Summary

With degrees in Advertising and Public Relations, Mark Kennedy recently set off to pursue is Master's degree in Marketing and Advertising in the beautiful city of Chicago. With a passion for the music industry, Kennedy hopes to be able to combine his love and knowledge of the entertainment industry with his excellent skill of marketing. 

Work History

Work History
Aug 2006 - Present

Mark Kennedy Design

Create shirt designs, CD covers, package design, personal websites, and social media website designs as well as develop traditional and non-traditional advertising for clients.

Work on projects for Texas A&M University, Drury University, Lambda Chi Alpha, Guide Dogs for the Blind, St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, and numerous musicians.

May 2011 - Present

Marketing/Press Assistant

Sleeping At Last

Assisting in marketing and press needs for local, nationally known project Sleeping At Last. Duties include writing press releases, contacting magazines, websites, etc for press opportunities, and assisting in day-to-day operations.

Sep 2010 - Jan 2011

Assistant of Advertising

FaceTime Strategy, LLC

Assisted in social media casesand worked on the layout and design of advertisements for clients Craig Ranch, The Tower Club, Aloft Hotel, and Sunfield Living Community Planners.

Jun 2010 - Sep 2010

Creative Intern

mundayMorning Creative Group

Assisted in the social media and design process of numerous pieces ranging from print ads to logos

Sep 2007 - Dec 2009

Promoter/Event Coordinator

Forever Endeavor Productions

Helped set up and promote concerts and events in the greater Springfield metropolitan area.

Helped book venues, sell tickets, handle money, run the website and social media sites, and take care of rider contracts for performers, all while assisting in day-to-day operations.

Aug 2007 - Dec 2009

Head of Station

KDRU 98.1 FM

Head of local Springfield, Missouri independent radio station 98.1FM, with local city/surrounding area feed, as well as globally online. Worked with thousands of musical acts including The Rocket Summer, MuteMath, Sleeping At Last, The Spill Canvas, Relient K, Colbie Calliat, Copeland, Death Cab for Cutie, Peter Bradley Adams, Jon Foreman & Switchfoot, and others.

May 2008 - Aug 2009

Summer Camp Counselor

Sky Ranch Christian Summer Camp

Develop personal relationships, responsibility and guidance for boys ages 8, 9, and 10.  Also was in a leadership position as senior counselor in-charge of 3-4 other counselors in the cabin and the day-to-day schedule.

May 2007 - Aug 2007

Intern

Ackerman McQueen

Assist in account services, broadcast production, media and marketing.

Worked on projects for clients LeapFrog, Oklahoma Centennial, Chickasaw Nation, Integris Health, and POPS.

Education

Education

Regents College

Study abroad at Regents American College, London, England in the Fall of 2008.

Advertising and Public Relations

Drury University

Dual degrees, B.A., in advertising and public relations with a minor in global studies.

Sep 2012 - Present

M.A. Advertising/Marketing & PR

DePaul University

Pursuing Master's Degree in Advertising/Marketing & PR.

Current G.P.A. 4.0/4.0

Skills

Skills

Adobe Lightroom

Photography Editing Software

Social Media Websites

Facebook, Twitter, Google+, VisualCV, LinkedIn, Last.fm, Youtube, Flickr, blogging, foursquare, Facebook Fan Pages, Klout, et el. 

Adobe Flash

Adobe Photoshop CS5

iWeb

Adobe InDesign CS4

Adobe Lightroom 2

Quark

Microsoft Powerpoint

Microsoft Excel

Microsoft Word

Adobe Photoshop CS4

Adobe Illustrator CS4

Portfolio