Patricia Cara

Patricia Cara

Summary

Proven communications professional with more than ten years of experience devising and developing winning communications strategies. Excels at concept development, writing, brand building, and media strategy. Adept at engaging and motivating a multi-disciplinary team of communications professionals. Skilled at managing multiple projects in a fast-paced, deadline-driven environment. Creative thinker who is especially competent at developing and delivering effective communications strategies with measurable results. Very involved in new media strategies and content, including social media.

Work History

Work History
2002 - Present

Vice President, Creative/Communications

Alstin Communications
  • Develop and manage a Creative/Communications Department that has earned a national reputation for creative excellence.
  • Oversee all aspects of agency creative/communications, from concept through to completion.
  • Work directly with many of the region's, and the nation's, largest organizations to develop engaging and effective employment brands.
  • Manage agency's internal branding initiative and oversee all aspects of agency website design and content (www.alstin.com).
  • Contribute content as featured writer on agency blog (http://blog.alstin.com/author/thestartingblog)
  • Awards: During tenure, agency has won more awards for creative excellence than any independent employment communications agency in the country. Awards won include: three Athena Awards from the Newspaper Association of America; one Philly Gold Award: and more than thirty Creative Excellence Awards from the Employment Management Association.
1994 - 2002

Creative Director

Alstin Communications
1987 - 1989

Director of Health Services

Alstin Communications

Directed all aspects of account service to our large roster of health care accounts.

1985 - 1987

Account Executive

Alstin Communications

Worked directly with many of the agency's largest and most demanding clients, assisting them in all components of account management.

Education

Education

Continuing Education

University of the Arts

Pennsylvania Academy of Fine Arts

Bachelor of Arts

Bloomsburg University of Pennsylvania

Minor in Fine Arts

cum laude graduate