Strategic Marketing & Communications Manager specializing in marketing automation and ROI analysis. Focused on lead generation and brand awareness tactics.
My name is Emily and I’m an accomplished marketer with over 20 years of marketing experience. Recently, my focus has been on marketing automation, account based marketing, and ROI analysis. My strongest areas are learning from the voice of the customer and past campaign performance to develop marketing plans that also align with corporate objectives and sales goals. I’m passionate about marketing analytics, professional development, and helping others succeed.
On this site, you’ll find my resume as well as articles and projects related to my passions. If you like what you see and want to start a conversation, feel free to get in touch.
Marketing leader with a record of success in developing, executing, and measuring strategic integrated marketing initiatives that drive brand awareness and revenue growth. Recognized for ability to build meaningful business relationships with customers, peers, and management. Award-winning Toastmaster.
AREAS OF EXPERTISE
|Strategic Planning||Cross functional collaboration||Vendor Negotiations|
|Co-Op Funds Budget Management||Presenting/ Public Speaking||Project Management|
|KPI Analysis||Directing creative agencies||Building Relationships|
Marketing Specialist, III (Intel)
June 2020 – Present
Strategic marketing team lead for the Intel vendor line. Drive strategy and create marketing plans that are aligned with business goals. Works collaboratively across departments on the development, communication, and execution of integrated marketing & advertising initiatives. Manages Intel regional sales incentives and contests to drive incremental growth. Manages MDF marketing budgets and works with internal and vendor audit teams on the claiming process. Develops and grows a team that fosters innovation and creativity.
- Developed and implemented email personalization strategy that dramatically increased loyalty program engagement
Marketing Specialist, II (Microsoft)
January 2019 – June 2020
Responsible for driving qualified leads to the business/sales team to increase US sales for Microsoft Cloud/CSP products through the development, communication, and execution of integrated marketing & advertising initiatives. Managed Co-Op marketing budgets and worked with internal and vendor audit teams on the claiming process.
- Improved process for calculating effectiveness of campaigns and programs; was able to show business grew 15% as a result of campaigns; analyzed other metrics and made recommendations for stronger ROI
- Consistently met or exceeded monthly marketing revenue goal, averaging 104% to forecast for 2019
Cleva North America, Inc.
February 2013 – November 2018
Managed trade show exhibits for 13+ national industry events. Directed and contributed to creative teams on development and implementation of marketing campaigns and graphic design projects. Ensured marketing activities aligned with corporate goals. Conducted and presented competitive analysis findings to sales and product teams to measure initiatives, provide business insights, and improve ROI. Wrote SEO-optimized website content for corporate e-commerce retail product pages.
- Developed trade show RFP process, negotiated contract with new vendor which resulted in $11K savings (9% of budget)
- Credited with increasing web sales by nearly 50%, boosted KPIs by migrating e-commerce brand sites to a new platform, and reduced customer service call volumes
- Led marketing and sales teams to design a Voice of Customer (VOC) program to analyze and solve business challenges; efforts were recognized through receipt of the 2017 MarCom Award for packaging design
- Drove positive online mentions/reviews up by 35% by developing a daily User Generated Content (UGC) & online reputation management strategy. Trained e-commerce staff on daily maintenance of the program
Marketing Consultant (Contract)
March 2018 – January 2019
Led market research and competitive analysis activities. Developed go-to-market and pricing strategy for app (SaaS). Manage intern, freelancer graphic designers, and scriptwriters.
- Created media kit, website content, and SEO blog posts to communicate product to target market
- Managed video production team to produce a promotional video; defined scope of work, negotiated contract terms, and developed an overriding theme for the final product
Banyan Consulting LLC
February 2004 – October 2012
Managed website and newsletter activities. Adhered to established brand guidelines to effectively communicate value propositions and messaging. Monitored web analytics dashboards, reports, and pointed out key areas of importance. Designed promotional materials including, but not limited to, corporate brochures, product data sheets, presentations, and proposals. Organized annual client conference, event marketing webinars and seminars.
- Tracked sales goals, generated revenue reports, and drafted comprehensive RFP responses to support sales team
- Leveraged Google Analytics to analyze effectiveness of inbound marketing campaigns; issued recommendations that significantly improved traffic by 40% in 5 months and tripled new visitors in 1 year
Marketing Assistant/Support Staff II, Student Life
Carnegie Mellon University
October 2000 – September 2003
- Designed marketing materials to promote university events and programs
- Provided administrative support to ensure cost-effective office operations
- Recruited and managed student worker team of 4 each semester
- Key Achievement: Promoted from Support Staff I to level II after one year
Winn-Dixie, Inc. (Regional Corporate Office)
November 1998 – January 2000
- Designed profit-driven specialty and weekly in-store advertisements, along with supporting the development of diverse marketing projects
August 2016 – June 2020
- VP of Public Relations (July 2017 – June 2018) – Developed and implemented a digital marketing plan which resulted in 20% increase in new membership
- Deliver prepared and extemporaneous speeches as well as evaluations of other speakers; awarded multiple Best Speaker & Best Evaluator ribbons
- Earned Competent Leader Award (CL) & Competent Communicator Award (CC)
Customer Journey Mapping Certificate
Certificate In Graphic Design (1998), Living Arts College, School of Communication Arts
Extensive Coursework, Carnegie Mellon University & North Carolina State University
- Productivity/Collaboration Software: Office 365 (Microsoft Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Teams; Skype for Business; Webex Events; Asana; Smartsheet
- Graphics Software: Canva; Adobe Illustrator, Photoshop, PremierPro, InDesign
- Marketing Automation: Marketo, Hootsuite; HubSpot (Inbound Certified); MailChimp; Survey Monkey
- Web Analytics: Google Analytics
- CMS & Blogs: WordPress; BigCommerce
- Web Programming: Basic HTML
- Microsoft 365 Fundamentals (Microsoft Learn) – Learn the business value of Microsoft Dynamics 365 and the Power Platform – Trophy
- Selling IoT Solutions (Intel Partner University) – Earners of this badge have demonstrated knowledge, understanding, and proficiency in IoT to be able to advise and make customer recommendations to drive business and increase revenue selling IoT solutions – Badge
Leukemia & Lymphoma Society
May 2008 – May 2010
- Successfully coordinated individual fundraising efforts, and raised $4,500+ for cancer research to support society goals
Habitat for Humanity Participant/Chaperone
Sarasota, FL via Carnegie Mellon University
- Spent one week building homes with a group of diverse students and facilitated daily reflections/team building activities
I have had the pleasure to work closely with Emily in the planning and implementing of our quarterly seminar and annual meeting events.
Emily is extremely organized and brings insightful and innovative ideas to the planning process. Not only does she work through all of the logistics internally, but also works directly with our clients and prospects guaranteeing that their experience from beginning to end is a good one.
Emily is highly dedicated and works tirelessly to ensure that each event is successful and meaningful to our client base. She would be an asset to any team.
I thoroughly enjoy working with Emily. As Cleva’s agency, we worked alongside her in developing new packaging for several of their products. She was very organized in the way she provided all the necessary content, photos, and specifications to design the packaging efficiently and cost-effectively. Even when we needed products for photoshoots, she was able to provide clear direction for what she needed shot. Her organization skills made it incredibly easy to work with her. Emily is detail-oriented, which is reflected in her work ethic, writing skills, and the way she works with others. Her eye for direct to consumer point of sale packaging is unparalleled. By understanding the consumer’s voice through research, she understands exactly what they are looking for.