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Work experience

Oct 2005Present

Contestant, "The Biz"

America Online & Warner Music Group
  • Finished in the top four of an online reality show similar to "The Apprentice."  
  • Organized grassroots campaign to promote a secret show for well-known band, Panic! At the Disco.  Developed marketing materials and launched a non-traditional guerilla marketing campaign through Time Square that ended at MTV Studios during "Total Request Live."  The concert sold out before doors opened.
Dec 2004Present

Independent Concert Promoter/Agent

Self-Employed
  • Founded a music promotions company recognized by several metropolitan newspapers, such as The Virginian-Pilot and Richmond Times-Dispatch for its high quality concerts and large network of bands.
  • Organize (talent buys and venue contracts) and formulated marketing strategy for concerts using online/viral and traditional media; boosting attendance by 250%.
  • Formulated, conducted, and analyzed surveys to improve future advertising tactics.  Also conducted feasibility study that determined strategic areas in Richmond for expansion.
Jun 2009Present

Account Manager

The Media Trust
  • Handle client relations for Discovery Communications, Scripps Networks others by making sure client's goals and objectives are exceeded.
  • Fulfill requested deliverables within a timely manner under high stress conditions.
  • Manage business development by coordinating pitch strategy with CEO for prospective clients.
  • Led introductory conference calls and client demonstrations with high-level management and executives.
  • Designed process and goals documents to ensure clear communication between client and company and vice versa.
May 2008Jun 2009

Executive Assistant

The Trigger System
  • Managed national act concerts; tasks included coordinating production and hospitality, and contract settlements with artists, tour manager and venue operator.
Sep 2007Aug 2008

Public Affairs and Lobbying Intern

Capital Results
  • Spearheaded the creation of content and design of the website for Virginia Homeowners Alliance with an emphasis on interactive technologies; i.e. video webinars, widgets, social
  • Developed site list of publishers and networks for online media buy for Virginia Homeowners Alliance launch
  • Created campaign tactics book for a client project used to coordinate all aspects of public events.
  • Researched and developed a database of contacts for the Verizon government affairs project.Used to decide whom to lobby for support of the expansion of infrastructure.
Jun 2007Aug 2008

Executive Associate Intern

Warner, Elektra, Atlantic Corp.

Worked for 2 consecutive summers.

  • Developed and executed successful client event that got retail accounts (Barnes & Noble and Trans World Entertainment) to purchase “The Cribs” newest release
  • Called on retail accounts to ensure strong merchandising of signed artists
Dec 2003Aug 2005

Founder & Owner

Hampton Roads Punk, Emo, and Ska Promotions
  • Created a local music promotions company recognized for its high quality concerts and large network of bands
  • Organized around 36 concerts a year at venues for 200 to 1,500 people.
  • Created and executed local marketing strategy for many national act concerts such as, The All American Rejects. 

Education

Aug 2005May 2009

B.S.

Virginia Commonwealth University

Honor's Student, magna cum laude, GPA 3.8.

Minor: Marketing

Kappa Tau Alpha, the journalism and mass communications honor society.

Featured News Articles

Making an Impact

Richmond Times-Dispatch Feature on my 2008 Philanthropy Event

Click here for the Richmond Times-Dispatch AV slideshow of the first major philanthropy event I put together.  The RTD decided to profile this event after a press release and a verbal pitch. (Sound needed for full effect)

Summary

I'm an enterprising individual that puts emphasis on highly successful executions of big branding ideas. Being inquisitive is in my nature.  I believe being curious is the only way to improve myself as a person and my work. 

"The effervescent, fast-talking Flick sounds precociously sharp and informed..."

--Richmond Times-Dispatch regarding an interview about my casting on "The Biz"

Skills

Interpersonal Sensibility
MAC & PC platforms
Social Networking devices i.e. Facebook, Twitter, Foursquare
MS Office Suite
Adobe Photoshop CS3