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Summary

Self-motivated professional with strong interpersonal, problem-solving and communication skills. Committed to gaining growing responsibilities in the field of digital public relations. Offer valuable experience in news writing, and media relations, department creation, project management and community development. 

Volunteer Work

Board Member Riley's Toys Foundation (past) 

I served on the board of Riley's Toys Foundation. 

Marketing Committee Member, Downtown Inc. (past) 

Volunteer with a historic preservation non-profit in the marketing capacity. I serve as the resident social network and new marketing expert. I provide help by advocating and implementing public relations, marketing and similar campaigns.  

Marketing Committee Member, Historic York, Inc. (past)

Volunteer with local, government supported redevelopment initiative. Serve on the marketing committee as a new and social media expert. Also help with local events, community initiatives, and more. 

Political Volunteering (past) 

Helped build county-wide support for political campaign culminating in an event featuring 150+ attendees with coverage from four local news media outlets. Additionally, served in ushering national campaign staff to local resources including the procurement of York campaign headquarters. 

References

Micah Gross

“If Christopher Drinkut were in the dictionary his definition would be: a helpful, creative, and diligent worker. He is always upbeat, and not afraid to give you his input, or to ask you for yours. He recently has referred me to Downtown Inc, to do some video editing work for them. I am extremely grateful for his referral; since this could be the chance I need to jump-start my career.”

Rob Donatelli

“Over the past year, I have had the pleasure of getting to know and work with Chris at netSpray. Chris has taught me a lot about how to be a good listener, work effectively in a team, manage my time, and develop successful relationships. Also, Chris is one of the most knowledgeable people I know at his craft and he is driven to be the best at what he does!” 

Benjamin Bachman

“It has been an amazing privilege to work with Christopher on a daily basis. He assisted me with website design, university layout, video scripts and writing for our company. You will find quickly working with him that he is not afraid to put his ideas out there and bring fresh ideas to the table. He also does his homework on the projects he is given and takes them to another level. Christopher's main responsibility for our company was to write and be our social media expert. I enjoyed the content he has put out on our blog and social sites relating to the work we accomplished. If you are looking for someone to bring excitement and a professional edge to your projects I would recommend him to anyone. I am hoping that I can work on many more projects with him in the future!”

Rick Hogan

“Chris is one of the most knowledgeable internet marketing experts I have worked with. His indepth knowledge of Online Commerce and Marketing has greatly benefited netSpray.com. His integrity and high standards creates an enjoyable atmosphere in the workplace.”

Presentations

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Assistantships

Awarded competitive Graduate Assistantship in the Office of Student Life and Leadership. Served as liaison for the university and student organization executive council. Contributed to the office's strategic development plan by conceptualizing, implementing, and evaluating special events and student relations campaigns. 

Work experience

Sep 2008Dec 2011

Social Media Strategist

netSpray

Provided direction and support of business and marketing development through the creation and implementation of social media strategies for netSpray and our clients. Through strategic blogging, participation in the social networks, media/ influencer relations, video script and other types of writing, I've worked to solidify the brand and propel the offer by creating exposure within online communities. I work directly with a wide range of clients including: international start ups, sports and leisure companies, small businesses, and non-profits to ensure satisfaction, develop strategy, and to coordinate and actualize communications.  

Mar 2007Mar 2008

Freelance Reporter/Correspondent

York Dispatch

Demonstrated writing proficiency and accuracy through regular and impromptu writing assignments. Managed time and resources to meet deadlines and accuracy standards. Gained experience in news style writing, along with a basic understanding of news quality standards, ethics, and interests. 

Mar 2007Sep 2007

Commercial Sales Manager

Auction Inn

Acquired professional sales experience and contributed to business development efforts at this Internet-based, social enterprise. I researched competitor and potential client companies along with industry trends. I was responsible for acquiring and managing corporate accounts. Published press releases, newsletters, and taught classes offered to the public.

20032006

Library Technician

Clarksville Montgomery County Public Library

Garnered research and work experience at the Reference Department/ Information desk. Gained familiarity with database research systems Lexis-Nexis, and EbscoHost. Performed various research and information retrieval tasks. Also helped patrons locate materials and use Internet and computer programs. 

Education

Aug 2005Dec 2008

Master of Arts, Communication

Coursework: Consumer Behavior, Public Opinion and Social Change, Research Methods, Advertising and Integrated Brand Promotion, Organizational Communication, and eCommerce. 

Graduate Thesis: Cultural Values and Ad Claims: A Content Analysis of Environmental Advertisements in Niche and General Interest Magazines. 

Aug 2001May 2004

Bachelor of Arts, English

Coursework: Expository Writing, Creative Writing, Fiction, Poetry, Scriptwriting, Grammar and Usage, Broadcast Operations, Public Relations, Interpersonal Communication, and Small Group Communication.