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Hymes resume 2013

  1. 1. DEBORAH HYMES Writer | Creative Director | Communications Strategist I live and breathe marketing communications. I have an extensive background in strategy, brand identity development and tactical execution. I’m creative and collaborative, with a knack for simplifying complex ideas to tell your story in a clear and compelling way. I help organizations create real connections with their customers, their employees, their investors and the press. Simply. Clearly. Effectively.P.O. Box 2876 • Alameda, CA • 94501-0876 • • 510.846.3104 • d.hymes@wandernot.comCAPABILITIES & COMPETENCIES• Outstanding writing and editing skills in all media.• Simplifying complex information.• Infusing a brand’s DNA throughout all media, including: social media, public relations, website development, sales and marketing collateral, interviews and profiles, digital content, packaging, case studies, feature articles, executive speeches, corporate presentations, white papers, newsletters, advertising copy and video production.• Proven history of creativity, budget management and commitment to meeting deadlines. Plus, I’m fun to work with.EXPERIENCE & EXPERTISEWANDERNOT, INC. | Creative Communications Strategist | SF Bay Area Since 2000Providing strategic communications expertise to a wide range of Bay Area companies.Clients have included: Autodesk, Charles Schwab, Chevron, Education Finance Partners,Electronic Arts, George Lucas Educational Foundation, InfoCentricity, Intuit, Nestlé USA, RockportCapital Partners, SanDisk, Sequence, The Engine is Red, Union Bank and ZazzleENTREPRENEUR FAST-START MARKETING JAM | Marketing Strategist & Coach | SF Bay Area Since 2012Helping entrepreneurs connect with their ideal clients.NESTLÉ USA | Communications Consultant, NDSD & Nestlé Ice Cream Division | Oakland, CA 2011 - 2012Managed media relations, change management communications, video production and specialprojects for two Bay Area divisions of Nestlé USA. [Consumer packaged goods]NESTLÉ USA | Division Communications Lead | Oakland, CA 2010 - 2011Created and led the communications function for the new Nestlé DSD (NDSD) division: employeecommunications, crisis management, change management, field communications, employeecommunications, public relations, event management and social media initiatives. Regulardeliverables included newsletters, video production, executive presentations and press releases.[Transportation]EDUCATION FINANCE PARTNERS | Communications Director | San Francisco, CA 2005 - 2006Managed marketing communications, public relations and investor communications. Produced thecompany’s intranet and several video projects. [Financial services]Deborah Hymes | Writer, Creative Director, Communications Strategist Page 1 of 2
  2. 2. NBC INTERNET | Director of Marketing Communications | San Francisco, CA 1998 - 2000Managed a creative team of writers and designers. Created and managed marcom programsfor all of NBC’s internet properties. [Digital media]INTERIOR ARCHITECTS | Director of Marketing | San Francisco, CA 1995 - 1997Managed marketing communications, corporate branding and public relations.[Professional services]CHARLES SCHWAB & CO. | Producer, Editor & Art Buyer | San Francisco, CA 1988 - 1994In-house producer for Schwab’s first television ads. Developed brand photography, illustration andmultimedia assets. [Financial services]SOCIAL LIFE LinkedIn Authentic Connections Blog Facebook @WanderNotVOLUNTEERISM & CAUSESCommunity Organizer | Alameda County Community Food Bank (2005 - Present)Mobilize my local community for annual fundraising and food donations.Communications (Pro Bono) | Edutopia, The George Lucas Educational Foundation (2001 - 2005)Wrote ad copy, print marketing collateral and website content. Developed an email marketing campaign.Editor (Pro Bono) | Give & Take, San Francisco Food Bank (2002 - 2004)Wrote and edited the Food Bank’s quarterly newsletter. Wrote SFFB’s first annual report (2003).Communications Board (Pro Bono) | San Francisco School Volunteers (1991 - 1993)Helped develop community and corporate outreach initiatives and fundraising campaigns in support of the San FranciscoUnified School District.EDUCATION & EDIFICATIONSan Francisco Writers Grotto | Masters Writing Intensive for Non-Fiction with Ethan WattersUC Berkeley Extension, San Francisco, CA | Advanced coursework in Integrated Marketing CommunicationsThe College of William and Mary, Williamsburg, VA | B.A., English LiteratureDeborah Hymes | Writer, Creative Director, Communications Strategist Page 2 of 2

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