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Work experience

Aug 2010Present

Reception Manager

Salon Vole

Ø  Face of busy, upscale North Shore salon

Ø  Client relations at all times; smiling, upbeat, friendly. Answer three phone lines, book appointments for 9 stylists, take payments, open and close register, managed payroll, never look stressed, with little to no room for error.

Ø  Create and manages the first blog of the salon; consistently updates with fresh written material, and adds to social media sites for marketing.

Case Study: I was the main reception for this busy, high end salon, and after my departure, they now require all reception staff to greet clients, relate with clients, and interact with clients "exactly as Erin did". So I have created a standard for all reception staff for that salon.

Dec 2012Apr 2013

US Marketing Associate

Profitability BUsiness Simulations

Ø Created engaging marketing copy to create brand awareness amongst B2B clients.

Ø Edited US marketing materials prior to mass distribution.

Ø Researched client prospects based on their company mission statements and/or their participation in T&D programs; gains key contact information for direct mail and e-marketing campaigns.

Ø Managed office finances and tracks all checks written, received and deposited.

Ø Prepared course materials for each simulation running in the US and sends one week prior to contact. This may include outsourcing printing, lamination, purchasing materials and/or special shipment arrangements.

 Case Study: I was hired to be the voice of the US for US ProfitAbility. My task was to write copy for a B2B direct mail campaign which I had never done before. My boss was astounded at my writing abilities and went on to use much of my writing as inspiration for an article he’s submitting this summer. Although the US isn’t doing their own marketing moving forward and I have to leave the company, I’m leaving with a heavy mark of impression on my boss with regards to my writing skills, and he is willing to recommend me to any future employer. <?xml:namespace prefix = o ns = "urn:schemas-microsoft-com:office:office" /><o:p></o:p>

Oct 2007Apr 2009

Senior AE/Account Supervisor


Ø  Effectively managed the team to consistently achieve program results that met/exceed clients' expectations.

Ø  Developed strong relationships with senior members of client organizations to lead program initiatives, guide projects, provide counsel and set expectations to ensure client needs are met.

Ø  Determined long-term and short-term strategies, programs, budgets, timelines, and staff necessary to meet the goals of the clients and TSMGI.

Ø  Managed key tasks involved in producing merchandising catalogs or online catalogs including item selection, item sourcing, copywriting, proofing, creative, and printing outsourcing.

Case Study: I was hired to do two things: manage the operations department, and to repair a deteriorating relationship between the department and their biggest client (which was 80% of their business).

Sep 2005Dec 2005

Senior Marketing Coordinator

Baker & McKenzie

Ø  Assertively and effectively managed a team of seven marketing executives.

Ø  Created and provided marketing presentations to attorneys in response to RFPs.

Ø  Managed special projects for the firm, including creating an alumni organization, working with high-level law firm publications to promote attorneys, and working with the client development team on business proposals.

Ø  Managed Global publications and marketing materials for firm proposals.

Ø  Managed consistent website updates and managed the entire B&K website.

Sep 2003Aug 2005

Account Executive

Creata Promotions

Ø  Managed several high volume promotions for client simultaneously.

Ø  Liaised to internal team client strategies and creative brief; main point of contact and helped to ensure the team was on strategy.

Ø  Developed presentation decks within strategy for Happy Meal programs to the client

Ø  Produced packaging components with global logistics company to ensure product met packaging requirements and was within global marketing standards.

Ø  Managed multi-million dollar budgets to ensure each program was within the client's target price points and that yearly budget was not exceeded.

Ø  Worked in a collaborative team environment with Account Directors, Creative Directors, and Production Designers.

Jan 2001Sep 2002

Project Manager


Ø  Managed all aspects of promotion development and execution incorporating of sweepstakes, games and contests.

Ø  Sourced products and product manufacturer and procurement.

Ø  Worked with internal and external legal counsel to prepare Official Rules and reviewed all promotional materials for each program.

Ø  Maintained processes: opening jobs, estimating, creating timelines, billing and routing.

Ø  Solicited and managed vendors on multiple projects, each in various stages of completion.

Ø  Collaborated with account team, researched and sourced premium requests managing production from initial brainstorming through product delivery. 

Oct 1999Dec 2000

Account Coordinator

J Walter Thompson

Ø  Coordinated a nationwide recruitment advertising campaign within several mediums for a $10 million account.

Ø  Responsible for the placement and accurate billing of 200-300 ads weekly.

Ø  Successfully worked with production artists and communicated daily on behalf of client with creative.

Ø  Established strong professional relationships with client contacts and media representatives.


Erin Sippil - Online Business Card

Marketing, Blogger, Admin


I'd love the opportunity to continue the career I've built in the promotions/marketing industry. However what I'm most passionate about is writing. Although I don't have much experience writing professionally, I'd love the opportunity to obtain a position where I can put my skills to the test and create compelling and persuasive copy for the brand. I love watching the rise brand awareness via persuasive marketing copy, and I would most enjoy being part of a team where I can contribute my talents within a collaborative environment.


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Jun 1993Jun 1998


University of Iowa