Vanessa Monson

Public Relations + Fashion

*Driven Marketing Major with an interest in marketing, public relations, and fashion.* **College Fashionista**: Editorial Intern *January 2014 - Present* **Skoog Productions**: Public Relations Intern *September 2013 - December 2013* Assisted executives in putting together events for luxury brands including Christian Louboutin, Ermenegildo Zegna, LOFT, and L.K. Bennett. **Edith Hart**: Visual Merchandising Intern *September 2013 - December 2013* Assisted with visual merchandising and styling. Executed social media tasks, which included working with Instagram, Facebook, and Wordpress. Worked with designers including Bec & Bridge, Paper Crown, and Wildfox. **D2 Publicity**: Public Relations Intern *July 2013 - August 2013* Wrote press releases to pitch to short lead and long lead publications. Assisted in gifting merchandise for celebrity clientele. Sent out and signed in inventory for magazine shoots. Pulled looks to send to magazines including Vogue, Elle, Cosmopolitan, and Marie Claire. Updated contact lists that included editor, stylist, blogger, and publicist contact information. **Draftfcb**: Junior Marketing Consultant *May 2013 - June 2013* Created a strategic marketing campaign for the release of a new Kraft product in the Czech Republic and Slovakia markets. **Nadace Jedličkova ústavu**: Junior Marketing Consultant *May 2013 - June 2013* Created a strategic marketing plan to increase awareness and donations for a non-profit organization in the Czech Republic. **Conde Nast**: Advertising Sales Intern for Allure Magazine *January 2013 – May 2013* Worked with executives to complete competitive positioning reports. Tabbed advertisements and editorial credits for sales calls. Flagged promotional advertising sections for competitive publications. **Education**: Columbia College Chicago: Bachelor of Media Arts, 2010-2014 *Marketing Major, Dean's List, 3.8 GPA* University of East London: International Business, Spring 2014 **Study Abroad**: Prague, Czech Republic: Global Marketing Communications Program, Summer 2013 Paris, France: International Writing Program, Winter 2013-2014 **Groups & Associations**: Columbia College Chicago Ad Club, Columbia College Chicago PRSSA, National Society of Collegiate Scholars, International Student Organization, Columbia College Chicago Fashion Association **Honors & Awards**: Columbia College Chicago Marketing Communication Student Ambassador, Fall 2013; Patricia McCarty Scholarship Award Recipient, 2013-2014; Scholarship Columbia Award Recipient, 2013-2014; Portfolio chosen as "Profile of The Week" which was featured on the homepage of the Columbia College Chicago Portfolio Center website, February 2013; Work displayed at the 33rd Annual National Women's Studies Association conference in Oakland, CA, November 2012; Columbia College Chicago Achievement Award Recipient, 2010-2011; Columbia College Chicago Dean's List, 2010, 2012, 2013 **Volunteer Experience**: Alyce Paris 2014 Annual Fashion Show; Chicago, Illinois **Software Experience**: Act!: Contact & Customer Relationship Management Software, Cision, Nielsen, Media Radar, MXplorer, Spectra Infinet, Lexis-Nexis, MRI, EuroMonitor, Business Source Complete, Business Insights, Radian6, HootSuite, Microsoft Suite (Word, Excel, PowerPoint), Dropbox, Google Drive, Google Analytics, Photo Editing and Web Design (Adobe Photoshop, Gimp), Wordpress, Blogger, Survey Monkey, The RunThrough **Languages**: English, Spanish, French, Czech

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