Mike Blake

Summary

I am looking for a new challenge with a company that expects a fresh look, an eclectic blend of skills, a new personality and a team player to help propel the operation to the next level. As you get a feel for my background and qualifications, please check the list below that highlights my experience in operations, executive management, research, hard news, investigative reporting, business, sports and marketing over a career that has spanned myriad changes in the course of the world. Recent accomplishments include the following:

C.O.O. for Marketing/Advertising/Publishing firm, bringing in $2 million in revenues; Reduced operations budget by 15% in first year, increased profits by 26%; Appears on live broadcasts weekly on WHP-21-CBS Harrisburg; On-site Editor and remote-location Editor for several national publications; Responsible for planning, strategizing and implementation of $700,000 annual advertising and promotions budget, writer of TV and radio commercials and creator of full campaign for myriad projects; Marketing Director for 12-event operation, reduced marketing costs by 10%, restructured and fine-tuned buys to increase attendance by 12% in falling market; More than 800 articles published in 86 magazines and newspapers; Six books authored and published, wrote two one-hour features for Speed Channel; More than 400 TV/Radio appearances internationally; Internet savvy and experience as an on-line columnist; Experience on three metropolitan newspapers as Editor/reporter/undercover reporter/sports writer and special assignment coordinator.

I look forward to hearing from you so we may discuss how I can best fit your needs and your team s future.

Work History

Work History

Editor/Writer/Photographer/Investigative Reporter

Los Angeles Herald Examiner

Editor -- KIT CAR Magazine

Marketing Director/Senior Automotive Journalist

Carlisle Events

Chief Operations Officer / Director of Publications

Three Marketiers LLC

Education

Education

Bachelor of Science/ School of Business