• Biography
    Write, edit, and produce stories for national and trade magazines, web sites, and marketing companies.
  • Professional Experience
    2011 - Present
    • Create and execute operational processes to manage day-to-day operations for StartupCity and its member startups.• Develop and schedule educational curriculum, including a weekly series of lunch-and-learn lectures.• Organize logistics of several large events and tackle day-of event management.• Maintain an active dialogue on social media.• Promote and market StartupCity and member startups with the press.
    2011 - Present
    • Create and execute operational processes to manage day-to-day operations for StartupCity and its member startups.• Develop and schedule educational curriculum, including a weekly series of lunch-and-learn lectures.• Organize logistics of large events and VIP visits, and tackle day-of event management.• Maintain an active dialogue on social media using Twitter, Facebook and blogs.• Promote and market StartupCity, its members and the state’s startup scene with the press and within the greater community
    2005 - Present
    • Write, edit, and style content for consumer and trade magazines, web sites, social media, custom publications, and marketing firms. • Serve as project manager, hiring and managing vendors, overseeing photo shoots, and working with public relations firms.• Promote personal brand using social media—2,000 followers on Twitter and two blogs with 7,800 total views in 10 months (OneDegreeofBecky.com and Geek in Training, beckymollenkamp.com/blog).• Cultivate positive and enduring relationships with a diverse clientele and generate business referrals based on ability to meet client needs within budget.
    2010 - 2011
    • Sold information-security products to key B2B accounts in the education and healthcare markets.• Executed strategic marketing efforts, including conducting market research and identifying strategic partnerships with external business partners.• Qualified prospective clients and set appointments for sales engineers.
    2009 - 2010
    As president of the founding board of The Pet Project Midwest, I helped create an innovative nonprofit that helps animals in need. Our first program, Iowa Pet Alert, uses social media to reunite lost pets with their families. I was also instrumental in helping to launch The Pet Pantry, a program to provide pet food and supplies to families experiencing financial hardships.
    2000 - 2005
    • Executed magazine projects from start to finish, delivering publications on time and on budget. Analyzed industry trends to determine marketable material, hired and managed freelance contributors, handled logistics for on- and off-site photo shoots, and guided magazine through the editing and production process.• Produced record-selling issue of Simply Creative Weddings.• Represented company at tradeshows and vendor presentations to identify and evaluate trends, products, and competitors.
    2000 - 2005
    • Executed magazine projects from start to finish, delivering publications on time and on budget. Analyzed industry trends to determine marketable material, hired and managed freelance contributors, handled logistics for on- and off-site photo shoots, and guided magazine through the editing and production process.• Produced record-selling issue of Simply Creative Weddings.• Represented company at tradeshows and vendor presentations to identify and evaluate trends, products, and competitors.
    1998 - 2000
    • Responsible for all marketing and public relations functions for K-12 clients, including writing and designing marketing collateral, direct-mail campaigns, web sites, PSAs and more.• Organized conferences from vendor negotiations to post-event evaluation.• Initiated and managed company's first-ever employee communications program.
    1997 - 1998
    • Wrote clear, concise and interesting stories on strict daily deadlines.• Developed and maintained contacts within the legal system to use as sources for stories.• Won internal award for producing content in every newspaper section, four quarters in a row (the only reporter to achieve that accomplishment that year).
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  • Educational Background
  • Professional Skills
    Content Management
    Project Execution
    Web Content Management
    Content Writing
    Marketing Communications
    Social Media
    Public Speaking
    Press Releases
    I tend to focus on the areas of home design and business, but I am a generalist who can write on almost any topic.
    Media Relations
    Web Content
    Project Planning
    Content Strategy
    Corporate Events
    Writing
    Account Management
    Blogging
    Wordpress
    Event Management
    Internal Communications
    Project Coordination
    Magazines
    Newsletters
    Social Networking
    Event Planning
    Promotions
    Editing
    Social Media Marketing
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