Christina M. Abt

Freelance Article Writer & Creative Writer

Location:Hamburg, New York, United States
2 Skills
ABC Productions, Eden NY, Owner and Founder January 2000-Present

Media and PR Consulting/Freelance Writing and Broadcasting/Community Projects
Motivational Speaking/Writing Services and Workshops

Client list/projects include:


Alan Syms/musician, Bryan Wittman (Disney Global VP)/Rose Parade, City of Buffalo Animal Shelter, Casillio Construction, Computers for Children, Crinoline Farm, Dennis George/The Quizmaster, Eden Corn Festival, Ethan Allen, Five Sisters Production Company, Kitchen Creations, Lancaster Opera House, Mary Stahl, National Buffalo Wing Festival, O’Connell & Company Theater, Subway, Tanya Dionne (member of America Idol Band) Vets HERD (Launch and Operation Stanz Home Makeover,) Wittman Wedding

Freelance Writing and Broadcasting

Am Pol Eagle, Artvoice, Buffalo Spree Magazine, Chicken Soup for the Soul Books, EVE Magazine, Heartwarmer’s (books and website,) Horse World Magazine, International Morgan Connection Magazine, The Morgan Horse Magazine, Saddle Horse Report Magazine, Traffic East Magazine, WNYMedia (Buffalostyle blog and Buffalostyle videos promoting positive people, places and events in WNY. Videos also posted to You Tube.)

Community Projects-all created/organized/produced through my vision and direction.

? Holiday Party for WNY Military Families- music, food and gifts given by Santa for several hundred military families, all of which was donated.

? Love Knows No Boundaries Song/Fundraiser for Flight 3407 Memorial-co-wrote song, recruited musicians and producers, promoted and sold resulting CD. Partnered with Chuck Mangione to produce Kleinhans post-concert event at which song was performed and 3407 families were recognized. Raised $5,000 for 3407 Clarence Memorial.

? Newspaper /Online Series, Broadway Market at the Crossroads- conceived, designed, interviewed and wrote 16-part weekly series on the current state of the Broadway Market in an attempt to improve the landmark. Published in Am Pol Eagle and on my WNYMedia Buffalostyle blog.

Motivational Speaking

Aurora Waldorf School, Delta Kappa Gamma/Beta Nu Chapter, Mt. St. Mary Academy (Commencement,) Niagara Frontier Chapter, New York State Women, Inc., The Twentieth Century Club, UCC Women’s Groups, World On Your Plate Seminar

Writing Services/Workshops

Wittmann Wedding Ceremony (included voice-over during wedding,) Chautauqua Women’s Getaway Weekends, Ellicottville Fall Women’s Getaway Weekend, private clients

Hamburg Sun Newspaper Hamburg, NY 1998-Present
? Write bi-weekly Op-ed column.
? Identify/write exclusive news stories focused on community concerns/issues.

WBFO Radio Buffalo, NY 1998-Present
Listener Commentator/Reporter
? Currently identifying/writing and co-producing exclusive news stories focused on community concerns/issues/events.
? Contributed monthly listener commentaries.

Buffalo Spine and Sports Institute, Williamsville, NY June 2008-January 2012
Marketing Coordinator
? Promoted services and achievements of $2 million medical practice through development of integrated marketing plan (print/online/social networking.)
? Developed and maintained relationships with 150 referring physicians.
? Provided internal marketing support for 4 office/60 employee staff.

Good Morning Buffalo/Buffalostyle Talk Radio 1230 WECK-AM
Cheektowaga, NY 2008-2011
? Established discussion topics, secured interviews and broadcast Good Morning Buffalo drive time programming.
? Created Buffalostyle concept, planned shows, scheduled and interviewed guests.
? Promoted WECK shows through blog, website, FB and Twitter. Broadcast as WECK on-air talent at community events. Wrote/recorded commercials for on-air broadcast.
? Created special report broadcasts such as 15-part, weeklong coverage of Flight 3407 One Year Anniversary.

Fox Run at Orchard Park, Orchard Park, NY 2006-2008
Director of Marketing/Move-in Coordinator
? Coordinated ad campaigns/marketing outreaches/community events.
? Managed marketing/sales staff.
? Developed and implemented program to communicate resident design requests/concerns for 180 unit/$86 million construction project to the construction team.
? Facilitated individual move-ins of 200 residents into 180-unit facility.

Chicken Wing Wisdom, Buffalo, NY September 2005
? Researched and interviewed 14 WNY women concerning their talents related to food. Wrote 10 stories about these women, obtained recipes and created an overarching storyline that came together in a bestselling WNY book.
? Created media campaign of press releases, interviews, book signings and public speaking engagements that resulted in sold-out first edition and second printing.
? Continue to conduct signings and serve as invited speaker for community groups and organizations.

Erie County Legislature, Buffalo, NY 2002-2006 Media Specialist
? Identified and cultivated local, regional, and state media opportunities for legislators, including collaborative press conferences/media events with state and national government officials.
? Created press releases/media advisories for print/radio/television media to facilitate positive press coverage of legislature. Earned coverage of every release created.
? Developed and implemented programs to benefit communities represented by legislators. Only media rep to involve legislators from all political parties
? Provided winning strategies in legislative campaigns.
Skills (2) Rating
Article Writing
Creative Writing