Nadia Murdock

Freelance Blog Writer & Event Planner

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Location:Hackensack, New Jersey, United States
Profile:https://www.freelanced.com/nadiamurdock
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Nadia Murdock
nadia.murdock@gmail.com


PUBLIC RELATIONS / SOCIAL MEDIA / EVENT PLANNING

Dynamic, creative and outcome oriented professional with more than 3 years experience building brand awareness, relationships and rapport with media, customers and target audiences to help companies achieve their business goals.

Strong combination of skills and experience in social media, public relations and event planning. Experienced with WordPress, Blogspot, Twitter, Digg, Facebook, YouTube, Windows 2000, Windows XP, Microsoft Office Suite, Microsoft Internet Explorer 5.0; Proficient with Bacon’s Media Source and Lexis Nexis; Raisers Edge; Donor Perfect.

Masters degree in communication.

WRITING EXPERIENCE

Sassy Fashionista New York, NY
Contributing Fashion/Public Relations Writer Feb 2010 - Present
• Provide informational inside tips on the fashion/PR industry including upcoming trends and styles
• Increase online community with new content and blog postings
Examiner.com New York, NY New York Fitness Examiner Oct 2008 - Present
• Contribute submissions on topics such as weight-loss and diet advice for article blogs
• Increase fitness awareness by providing weekly fashion fitness tips and advice on staying healthy
• Write reviews and interviews that include Bob Harper of Biggest Loser, Olympic Gold Medalist, new health and fitness related products, dietary supplements, novels, and fitness apparel
• Partnered with Sears Fashion First to promote fitness foot apparel trends via Tumblr

SOCIAL MEDIA EXPERIENCE

Is That Odd.com New York, NY Independent Contractor Nov 2010 - Present
• Expanding online community and engaging female-based users by leaving comments and encouraging dialogue discussions
• Developing brand awareness of IsThatOdd.com by researching and pitching online and print media

Beautiful Stranger TV.com New York, NY
Independent Contractor Mar 2011 - Present
• Help create company buzz and readership for Beautiful Stranger TV.com and identify essential media contacts
• Increasing awareness of the Beautiful Stranger “Beautiful Boutiques” via Facebook, blogger outreach and Twitter
• Assist in event coordination for the 1st Annual Sample Sale by securing gift bag sponsors, media blast and guest list

PUBLIC RELATIONS EXPERIENCE

Ally Kat Style/Jennifer Shon Jewelry/Syn Jewelry New York, NY
Freelance Publicist Nov 2008 - Present
• Provide client exposure by creating online and store front marketing opportunities
• Produce bi-monthly pod cast interviews with provision of talking points and show topics to showcase client products
• Develop and create a monthly newsletter including, identifying messages and selecting photographs that are informative and engage users.
• Organize and develop pitching points to communicate strategic messages
• Press kit development which include press releases, bio’s, fact sheets and company profile and
• Distribute press releases to potential merchandising outlets
• Organize trunk shows and in store showings to promote latest client designs and apparel

Chic Galleria Magazine New York, NY Freelance Publicist and Contributing Fashion Writer Mar 2010 - Jan 2011
• Conducted weekly interviews with fashion industry professionals for both online print and video publication
• Attended fashion related events such as Mercedes Benz New York Fashion Week, Fashion Night Out, store openings and the Green Shows on behalf of Chic Galleria Magazine
• Provided event recaps by reporting on fashion events via blogging, Tweeting, Vlogging, YouTube, and other social media platforms
• Updated media contact list and maintained correspondence with publicists
• Managed promotions and online monthly giveaways

EVENTS MANAGEMENT EXPERIENCE

Starlight Children’s Foundation New York, NY
Coordinator of Special Events Jan 2007 - Present
• Seamlessly organize and execute annual galas, cocktail parties, sports auctions and golf tournaments
achieving fundraising goals ranging from $300,000-$1.2 million
• Manage attendee reservations of 150 to over 1,000 guests by assisting in seating arrangements and on-site registration
• Secure donations and sponsorships with Starbucks, Vitamin Shoppe, major hotel chains, Pure Bars, Vitamin Water and Neuro sports drinks
• Supervise on-site event coordination including purchase order management and business payment form tracking
• Direct volunteers as well as interns in order to setup and execute successful events
• Handle daily administrative tasks such as mail merges, drafting solicitation letters and follow-up calls

Abella Events New York, NY
Freelance Event Coordinator Nov 2007 - Nov 2008
• Contributed to seminar set up for celebrity event planner, which included seating arrangements, décor and troubleshooting.
• Provided registration support of attendees for both Bridal Expo and VIP Luncheon
• Conducted on site coordination /assistance such as distribution of complimentary goodie bags and take-aways

EDUCATION

New York Institute of Technology, New York, NY
M.A. Communications, May 2005

Rutgers The State University of New Jersey, Newark, NJ
B.A. Psychology, May 2002

AFFILIATIONS AND COMMUNITY SERVICE

New York Women in Communications Member
Step-Up New York Volunteer and Member
Skills (2) Rating
Blog Writing
Event Planning