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Work experience

Nov 2011Present

Marketing/Communications Intern

Starcom MediaVest Group

·        Department resource for press information and resources

·Attend Think Tank meetings to share proactive PR ideas

·Draft internal and external news releases

·Actively pitch media professionals as speakers for advertising/media conferences

·Assist in handling logistics and planning for internal companywide events

·Daily digital press monitoring

Jul 2009Present



·Work to drive revenue by creating fashion forward ensembles for clients

·Create innovative and effective floor plans for feature areas in the store using visual designs

·2010 Community Builder Award winner at the Chicago Flagship store

·Plan activities to raise money for St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital and the Susan G. Koman Foundation

·Build trustworthy relationships with clients and colleagues to support brand goals

Feb 2011Aug 2011

Consumer Marketing Trainee

Edelman Public Relations

·Secured 12 online, 3 print and 1 broadcast placements for SC Johnson brands

·Wrote and sent product pitches and press releases to long-lead, short-lead and online media outlets  

·Managed wrap-up process for campaigns through brainstorm, revision and production

·Worked on consumer-focused public relations campaigns through planning, management and wrap-up   stages

·Involved in daily account activities, including media monitoring and impression tracking

·Formal training in CisionPoint

Sep 2010Nov 2010

Public Relations Intern

Honor Flight Chicago

·Planned Honor Flight Chicago’s Volunteer Appreciation Night

·Wrote and distributed press releases and short-lead pitches for organization events

·Corresponded with media, sponsors, veterans and other related parties

·Established positive relationships between local news outlets and the organization

·Organized logistics and documents for bimonthly trips for 90 veterans and 45 guardians to Washington, DC

·Managed social media sites and all computer programs

·Launched mass contact accounts using Constant Contact and PRNewswire

·Created and documented new standards for office-wide management and logistics procedures

·Efficiently administrated all finances, including all donations and deposits

Mar 2010Jun 2010


Skirt PR

·Worked closely with Public Relations professionals promoting clients in the fashion, beauty and lifestyle industry

·Staffed events and client promotions

·Maintained media contact lists using CisionPoint

·Prepared client mailings to ship to national magazine and newspaper editors

·Managed social media networks, including Twitter and Facebook pages



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Media Relations, Social Media, Event Planning, Corporate Communications, Consumer Marketing, Branding, Writing, Visual Merchandising