts, copywriting, membership dues and administrative duties. Planned daily corporate meetings, conferences and events, overseeing all technical and financial aspects with accurate budgeting, resource planning, and time management
• Drafted and designed informative weekly publications and event advertisements resulting in 65 percent increase in WVAR's association involvement, averaging 20-35 new members per month
• Provided future forecasts and up-to-date publications for members and staff
• Lead advertorial account sales propelling a 12 percent increase in online space and a 30 percent rise in monthly newsletter space
• Spearheaded PR campaigns and Member conferences, parties and special events in creative and engaging environments such as Luxury Resorts and Casinos; effectively raised event attendance by 45 percent annually for both member and non-member parties

Atlantic / Gibson Professional Entertainer 2004 – 2010

Delivered inspiring and compelling performances to audiences of 5 to 45,000. Worked with dynamic well known artists and award winning producers as a multi-talented writer and performer, filling rooms, festivals, and large venues internationally.

2005: Opening act for James Brown
2006: Opening act for the Johnny Cash band, The Tennesee 3
2008: Showcase Headliner - Florida Music Festival (FMF)
2008: Opening act for Shinedown - House of Blues
2008: Opening act for Leon Russel – Orlando, FL Ampitheatre
2009: CBS Special - America’s Top Talent
2009: Opening act for Micheal Branch - House of Blues
Skills (2) Rating
Content Writing