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Posted: Sunday, March 11, 2018 4:00 PM


Ready For Some Strategic Freelance Social Media Support? Then you've come to the right place! NO MLM's please. **Legit freelance work ONLY.** Happy client referrals available upon request!.

S. Hughes
Freelance Social Media Consultant/Strategist - Online Community Manager


Planet Shark Productions - Los Angeles, CA – May 1999–present *Moved to ATLANTA 2011*
Founder, Freelance Social Media Consultant/Strategist, Online Community Manager
• Extensive experience with all social media networks: Facebook, Twitter, Google+, Pinterest, Quora, Klout, YouTube, LinkedIn, RebelMouse, StumbleUpon, et al.
• Proven track record of achieving clients' business goals (i.e. traffic, conversions, sales, PR).
• Highly adept at developing and implementing strategic initiatives and social media outreach programs to create multiple thriving online communities.
• Demonstrated creativity and documented social media immersion before it was 'in.'
• Effectively communicate with technical developers, business managers, clients, the media, etc.
• Exceptional capabilities in managing all aspects of a project - from conception to fruition.
• Skilled content provider/writer for various web sites, blogs, fan pages, electronic publications, press releases, and marketing tools.
• Jump from the creative side of marketing to the analytical side and assess which ideas are analytically sound via testing, metrics, etc.
• Other responsibilities include generating media coverage via innovative PR tactics and social media integration, formulating and launching social media optimization (SMO) strategies, and procuring sponsors for high-profile events.

Maggiano’s Little Italy - Los Angeles, CA - April 2005–June 2008
Banquet Sales and Operations Manager
• In charge of daily operations for a world-class dining facility with $250K monthly sales.
• Increased sales 129% via targeted marketing, social media expertise, creative sales solutions, up-selling, Internet savvy, cold-calling and client referrals.
• Managed all sales and events from initial inquiry to fruition plus a banquet team of 60.
• Strategized and implemented initiatives to dramatically cut labor costs.
• Developed and launched strategic sales initiatives while integrating social media into the mix.
• Successfully created and serviced new client relations and forged many viable sponsorships.

Circadian Rhythms Corporation - Los Angeles, CA – May 1999–May 2001
Independent Contractor (multiple marketing and PR projects):
• Created compelling and strategic web site content, copy, PR initiatives and SEO.
• Developed grassroots Internet marketing campaigns to help client exceed business goals.
• Built and maintained various content distribution networks via emerging social media channels.
• Demonstrated exceptional project management, problem solving and organizational skills.
• Eagerly took on more responsibilities as the campaigns evolved.

Georgia State University (Atlanta) – BA Communications - 3.7 GPA
American College of Applied Arts (Atlanta) – Advertising

Social Media & Computers: Exceptional computer literacy including MS Office, basic HTML,, RSS, blogging, podcasting, et al. Superior knowledge of social media tools, techniques, trends. Expertise in social media networking and an insatiable desire to discover and master any and all emerging social media that may benefit clients and associates. Proven ability to manage multiple campaigns simultaneously and produce and integrate multi-media content such as video, images and mp3's. Skilled at creating content on various social media sites.

Marketing: Keen awareness of emerging and traditional marketing trends and initiatives and extensive online marketing experience. Solid track record in developing email, web, and electronic viral marketing promotions to grow membership and encourage ongoing community participation. Experience with search engine marketing (SEM), search engine optimization (SEO) and interactive marketing campaign support/analytics management (including keyword research, etc.). Served as eyes and ears of multiple brands as if they were my own.

Public Relations: Highly adept at crafting press releases that covey why a client's product or service is newsworthy while enhancing their public image. Skilled at cultivating media relations and building long-term client relationships. Solid pitching skills and the ability to create a crisis management plan to respond quickly and proactively when necessary. Excellent verbal and written communication skills. Ability to work individually on a project or in a team environment.

Fundraising: Non-profit development experience includes producing successful high-profile benefits and fundraisers from concept to fruition. Proven track record of designing and implementing creative fundraising strategies and identifying, procuring, and following up with sponsors. Excellent event and team management skills.

• Location: Atlanta, Atlanta - or USA in general

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