Doc Kane

Doc Kane

Summary

Specialties

Talent management, operational efficiency, marketing communications, technical writing, employee communications, internal communications, trade magazine writing, executive ghostwriting, sales letters, case studies, white papers, integrated marketing communications, direct mail, web content, copywriting and more. Skilled archival researcher and market research professional.

Work History

Work History
1999 - Present

Communications Director and Founder

Roscommon

Executive leader of communications consulting firm which helps companies tell their story online and in print by creating high-value custom content. Grew from being a freelancer to leading a variable team of 80+ professionals who supply writing, editing, and communications strategy services for businesses ranging from documentary film houses, to diversified financial services firms, to leaders in the food and beverage industry. Drive all sales and marketing goals, and responsible for the recruitment and on-boarding of vendors/contractors. Work with diverse teams to produce time-sensitive deliverables under-budget.Created the company's social media strategy program, leveraging video, Twitter and LinkedIn to generate awareness of the firm. LinkedIn power-user since it's inception in May of 2003 and Twitter influencer since July of 2007 (three months after it became its own company in April of that year). 

Selected Clients: 

*  Abbott Laboratories (internal communications, marketing communications, interactive media)

*  American Hospital Association (trade writing)

*  Aon Corporation (all forms of corporate communications and speechwriting)

*  Battle Creek Equipment (product packaging)

*  Chicago Chinese Mandarin Center (PR)

*  Eastern Pennsylvania Business Journal (journalism)

*  ErgoChef Cutlery (PR)

*  Hostmark Corporation (website content)

*  KemperLesnik Communications (ghostwriting)

*  Lou Reda Productions (archival research, social media strategy, biz dev)

*  MobiQpons Singapore (PR, SM strategy, bizdev)

*  Morton’s Steakhouse (PR)

*  National Geographic Films (archival research)

*  Pepper Group (branding)

*  Pequeno Productions (archival research)

*  Proactive Worldwide (copy editing)

*  Roche (marcomm)

*  Singapore Club of Chicago (speechwriting, web content, marcomm)

*  Smurfit Stone Container Corporation (internal comms)

*  Stu’s View (web content, SEO and SEM)

*  Taproot Foundation (marcomm)

*  Trillium Solutions Group (web content, white papers)

*  Votes for Students (PR)

2005 - 2006

Major Account Manager

Yale Equipment and Services

Major accomplishments include: * Business Development and Prospecting: Built sales territory from zero to over 2000 prospect firms through in-person and telephone cold-calling in ten-month period.* Ranked in the top 13% of all dealer sales representatives nationwide in first year.* Defined market strategy and executed integrated marketing initiatives designed to penetrate and grow targeted markets. Planned and carried out regional market research for manufacturing, warehouse and distribution fields in the Chicago area.

Education

Education
1998 - 2002

BA

University of Minnesota