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 alisha bicknell

marketing experience

Laser Cutting Shapes, lasercuttingshapes.com, Columbus, Ohio, July 2011-September 2011

Online marketing specialist, focused on Papel Couture and Laser Cut Fabric brands

  • Created , designed and began Twitter profiles for Laser Cut Fabric and Papel Couture
  • Created Facebook pages and Welcome tabs for Laser Cut Fabric and Papel Couture
  • Combined Twitter and Facebook pages on Hootsuite to make it a more manageable system for all employees
  • Wrote advance blog content to be featured on Laser Cut Fabric and Papel Couture’s blogs
  • Wrote new product descriptions and meta descriptions for every product currently featured and yet to be featured on PapelCouture.com
  • Sought out and connected with industry bloggers which resulted in coverage on their sites

Jane TV, Jane.tv, Columbus, Ohio, May 2011-October 2011

PR Intern

  • Help maintain Jane.tv’s Twitter feed
  • Act as a spokesperson and an assistant to cameramen at events such as Jane.tv’s now monthly “Girl’s Night Out”

WWCD, CD101@102.5FM, CD101.com, Columbus, Ohio, June 2010-March 2011

Promotions/Marketing/Web Intern, Scene Team Member

  • Acted as a member of The CD101 Scene Team at numerous live broadcasts and promotional events in the Central Ohio area promoting Columbus’ best radio station, including set-up/tear-down of booth and maintenance of giveaways
  • Maintained CD101’s image by answering questions from the public at events and by being as friendly, educated and outgoing as possible in every interaction
  • Helped maintain CD101’s online presence by updating the picture pages and the events calendar and by editing big room videos using Pinnacle Studio
  • Helped maintain CD101’s social media websites including Twitter and Myspace.
  • Assisted with the 2010 Andyman-a-thon that raised over $71,000 for CD101 for the Kids by answering phones, assisting DJs and photographing and packing auction items
  • Wrote content for the CD101 Lounge Aution prize descriptions

The All Campus Radio Network, ACRN.com, Athens, Ohio, January 2007-June 2010

Public Relations Director (June 2007-June 2010)

  • Worked as part of a thirteen member executive board to control Ohio University’s completely student-run internet radio station, updated station weekly on board’s activity
  • Co-led weekly PR/Promo department meetings consisting of twenty members
  • Appointed three PR assistants and delegated tasks, trained two members to screen for position
  • Helped create and maintain ACRN’s social media presence by creating ACRN’s twitter page and a Facebook profile for ACRN’s mascot, Snat Rocklobster
  • Wrote and sent press releases and media alerts for events and concerts held by the radio station that resulted in coverage by local media. This included concerts featuring national and local acts such as Andrew WK, Jay Reatard, Titus Andronicus, The Gunshy, The Flotation Walls, Tin Armor, Russenorsk and Blueprint. (Click through the band name to see the show flier).
  • Planned and headed ACRN week each April, included both external and internal events
  • Created ACRN’s biggest fundraiser, a date auction each February (on average $600 made), also maintained past fundraising events
  • Assisted in the planning and promotion of Lobsterfest, a three-day spring music festival with an average attendance of 3,000
  • Helped promote an average of 15 local concerts per school year through flyering, social media and graffiti wall painting

Disc Jockey (March 2010-Present)

  • Hosted between two to four hours of rotation per week as DJ BOOMkitty using Megaseg automation on a Mackie Mixing Board

Trailerpark, trailerparkmovie.com, Athens, Ohio, December 2008-June 2009

  • Worked as part of a Public Relations team for a student created feature-length film, Trailerpark, based on book by Russell Banks
  • Compiled crew and cast information for the media kit that was created and helped to secure state-wide and national coverage
  • Contacted and communicated with media throughout Ohio
  • Flyered to help fill the premiere to near capacity, over 1,300 tickets sold

community experience

 Homeport, HomeportOhio.org, Columbus, Ohio, September 2011-Present

 AmeriCorps Member

  • Provide direct services to low to moderate income families within Homeport’s George’s Creek Rental Community
  • Plan, execute and lead daily Out-of-School Time Programming for children within the community
  • Connect residents to community resources through face-to-face interactions and self-created monthly newsletters that are circulated to all units
  • Plan events for all residents to improve parent engagement and access to community resources

Ohio University Student Senate, Athens, Ohio, September 2008-June 2010

At-Large Senator (September 2008-June 2010)

The Department of Residential Housing, Athens, Ohio, September 2007- June 2009

Administrative Resident Assistant (September 2008-June 2009)

  • Managed various administrative duties as well as Resident Assistant duties including submitting maintenance requests, incident reports, and room transfers and created the staff schedule

Resident Assistant (September 2007-June 2008)

  • Mentored 23 underclassmen and connected them to university resources
  • Coordinated educational programs related to diversity, health and safety, student development, citizenship and scholarship

restaurant experience

The Sweet Shop Cafe, Columbus, Ohio, March 2011-Present

Cashier/ Dining Room Attendant

  • Greeted guests, answered questions and took orders
  • Maintained the look and feel of the dining room in order for all guests to have a pleasant experience

Elevator Brewery and Draught Haus, elevatorbrewing.com, Columbus, Ohio, October 2010-March 2011

Hostess

  • Greet guests with a smile and escort guests to tables while following server rotation
  • Arrange parties and reservations for the evening that allow for maximum turns per table
  • Answer phones with a pleasant and helpful attitude to schedule dining reservations, answer various questions and take delivery orders
  • Keep the front of the restaurant clean and tidy to provide the best possible first impression
  • Deal with guest’s complaints and resolve them to the best of my ability
  • Assist servers and busboys when needed to keep the restaurant flow at a high pace

Insomnia Cookies, insomniacookies.com, Columbus, Ohio, January 2011-Present

Promotions Team

  • Bake and prepare cookies with a promotional half sheet, then deliver cookies to OSU student population while informing them of current deals and answering any questions in an informed and friendly manner

education

computer proficiency

  • Mac OSX  +  Windows
  • Adobe InDesign, Photoshop +  Illustrator
  • Quark Xpress
  • Audacity
  • Megaseg automation software
  • Pinnacle Studio
  • basic html skills
  • Familiar with social media sites including Facebook, Twitter, Foursquare, Google+, Yelp, Gowalla, GetGlue, Myspace, WordPress , Lookbook +  Tumblr
  • Microsoft Office Word & Power Point, basic Excel skills
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