Education

Education
Aug 2013 - Aug 2013

Bachelor of Journalism

University of Missouri

Achieved Bachelor of Journalism degree from the world-renowned Missouri School of Journalism with an emphasis on strategic communication and a minor in journalism. I also completed the Certificate in Sales and Customer Development from the Trulaske College of Business and the Multicultural Certificate from the University of Missouri College of Arts & Science.

Work History

Work History
Sep 2013 - Present

Traffic Coordinator

AbelsonTaylor

Serve as a liaison between the account and creative teams in facilitating the day-to-day workflow on two of the agency's most demanding accounts, Acthar and Kaletra, to ensure that projects are completed on-time and within budget. I am a behind-the-scenes driver of all creative projects from beginning to end. Internal communication is my primary function as I send out multiple daily status updates for every open project. I also handle administrative tasks like coordinating meetings and keeping remote members of the teams looped in to all ongoing work. 

Jun 2013 - Aug 2013

Account Leadership Intern

The Integer Group

As the only intern in the Chicago office, I held many responsibilities of an Assistant Account Executive for major beer accounts like Blue Moon, Coors Light, Batch 19, Peroni and Pilsner Urquell. My duties included conducting competitive research, contributing to strategic brainstorms, and participating in client status meetingsI also worked remotely with a team of interns in Denver to analyze the Affordable Care Act to present opportunities for Integer's ongoing  business and new business to executive management. The big idea highlighted a growing trend of healthcare moving into retail as fertile ground for the agency to apply its shopper marketing expertise to a new industry. The presentation was unanimously considered a success and our research proved valuable to Integer. 

Apr 2012 - May 2013

Advertising Design & Sales Intern

Mizzou Weekly

Handled all advertising responsibilities for Mizzou Weekly, a print and digital newspaper for the more than 13,000 faculty and staff of the University of Missouri. I prospected local businesses and university organizations by making cold calls and outside sales calls in addition to maintaining relationships with regular advertisers and providing creative assistance. I showed initiative by establishing the first front-page advertising in Mizzou Weekly, which became an additional revenue generator.

Jan 2013 - May 2013

Account Executive; Group Leader

AdZou

Led a group of seven members to completely rebrand the Pettis County Health Center, which aimed to overcome an unfavorable identity to better service a community that was riddled with health issues. The client requested an overhaul of all external communication mediums with a relatively low budget. We delivered a digitally focused strategy that is extremely cost-effective and sustainable in the long-term. Pettis County Health Center is currently in the process of implementing a new logo, promotional materials, seasonal AdWords campaigns, and sustainable improvements to their website and social media presence. I personally handled all client relations, coordinated meetings, wrote the creative brief, developed and conducted research, and conceptualized digital strategy.

Dec 2012 - Feb 2013

Web Content Intern

MyRentr.com

Provided input on website layout and copy editing for startup company that created a universal application for real estate renting.

Jan 2012 - May 2012

Online Audience Developer

Newsy

Worked to organically enhance Newsy's SEO and Internet presence by blogging, reaching out to bloggers and contributing content to social media and video hosting sites

Education

University of Missouri

Completed  Bachelor of Journalism degree in 2013 from the world-renowned Missouri School of Journalism with an emphasis on strategic communication and a minor in sociology.

Certifications

Received Certificate in Sales and Customer Development from the Trulaske College of Business and the Multicultural Certificate from the University of Missouri College of Arts & Science. 

Credible Opinions

"... he took on projects that your normal intern wouldn't do, and he succeeded. He is very detailed and passionate about everything he does."

Grady Covington

Account Director

The Integer Group

"Tony met and exceeded all expectations... Tony has great attention to detail and can manage multiple tasks/projects without sacrificing quality or timing."

Erin Kearney

Senior Account Executive

The Integer Group

" He's reliable and trustworthy. He'll be an asset to any company seeking an Account Manager or Executive in the advertising industry."

Scott Reeter

Director of Advertising

MIZZOU

References

References

Scott Reeter

Erin Kearney