A writing position requiring proven marketing communications skills.
• 25 years of combined, corporate, agency and freelance experience.
• Have conceived and executed consumer, corporate, financial, high tech and industrial projects/campaigns in these mediums:
Print (ads, brochures, direct mail, feature articles, newsletters and press releases), radio, television and interactive multimedia including audio visual and trade show presentations, and web sites.
• Experienced in managing human and financial resources.
• Expert in communicating complex corporate and technical information.
• Visually oriented, strategic thinking team player.
• Proficient in a wide variety of computer programs i.e. Photoshop, MS Office, Quark Express, Illustrator, etc.
2004 – 11 MARKETING COMMUNICATIONS DIRECTOR
M.L. Duggan Communications, E. Providence, RI
Presently developing new business leads for this web development company while offering copywriting and software assistance in HTML coding, Photoshop and Flash. Please visit www.mlduggan.com.
2001 – 04 MANAGER OF MARKETING COMMUNICATIONS
Spectra Systems Corp., Providence RI
Executed a comprehensive B2B advertising, PR and marketing plan for this high tech start up. Wrote all print materials to include brochures, spec sheets, website content, feature articles, press releases and informational materials for an IPO. Developed brand names, trade show booth materials and corporate style manual. Researched government contract offerings and acted as corporate liaison with patent attorneys concerning trademarks and patents. Shot stills and videos for use in PowerPoint presentations.
1992 - 6/98 CO-CREATIVE DIRECTOR
The Gorman Group, Providence, RI
Responsible for all issues pertaining to B2B advertising, public relations and marketing communications copy for national and international clients involved in high technology and industrial markets. Extensive client contact with senior management relating to the development of feature articles, financial presentations, speeches and other collateral materials for the global marketplace. Additionally, I have been responsible for all research necessary to produce these and other marketing materials. Clients: Cookson Group, PLC
1989 – 92 PROJECT MANAGER
Design Communications Limited, Boston, MA
Responsible for planning and scheduling projects involving custom architectural signage and display products.
- Developed budgets for multiple ongoing projects valued up to 250K
- Sourced and purchased all project materials and outside services
- Negotiated new contracts and resolved design vs. cost issues
- Supervised manufacturing and installation personnel
- Consistently completed projects on-time and on-budget
- Authored personnel manual
1987 – 89 FREELANCE WRITER
Industrial Poetry, Providence, RI
Developed all exhibit copy for the New England Aquarium’s ‘Thinking Gallery.’ Conceived and composed all copy and educational materials used in the “STARS OF THE SEA” and “WIRED FOR SOUND” exhibits whose program elements included brochures, back-lit copy panels, one-of-a-kind promotional items and educational broadsheets.
1985 – 87 SENIOR COPYWRITER
Gorman & Associates, Providence, RI
Responsible for creating all advertising copy for consumer, trade and corporate markets. Wrote and produced radio, video and audio visual presentations for industrial, political, high tech and retail clients. Conceived and scripted 3D mailings for promotional and fund raising events resulting in high percentage returns. Ghostwrote speeches, essays, interviews and narratives for PR division. NEDMA and Supershow awards for excellence.
1982 – 85 FREELANCE WRITER
Industrial Poetry, Providence, RI
Scripted corporate image, training, sales and industrial safety videos. Produced brochures and unique direct sales devices. Clients included Acushnet, Atlas Copco, Charleswater, EG&G Gamma Scientific, Healthtech and Vector Health-systems.
B.A. Goddard College, 1975, Majors: Creative Writing/Oriental Philosophy
Vermont College, 1977, Certificate Program in Accounting
Department of the Army, School of Administration, Fort Jackson, 1978
Carpentry, metalworking, poetry, reading and travel.
Married, excellent health. U.S. Army Veteran - Honorably Discharged.