Margaret Milliken

Summary

Experienced in magazine publication & online media: including sales, marketing, promotion, layout and production.

Ability to thrive in project-oriented, multi-tasking and consultant-like environments with little direct supervision.

Exceptional communication, organizational and presentation skills.

Design and layout skills, including graphic design, ad creation, image manipulation and color correction. Traditional art skills, Photoshop, Illustrator, InDesign, PDF, basic HTML, FTP uploads and Web Browsers.

Work History

Work History
Jul 2007 - Present

Account Executive

Conde Nast Publications

• Develop and maintain business plan for each issue

• Prospect new client opportunities, including lead development for the entire state of Colorado

• Increased revenue by 108%, with over $56,000 in new business and over $110,000 in renewal of existing clients

• In charge of maintaining current clients, and building our client base for the entire state through networking events, meetings and constant contact

• Excellent client retention

• Online and print advertising and marketing proposals

• Exceeded 100% of all Sales Goal for each issue and annual sales goal

• Develop proposals and detailed presentations for clients

• Develop and maintain awareness of competing publications

• Collaborate with production team for magazine layout, design & preparation

• Use of Photoshop & Illustrator to design print ads for clients

• Work with marketing department to execute direct marketing programs

-Magazine event that I orchestrated in September 2008 for roughly 350 guests; http://www.melissarich.com/slideshows/bridescolorado08/

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Feb 2006 - Present

Project Manager/Designer

Focal 55 Art Design & Development

• Working with clients to develop business & marketing plan

• Creating Print Advertisements using Photoshop, Illustrator & In Design

• Creating Marketing material, advertising campaigns & strategies

• Project Management

• Business Development

• Prepare presentations & proposals for clients

• Research on print & online advertising options for clients

• Web Design

• Creating budgets

• Business Strategies

• Management Skills

Apr 2004 - Jan 2006

Sales & Marketing Manager

Second Street Entertainment

• Event Sales

• Developed marketing plan and marketing material

• Advertising & Marketing strategies

• Ad placement; online and print

• Event Planning

• Staffing and hiring of employees

• Client relation and new client development

• Media appearances and interviews

Education

Education
Aug 2001 - Dec 2004

BA

San Jose State University

Portfolio

Skills

Skills

Media Planning

Ad Placement Marketing Strategies Business Planning Consulting Business Launch Meetings and Events  

Microsoft Office

Meeting & Event Planning

HTML

Photoshop