Former Broadcast Buying Supervisor/Free-Lance Media Buyer turned Pet Resort Activity Staff Member seeking new career opportunity.
Strategic media placement
Supervision and training
Strong work ethic
Responsible and reliable
Consistently delivered at least 90% on client PBAs
Increased sales for Cuco's Mexican Restaurant by 20% first year after placing annual television buys in New Orleans
Saved McDonald's account in Boise, ID for Riester Advertising
08/2011 to Current
Activity Staff MemberBoulder Falls Pet Resort － Phoenix, AZ
Supervise dogs during group play, paying close attention to their behavior in order to prevent fights from occurring. Work with aggressive dogs on an individual basis in an attempt to make them feel more comfortable at the pet resort and around other dogs and people.
05/2008 to 05/2015
Receptionist/Office DutyDynamite Animal Hospital － Scottsdale, AZClient communication (vaccine reminders/new client questionnaires/referral rewards); light office work (filed monthly sales tax forms and performed other office duties as needed); walked dogs that were in boarding whenever I got the chance! Seeing how delighted a simple walk made the dogs feel prompted me to begin working at the pet resort co-owned by the vet.
09/2006 to 03/2008
Free-lance Media BuyerSelf-employed － Scottsale, AZWorked as free-lance buyer for former Media Director at Bandy Carroll Hellige, placing broadcast buys for Marcos Pizza in Cleveland and Dayton, OH.
07/2004 to 07/2006
Broadcast Supervisor for Full Service Advertising AgencyRiester Advertising － Phoenix, AZResponsible for the broadcast media product for the agency. Supervise broadcast buyers in three offices, maintaining policies and procedures put in place to ensure highest quality radio, tv and cable buys as negotiated at the most competitive rates available in the market. Maintain involvement in all broadcast accounts in order to ensure delivery of client's schedules
01/2002 to 07/2004
Virtual Media Buyer (home office)Bandy Carroll Hellige Advertising － Scottsdale, AZSenior broadcast buyer for McDonald's Indianapolis region, responsibilities include: developing buying strategies, posting between 90-110% on broadcast television buys, extensive use of cable programming and knowledge of audience composition, negotiating below market cpp's as determined by SQAD as well as client historical data, and consistent monitoring of campaign delivery. Over 15 years experience in negotiating broadcast media.
05/1995 to 01/2002
Broadcast Buying SupervisorBandy Carroll Hellige Advertising － Louisville, KYHired as entry level planner/buyer responsible for working with media director to devise strategic media plans for clients on our "team"; presenting plans to clients in group presentations; negotiating and placing print, radio, tv, and outdoor buys; auditing clients invoices and providing post buy analysis. Was promoted to McDonald's buyer in 1998 where I was responsible for placing annual radio and television buys in four markets in the Indianapolis region; ensuring delivery of PBAs between 90 and 110% was primary responsibility. In summer of 2000, was promoted to Broadcast Buying Supervisor where I was responsible for broadcast product for all clients, including McDonald's; this involved day-to-day operations and supervision of media buying staff, making any necessary changes or recommendations for improvements in buying processes and procedures; provided input and recommendations for media driven new business; handled all broadcast buyer performance evaluations; trained individual buyers on an as-needed basis, as well as in group settings in order to continually improve skill level of buying group.
12/1988 to 05/1995
Media DirectorGroup Nine Marketing － Louisville, KY
Hired as receptionist. By 1993, promoted to Media Director for full-service marketing firm specializing in healthcare. Responsibilities included creating effective advertising plans within assigned budgets, negotiating and placing print, broadcast and outdoor buys, as well as coordinating direct mail efforts. Responsibilities included assessing marketing needs, developing and implementing multi-media projects, managing marketing budgets, organizing and delegating tasks involved to various departments within the agency and seeing projects through to completion.
General StudiesIndiana University － New Albany, IN, USA
Attended on part time basis between 1987-1993
Certificate: Word ProcessingSullivan College － Louisville, KY, USA
High School DiplomaProvidene High School － Clarksville, IN, USA