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Marketing Communications, Pubic Relations, Advertising

Location:
Long Beach, California, 90815, United States
Salary:
$55,000 - $60,000 range. Open and negotiable.
Posted:
August 18, 2018

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CHRISTINE SPISTO

**** ******** ******

Long Beach, California 90815

Residence #: 562/425-3494

Cell #: 310/739-3061

Email: ac6p2a@r.postjobfree.com

CAREER SUMMARY

** + years of Marketing Communications/PR; Advertising; Creative, Technical, Sales, Marketing & Proposal Writing; Website & Social Media Content; Investor, Sponsor, Community, Channel Partner & Customer Outreach; Charity Fundraising; & Brand & Event/Trade Show Planning & Management for various organizations in all stages of growth.

Industries include civil engineering; global humanitarian technology/solar-powered, renewable energy storage & communication solutions; records storage management & cloud-based technology; computer hardware & software; marine & mobile radios/electronics; wireless, satellite & broadband communications; robotics; environmental; aerospace & defense, telecommunications; consumer electronics & video gaming.

EXPERIENCE SYNOPSIS

Proposal Writer & Administrator/Marketing Communications/PR

DMc Engineering

18 Technology Drive, Suite 100

Irvine, CA 92618

November 11, 2017 - Present

Industry: Civil Engineering, Surveying, Planning & Construction Management

Report to two Principals: one for Proposals, Jobs, Contract Agreements & Addendums; the other for Marketing Communications/Public Relations, Advertising, Website & Social Media Content.

PROPOSALS, JOBS, CONTRACT AGREEMENTS & ADDENDUMS

Study & respond to RFPs & SOQs from Cities, Counties, School & Water Districts, Government, Public & Private Sector, etc., & then determine documentation needs, concepts & strategies.

Meet documentation deadlines by establishing priorities & target dates for information gathering, writing, review & approval; enter & monitor tracking data; coordinate requirements with key contributors.

Develop documentation by assembling information including project nature; scope of work; objectives, expected outcomes & deliverables; implementation/methods of execution; timetables; staffing: resumes; budget & fee schedules; standards of performance & evaluation; writing, revising & editing drafts including Executive Summaries, Conclusions & Organization Credentials.

Prepare presentation material by evaluating text, graphics, & binding; coordinating printing.

Maintain quality results by using pre-generated & established templates; follow documentation writing standards including readability, comprehensibility, consistency, conciseness & tone; maintain proposal support databases.

Obtain approvals by reviewing documentation with key contributors & project managers.

Improve documentation writing results by evaluating & directing the graphics & writing processes, approach, coordination & boilerplate; implementing changes as- needed/necessary.

MARKETING COMMUNICATIONS, PUBLIC RELATIONS, ADVERTISING & WEBSITE & SOCIAL MEDIA CONTENT

Responsibilities similar to those performed in prior positions I’ve held listed on my resume.

Marketing Communications/PR Consultant

Kumbaya, Inc.

31244 Palos Verdes Drive W., Suite 245

Rancho Palos Verdes, CA 90275-5370

August 2016 – February 2017

Industry: Global Humanitarian Technology/Solar-Powered, Renewable Energy Storage & Communication Solutions

Reported to the CEO. Responsibilities included:

Developing Marketing Communications/PR strategies to cultivate/enhance meaningful relationships with targeted, high-level external audiences including the media, investor/sponsor/community/stakeholders & channel & strategic partners.

Serving as ambassador, spokesperson & lead point person on media interactions.

Driving broader awareness & increasing visibility of company’s programs/priorities to secure investor/sponsor/community funding & support.

Generating Marketing Communications/PR for social media & website content; articles & blogs for humanitarian & technological print & online publications; researching & authoring white papers; press releases; email correspondence for the CEO.

Event/Tradeshow Planning & Management.

Marketing Communications/PR Director

O’Neil Software, Inc.

11 Cushing, Suite 100

Irvine, CA 92618

June 2004 – April 2016

Industry: Records Storage Management & Cloud-Based Technology

Reported to the VP of Marketing for 4 years. Prior to that, reported to the VP of Business Development for 8 years. Worked collaboratively with domestic & international offices regarding the company’s overall Marketing Communications/PR programs & strategies.

Responsibilities included:

Developing (from concept through completion), distributing & maintaining all print & electronic communications for all offices including: proposals, speeches, brochures, trade magazine articles, advertising, data sheets; press releases, tours & campaigns; product & service manuals, procedures & announcements; social media & website content, blogging, e-newsletters. Additionally, performed technical writing as needed.

Creating strategic plans that promote, enhance & protect company’s brand identity, reputation, positioning & leadership. Additionally, brand management.

Acting as ambassador/spokesperson for the company, building relationships with the media, key influencers & the public.

Recruiting, mentoring & managing a communications staff to support the development & execution of Marketing Communications/PR plans.

Overseeing daily activities including budgeting, planning, assigning tasks, setting objectives, establishing priorities, etc.

Identifying emerging & challenging issues faced by the company. Work with the leadership team to recognize internal & external communications strengths, weaknesses, opportunities, threats & solutions.

Planning & managing Event/Trade Shows, Strategic & Channel Partner Networking & Product Launch Conferences. Additionally, fundraising for children-based charities on behalf of the company.

Marketing Communications/PR Director

Johnson Window Films, Carson, CA 90746

October 2001 – December 2002

Industry: Vehicle Window Films, Laminating & Coating

Marketing Communications/PR Director

Maxon Lift Corporation, Santa Fe Springs, CA 90670

October 1999 – November 2000

Industry: Truck & Trailer Lift Gates; Vehicle Wheelchair Lifts

Marketing Communications/PR Director

Compex, Inc., Anaheim, CA 92807

April 1997 – June 1998

Industry: Computer Networking Hardware

Marketing Communications/PR Director

Standard Communications Corporation, Torrance, CA 90502

January 1993 – April 1997

Industry: Marine & Land Mobile Radios/Electronics; Wireless, Satellite & Broadband Communications, as well as Robotics

EDUCATION

MBA – Business Administration/Marketing, Pepperdine University, Malibu, CA, April 13, 1985

BA – English/Secondary Education, College of Staten Island (City University of New York), January 16, 1976



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