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Maria Tortolani SALES AND MARKETING PROFESSIONAL www.MagneticEventStaff.com PROFILE Accomplished, results-driven manager with 15 years experience in sales, marketing, and account management. Offering success driving market share, brand recognition and sales growth in both consumer and business markets. Proven history of achieving independently and as part of a team within a corporate structure. Continually recognized as a consistent performer by peers and employers. Growth catalyst, multi-faceted, hands-on professional with rich communication skills and creativity that builds relationships and drives sales. EXPERIENCE Event Manager & Sales Rep May 2007 – Present Independent contractor for experiential marketing agencies nationwide: All Points Connect - Solon, OH Attack Marketing - Los Angeles, CA Bar Etc. - Plano, TX Big Orange Productions – Pawtucket, RI Brand Cookie - Brooklyn, NY EMG3/ TideSmart – Falmouth, ME Encore Nationwide – Gardena, CA Event Pro Strategies - Phoenix, AZ Event Specialist Group - Clarkson, MI Extreme Marketing - Cleveland, OH FieldStone Promotions – Easton, CT Fusion Marketing – Roswell, GA Gail & Rice – Southfield, MI GTE Events - Los Angeles, CA Lynne C. & Co. – Bellmore, NY Mosaic - Dallas, TX Next Marketing - Norcross, GA Preston Marketing Concepts - Boston, MA Productions Plus/Talent Shop - Binghams Farms, MI The Bauman Group – Ashland, MA Total Event Solutions - Newport, RI Created my personal website: www.MagneticEventStaff.com Liaise among venues, vendors, agencies and clients. Coordinate logistics. Merchandise transfer and presentation. Inventory Reporting. Hire staff. Payroll/Budget management. Deliver reports that feature quantifiable numbers. Maximize opportunities for lead generation and on-site retail sales. Generate enthusiasm and awareness at high profile events and trade shows. Execute door to door, street team, in-store sampling and demonstration of products. Representing over 50 Brands and Fortune 500 companies including: • Ocean Spray - Event Manager, Boston Dragon Boat Races and Children’s Museum (2012-2013) • The Famous Grouse Scotch - RI/MA Tour Manager, Golf Tournament Country Club Sampling (2010-2013) • Windows 8 - Event Manager RIC Campus (2013) • Barbara’s Baked Goods - Event Manager Earth Day Festival in Boston,(2013) • American Laser Skincare - Elite Rank Bridal Show & Home Show Booth Manager (lead generating) in RI/MA (2011-2012) • So Delicious & Kashi - UNFI Trade Show at MGM in CT (2010 - 2013) • Jaguar, Chevy, GMC, Dodge, Ford, Toyota, Verizon- Product Specialist & Data Capturing at expos and festivals in RI/MA (2007-2013) • Nespresso & Dragon Naturally Speaking Software - Sales demonstrations (2011-2014) • P&G, Unilever, & L'Oreal - BA, in-store promotions (2007-2014) • Budweiser, Shock Top, Seagrams, Bacardi - Spokesmodel at bars, restaurants, & liquor stores (2007-2014) Realtor® Licensed Oct 2003 Armory Properties LLC, - Providence, RI Certified Historic Property Specialist by the Providence Preservation Society.Experienced in luxury home construction. Knowledge of community redevelopment and federal financing programs. Devise marketing plans utilizing social media, on-line advertising, print and direct mailers. • Circle of Sales Excellence Award recipient 2004-2006 Sr. Account Executive, Advertising Sales Feb 1998 - Aug 2003 WNAC TV FOX Providence - East Providence, RI Negotiated media buys with top ad agencies and Fortune 500 accounts. Closed new local business accounts. increased station market share by devising advertising schedules that maximized budgets, program ratings and on air promotions. Sold projected ratings based on analysis of viewership trends and competitive programming. • Increased market share from major accounts by 15%-40% • Managed over 40 accounts, while achieving $60,000 annual new business advertising revenue • Delivered approximately $5 million in annual advertising revenue ???EDUCATION University of RI, Kingston, RI - BA English SKILL STRENGTHS • Business Development • Account Management • Project Management • Client Service Focus • Public Speaking/Presentations • Written/Verbal Communication • Analysis and Forecasting • Strategic and Tactical Planning • Identifying Opportunities View my contact details, availability, and stats.

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I have worked promotions since 2007 (that does not include liquor promos I did in college). I have done all of the jobs in the above fields. I have also done recruiting, hiring and staffing events. I have cold called to set up tour destinations for Famous Grouse Tour. I am a true sales professional with over 10 years of outside sales experience (base salary + comission sales)that includes account management at a local FOX TV station.

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  • Assistant Event Manager

    The Macallan Scotch – Assistant Tour Manager, MA Country Club Golf Tournaments (2010)

  • Auditing

    National Grid – Auditor for Street Team; BA, GE Appliance Cross Promotion In-Store at Lowe’s (2012)

  • Automotive

    Chevy- Lead Generation, Big E, MA (2013)College Basketball Games, RI (2013)Product Specialist at Urban Races, Boston (2012), GMC Vehicles – Lead Generation, Ride & Drive, Boat Show at Boston Convention Center (2013)New England Ford – Product Specialist, “Go Further” Tour (New England 2012)Jaguar Luxury Vehicles – Lead BA, (VIP - Invite Only) Alive Driving Experience at Gillette Stadium (2012)Toyota – BA, Lead generation, Comcast Center Concert Events (2012)Dodge Vehicles – BA, RV Show RI Convention Center (2011)

  • Bar Promotions

    Cutty Sark Whiskey (2013) Kilbeggan Irish Whisky (2013) American Vintage Hard Tea(2013)Mike’s Hard Lemonade (2013) Seagrams Vodkas (2012) Yellow Tail Reserve, Red Rock, Edna Valley, Deadbolt, & Other Wines (2007-2013)Casa Noble Tequila (2009)Anheuser-Busch Micro Brews & Bud Lt. Lime(2007)Cointreau Liquor – Spokesmodel, Bar Promos (2007) JD, Midori, Carolyn's, Corona, Goldschlager & others

  • Brand Ambassador

    Everything from Hasbro Toys to Abreva (RX) Unilver Products, P&G Products, Kashi, Kraft, Verizon, Gormet Food Products, Trojan Condoms...2007-2013

  • Concerts & Sports Event

    Turnkey Sports Surveys - Gillette Stadium (2013), Famous Grouse Scotch Whiskey – Tour Manager, MA Country Club Golf Tournaments (2012 & 2013)Nabisco Ritz Crackers & Chips Ahoy – American Idol Events (2012) Toyota – BA, Lead generation, Comcast Center Concert Events (2012)Bob’s Red Mill Granola – Manager, CycloCross Racing Events in RI & MA (2012)The Macallan Scotch – Assistant Tour Manager, MA Country Club Golf Tournaments (2010)Nature Valley Granola Bars - Lead BA, TPC Boston PGA Tournament (2009)Trojan Condoms – BA & IMAX Movie Technician, Vans Warped Tour and URI event (2009)Crystal Light – BA, Lilith Fair, MA (2009)

  • Data Capture

    Cutty Sark Whiskey – Spokesmodel and Data Compilation for Test Market Sampling Programs at RI bars (2013); lead generating for American Laser Skincare, Turnkey Sports Surveys, Chevy, and others

  • Demonstration

    Nespresso Espresso and Machines – In-Store Sales & Newport RI Wine & Food Fest (2012/2013), Brioni’s Coffee – BA, Whole Foods In-Store Sampling (2012)Dragon Naturally Speaking Software – BA, Demo & Sales at Providence Place Mall (2011) Mineral Fusion Makeup – Spokesmodel, In-Store Makeovers at Whole Foods Markets (2011)

  • Event Management

    Windows 8 - Manager RIC (2013), Ocean Spray Craisins – Manager, Dragon Boat Races, Boston (2013) and Craisin Raisin Challenge Events, Boston Children’s Museum (2012)Famous Grouse Scotch Whiskey – Tour Manager, MA Country Club Golf Tournaments (2012 & 2013)Barbara’s Baked Goods – Manager, Earth Day Festival, Boston (2013)Auto Dealership Owner Loyalty Events (2013)American Laser Skincare – Elite Ranking Booth Manager, Lead Generator at Special Events (2012/2013)Blue Grotto & Vintage Restaurants – RI Trade Show Manager & Appointment Setter at Bridal Shows (2011)Pantene Shampoo – Manager, RI Beach Tour (2010)

  • Exhibitions

    GMC Vehicles – Lead Generation, Ride and Drive, Boat Show at Boston Convention Center (2013)American Laser Skincare – Elite Ranking Booth Manager, Lead Generator at Special Events (2012/2013)Rohto Eye Drops – BA, PAX East (Video Game Expo), Boston Convention Center (2013)Dodge Vehicles – BA, RV Show RI Convention Center (2011)Mosquito Squad Pest Control – Trade Show Talent at RI Convention Center Home Show (2011)Blue Grotto & Vintage Restaurants – RI Trade Show Manager & Appointment Setter at Bridal Shows (2011)Claritin – Lead BA, CVS Golf Charity Classic Pavilion (2007-2009)A Better Sound - Trade Show Talent & Appointment Setter, Boston Bridal Expo (2009)Coppertone - BA, Sun Damage Photo Booth Technician, CVS Golf Charity Classic Pavilion (2008)Verizon Fios – Street Team; BA & Wii Technician at Festivals; BA & Video Tech for “Faces of FIos” at Festivals & Paw Sox Games; BA, Gas Station Buy Down; BA, Apartment Complex BBQ (2007-2008)

  • Flyering

    Verizon Fios – Street Team; BA & Wii Technician at Festivals; BA & Video Tech for “Faces of FIos” at Festivals & Paw Sox Games; BA, Gas Station Buy Down; BA, Apartment Complex BBQ (2007-2008)T-Mobile – RI Street Team (2011)Caprio for Governor - Canvasser(2011)

  • Greeter / Host(ess)

    Match.com – Host for Stir® Singles Mixer Events (2012/2013)Auto Dealership Owner Loyalty Events (2013)

  • Health & Beauty Demo

    L’Oreal Paris – BA, CVS Corporate Office and In-Store Promo (2012/2013) Clear Shampoo – Spokesmodel, CVS Corporate Office Event (2012)Mineral Fusion Makeup – Spokesmodel, In-Store Makeovers at Whole Foods Markets (2011)Olay Regenerist – Spokesmodel, BJ’s Wholesale Club In-Store Promo (2009)Axe Body Spray, Shower Gel & Deodorant – Axe Angel, Wal-Mart & Sam's Clubs In-Store (2009)Dove Hair Care - Spokesmodel, Wal-Mart In-Store Promos (2011)Pantene Shampoo – Manager, RI Beach Tour (2010)Depth Shampoo, Conditioner, Soap & Body Lotion – BA, Supermarket Sampling (2010)

  • Hospitality

    Nespresso Espresso and Machines – BA, In-Store Sales and Wine & Food Fest Newport, RI Mansion(2012/2013)Jaguar Luxury Vehicles – Lead BA, (VIP - Invite Only) Alive Driving Experience at Gillette Stadium (2012)

  • In Store Demonstrator

    Windows 8 - Manager RIC (2013) Nespresso Espresso and Machines – In-Store Sales & Newport RI Wine & Food Fest (2012/2013), Brioni’s Coffee – BA, Whole Foods In-Store Sampling (2012)Dragon Naturally Speaking Software – BA, Demo & Sales at Providence Place Mall (2011) Mineral Fusion Makeup – Spokesmodel, In-Store Makeovers at Whole Foods Markets (2011) many, many other food items (Stop and Shop, Dave's Market, Whole Foods, Crate & Barel, Williams Sonoma)

  • Mall Events

    Dragon Naturally Speaking Software – BA, Demo & Sales at Providence Place Mall (2011) Nespresso Espresso and Machines – BA, In-Store Sales (2012/2013)T-Mobile – RI Street Team (2011)

  • Market Research / Surveys

    Windows 8 - Manager RIC (2013), Turnkey Sports Surveys - Gillette Stadium, MA (2013), Cutty Sark Whiskey – Spokesmodel and Data Compilation for Test Market Sampling Programs at RI bars (2013); lead generating for American Laser Skincare, Chevy, and others

  • Merchandising

    Essilor (prescription lenses) – Merchandising Rep at Optical Shops, RI & MA Territory (6 wk contract 2013)

  • Merchandising (Plan O Gram)

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  • Modelling

    Sebastian Hair Show - Mohegan Sun, CT (2006)

  • Mystery Shopping

    See Auditing and Event Set Up

  • Presenting

    Sr. Account Exec. (outside sales) FOX Providence WNAC TV (1998-2003)- Sold TV advertising to local businesses and corp accounts. Realtor (2003-present). Windows 8 - Manager RIC (2013)Nespresso Espresso and Machines – BA, In-Store Sales and Wine & Food Fest Newport, RI (2012/2013)Dragon Naturally Speaking Software – BA, Demo & Sales at Providence Place Mall (2011)

  • Roadshows

    See Exhibitions

  • Sales

    Sr. Account Exec. (outside sales) FOX Providence WNAC TV (1998-2003)- Sold TV advertising to local businesses and corp accounts. Realtor (2003-present). Nespresso Espresso and Machines – BA, In-Store Sales and Wine & Food Fest Newport, RI (2012/2013)Dragon Naturally Speaking Software – BA, Demo & Sales at Providence Place Mall (2011) Seggiano Imported Italian Foods – BA, Whole Foods Markets (2012) and other food, wine and beer in-store sampling to generate sales

  • Sampling

    Au Bon Pain – Street Team & Storefront Sampling (2007-2012)Brioni’s Coffee – BA, Whole Foods In-Store Sampling (2012)Seggiano Imported Italian Foods – BA, Whole Foods Markets (2012)Cold Fusion Gelato – BA, Supermarket Sampling (2011)Daphne’s Tarts – BA, Supermarket Sampling (2011)General Mills Cereals – BA, Sam's Club In-Store Promo and many others since 2007

  • Security

    Dalai Lama Presented by Brown University at the RI Convention Center - worked with secret service, Providence Police, SWAT. My job was to confiscate cameras, pocket knives and other items not allowed.

  • Set Up / Labor

    New England Ford – 4 hour tent and trailer set up (including giant inflatable arch and computers), “Go Further” Tour (New England 2012), ALL Event Management jobs

  • Technology

    Windows 8 - Manager RIC (2013),Dragon Naturally Speaking Software – BA, Demo & Sales at Providence Place Mall (2011)New England Ford – Product Specialist, “Go Further” Tour (New England 2012)Guitar Hero – BA, Toys R US In-Store Promo (2011) Verizon Fios – Street Team; BA & Wii Technician at Festivals; BA & Video Tech for “Faces of FIos” at Festivals & Paw Sox Games; BA, Gas Station Buy Down; BA, Apartment Complex BBQ (2007-2008)Coppertone - BA, Sun Damage Photo Booth Technician, CVS Golf Charity Classic Pavilion (2008)Trojan Condoms – BA & IMAX Movie Technician, Vans Warped Tour and URI event (2009)

  • Tour Manager

    Famous Grouse Scotch Whiskey – Tour Manager, MA Country Club Golf Tournaments (2012 & 2013)The Macallan Scotch – Assistant Tour Manager, MA Country Club Golf Tournaments (2010)Pantene Shampoo – Manager, RI Beach Tour (2010)

  • Tradeshows / Conferences

    So Delicious – Trade Show Talent at UNFI MGM Grand, CT (2012 & 2013)American Laser Skincare – Elite Ranking Booth Manager, Lead Generator at Special Events (2012/2013)A Better Sound - Trade Show Talent & Appointment Setter, Boston Bridal Expo (2009)Blue Grotto & Vintage Restaurants – RI Trade Show Manager & Appointment Setter at Bridal Shows (2011)Chuao Chocolatiers – Chex Distributors Trade Show Talent at Twin River Casino, RI (2011)Kashi – BA, Tastes of RI (3 yrs); Trade Show Talent at UNFI MGM Grand, CT (2008-2010)Kraft and LaValle Imported Italian Foods Taste of Bozzutto’s - Trade Show Talent at MGM Grand, CT (2012)Mosquito Squad Pest Control – Trade Show Talent at RI Convention Center Home Show (2011)

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