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Sales Representative Marketing

Chicago, IL
March 14, 2018

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Colin Linneweber

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I’m an experienced communicator who excels in the fields of copywriting, feature writing, public relations, marketing, search engine optimization (SEO), and digital and social media. I frequently gain praise for my diligence and the vast accomplishments that result from it. Since becoming a professional writer at age 15, I have attracted readers in roughly 170 countries and on six continents. I’m seeking a writing or marketing role with direct potential for career growth.

Professional Experience:

Chicago News, Chicago, IL

Lead Reporter and Editor, January 2018-Present

Cover sports, crime, entertainment, pop culture and more.

Conduct exclusive interviews with renowned actors, athletes, politicians, etc.

Create press releases.

Design and manage internal editorial calendar.

Assist in all phases of print and electronic publishing.

Trend Publishing Inc., Chicago, IL

Feature Writer and Assistant Editor, April 2016-January 2018

Cover metal fabricating and forming technologies news in print, trade journals and online.

Create long-form and short-form content.

Edit and proofread all content before it’s published.

Conduct interviews with C-level corporate executives to prepare to write assignments, press releases, business reports and business-to-business (B2B) marketing case studies.

Develop SEO-friendly content while adhering to the Associated Press’ style guidelines.

Help manage internal editorial calendar.

Assist in all phases of print and electronic publishing.

Vertical, Incorporated, Chicago, IL

Freelance Copywriter, November 2015-April 2016

Develop SEO-friendly content for a variety of clients, including one of the world’s largest engineering firms.

Create blog posts, white papers and copy for clients’ email campaigns.

Write scripts for infomercials and content for landing pages.

Colin Linneweber Corporate Copywriting, LLC, Chicago, IL

May 2005-Present

Write a wide variety of content for award-winning marketing agencies in Chicago (Plum Tree Group) and Los Angeles (Giant Media).

Create website content for three popular New Jersey Shore retail shops (Katherine’s Boutique, Turquoise Boutique, and Inlet Outlet Surf Shop) and a prominent legal firm based in Miami, Florida (Bruck & Tischler Attorneys at Law).

Recruited to produce CBS Sports’ online content for the May 2015 bout between Manny Pacquiao and Floyd Mayweather Jr.

Frequently contribute content to CBS Sports and the New England Sports Network (NESN).

Publish financial articles for a Chicago-based installment loan company, OppLoans.

Constantly submit articles that go viral to a high-traffic website called

Produce original content for major publications, media companies and agencies and cover a broad range of industries including: Finance, Travel, Insurance, Legal, Manufacturing, Automotive, Telecommunications, Sports, Health, Nutrition, Diet, Fitness, Restaurant, Clothing, Marketing, Public Relations and more.

Provide a wide range of copywriting services including: Articles, Website Content, SEO Content (focusing on relevant keywords), Press Releases, Magazine Ads, Radio Advertisements, Scripts, Brochure Copy, Direct Mail and more.

Created a website in June 2012 that became affiliated with FoxSports and within two years amassed in excess of 2.1 million unique visitors and 2.4 million page loads.

Conducted exclusive interviews with former heavyweight titleholder Larry Holmes and four-time world champion Miguel Cotto.

Share content via Facebook, Google+, LinkedIn, Tumblr, Twitter and Pinterest to increase an articles’ organic visibility and bolster revenue growth.

Hasbro Inc, Pawtucket, RI

Digital Content Manager, April 2015-August 2015

Proofread and edited all internal and external communications.

Loaded all assets, images, and data into appropriate systems for multiple websites.

Worked with outside agencies and internal teams to execute communication and content strategies.

Managed multiple projects simultaneously and coordinated with various departments to ensure that email campaigns were launched within set timelines.

Oversaw project management to guarantee that online content was loaded in a timely fashion on brand and e-commerce websites.

Gannett Company, Inc, Indianapolis, IN

Inside Sales Representative, December 2013-August 2014

Attained a minimum of 100 percent of assigned revenue goal monthly.

Conducted tailored, web-based presentations of products over the phone with clients.

Wrote job postings on, as well as managed the creation of print display ads in Gannett newspapers.

FundQuest, Boston, MA Junior Copywriter, October 2006-December 2011

Provided support to institutional sales team with a combined $14 billion in assets under management.

Developed letters and brochures and transmitted them to prospects via direct mail and email.

Published press releases in an effort to gain publicity for FundQuest and our offerings.

Constructed marketing campaigns for both existing and prospective clients.

Skills: Google Analytics, ExpressionEngine, WordPress, Joomla, Drumal, Salesforce, Oracle, QuarkXPress, InDesign, Basecamp

Education: Monmouth University, Bachelor of Arts in Communication, May 2003

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