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Katherine Davids

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EDUCATION

*Masters, Digital Marketing, 09/10-09/11

Hult International Business School

Studied Include: SEO, Analytics, Engagement Management, Digital Advertising, Social Media, and Media Planning

London Campus

*Bachelor of Science, Marketing, 09/05-12/09

W. P. Carey School of Business, Barrett Honors College, GPA: 3.97

National Merit Honors Finalist

Arizona State University

*Bachelor of Science, Management, 9/07-4/08

École Supérior du Commerce de Toulouse – Study Abroad Program,

Study Abroad and Concurrent Degree Programs

LANGUAGES

*French : Fluent and written

*Italian : Conversational and written

*Japanese : Conversational

EMPLOYMENT/PROFESSIONAL

FaceGroup Social Media Researcher – London, UK, 05/11-Current

*Analyze social media buzz analytics and develop strategic recommendation.

*Create social media buzz analytics searchers

Huntswood Social Media Assistant – Reading, UK, 02/11-05/11

*Coordinate with the social media consulting agency to create and implement a social media plan

*Train the Huntswood recruitment division to use social media through the application of adoption phases

Bulbstorm Marketing Contractor – Phoenix, Arizona, 6/10-9/10

*Design and create client facing data reports

*Write blog and website copy as needed

Macayo’s Mexican Kitchen Marketing Assistant — Phoenix, Arizona, 1/09-6/10

*Direct the company Online Marketing Initiatives

*Assist in the creation and planning of marketing strategies

Phoenix Comicon Press Communications Manager — Phoenix, Arizona, 1/10-05/10

*Lead a team in the creation and distribution of press releases

*Organize interviews with attending celebrity guests to promote the convention

Macayo’s Mexican Kitchen Marketing Intern – Phoenix, Arizona, 9/09-12/09

*Assist in the creation and planning of marketing strategies, online and off.

*Use technology to research and then put together marketing events and promotions.

Disney College Rep – Tempe, Arizona, 8/09-12/09

*Work independently and in teams to promote the Disney College Program

*Plan activities and events surrounding the Program.

Disney College Program Participant – Walt Disney World, Orlando, Florida, 1/09-8/09

*Provide excellent customer service.

*Gained experience in a large corporation.

Press Relations Officer – Phoenix Comicon, Mesa, Arizona, 6/08-1/09

*Worked independently to contact members of the press to garner interest in the convention.

*Arranged interviews with convention staff and guests to promote the convention.

Accounting Assistant – Arizona State University Residential Life, Tempe, Arizona, 5/08-12/08

*Assisted Assistant Director of Housing Operations, sending and composing communications.

*Provided customer service by using databases to find information resulting in pleasant and quick customer experiences.

Marketing/PR Assistant – Howling Zoe Productions, Phoenix, Arizona, 4/08-8/08

*Found and contacted members of the press with press releases using databases increasing client visibility.

*Researched new markets for clients’ products.

*Used Internet marketing by writing content for an internet client’s web page

Director of Marketing – AniRave Music LLC, Phoenix, Arizona, 4/07-8/07

*Created marketing strategies using industry contacts and information from classes.

*Managed internet presence using social networking sites, resulting in more visibility and viral movement for the company.

COMMUNITY HISTORY

Marketing Director, AniZona 4 Convention Committee, 5/08-6/08

*Organized promotional events in coordination with business partners

Section Jeunes Organizer, Toulousain Association France-États-Unis, 9/07-4/08

*Managed weekly meetings

Marketing Committee Chairperson, AniZona 3 Convention Committee, 2/07-4/07

*Negotiated a contract with an artist for all the convention’s art needs

Vice President, Otaku Club at ASU West Campus, 8/05-5/06

*Organized a large event in coordination with business partners

*Alpha Kappa Psi Business Fraternity

**Professional Committee Chair, 1/06-5/06

***Created educational events

**Vice President, Pledge Class, 8/05-12/05

***Led meetings

RECOGNITIONS

*Graduated Sigma Cum Laude from Arizona State University, 12/2009

*National Merit Scholarship Finalist

*Member in the Beta Gamma Sigma Honors Society

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Who Am I?

I am a Digital Native who is trying to puzzle out what exactly that means. I share my thoughts on social media, digital business models, and PR here on this blog.

I am currently getting my Masters in Digital Marketing from Hult International Business School, having gotten my B.S. in Marketing from Arizona State University. Everything is on track and I am making headway towards my dream: World Domination... or being a productive, helpful citizen and marketer. Whichever comes first.

Don't hesitate to get in touch. I Tweet daily at @KateDavids and also have a science fiction and fantasy blog (maskedgeek.wordpress.com) and Twitter (@Masked_Geek).

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