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2002-2005                        Stratford Beacon Herald                  Stratford, Ontario

1999-2002                        Goderich Signal Star Newspaper    Ontario

1992-2002                        Straight Line Printers, Owner          Ontario

Jan 2014Present

Social Media Manager

Who Are You? Social Media Management

June 2012-January 2014    Gannett Company                              Fremont, OH

Digital Sales Specialist-Fremont/Port Clinton, Camden MI

  • Sells digital advertising packages and assists local account executives to meet/exceed sales goals within local territories with focus on obtaining new accounts that have lapsed from activity.
  • Assists local sales teams and conducts verbal and written sales presentations, conducts needs assessment interviews with clients and the preparation and delivery of digital sales material.
  • Assists local sales teams on the preparation and processing of paperwork, schedules the advertising, and enters into the order entry system as it relates to local digital advertising.
  • Assists in local sales teams on the maintenance of newly acquired digital accounts, builds relationships and sells and services these accounts.
  • Initiates, develops and presents digital advertising solutions to meet the client's marketing/advertising needs and assists the client with ad design and layout.
  • Initiates and conducts site digital training across all digital products and assists group digital staff as needed with local site training.

August 2010-2011               Gannett Company                              Fremont, OH

Key Accounts & Sales Team Leader-Fremont/Port Clinton

  • Maintains and increases revenue for key accounts by creating custom solutions.
  • Assists General Manager/Advertising Director in increasing customer accounts, reducing churned accounts and increasing revenue.
  • Assists and monitors sales team with achieving revenue goals.
  • Acts as a liaison between production, information technology and advertising sales team.
  • Exhibits excellent organizational and time management skills as well as strong communication and problem-solving skills.

2007-2010                      Gannett Company                              Fremont, OH

Key Account Executive

  • Achieved monthly and annual revenue and advertiser volume goals through outside sales and service of customers in an assigned territory.
  • Developed new business and grew market share by using a variety of customer-centric sales programs and audience solutions.
  • Demonstrated proficiency in matching solutions to customer needs.
  • Delivered solid marketing presentations for customers that were total media packages.
  • Focused on relationship building with customers.
  • Provided superior sales and service to both internal and external customers.
May 2005Mar 2007

Sales Executive

ADS Publishing Inc.

2005-2007    A.D.S. Publishing Inc.                  Ontario, Canada

Sales Executive

  • Independent contractor for seven hotel chains across North America.
  • Worked to publish guest directories by working directly with hotel management.
  • Built an excellent referral program with local businesses and services.


Apr 1985Sep 1988

Journeyman Printer

The Printing House

Journeyman Printer

4 year apprenticeship program

Sep 1965Jun 1973


Thousand Islands Secondary School