Drew Gunn

Drew Gunn

Summary

As an advertising sales manager I have dealt with daily challenging obstacles. Effective communication and training has been the key to any successful staff that I have overseen. I am a practitioner of "The One-Minute Manager" and not afraid to take a hands on approach. In order for my people to perform at their highest level I must perform at mine. I lead my staff through precedent and example.

Objective

To use my experience as an Advertising strategist, a manager, a sales person, and a certified conflict manager to obtain an entry-level position in an advertising agency. 

Skills

Skills

Account Management

Advertising Strategy/ Planning

Work History

Work History
May 2010 - Present

Advertising Coordinator

The University of Alabama, Office of Student Media
May 2008 - May 2010

Advertising Manager

The Crimson White

As Advertising Sales Manager I am responsible for making sure that my staff meets and exceeds monthly sales goals as assigned by me, long term planning for the newspaper and its special publications, working with clientele to make sure we have a great and effectively communicated relationship, and motivating the sales staff to perform at a high level through competition, creative thinking and innovation

Dec 2007 - May 2008

Territory Manager

The Crimson White

As Territory Manager i was responsible for hands on training with new Account Executives, being able to layout the newspaper, assisting Account executives on sales calls, prospecting new clients, and growing current clientele.

Jun 2007 - Dec 2007

Account Executive

The Crimson White

-Sales development in designated regional zone. -Cold calling potential new clients.-Maintenance of current accounts.-Development of effective ad campaigns.-Promotion of new products.-Communication with editorial staff.-Relationship development with regional business owners.-Working within regular deadlines.

Education

Education
Sep 2005 - Present

Advertising and Public Relations

The University of Alabama

Attended the University of Alabama's top-tier College of Communication and Information Sciences. While majoring in Advertising & PR I took courses in...

  • Advertising Campaigns
    • Account Executive, Gunn Marketing
    • Responsible for organizing, coordinating, and assigning:
      • Client Management
      • Research assignments
      • Creative Instruction
      • Planning and Buying
  • Advertising Management
  • Copywriting
  • Media Planning
  • Marketing
Jul 2010 - Present

MS: Human Environmental Sciences

The University of Alabama

Courses include:

  • E-Commerce
  • Consumer Conflict Resolution
  • Managing Human Capital
  • Entrepreneurship

Certifications

Certifications
Jul 2010 - May 2011

Conflict Resolution, Negotiation, and Mediation

The University of Alabama