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Work experience

Feb 2010Jul 2010

Sales & Marketing Associate

JD Nelson & Associates
  • Planned and implemented a marketing strategy for Safe4Hours brand line to support its retail launch in Walgreens and other retailers.
  • Assisted with the development of brand positioning and marketing message.
  • Attended trade shows on behalf of Safe4Hours, promoting the product and communicating its benefits.
  • Conceptualized and created advertising and marketing materials for various forms of media including print, internet, radio and television.
  • Analyzed national sales data in order to direct marketing efforts accordingly.
Jun 2009Jan 2010

Inside Sales Representative

Columbus Blue Jackets
  • Responsible for the sale of new full and partial season ticket plans.
  • Generated $48,579 in new business revenue for the 2009-2010 season.
  • Developed relationships with corporate clients and helped them integrate the Blue Jackets into their business strategy.
  • Executed customer service efforts through outbound calls and in-game appointments.
Mar 2008Nov 2008

Marketing & Promotions Intern

Columbus Crew

  • Staffed Crew Soccer Tour events, distributing promotional materials, interacting with fans, and collecting existing and potential customer data.
  • Assisted in all elements of game day operations including the set-up of promotional props and execution of on- and off-field promotional activities.
  • Worked alongside PA announcer, helping coordinate PA announcements.
  • Implemented sponsor-related promotional efforts.
Jan 2008Mar 2008

Marketing & Promotions Intern

Ohio University Athletics
  • Executed specific game day marketing operations and preparations for various sporting events.
  • Performed administrative tasks such as promotional idea development, ticket sales solicitations, and season ticket holder outreach.
  • Coordinated on-court promotions for Men’s and Women’s Basketball.
  • Developed customer database, classifying and ordering customer groups and contact information.
  • Assisted with the fulfillment of ISP Sponsorships.


Sep 2004Nov 2008

Bachelor of Science

Ohio University - College of Health & Human Services

Minor: Business

  • Overall G.P.A.: 3.11  Major G.P.A.: 3.48
  • Dean's List: Fall 2007, Fall 2008, Winter 2008, Spring 2008, Fall 2009

Related Coursework: Sport Marketing, Facility & Planning Management, Marketing Principles, Sport Promotion & Sales Management, Personal Selling Techniques, Law of Sports, Financial Issues in Sports

Leadership: Served as Vice President and New Member Educator of the Ohio Gamma chapter of Phi Delta Theta.

Safe4Hours Marketing Portfolio


Tommy Hampton

      "Cecil Brown was a tremendous help and addition to our Columbus Crew Marketing & Promotional Staff for the 2008 season. I was consistently impressed by both Cecil’s attitude towards his work and his performance on the job. His interpersonal and communication skills have allowed him to develop productive working relationships with both our Crew fans and our full-time staff.

      He has the analytical skills to diagnose problems and devise viable solutions. His ability to remain unflustered during a frenzied 18 Crew game home schedule along with an extensive grassroots promotional program proves his ability to work well under pressure."

Tommy Hampton

Marketing & Promotions Coordinator

Columbus Crew Soccer

Kelley Walton

       "As an Inside Sales Representative, Cecil was able to quickly grasp the sales techniques he learned through internal training and apply those techniques to generate revenue for the Columbus Blue Jackets.  Cecil has a very positive attitude and is extremely professional.  With his maturity, attitude and the skills he has learned,

       I feel very confident that Cecil would be a great addition to your company - in a variety of positions.  Whether is is a marketing, sales or general business position, Cecil is a mature and positive individual that would be a great addition to your staff."

Kelley Walton

Director of Human Resources

Columbus Blue Jackets

My Alma Mater

College Portfolio

Community Service


Microsoft Office
Able to use Microsoft Word, Microsoft Excel,  and Microsoft PowerPoint to create documents, presentations, and spreadsheets effectively.
Internet Research
Have become proficient in a variety of online research methods.

Sales Talk Champion


To obtain a marketing and sales position within an established company, utilizing my educational and practical experience along with the strong interpersonal and organizational skills I possess, to contribute to the continued growth and success of the organization.

About Me

I graduated from Ohio University with a Bachelors degree in Sport Management and a minor in Business. I started my career in sports with the Columbus Blue Jackets as an Inside Sales Representative and then gained valuable marketing experience as a Sales & Marketing Associate with JD Nelson & Associates.  I am currently searching for a marketing positoin  in which I can utilize the skills and knowledge I possess and maximize any learning opportunity to further myself personally and professionally.  I am passionate about working within marketing and seek an organization that desires a dedicated and motivated individual who wants nothing more than a chance to contribute and excel.