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Work experience

Sep 2010Present

Founder, President


FRUGGL helps students discover cool places in their college town. Every week FRUGGL features one major coupon for food, clothing, and more. As a social buying website, FRUGGL bridges the gap between local businesses that build the culture of college towns and the students that want to discover it. Utilizing unique links, FRUGGL tracks and promotes the proliferation of sponsored discounts throughout the social web.

May 2010Present

Online Editor

The Auburn Plainsman
  • Expanded reach of newspaper content through creation and management of Facebook, Twitter, YouTube and Flickr accounts.
  • Uploaded and maintained articles, photos and videos.
  • Managed comments and all user-generated content.
  • Worked with editor-in-chief to establish a sound and innovative online publication.
Nov 2008Nov 2010

Vice President of Communications

Sigma Phi Epsilon Fraternity
  • Designed and edited copy for fraternity Web site by working closely with a local sub contractor. Site has been recognized national fraternity leaders.
  • Improved channel of communication for recruits, parents, alumni and the chapter by utilizing online comment forms and e-mail.
  • Introduced a news blog to keep recent alumni current with chapter business.
  • Re-structured the Office of Communications to focus on web management, alumni relations, public relations and historical documentation.
May 2010Aug 2010

Social Media Intern

V3 Media Group
  • Constructed business plans for development of websites, and web applications.
  • Developed a new media marketing strategy for V3 resulting in greatly increased site traffic.
  • Managed blog, Facebook, Twitter, Flickr, YouTube and other social media.
  • Created copy and edited image content for V3 projects.
Aug 2009Dec 2009

Associate News Editor

The Auburn Plainsman
  • Covered breaking news as well as feature stories through interviews, research and event attendance. Articles have as many as 4,300 online page views and 50 recommendations within one week of publication.
  • Composed columns for print and online publication. Columns have as many as 2,700 online page views within one week of publication.
  • Conceptualized the implementation of staff writers to reduce work and stress placed on editors. Resulted in four permanent staff writers.
  • Introduced and maintained a weekly gas monitor, which measured fluctuation in prices for area.
May 2009Aug 2009

Marketing Intern

Sunbelt Foods Company
  • Contributed in developing marketing strategies for companies such as TW Garner (Texas Pete), Dietz & Watson, and Thunder Bay Seafood.
  • Attended sales meetings and assisted management of booths at trade shows.
  • Followed leads by executing cold sales calls, and performing sample deliveries.

Honors & Activities

  • 2010 PRCA Medallion Awards: Graphic Design Award of Excellence - Saturn's New Ring
  • 2010 National Collegiate Inventors and Innovators Alliance: I2V Apprentice
  • 2010 Sigma Phi Epsilon - Alabama Alpha Brother of the Year
  • 2009 Frank J. Ruck Leadership Academy graduate (Top 100 national fraternity officers)
  • 2009 Carlson Leadership Academy graduate (Top regional fraternity officers)
  • Sigma Phi Epsilon - Alabama Alpha Judicial Board
  • Auburn Public Relations Council of Alabama
  • Pi Lambda Sigma


My name is Sam Solomon and I am a highly motivated, out-of-the-box thinker with a passion for social media. I am looking for an internship this summer in public relations or marketing.

Key Skills

  • Facebook page development, Twitter, Flickr, YouTube and other social media
  • Wordpress, Tumblr, Blogger Matchbin and other CMS
  • Adobe Photoshop, InDesign and Acrobat
  • Microsoft Word, Excel and Powerpoint
  • Digital Photography
  • Basic HTML