Summary

Results oriented and creative sales and marketing professional whose career includes a variety of experiences in the newspaper publishing, advertising agency, internet marketing and magazine industries. Resourceful leader with strong and persuasive interpersonal skills with particular strength in partnership marketing with a proven tract record of customer satisfaction.

References

Mary Grippo

(Professional) Director of Marketing; Nassau County

"June is an exceptional marketing partner. She takes the time to understand her clients product and desired reach. She is innovative with her thinking and makes recommendations that proves her value. She is by far THE best most effective marketing partner that I have worked with in my career.” May 7, 2009

Lynn Blumenfeld

(Professional) Partner / co-founder; blumenfeld + fleming

"June is super-helpful, bends over backwards to help her clients, is always willing to take extra time to explain media and product nuances. She also thinks creatively and understand the needs of small business owners. She is a pleasure to work with, positive, prompt and flexible. A real pro!” March 16, 2009

Mike DeLuise

(Professional) VP of External Affairs; Dowling College

"June is an amazing professional with incredible focus and creativity. Whenever she is involved there is always success for all involved.” January 2, 2009

Susan Avery

(Professional) Senior Editor; ParentDish.com at AOL

“I worked for June from 1994 to 2008. In those 14 years, I watched in amazement the sheer drive and intuitiveness that continued to put her above others. From my vantage point, June invented "out-of-the-box" thinking. I wrote dozens and dozens of articles for her over the years that covered the world of weddings, fashion, jewelry, and gift-giving, and June was a remarkable inspiration who kept the fresh ideas flowing. She has an infectious passion for the newspaper business and a joyful nature that encourages everyone on her team to produce works of excellence. It was truly a pleasure to work for her.” January 3, 2009

Julie Gross Gelfand

(Professional) Executive VP & Director of Public Relations; Harrison Leifer DiMarco Public Relations

“June Occhipinti is a pro and a team player, through and through. She not only knows her business, she is a pleasure to work with. I had the good fortune to serve on a professional board with June, where she was a valued and active member. And although I have moved on to other commitments, June and I remain in touch. I have the highest respect for June personally and professionally, and can recommend her without reservation.” March 23, 2009

Patrick Macri

(Professional) President/CEO; Millennium Communications

“Who ever coined the phrase "if you want something done, give it to a busy person" probably wrote it after meeting June. She is a consummate professional who delivers on her promises, and on top of that is a pleasure to work with.” January 12, 2009

Yaakov Ort

(Peer) Group Director, Creative Services; The New York Times

“June is a consummate sales professional whose concern for her clients is genuine and steadfast. She has an excellent eye for writing and design as well, and was a pleasure to work with on many, many special sections and promotional projects.” April 2, 2009

Work History

Work History

Classified Advertising Manager

Knight-Ridder Newspaper Sales

Worked in Chicago and NY offices representing 30 Knight Ridder publications.  

Assistant Classified Advertising Manager

Copley Los Angeles Newspapers

Primary responsibility for classified operations of the Torrance Daily Breeze & San Pedro Pilot.  Managed a team of nearly 35 inside sales professionals.  Although title was Assistant, there wasn't a Classified Manager during this time and reported directly to the Advertising Director.

Advertising Director

Runways Southern California

As the second staff member hired, responsibility included building all aspects of advertising including: Rate Card Development, Sales Lead development, Staff Hiring, Training and Compensation, Marketing, Promotions and Events.

Apr 2009 - Present

Self Employed

Independent Consultant

Social Media Coordinator for AOL's ParentDish.com

Facebook Fan Page Manager for Lester's NYC

Social Media consultant for Berwald Creative

Events, Marketing and Public Relations for Jildor Shoes / Jildor.com

Sep 2011 - Present

Specialist

Apple Retail

Number one priority is to maintain the industry reputation for extraordinary customer service. Success means establishing a quick rapport, probe for needs and provide solutions.  Successfully meet and exceed metrics in customer satisfaction through “NPS” surveys along with sales metrics.  Consistently rank in top 10 for store sales and solutions based sales.  Recently advanced to “Sales Lead on the Floor” as well as Education coordinator for field trips and workshops.

Dec 2009 - Mar 2010

Community Editor

AOL's ParentDish.com

Community Editor, Social Media Coordinator for AOL's ParentDish.com.  Contact with "Mommie Bloggers" and Parenting sites to share content and drive traffic to the site as well as promotional contact for contests and giveaway promotions. Total responsibility for social media management for Facebook and Twitter.  Facebook results:  increased number of Fans from 342 to 823.  Twitter results:  increased followers from 3,869 to 15,779.

Aug 2007 - Apr 2009

Advertising Manager

New York Times Media Group

Advertising Manager for Long Island office of The New York Times.  Manage sales and administrative staff of four. Team sales responsible for nearly $2 million in sales.  Key role in introduction of regional section on www.nytimes.com.  Digital sales increase over 100%, total ad sales increases 30% during a time that the industry was experiencing double digit losses.

Jul 1990 - Jul 2007

Account Manager

The New York Times

Account Management in the disciplines of:

Education, Fashion, Luxury Jewelry, Home Furnishings, Health Care, Residential and Commercial Real Estate, General Retail, Catering and Restaurant

Recipient of the President's Circle Award, three Publisher Awards and two Outstanding Effort Awards

Oct 1995 - 1997

Marketing and Promotions Manager

The New York Times

Dedicated Marketing and Promotions Manager for the Long Island team.  Success in developing new product ideas from creation to publication.  Served as primary liaison for The New York Times on Long Island with major entertainment venues for local promotions.  Successfully implemented several major events involving hundreds of customers and New York Times writers and editors.

Education

Education

Columbia University, The Journalism School, Continuing Education

Instructor Prof. Sree Sreenivasan's workshop covers the use of social media, including such networking sites as Twitter, Facebook, LinkedIn and YouTube, among others. Emphasis on best practices, as well as what to avoid in this fast-changing Web 2.0 world.