Work experience

Work experience
Sep 2008 - May 2009

Planning Intern

Big River Ad Agency

• Researched behavior change process, presented findings to supervisors.• Dove deep into the causes consumer trends• Screened participants for focus groups

Jun 2008 - Aug 2008


Kingdom Living Bookstore

• Interviewed members of the community• Made recommendations to improve store visibility and Improve in-store experience• Increased sales 15%

Jun 2007 - Aug 2007

Copywriter Intern

August, Lang & Husak

• Created concepts for PSA’s for American Academy of Orthopedic Surgeons• Created first outdoor advertisement for Betsy Fisher, which was submitted for ADDY award

Jun 2006 - Aug 2006

Account Planning Intern


• Presented recommendations based on research to MarcUSA Directors• Increased online presence for Cedar Fair client by 30%


2007 - 2009

Master of Science

Pitches won: Geico account Circuit City account

2003 - 2007

Bachelor of Arts

Hampton University



Inter-office skills

Mac CS3 Microsoft OffIce


I just graduated from the Virginia Commonwealth University Brandcenter this past May.  As I concentrated on Communication Strategy, I am looking for a position in either strategy, planning or branding.   Between the Brandcenter and my internships, I have extensive experience in conducting both quantitative and qualitative research, strategy formation, writing creative briefs, briefing creative teams and performing new business pitches.  *(Usually with no budget, professors said "It builds character.")  Most importantly, I've learned to ask the tough questions...wait till you see how I re-positioned Tucks hemorrhoid cream.

I'm eager to do some amazing work, with an amazing agency.  I look forward to speaking with you and answering any questions you may have for me.

Thank you for your consideration,

Ed McClure



Play bass guitar by ear

Draw comic book characters

Watch an unhealthy number of movies


Work Samples