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Summary

HIGHLIGHTS

  • Extensive copywriting experience with consumer businesses and professional service firms
  • A. degree in English with Honors
  • Superb oral and written communication skills
  • Detail-oriented
  • Thrive on multiple deadlines

SPECIAL STRENGTHS

  • Taking complex business topics and, using my marketing, copywriting, storytelling, and journalistic skills, making them user-friendly, easily understood, and even entertaining when appropriate.
  • Underscoring the human element--what basic need is the good or service providing; what problem is it solving; how is it making life easier and/or lucrative for the consumer, business owner or prospect?
  • Helping businesses market their goods and services via web copy, direct mail campaigns, landing pages, banner ads, corporate websites, press releases, blog articles, and new business pitches.
  • Looking at a business’s big picture to formulate a marketing communications strategy to best promote their brand and increase sales. 

JOURNALISM, PUBLISHING, PERFORMING & CREATIVE WRITING

  • Author of two books—one in the field of accounting and one a collection of my humor essays.
  • Contributor of small business and celebrity profiles to a multitude of newspapers, magazines and websites
  • Contributor of humor essays to a multitude of newspapers, magazines and websites
  • Humor columnist for Los Angeles Times Syndicate
  • Current Unique Jobs Interviews blogger for The Huffington Post

Work experience

Dec 2014Aug 2017

Creative Director

BNO (Bid Network Online)

In charge of writing all copy for this start-up online auction company (http://bno.com/), setting the company's tone of voice, writing style and personality used throughout all internal and external materials and documents. Work very closely with company’s CEO, COO and VP of Sales & Marketing.

Write, edit and proofread all copy content for website, weekly online promotions, emails, newsletters, blogs & web articles, digital marketing, marketing materials, sales sheets, auction scripts and descriptions, and social media channels. Generate content and come up with interesting articles and stories.

Sep 2009Dec 2014

Marketing Director

High Impact Marketing

Perform marketing consulting work for a variety of professional service organizations. Work includes:

  • Copywriting
  • Promotional campaigns
  • Website initiatives
  • Direct mail
  • Email
  • News releases
  • Internal and external newsletters
  • PowerPoint presentations
  • Editing/proofreading
  • Tutorials
  • Style guides
  • Policies and procedures manuals

Some of the companies for which this work was completed:  AppliancePartsPros.com; Caesars Palace—Caesars Interactive Entertainment; Consuli; Gotham Ghostwriters; Hollywood Burger; Kuity; Miss Professional; Miss Smarty Pants Enterprises; OUM; Posiba; Royce Law Firm PC; Rudoy|Fleck Attorneys; The Next Idea

Dec 2006Sep 2009

Marketing Communications Manager

Stonefield Josephson, Inc.

  • Worked with this CPA firm's Partners to maximize branding, business development and promotional campaigns for five offices in California and one in Hong Kong
  • Wrote copy and managed projects for advertising, direct mail, email, website, and publicity initiatives
  • Created news releases, newspaper and magazine articles, case studies and internal newsletters
  • Managed marketing department's budget, creative, vendors and photo shoots
  • Created and presented marketing PowerPoint presentations
  • Wrote and produced special material for President's speeches and Partners' retreats

References

Nick Nassiri, Founder, President & CEO, Bid Network Online, [email protected], 310-462-0444

“Bringing Mark Miller aboard as our company’s Creative Director was one of the best hiring decisions I’ve ever made. Mark is not only a naturally gifted writer. He also has the patience, dedication, creativity and work ethic required to be a successful marketing writer. He's never had issues meeting deadlines and gives close attention to detail in all aspects of his work. Mark’s ability to work fast, accurately and enthusiastically is a testament to his professionalism and drive. We could always count on him to go above and beyond the call of duty every day. In addition, he’s flexible, easy to work with, and has a great sense of humor. Mark is very much missed at our company, but I am excited to see where he goes next. I have every confidence he will be a treasured asset for any organization lucky enough to have him.”

Barr Potter, Chief Administrative Officer, Bid Network Online, [email protected], 310-890-3925

“I have had the privilege of working with Mark Miller for 2 years. As an out-of-the-box thinker who possesses a can-do attitude, Mark was a pleasure to work with. He sees and can address everything from the big picture to the smallest important details. Mark is creative, energetic, solutions-oriented and highly motivated, with great communication skills. I recommend him for a marketing communications position at any organization that chooses to benefit from his diverse and impressive skills.”

Bianca Sinishtaj, Auction Curator, Art & Collectibles, Bid Network Online, [email protected], 310-990-8732

“I highly recommend Mark. Not only is he pleasant to work with, but gets very involved with his research/writing topics-always creating unique content. Always a step ahead, you can count on Mark to not only meet deadlines, but take initiative and bring great ideas to the table. It is great working with him and he is a true team player!”

Brendan Gill, Vice President of Marketing, Bid Network Online, [email protected], 310-948-1775

"Mark Miller is a creative, industrious writer with an excellent work ethic. A regular contributor to the Huffington Post, he effortlessly creates highly readable content on tight deadlines. His turnaround is usually 24 hours, and he will work on weekends or late at night to make a project succeed. Countless times he has taken the barest bones of an idea and turned it into article with 50,000 views and 100 shares. He is easy to work with, collaborates well, and takes constructive criticism with aplomb (and an excellent sense of humor). He also has great SEO, broadcast and social media skills. Quite simply, he is a joy to work with and a huge asset to any company."

Catherine Clinch CEO, Nuclear Family Films [email protected]neclinch.com 323.424.4039

“I have known Mark Miller for nearly 20 years. He is exceptionally bright, thinks creatively and works well on teams. He has demonstrated significant leadership skills and is a positive addition to any working room. His professional skills are augmented by a facility for communication in both interpersonal and group settings. Mark would be a wonderful addition to your team and I make this referral with my highest recommendation. Please don't hesitate to contact me if you have any questions.”

Alan Griffith, Officer , Stonefield Josephson [email protected] http://www.marcumllp.com/ 310-432-7407

“I always found Mark to be pro-active and enjoyable to work with. He was creative and very responsive to requests. Mark always went the extra mile.”

Michael Levine, Founder, LCO-Levine Communications Office [email protected] http://lcopublicity.com/ 310-690-0950 x318

“As the author of nineteen books on business, communication, and marketing, I believe that I am qualified to recognize talent when I see it. I am comfortable in recommending Mark Miller as a savvy and reliable communications professional, whom I have known and respected for years. If you would like to speak further about his talent or qualifications, don’t hesitate to give me a call.”

Susan F. Sandler, Editor [email protected]

“Mark wrote a report for us on a freelance basis about CPA firm marketing. His expertise in marketing and the subject matter was obvious; he also delivered with flair and style that made for a unique report. His creative suggestions enhanced the project, and as an added bonus, he is very funny! It was a most enjoyable experience and I hope to have the chance to work with Mark again as a writer, and also to interact with him as a marketer. Top qualities: Personable, Expert, Creative.”

Patrick Chylinski , Director at Rothstein Kass Business Advisory Services LLC [email protected]

“I highly recommend Mark. He is very professional, organized, and enjoyable to work with.”

Sidney Blum , Head of Audit, Beats by Dr. Dre [email protected] http://www.beatsbydre.com/ 424-326-4684

“Mark greatly enhanced the firm's website that is widely regarded as among the most leading edge in the industry. See www.sjaccounting.com to view his work. Other accounting firms go to it to copy the material. Mark was always reliable and performed marketing materials on time. He was also forward thinking.”

Marty Rudoy , Attorney , Martin S. Rudoy, a Professional Law Corporation [email protected] http://www.rudoylaw.com/ 818-380-3088

“I recommend Mark highly. I've used his firm as experts in several cases and have never been disappointed. Mark is always responsive to my needs and those of my clients. I've worked with Mark over two decades in two separate industries.”

Lyne Noella , former Principal and Director of Corporate Strategy, Stonefield Josephson CEO at WavePlay LLC [email protected] http://www.waveplayllc.com/ 650-690-6150

“Mark’s creative excellence as a writer, communicator and idea man enhanced Stonefield Josephson’s image as an innovative, growing firm. Mark demonstrated excellent judgment and a leadership style that brought credibility to the marketing area of the firm, both in the eyes of the principals/personnel and the marketplace. During his time here, I challenged Mark to take increasing responsibility for the entire marketing function for the firm. He performed beyond my expectations in the development of our media buying plan, the coordination of our direct mail program, and producing our creative advertising program. Mark further accepted the challenge of providing personal marketing training to our personnel in various regions, and received positive feedback from those in his classes. Mark is a terrific asset: focused, communications-oriented and a wonderful writer. Mark's project management skills complement his creativity. Best of all, he has a terrific sense of humor. I hope to have the opportunity to work with Mark in the future. Mark was an enthusiastic ambassador for the firm and we were lucky to have him on board.”

My published business books

"500 Dates: Dispatches From the Front Lines of the Online Dating Wars" (A collection of humor essays about my dating experiences.)

Education

B.A. with Honors

Franklin & Marshall College

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