Manda Manning

Los Angeles, CA

E-mail: mandammanning@gmail.com

Phone: 850-549-5652

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Experience
 

PR, Media and Marketing Consultant - Freelance

April 2015 - present

Consult with a variety of clients on the most effective PR, media and marketing strategies to achieve their goals. Offer my services in press release writing, public relations, comprehensive marketing and media plan development, media buying, and social media campaigns. Proactively seek out new business ventures and opportunities to work with new clients and collaborate with teams.

Director of Marketing and Communications - Pensacon/Kinematic Entertainment, Pensacola, FL

April 2013 - April 2015

Skills

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Adobe Creative Suite

Dreamweaver                  

FileMaker Pro​

Microsoft Office

Word Press

 

HootSuite

 

Constant Contact

Promoted the convention nationwide by maintaining a consistent brand image across all social media 

accounts, managing all PR and marketing initiatives, tracking analytics as well as representing 

the event within the community, coordinating and maintaining sponsors, and establishing 

relationships and interfacing with numerous media outlets. I also played a key role in organizing 

and running the convention as an Event Director, including managing a volunteer team, 

proactively problem solving, creating partnerships with community leaders and representing 

Pensacon when interacting with celebrity guests and their agents.

 

IMPACT OF MARKETING EFFORTS:
  • Increased economic impact of event by 160% in second year ($3.8 million)

  • Increased page likes, social engagement and reach by 500%

  • Increased attendance by 100% in second year

  • Social media proven to be one of top three sources of awareness of event

  • Sold out event on Saturday of second year

  • 48% of attendees were regional visitors to the area

Marketing Coordinator - Your IT Solution, Pensacola, FL

April 2013 - February 2014

Lead a complete rebranding campaign, responsible for media buying, creative direction, print and digital design, copy writing, social media management, and web design and management.

Leadership

Vice President of ClubAd,

UWF's AAF Student Chapter         2012

Social Media Chair of ClubAd       2011


Active member of ClubAd
            2009-11

Awards

Professional Silver Addy Award, 2014

"Visit Pensacon" Internet Commercial

Professional Silvey Addy Award, 2014

"Your IT Solution" Local, TV, Commercial


Two Student Bronze Addy Awards,         2012

2010 - present

2010 - present

Art Intern - InStyle, Time Inc., NY, NY

December 2012 - April 2013

Directly assisted the Deputy Art Director, Design Director and on-staff designers, designed interactive layouts for tablet and layouts for print, assisted the Production Manager with imaging tasks and tracking the status of layouts.

Freelance Design/Editorial Assistant - This Old House, Time Inc., NY, NY

May 2012 - December 2012

Directly assisted the Art Director, Director of Photography and on-staff editors, designed interactive layouts for tablet and layouts for print, wrote online articles, researched, organized and edited photos for placement in articles and assisted on photo shoots.

New Media Intern - Qwiki, Inc., NY, NY

August 2012 - November 2012

Assisted the Director of Marketing and Content Manager in marketing and new media projects related to the release of their Phone app, developed social media plan, created and edited video for major media companies, celebrities, professional bloggers and publishers, researched relevant bloggers and social media influencers.

Marketing Coordinator - The Greater Pensacola Chamber, Pensacola, FL

January 2012 - May 2012

Designed all collateral material, wrote content on website, wrote news releases, wrote articles published in Pensacola Magazine, assisted in Chamber’s re-branding efforts, created and managed social media plan, assisted in assembling media kit and press kit, assisted in organizing photo shoots.

PR Intern - Visit Pensacola, Pensacola, FL

May 2011 - August 2011

Wrote weekly blogs, conceptualized, wrote and designed monthly e-newsletter, wrote news releases, wrote feature article published in Gulf Coast Bride magazine, assisted on photo shoots, wrote and designed series of brochures, implemented visitor survey.

Server - Peg Leg Pete's Oyster Bar, Pensacola Beach, FL

March 2010 - May 2012

​I worked part-time at Peg Leg Pete's as a server while I was in school at the University of West Florida. During my time working here, I learned the essentials of good hospitality skills, including greeting and serving guests, recognizing and taking care of guest's needs, efficient time management, assisting co-workers, staying collected and efficient under high-intensity and stressful conditions and overall ensuring a pleasant experience for guests.

Education
 

University of West Florida

May 2012 - Bachelor of Arts, communication arts/advertising

​Graduated Summa Cum Laude, GPA: 3.91

Minor: Graphic Art

Member of Phi Eta Sigma National Honor Society
• Member of Honor’s Program
• Recipient of President’s Scholarship 2009-2012
• Dean's List 2009-2011, President's List 2012
• Two Bronze ADDY Awards, 2012