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Work experience

Nov 2006Present

Co-Founder

dmdm Productions (formerly known as McW)

•   Filmed, edited, and conceptualized strategic plans involving commercials for student government candidates resulting in over 200 viewings in a one-month period.•   Prepared press releases for local businesses contributing to their initial branding campaign.•   Worked with a local gym to create a campaign to increase brand awareness by 25% by filming and distributing a workout tape.

•   Prepared production schedules for student films

Sep 2008Apr 2009

Brand Research Intern

Maga Design

•   Compiled online research for visual information maps, providing support in simplifying complex information and  concepts to visually communicate strategy in the information technology industry and military organizations. •   Catalogued list of over 1,000 contacts to create the framework for a company CRM policy.  •   Researched online content for the company blog. •   Administered the company’s website portfolio of over 40 websites.•   Compiled and analyzed weekly and monthly employee billability reports to aid company human resource  decisions. •   Responsible for the philanthropic activities during the year resulting in a program with the Marie Reed Elementary School to promote the math department resulting in an increased volunteer turnout during the year.

May 2007Aug 2008

Entertainment Marketing Intern

6 Degrees Inc

•   Responsible for developing a brand strategy, including planning, coordination, activation, and on-site promotions to supplement the client’s sponsorship with Major League Gaming over the course of the four-month season. •   Presented research reports of current video game, entertainment, and music trends to assist the strategic development of viral marketing launch campaigns. •   Authored training manuals and traveled nationally to train and manage teams of 4 to 8 staff members at brand activation events.•   Compiled information on 200+ Fortune 500 companies for research on philanthropy and sponsorship opportunities during and after the 2008 Beijing Olympics for an Olympian athlete.

Feb 2008Jul 2008

On-Campus Representative

American Airlines

•   Co-Sponsored events with student activity groups to establish the American Airlines brand on campus resulting in over 1,000 brand impressions in a three month period.•   Established a study abroad scholarship program at Howard giving students the opportunity to travel while creating a brand preference on campus for international travel.

20072007

Poetry Teacher

Sitar Center

I volunteered to teach spoken word and other forms of poetry to a class of four pre-teens after-school

Education

Aug 2005Present

Advertising

•    (2006) Founding Member of Society of Collegiate Black Men•    (2006) Campaign Manager of Howard University Student Association Student Counsel President•    (2006) Howard University Entrepreneurial Society Member

•    (2007) Howard University American Advertising Federation Tom Burrell Chapter Member

Portfolio

Skills

Adobe Creative Suite
Final Cut Studio
Fluent in Microsoft Office Programs

Video Work

Objective

I‘m looking to focus the skills I’ve gained over the course of my internships and education in a marketing position that would allow me to utilize my previous experience with media and brand management and enable me to make a positive impression on your company while improving my skills.

CustomSmall

I view modern day marketers as epic poets...

Contemporary legends exist through the stories of major brands and their cultural impact.

A brand is not a logo, an ad campaign, a slogan, or even a product.

A brand is an epic collection of past actions and future promises.

What's your brand?

Interest

Philanthropy

Media

Business Communications

Branding

Visual Communication

Filmmaking

Advertising

Viral Marketing