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Joel Solomon

Freelance Press Release Writer & SEO Freelancer

Location:Gilbert, Arizona, United States
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Joel M Solomon

Highlights of Qualifications
-MBA graduate with 10 years professional experience
-Proven track record of performing above expectations, as shown by multiple recognitions and awards
-Experienced in conducting, analyzing, and presenting marketing research
-Strong experience in business development and account management

Master of Business Administration
Western Washington University, Bellingham, WA
June 2011

Bachelor of the Arts, Major: Business Administration, Marketing concentration
Western Washington University, Bellingham, WA
June 2007

Professional Experience

SEO Strategist - PM Digital February 2012 - Current

Account Manager (contract position) - June 2011 - November 2011
-Develop relationships with potential vendors and existing partners to create more content for the Amazon Appstore for Android catalog
-Collaborate with the Marketing and Vendor Management teams to find opportunities to leverage promotional opportunities and social media tools
-Responsible for assessing difficult situations with partners and communicate with them independently to resolve the issues and strengthen relationships
-Conduct regular competitive research for new opportunities to differentiate the Amazon Appstore

Account Manager/Project Manager - Bonsai Media Group Aug 2010 - June 2011
-Developed skills in on-page and off-page web optimization analysis (utilizing various SEO tools)
-Researched the current competitive situation and strategies to create a more engaging social media and web presence
-Worked independently to develop multiple search engine optimization and social media campaigns for new clients
-Researched and presented a detailed social media strategy to Bonsai Media Group’s premier client - which resulted in the agreement to pursue the presented strategy

Market Research Analyst - Microsoft/WWU Sept 2010 - May 2011
-Conducted post-purchase experience research to assess what conditions need to be present for customers to be “delighted” with their computer accessories
-The research included data mining, Qualtrics online surveys, and in-person interviews
-The results were analyzed with SPSS
-The research findings were presented to the Microsoft Hardware Group in December 2010, January 2011, and May 2011
-The findings have helped shape Microsoft’s interaction with customers and future research methods

Retail Manager - TD Curran, Inc Apr 2007 - June 2010
Awards: Apple Product Professional/Sales Recognition 2007, 2008, 2009, and 2010
-Developed company culture and image of positivity, helpfulness, and innovation - while under my stewardship, TD Curran was consistently awarded for being in the Top 5% for Customer Service among all Apple Retail/Reseller Locations and Service Centers in North America
-Oversaw the development project of a new retail location in Everett, Washington. This included researching locations, hiring and training staff, and co-creating store layout. I also oversaw the relocation of the existing Bellingham, Washington store
-Responsible for product selection/purchasing based on constantly changing supply and customer appeal, resulting in a tighter, well-managed inventory

Senior Product Specialist - Circuit City, Inc Oct 2001 - Apr 2007
Awards: President Awards for Excellent Service (received twice)
-Co-Created the layout strategy for the first MP3-player department in the store
-Relied upon to train, be an example, and a resource for new employees

Skill Summary
-Strong proficiency with Salesforce
-Fluent in multiple operating system environments
-Microsoft Office (very proficient with Excel/VB)
-Adobe Photoshop, InDesign, and Illustrator
-Proficient with various search engine / social media optimization tools and strategies

Account Development
-Ability to research new account targets and engage new targets
-Experienced developing and implementing strategies to drive new business
-Track and follow-up with accounts through CRM tools

-Creation of consultation documents and client presentations
-Develop in-depth marketing plans, and integrated marketing campaigns on a strict time line
-Strong understanding of new innovations in consumer marketing
-Organize various events for business, school, and charitable functions
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Press Release Writing