David Deschenes

  • Newtown US-CT

Skills

Proficient in Microsoft Office Suite, with experience in Photoshop and Illustrator; video editing skills with iMovie and Final Cut Pro X; excellent researching abilities on Lexis/Nexis, Factiva, EBSCOhost. Knowledge in HTML and creation of online quizzes through QuizBuilder software (PC based), knowledge of screen capture software, iShowU.

Work History

Work History
Jan 2011 - Present

Owner

Spectrum Video Productions

Produce promotional videos for nonprofits through Spectrum Video Productions LLC. Clients include Regional YMCA, Association of Religious Communities, Danbury Housing Partnership, Western Connecticut Association for Human Rights, and Interlude, Inc.

Jun 2013 - Present

Marketing & PR (Volunteer)

The 12.14 Foundation

Helping to raise awareness of the 12.14 Foundation and its long term goal of establishing a state-of-the-art Arts Center to provide opportunities to Newtown youth while helping them hone their personal values and inner strength. In the shorter term, I'm helping 12.14 Foundation to promote Seussical: The Musical. The 12.14 Foundation has partnered with Broadway professionals to produce Seussical, working with more than 100 Newtown area children ages 5 to 18 in roles that include acting, singing, dancing, staging, lighting, audio, wardrobe, make up, and more. The kids are working one-on-one as apprentices with established professionals in each of these specialties during production.

Jan 2011 - Jul 2013

Director of Brand Management

United Way of Western Connecticut

Develop, oversee, and implement the United Way of Western Connecticut’s (UWWC) strategic communications plan through the management of activities in communications, public relations, advertising, special events and promotions. Lead the effort to ensure a consistent brand experience that is aligned with the UWWC community impact model and the organization’s mission. Supervise Director of Online Marketing & Engagement.

Jan 2008 - Dec 2010

Director of Online Marketing & Engagement

United Way of Western Connecticut

Managed online activities related to the marketing of United Way of Western Connecticut (UWWC) brand/messaging as well as engagement to foster direct communication with donors & volunteers. Managed social media and special online events. Initiated the organization’s foray into promotional/fundraising videos and online quizzes.

Oct 2005 - Dec 2008

Marketing & Communications Manager

United Way of Western Connecticut

Developed marketing/communications initiatives and created marketing materials. Created print-ready press releases and fostered relationships with local media. Created collateral for programs and specials events.

Sep 2004 - Sep 2005

Editorial Manager & Press Liaison

Greenwich Associates

Supervised production process of research reports, including coordination of graphics, layout and line editing, data/fact checking, and coordination of consultant feedback for final copy. Worked with freelance writers and internal consultants to edit final content. Coordinated with graphic designers on layout and space issues.

Coordinated strategy and planning for the press function as relationship manager with key financial publications, ensuring placement of the firm’s data. Publications included Wall Street Journal, Financial Times and New York Times. Distributed press releases and fielded reporter inquiries.  Coordinated press interviews with the firm’s consultants.