Chicago Tech News

Chicago Tech News

Owner/Publisher/Primary Writer

 

Chicago Tech News was a  news website and newsletter about the Chicago technology scene with 2400 subscribers. 

  • Created news brand from whole cloth
  • Recruited government and legal columnists
  • Recruited ad sales representative
  • Profiled local companies and wrote news coverage
  • Compiled comprehensive “Chicago Tech Companies List”
  • Formatted and sent weekly newsletter using Constant Contact
  • Indexed by Google News

 

 

 

 

 

Columbia College Chicago

Columbia College Chicago

Adjunct Professor

Columbia College Chicago is a private college in Chicago’s South Loop region.  I taught up to 3 sections per semester (3 sections being the same teaching load as a full professor or lecturer) in the Arts, Entertainment & Media Management Department for 5 years.

  • Teach "eBusiness I"
  • Teach "Computer Uses for Managers"
  • Lead independent study in topics like interactive marketing and digital music
  • Reasearched proposal for making eBusiness a formal concentration in the AEMM Department

Fathom Communications

Fathom Communications

Consultant/Project Manager

Fathom Communications is a full-service marketing agency with offices in NYC and Chicago.


(See Major Client: Navistar)

I was brought in to manage the content migration for InternationalTrucks off of the Navistar corporate site and onto its own domain.

  • Manage content migration for a Fortune 500 firm’s movement of a product line to an independent web site.
  • Identify relevant content on the original site and tag it for migration.
  • Identify content gaps.
  • Identify format and online applications issues prior to migration.
  • Manual migration of content to a Vignette system.

DEVDirection

DevDirection

Consultant

DEVDirection is an e-commerce development boutique that also operates its own electronic storefronts.

DEVDirection has been a serial client since 2000.  I’ve consulted on both external clients and DEVDirection’s own internal eCommerce sites.  Perhaps the most unusual project was an e-mail/content marketing project for TopMassageTables.com centered around Hurricane Katrina volunteer efforts.

  • Full lifecycle business/marketing planning and implementation for e-commerce storefront sites.
  • Marketing / Create strategies to drive web traffic.
  • Competitive Intelligence.
  • Create traffic reports and analyze existing traffic for web sites.
  • Newsletter copywriting.
  • SEO
  • Q/A.

Matrix Exhibits

Matrex Exhibits

 “Internet Producer” (Hybrid role combining Product Manager and Product Manager)

Matrex Exhibits creates trade show booths and promotions for Global 500 clients (2 Engagements)

Conceptualize, pitch and develop in-booth attractions for tradeshow promotions, including: casual video games, live action components, giveaway premiums and food.  The only job I’ve ever had that involved interviewing magicians and dealing with In ‘N’ Out Burger on a professional basis.

See Astellas Pharmas  (major end-client)

  • Managed technical aspects of booth production, project schedule and budget for Global 500 Pharmaceutical  products
  • Hired and managed vendors
  • Coordinated deliverables with Account Rep and Client
  • Supervised creative development
  • Supervised technical aspects of booth and facilitator staff during convention
  • Generated proposals for new business
  • Generated creative briefs
  • Selected premiums for in-booth giveaways