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    Paul Marshall,

    Strut Promotions (UK)

    Strut is a very selective agency with a strict selection criteria and we managed to recruit 70 new members for our promotions team. We were very impressed with this.

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    Raven Laury,

    Promostaff

    Over the past 8 months SFS has delivered quality companies that recognize the true value in great candidates!

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Jerry's Profile

Experience Summary

I started to work in Experiential Marketing since 2006, with focus as a Market Manager, Merchandiser and Costume Character for over 5 years. I can speak 4 languages, and I have experience in multiple promotional platforms. I love going to the cinema, going to cafes, enjoy EDM music, K-pop, French Rap, Jazz, and movie soundtrack. I also enjoy listening to NPR, and I love to watch Formula 1 racing and race go-karts. View my contact details, availability, and stats.

Experience

Other Experience

11/2007 - 04/2008 Starbucks Coffee Company, Melrose Park, IL. Barista

Skills

Other Skills

Specialty in Merchandising, Field Market Management, and Costume Character. Additional experience in: -Production -Setup-Tear Down -Audits -Long-Term Program -Street Teams -Bilingual -Off-Premises Sampling -Retail Product Demonstration -Technology

Languages

First language: French

Extra Information

  • Bar Promotions

    03/2006 - 12/2006 Nightlife Brand Ambassador - On Premise Malboro Bar Program G.M.R. Marketing

  • Brand Ambassador

    09/2012 Comcast Bilingual Brand Ambassador 05/2012 Xbox 360 Kinect – Best Buy Product Demonstrator – Video Games 04/2012 Keurig – Lowes Product Demonstrator – Appliances 08-2008 – 12/2011 American Express – Merchant Visits In / Out Market Field Representative 03-2011 – 05/2011 Cricket Wireless – Muve Music Program Two Month Long Bilingual Brand Ambassador 02/2011 – 03/2011 Kraft Cooking Cream Month Long Brand Ambassador 02/2008 – 12/2010 Serta Mattresses for Sam’s Club Bilingual Retail Brand Ambassador 02/2009 – 03/2009 Cricket Wireless – Market Launch Month Long Bilingual Brand Ambassador 05/2008 National City Bank Bilingual Brand Ambassador 05/2007 – 06/2007 Oscar Mayer Deli Sandwiches Month Long Street Team Brand Ambassador 01/2007 – 02/2007 Silk Soy Milk Month Long Street Team Brand Ambassador 12/2006 – 01/2007 Verizon Wireless at Walmart Month Long Technology Brand Ambassador 03/2006 – 12/2006 Malboro Bar Promotion Nightlife B

  • Costume and Character

    06/2012 K-Mart Pride Parade Mr. Blue Light Costume Character 06/2012 Inscape Solution at NeoCon Chicago Einstein Costume Character 03/2012 Guinness Saint Patrick Parade 2012 Guinness Pint & Bottle Costume Character 08/2011 K-Mart – Back To School Mr. Blue Light Costume Character 06/2011 K-Mart Pride Parade 2011 Mr. Blue Light Costume Character 10/2009 Illinois Lottery Halloween Promotion Freddy Krueger Costumed Character 09/2010 Scooby Doo – DVD Release Scooby Doo Full-Body Costume Character 07/2010 Scrubbing Bubbles Scrubby Costume Character & BA 06/2010 Kenny Chesney V.I.P Appearance Mr. Blue Light Costume Character 05/2010 Sears Corporate Event Mr. Blue Light Costume Character 03/2010 Illinois Lottery St. Patrick Promotion Leprechaun Costume Character 02/2009 Illinois Lottery St Patrick Promotion Leprechaun Costumed Character

  • Data Capture

    07/2008 - 12/2012 - Clamato Data Capture as Market Manager / Event Manager & Merchandiser 10/2011 - 02/2013 - Masque Data Capture as part of Market Manager LINK: http://www.facebook.com/media/set/?set=a.3262343359650.2157710.1299196268&type=1&l=fc87df16a6

  • Demonstration

    05/2012 Xbox 360 Kinect – Best Buy Retail Product Demonstrator – Video Games 04/2012 Keurig – Lowes Retail Product Demonstrator – Appliances 02/2008 – 12/2010 Serta Mattresses – Sam’s Club Retail Product Demonstrator – Furniture 06/2007 Sears Adwalker – Woodfield Mall, IL. Retail Technology Brand Ambassador 03/2007 Marques de Paiva Coffee – Sam’s Club Retail Product Demonstrator – Coffee 12/2006 – 01/2007 Verizon Wireless – Walmart Product Demonstrator – Wireless Devices

  • Event Management

    08/2008 – 12/2012 Clamato Assistant FMM / Market Manager for 4 years 10/2012 Hola Blackberry for Boost Mobile Midwest Co-Tour / Market Manager 07/2011 – 02/2012 Masque Midwest Market Manager 01/2009 – 10/2009 Peñafiel Midwest Market Manager 11/2007 Target Black Friday Program Local Market Manager – Black Friday

  • In Store Demonstrator

    05/2012 Xbox 360 Kinect – Best Buy Product Demonstrator – Video Games 04/2012 Keurig – Lowes Product Demonstrator – Appliances 02/2008 – 12/2010 Serta Mattresses – Sam’s Club Product Demonstrator – Furniture 06/2007 Sears Adwalker – Woodfield Mall, IL. Technology Brand Ambassador 03/2007 Marques de Paiva Coffee – Sam’s Club Product Demonstrator – Coffee 12/2006 – 01/2007 Verizon Wireless – Walmart Product Demonstrator – Wireless Devices

  • Mall Events

    03-2010 – 05/2010 Cricket Wireless – Mall Program Two Month Long Mall Brand Ambassador 03/2009 - 04/2009 CricKet Wireless - Month Long Mall Program - Trilingual Brand Ambassador, Chicago area 06/2007 Sears Adwalker – Woodfield Mall, IL. Technology Brand Ambassador

  • Market Research / Surveys

    07/2008 - 01/2012 American Express Merchant Visit Program -Successfully represented American Express for the Merchant Visit Program by completing 5 Program Waves for over 4 years in order to evaluate and improve the card acceptance implementation by visiting local businesses in the Chicago city and suburbs area and as a Traveling FMR to St. Louis, MO. -Utilized knowledge of Foreign Languages such as Spanish, Polish, French, and Japanese to connect with Decision Makers during visits in order to gain approval for Point-Of-Purchase placement -Strengthened the business relationship between American Express and their Merchants by promoting the values of American Express Merchant Program to decision makers, listened to their suggestions and offered advice in order to simplify the management of their account with negotiation and customer service skills -Ensured that updated American Express signage is placed by providing merchants a variety of Points-Of-Purchase materials customiz

  • Merchandising

    09/2008 - 12/2012 Adelante Live - Clamato -Merchandised over 100 merchants in General, Chain, Independent and Hispanic Retail stores at all volumes in Chicago and its suburbs -Created and maintained business relationships with Managers and decision makers using proficiency in Spanish and Polish to implement, nurture and expand Brand exposure at a Retail level with negotiation and sales skills -Maximized Brand exposures and sales by building customed mass-displays, endcap, placing POS, and offered dealer loaders to merchant to boost sales volumes. MISCELLANEOUS MERCHANDISING FOR: 2012 - Ketel One (AD HOC Event) 2009-2010 Penafiel (Retail level) 2007 - Tanqueray (AD HOC Event)

  • Merchandising (Plan O Gram)

    09/2008 -12/2012 - Clamato -Merchandised over 100 merchants in General, Chain, Independent and Hispanic Retail stores at all volumes in Chicago and its suburbs -Created and maintained business relationships with Managers and decision makers using proficiency in Spanish and Polish to implement, nurture and expand Brand exposure at a Retail level with negotiation and sales skills -Maximized Brand exposures and sales by building customed mass-displays, endcap, placing POS, and offered dealer loaders to merchant to boost sales volumes. -Followed Plan-O-Grams and Program specific objective and reported with data capture to FMM about status

  • Modelling

    03/2009 - Sexy Hair America Beauty Show, Chicago, IL. Technical Hair Model 03/2008 - CHI Farouk System America Beauty Show, Chicago, IL Technical Hair Model 02/2007 - Redken Chicago Beauty Show Runway Hair Model

  • Sales

    05/2012 Xbox 360 Kinect – Best Buy Product Demonstrator & Sales– Video Games 04/2012 Keurig – Lowes Product Demonstrator & Sales – Appliances 10/2009 - Present Diageo Products MKTG Inc. Off-Premises Spirit Brand Ambassador 2008-2010 Serta Mattresses at Sam's Club Bilingual Sales Brand Ambassador - Furniture 12/2006 - 01/2007 Verizon Wireless at Walmart Bilingual Sales Brand Ambassador – Technology

  • Sampling

    LIQUOR / SPIRITS SAMPLINGS 2009 - Present Diageo Products MKTG Inc. Off-Premises Spirit Bilingual Brand Ambassador 2006 - 2009 On The Rocks Models Off-Premises Wine & Spirit Bilingual Brand Ambassador

  • Set Up / Labor

    2008 - 2012 Clamato (As part of Market Manager position with 18+ Events personally managed) Setup / Tear-Down / Logistic - 10x10ft / 20x20ft tents, Sprinter Vans, 16ft Box Truck, 09/2011 Guinness Oyster Fest 2011 Setup & Tear Down Crew - Street Festival 04/2011 National Guard Mobile Lab Setup & Tear Down Crew – 53” Mobile Truck 09/2008 Scene Mall Tour Setup & Tear Down Crew – Shopping Mall 04/2008 Tanqueray Tour Setup& Tear Down Crew – Nightclub 02/2007 Chicago Fusion Setup & Tear Down Crew – Private Event

  • Tour Manager

    Clamato - Market Manager 2008 - 2012 -Successfully managed the field execution for the Clamato brand in the Midwest for 4 consecutive years, with main projects that included Merchandising and Event Management Hola Blackberry Co-Market / Tour Manager October 2012 – 2 weeks full-time contract -Successfully managed a 2 week tour for R.I.M for their Blackberry campaign along with another Market Manager geared to Hispanics consumers in the Midwest where the program included 20 Store Visits and 2 Mass Events in Chicago and its suburbs with a team of 10 Bilingual Brand Ambassador, a Tour Vehicle, Program Collaterals and Premiums and a Company issued credit card for Program Expenses -Overcame sudden changes within the Program, such as change in management, printing of collaterals, event material purchases and staffing issues with Management Skills, Field Experience and Organization skills -Successfully recapped daily Program results within deadlines, such as metrics, consum

  • Acting

    2006 - Feature Film "The Break Up" - Extra 2006 - Feature Film "The Lake House" - Extra

  • Computer Skills (Advanced)

    10 Years overall experience, with proficiency with current programs: MS Office 2010 MS Excel 2010 MS Powerpoint 2010 MS Publisher 2010

  • Computer Skills (Novice)

    10 Years overall experience, with proficiency with current programs: MS Office 2010 MS Excel 2010 MS Powerpoint 2010 MS Publisher 2010

  • Driving License

    Class D Illinois issued Driver's License renewed in Nov.2012

  • Own Car

    2003 Nissan Sentra GXE, 4 doors

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