HIRE ME DIGITAL STRATEGY
create • engage • inspire
Dear Potential Employer, When friends ask me why I want to work in Digital Marketing, the answer takes a bit longer than one would expect. Some would answer this question by saying, “I want to work with innovative brands” or “I love the internet”. Although both these answers are true to me, there are intrinsic needs that go much deeper. When I look for a potential employer, I look inside their brand. How does the company function? What values do we share? When I dig down to understand why I want to work in Advertising and Digital Marketing, I discover my need to create, engage, and inspire. I love to develop great work, and with it inspire others. It’s important that I share this passion for work with my future employer. I invite you review the rest of this document to understand how I can bring value to your organization. A combination of theoretic knowledge and hands-on experience are what best describes my education. Aside from my recently acquired BBA Degree (Marketing Concentration), I have involved myself in volunteer and internship opportunities. I have worked as an Account Services Intern at DDB Canada, a Marketing Strategist at Capilano University School of Business and a Community Manager at The International Internet Marketing Association. In these positions, I learned the importance of team work, effective management practice and good communication. I developed and executed a number of on and offline campaigns that have produced exceptional results. I am confident the hands-on experience I’ve gained working with the above organizations can bring great value to your organization. Aside from my involvement in extracurricular endeavors, I have also worked in the Web Development and Graphic Design industry for over 5 years. I’ve worked at Evolve Thought Media Group; a small agency whose strengths are founded in Web Development. Because of its boutique nature, I was responsible for acquiring new business, developing client strategy, developing ad-word campaigns, graphic designing and more. Team work, tight deadlines, effective internal communications and late nights were all a part of the job. I believe that this experience is what sets me aside from other junior applicants. My combination of education and experience will allow me to be a great asset to your team. Please review the rest of my application to see my resume and portfolio work. I look forward to discussing any opportunities your organization has available in the near future. Sincerely,
5408 Spruce Street, Burnaby, BC V5G 1Y6 CAREER OBJECTIVE
To create, engage and inspire through creative media. I want to provide your agency with unmatched effectiveness as a Junior Digital Strategist. HIGHLIGHTS • Recent BBA Degree Graduate • 6+ years of web development experience • Actively engaged in Social / Digital Communication • Continual self-improvement and learning • Actively attend networking events and workshops on (internet) marketing • Experience in creating and cultivating digital media • Extensive knowledge of Adobe Suite and Graphic Design RELEVANT WORK EXPERIENCE IIMA: Internet Marketing Conference: Vancouver September - November 2010 Manager Social/Digital Integration (Unpaid) • Developed online engagement strategy and guidelines for Facebook, Twitter and Linkedin • Cultivated online communities of 1400+ people to leverage social media as a promotions tool • Built a blogger outreach strategy to enhance online exposure and increase ticket sales • Developed a measurement and analytics strategy using the Sprout-Social listening tool to track engagement results DDB Canada, June - August 2010 Summer 2010 Account Services Intern • Maintained strong relationships with multiple clients through email, phone and in person • Managed Status Reports, Media Traffic, BCR and Creative Resourcing • Coordinated action through Social Media, Digital, Print and Creative Departments • Proactively contributed ideas to multiple strategic and creative meetings • Developed presentation decks used for Health Sciences Association of BC, BC Dairy and UBC clients • Contributed in development of Social Media campaign for Vancouver Convention Centre • Participated in maintenance of Canadian Tourism Twitter-Wall Campaign (Lotus Award winner) Clients worked with: Vancouver Convention Centre, Health Sciences Association of BC, BC Dairy, Subaru, UBC and the Canadian Tourism Commission.
Capilano University School of Business 2008 – December 2010 Marketing/Promotions Strategy (Unpaid) • Developed and managed YouTube campaign (film shoot, script, casting, editing, management) • Developed and executed School of Business digital media strategy / measurement • Promoted University actively at planned social events (Education Fairs/Trade shows) • Liaised with internal faculty, external high school representatives and potential new students • Built strong business relationships • Developed “new” business branding via Traditional Media (newspaper, posters, brochure ware) • Strategized and executed marketing plans for domestic and international markets Evolve Thought Media Group, (thoughtmedia.com) 2008 – present Creative/Project Management • Pitched new business by developing a strong themed presentation of ideas • Maintained strong customer relationships • Liaised between creative teams, production teams, management and customers • Managed strict project timelines through effective planning and execution • Strategized socially integrated solutions for clients Capilano University Business Undergraduate Society, 2008 – May 2010 Student Director, Marketing Illusive Design Inc., 2003 – 2008 (illusivedesign.net) Graphic Designer / Web Development EDUCATION Capilano University: Bachelor of Business Administration Degree Capilano University: Advanced Diploma in Marketing ADDITIONAL COMMUNITY SERVICE • NABS West Annual Golf Tournament Volunteer • Internet Marketing Conference Volunteer (Live blogger/tweeter) • Creating Connections 2009 Promotional Marketing Team Member • Vancouver Education & Career Fair 2008/2009 (Capilano Business Promo Team Leader) SKILLS • Spin Selling • Basic Web Programming (HTML/CSS) • Microsoft Office / iWork • Adobe Creative Suite • Apple/Microsoft platforms
REFERENCES Charlene Hill (604-984-1721) email@example.com Chair, Capilano University School of Business Nora Ahern (604-367-5159) firstname.lastname@example.org VP Group Business Director, DDB Canada Frank Lefflar (604-734-1459) email@example.com Founder/CEO, Crush Marketing Todd Newfield (604-986-7557) firstname.lastname@example.org Teacher, Marketing and Promotions Director, Capilano University School of Business Founder / Former CEO, Flying Color Group (Award Winning Japanese Advertising Agency) Adam Evans (416-875-0395) email@example.com President, Evolve Thought Media Group, Toronto, Ontario
PORTFOLIO also on: flickr.com/theraysilva
Capilano University Social / Digital Strategy (September - December 2010)
In my graduating year I participated in a “Directed Study” working for the Capilano University. This project required me to acquire budget/approval from the Dean of Business, develop digital strategy and execute on pre-determined tactics. This included setting up and promoting the school via Twitter, Facebook and YouTube. In order to create content I managed a film shoot which recorded testimonials of students, teachers, alumni and environmental shots.
Vancouver Convention Centre DDB Canada Intern (June - August 2010) DIGITAL
While working with DDB Canada, I helped strategize, coordinate, and produce the Vancouver Convention Centre’s “City Guide”. These guides folded out to show a map of the Convention Centre and Downtown. In an effort to promote visitors to explore Vancouver, we showcased popular Vancouver walks and FourSquare tips (From VCEC staff members) on the map.
Vancouver Convention Centre DDB Canada Intern (June - August 2010) DIGITAL
While working with DDB Canada, I helped strategize, coordinate, and produce this on/offline integrated FourSquare piece. This was given to attendees via goodie bag to promote the Centre during MPI’s 2010 Word Events Conference. In order to showcase the great scenery and culture of Vancouver, we directed clients to explore Stanley Park, China town, Downtown, Yale town and more through these tips.
Capilano University Marketing Coordinator (September 2009 - June 2010)
In another “Directed Study” working with the School of Business I help develop multiple promotional materials. This included a brochure to be used in domestic and international markets, handouts used at education fairs, posters used in high schools, and newspaper ads for the North Shore News. I was also responsible to promote the school at career, education fairs, and high schools throughout the year.
Internet Marketing Conference 2010 Community Manager (September - October 2010)
Almost immediately after my Internship at DDB, I was hired to help with online promotion of the Internet Marketing Conference. Before the conference, I was responsible for strategizing ways to increase exposure. During the conference I was responsible for engaging with attendees. This required me to answer questions, provide tips and write about findings live via Twitter and Facebook. I cultivated online communities on Facebook, Linkedin, Twitter and Email to engage 1400+ people.
Canadian Tourism Commission DDB Canada Intern (June - August 2010) DIGITAL
During my internship at DDB, I was required to work with Flickr in order to promote events in Canada. This included the Caribana Festival in Toronto and the Busker Festival in Halifax. I was required to curate exciting and attractive photos from these areas to promote these locations to the world. I was also responsible for writing the gallery description and corresponding tweets. Feel free to visit my Flickr galleries for more information.
Thank you for taking the time to read my application.
I look forward to discussing any opportunities over a coffee soon. PHONE: 604-808-5514 E-MAIL: TheRaySilva@hotmail.com TWITTER: @TheRaySilva