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Bethany's Profile

Experience Summary

Bethany L. Cocciardi has done over 200 dates for promotions. She is a two-time national display winner for Mass Connection for Breyers Lo-Carb Ice Cream and General Mills Back to School Coupons. She is featured Brand Ambassador for Slim-fast Optima, Olay, Special K, and Loral , Unilever(Dove, Suave) Proctor and Gamble(Olay) many others. In 2006, she achieved 2nd in the nation for same day store sales lift for Olay at Sam's Club. In 2007 she was picked for an Olay promotion for which she had to operate a diagnostic wand used in many day spas and dermalogical practices with a laptop. Bethany is a preferred seller for Promoworks on their preferred seller list. She is motivated, suttle interceptor, seller who likes to meet her programs goals. She just recently recieved a sales award from All You Magazine for compliance and sales. This past year she won two sales awards from ASM at Wal-mart for general merchandise items. Bethany has staffed several all the major sporting events in Pittsburgh including Steelers games, Penquin games, United Figure Skating Events including Nationals and Skate America, the Pittsburgh Tri-athelon, Komen Race for the Cure, the National Baseball All Star Game, Citigo Bass Fishing Championships, Interstate Wood Bass Championships and a few others. Bethany has promoted chocolates for Godiva, Hershey's, Ghiradelli's and Suchards (Parisian Choclatier). She has done this at Macy's (Kaufman's), Wal-mart, Bed Bath and Beyond, and Kohl's. Bethany has done street staffing guerilla marketing for Ritz, Au Bon Pain, The Cleveland Film Festival in Pittsburgh, Wendy's, Radio Shack, and several others. She know the busier areas of the city and know where demographic specific peoples live, work, play. She know several people in the promotional industry and can assemble a streetteam if necessary. Bethany Cocciardi has done from soup to nuts in market quanatative research. She regularly has written surveys for the recreational vehicle industry, publishing, manufacturing, and radio. Amongst her highlights in the research industry she has worked with projecting radio ratings for a station using Abritron and three stations held top five spots in a top twenty market for three years. She has administered surveys in the field and on the phone. This included polling for major national newspapers (Los Angeles Times, Wall Street Journal), several manufacturing and professional organizations, and for major national concerns like Nielsen. She has ran and recruited for focus groups. Amongst her other marketing accomplishments are field marketing and promotion for several national concerns on the retail and consumer and trade show circuit. She also has promoted Italian and India Indian food for regional and national vendors (Dello and Unilever, tasty Byte). Bethany has done Middle Eastern, Mexican, and Italian foods at Wal-mart. She has watched many things that were considered Ethnic now go mainstream in our diet. She has been a brand ambassador this year at the Warped Tour (Trojans) Projeck Revolution (volunteer for a non-prof), and done the Brooks and Dunn Tour all at the beautiful Post Gazette Ampitheater in Burgettstown, PA. She has done staffing for mobile tours including DeWalt Race Car, and Milkbone, Toyota. She has staffed two of three weekends this year for the Arts Fest at Point State Park and at the Pirates Baseball Stadium. She has done guerillia Marketing for Grand Open Au Bon Pain and Wendy's this year. In the past she has done guerilla marketing Ritz crackers, gum, mints and several others. She has done Liquor and wine promotion for Pennsylvania Liquor Control Board (state stores) for Barquari, Cafe Bohme, Australian and French regional Brands. She was the featured person for Select Promotion and Capital Brands for about one year. Bethany has also been a merchandiser for different items including a vendor at Home Depot, for Phillips Electronics light bulbs, Eaton Cutler Hammer Utility Boxes, and American Safety Razors. She also does grocery sets, represents a few food products in Giant Eagle, Supervalu (Shop and Save), and Foodland. Bethany loves winter sports, jogging, reading, and surfacing the internet. She resides in the SW Pennsylvania region with her husband and two dogs Riley and Abraham. View my contact details, availability, and stats.


Other Experience

Logistics getting stuff from one place to another on large footprint sites


Other Skills

Emceeing, street busking, street teams, site management, cooking, own cooking equipment, ice skating figure skating


First language: English

Extra Information

  • Assistant Event Manager

    I have managed sites for the Armed Forces and Fashion shows.

  • Auditing

    I am a merchandisor, certified shopper MSPA 72bwya, and have done demo interactions reveal and none reveal.

  • Brand Ambassador

    Over 500 dates!

  • Concerts & Sports Event

    I have done events at all the major venues here in Pittsburgh

  • Costume and Character

    I have done costumed characters for major cereal companies, over 20 dates of various costumed characters.

  • Data Capture

    I have used all sorts of technology including ipads, android pads, pcs and am sucessful at getting sales leads.

  • Demonstration

    This is the bulk of my work at all sorts of retail venues, drug stores, grocery stores, mass marketers, big box and others.

  • Event Management

    I managed a site for the Koman Race for the Cure and for Pittsburgh's First Night, site manager Peel the Love Tour Pittsburgh, Post cereal Polar Bear Birthday Party at the PPG Aquarium and Zoo.

  • Exhibitions

    Consumer shows such as cars shows, industry shows, home shows, craft shows.

  • Flyering

    Guerilla marketing at college campuses a specialty

  • Greeter / Host(ess)

    A number of programs recently at a mass discounters

  • Health & Beauty Demo

    Hand creme, anti anging items, shampoo, make up application, Hair Products

  • Hospitality

    I am a banquet waiter, check in attendees, refreshment tents

  • In Store Demonstrator

    Over 400 dates and growing

  • Mall Events

    About thirty dates of this.

  • Market Research / Surveys

    Specialization of this, trained in this, also have done writing of survey did almost full time at one time.

  • Merchandising

    Regular weekday jobs of doing this, auditing, regular lines of merchandise over 10 years experience.

  • Merchandising (Plan O Gram)

    I do these all the time for Wal mart, Target, Kohls, best buy, drug stores, Toys are Us

  • Mystery Shopping

    I do these all the time certified by the Mystery Shopper Provider Association Silver cerified 72bwya.

  • Roadshows

    I have done Road Shows at Sam's and Costco.

  • Sales

    I have sold everything possible retail. I even sold compost this last week.

  • Sampling

    I have done Tons of this, I have a food cards, and I know how to suggest a sale based on what the person says.

  • Security

    I have been a race mashall and watched cars overnight for promations.

  • Set Up / Labor

    I have done this for a few field tours.

  • Technology

    I am a lover of technology for consumers, Samsung TVs, cell phones, and gaming are amongst the things I have repped at Best buys, Toys are Us, and Wal-mart.

  • Tour Manager

    Don't have an interest at this time.

  • Tradeshows / Conferences

    I have done work for the Energy Industry here and do all the major car shows, woman expos diabetes expo outdoor show, etc

  • Acting

    Extra in Movies

  • Computer Skills (Advanced)

    Upload pictures, retouching, spreadsheets, word documents A++ Training

  • Computer Skills (Novice)

    Internet, Word

  • Dancer

    Own a pair of roller blades, ice skate

  • Driving License

    Car Liscnese class B

  • Hairstylist

    National Restaraut association microbateria food certification

  • Make Up Artist

    Mini Makeovers (Eyes and Lips)

  • Own Car

    Four Door Midsize

  • Roller Skating / Blading

    Used to take lessons

  • Wait Staff

    Banquet Staff, Buffet line, french service, wine and champaign service

  • Qualifications

    A++ computer Taining Certified Silver Mystery Shopper MSPA Manufacturing and machining Market Research Some College 50 hours engineering Technology and liberal arts


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