Kurt Kirton

  • Nashville TN

Work History

Work History

Scheduling Manager

UNISON MUSIC, A GAYLORD ENTERTAINMENT COMPANY
Nashville, TN (company closed) Scheduling Manager Maintained and improved label's production schedule in Excel, motivating and coordinating staff to deliver necessary materials to keep on schedule. Placed and tracked progress of artwork orders(US and international) with Creative Services. Involved in preparing/tracking/releasing 70+ albums. Designed and maintained label web site. Liaison relationship between label and Creative Services(art) department including creative input into music packaging and ad merch materials. Proofed and approved ad merch and packaging design, including 1999 catalog supplement, 128 page 2000 catalog, and CD ROM; some copywriting. Assumed added responsibilities in PR/Marketing with time savings gained through efficiency with and mastering of scheduling workload; implemented PR database.

Manager of Business Administration

PAMPLIN
MUSIC, Franklin, TN (company closed) Manager of Business Administration Maintained and improved label's production schedule in Excel, motivated and coordinated staff to deliver necessary materials to keep on schedule. Placed and tracked progress of artwork orders with graphic designers and manufacturing vendors for retail product, radio singles, and sales materials. Art direction on album packaging and sales materials Administrated company web site re-launch and streamlining of obsolete sites Graphic design work for publicity department and album artwork Realizing and utilizing the growing electronica genre, conceived and coordinated the creation of a promotional radio CD, featuring remixes of four Pamplin artists to generate grassroots awareness and viral marketing, serviced domestically and internationally GAYLORD DIGITAL(A GAYLORD ENTERTAINMENT COMPANY), Nashville, TN

Ad Trafficking Manager

STREAMCAST NETWORKS
Franklin, TN (laid off) Ad Trafficking Manager Coordinated trafficking of and optimized serving(and thus revenue) for online advertising sold using the Zedo ad serving solution. Tracked problems/fixes with ad serving and requests of programmers/webmaster. Prepared weekly & monthly statistics on users and ads served. Integrated Zedo ad serving solution into the Morpheus application and across network web sites; submitted improvements/suggestions to Zedo after evaluating their ad server. Planned/verified the ad layout for new editions of the Morpheus application Re-established and perfected the Ad Sales Flow procedure to facilitate advertising sold Instituted two key reports, regularly tracking user and ad size/type statistics for internal use and monthly review by the board. Charted ad layout at each internet property, keeping documentation current. Beta tested new editions of the Morpheus application and made suggestions to programmers. Updated and re-wrote content for Morpheus press kit

Education

Education

A.Arts

COPIAH-LINCOLN COMMUNITY COLLEGE

B.B.A

DELTA STATE UNIVERSITY

M.B.A

MISSISSIPPI STATE UNIVERSITY

Skills

Skills

OUTLOOK

MAIL

INTERNET EXPLORER

POWER-POINT

EXCEL

communications