Sam Petrichos

  • Greater Chicago Area, US
Sam Petrichos

Digital and Social Media Program Manager


I serve people who are looking for help with their social media business channels. I help them get more creative content while expanding brand outreach. I have 8 years of social and digital media experience. I have worked with organizations such as Verizon, McDonald's Corporation, School of the Art Institute to name a few. I also try bring creativity and humor every project.

When I’m not writing, I can be found cooking and traveling slowly.

If you’re dying to know more, here are a few things you don't know about me…

1.I used to live in Athens, Greece

2. I co-founded a location independent business which host pop up dinners in unique urban settings

3.  l’ve studied cooking in Oaxaca, Mexico.

Work experience

Work experience
Mar 2015 - Present

Global Digital Program Manager

JeffreyM Consulting *Consulting for McDonald's Corporation

Responsibilities: • Post and manage branded social media channels (Twitter, Facebook, LinkedIn, and YouTube) and maintain a consistent voice across channels aligned with branding and target audience• Conduct global social channel audits. • Produce strategies and recommendations  • Create content (and source images) for use in various social channels • Generate insight, discover and monitor trending topics, community needs, and interests across social media, adjusting content and messaging accordingly

Mar 2011 - Present

Social and Digital Media Strategist, Co-founder.

Spice! A location independent restaurant.

Responsibilities: • Manage B2B and B2C relationships  •Menu and product development. • Create SEO driven social media content using keywords and keyword monitoring. • Publish graphics and content for social media profiles, events and promotions.

Aug 2006 - Nov 2013

Verizon Wireless

Created best practices regarding product usability, graphic design, online customer service support, communications and marketing  •Wrote, edited and published social media files and content (blogs, ad posting, articles, etc.)to increase the search value of the company website •Managed various social media channels efficiently via website content management systems, blogging software, and other social media tools •Developed strategies for overall social media communications


Aug 2000 - Dec 2002

Bachelor of Arts

Southern Illinois University

Major: English

Minor: Communications

Jan 1998 - Aug 2000


College Of  Lake County



Digital Content creator

Strategic planning

Relationship management

Social Media Proficient in :Twitter, Instagram,Facebook,Tumblr

Experienced with the following Social Media Management Systems : Radian6, Hootesuite and Sprinklr