Summary

I most recently reign from the PR department at BBDO, where I worked with some of the top brands across the nation. As the day-to-day media contact for all the agency's North America offices, I actively sought opportunities to showcase BBDO's work for its clients, developed story ideas to pitch to the media and built relationships with reporters. Prior to BBDO, I worked in the Corporate Communications department at Ketchum, one of the top five PR agencies in the world. Supporting a team of eight individuals based in the US and London, it was crucial for me to stay organized, attentive and flexible at all times, especially since I routinely liaised with global colleagues at all levels, from associate to CEO. Ketchum selected me to move from a small town in Colorado to New York City because of my consistently positive attitude, drive to succeed, dedication to my work and attention to detail. These qualities paid off during my time at Noodles & Company, when I was without a manager for many months but still succeeded in pulling in national cooking segments, securing front page articles and coordinating national field marketing programs for the company.

Work History

Work History

Marketing Coordinator

http://www.noodles.com
  • Managed all restaurant grand opening communications, both internally and externally
  • Secured and coordinated live cooking segments for the company's executive chef
  • Built relationships with national media and pitching new campaigns 
  • Answered all public relations inquiries submitted through the company’s Web site
  • Created point of purchase and special event materials
Sep 2008 - Dec 2008

Assistant Manager, Corporate Communications

BBDO
  • Managed media placements for BBDO offices in the U.S., including San Francisco, Atlanta, Minneapolis, Detroit and Chicago in leading international creative outlets like Adweek, Brandweek, Ad Age, Archive, Creativity, Campaign, Media and more.
  • Drafted press releases and managed media placement for Wolff Olins, a fellow Omnicom agency & BBDO client
  • Coordinated executive interviews
  • Crafted internal notes to the agency
  • Represented the agency at key industry events
  • Organized award nominations and Agency of the Year submissions for BBDO North America and BBDO Worldwide
May 2007 - Aug 2008

Corporate Communications Associate

Ketchum
  • Supported all internal and external communications as well as the agency’s global new business network
  • Managed global ad placements 
  • Coordinated the creation of direct mail pieces, ads, reprints & other marketing collateral
  • Completed daily media monitoring reports
  • Organized all logistics for national award ceremonies
  • Actively participated in the launch of the agency’s Corporate Social Responsibility initiative
  • Designed Web pages on the agency's intranet & maintaining pages on the external Web site
  • Oversaw the production & dissemination of the agency's quarterly online magazine to clients & influencers
  • Maintained press documents, executive contact info & the departmental budget
Jan 2005 - Jul 2006

PR Intern

http://www.noodles.com

Hired as an intern during the second semester of my junior year in college, I was responsible for promoting nationwide restaurant grand openings by drafting news releases, assembling press kits, developing media lists, pitching stories to reporters and maintaining all media clips.

Education

Education
Sep 2003 - Aug 2006

Bachelors of Science

University of Colorado at Boulder