About Me

Alisha Ahern

 

Social Media Strategist | Creative Content Producer | Data Analyst

HELLO… Is it me you’re looking for?

 

  • NAMEAlisha Ahern
  • LOCATIONKansas City  – Go Royals!
  • E-MAILalishaalyson@gmail.com
  • CURRENTLYI’m available for contract positions or special projects… And as always, I’m available for chicken wing tastings.

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Portfolio

Black Friday Promo Art

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Black Friday Promo Art

Website Rebuild

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Website Rebuild

Infogram Design

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Infogram Design

Infographic Design

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Infographic Design

Mobile Blog Design

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Mobile Blog Design

Custom Graphics

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Custom Graphics

Promotional Art

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Promotional Art

Promo Postcard

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Promo Postcard

Infographic Design

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Infographic Design

Webpage Graphics

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Webpage Graphics

Postcard Design

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Postcard Design

Poster Design/Creation

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Poster Design/Creation

Music Discovery Blog

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Music Discovery Blog

WeHo – Web Content

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WeHo – Web Content

Technical Content

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Technical Content

Content Creation -Blogs

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Content Creation -Blogs

Pet Friendly Guide – Web Content

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Pet Friendly Guide – Web Content

Resume

SUMMARY OF QUALIFICATIONS

Social Media Strategist | Creative Content Producer | Data Analyst

Results-driven professional that brings a solid background of experience highlighted by significant accomplishments. Creative and logical with a history of developing thought-out strategies and translating them into practical tactics that produce results. Outstanding communication, negotiation, and interpersonal skills with a reputation for forming productive business relationships at all levels. Independent self-starter and natural leader that builds cohesive teams and fosters collaborative efforts, providing the motivation and direction to drive results. Strong critical thinking, problem solving, and time management skills with proven success at handling multiple responsibilities in high-pressure environments.

NOTEWORTHY

  • Managed over 250 social media profiles and consulted over 15 small to medium sized companies on social media and online strategy.
  • Lead consultant in product development including feedback, development, design and QA on upcoming release of PropertySolutions.com marketing software.
  • Researched and composed media documents for business/industry publications including The Wall Street Journal, The New York Times, Nova and Good Morning America.
  • Designed over 25 infographics, 37 logos, 15 business cards, 150 flyers, and 17 websites.
  • Developed and implemented a Craigslist focused marketing strategy for the housing/rental industry which accounted for 56% of all new leads after 18 months, dramatically changing the advertising scene in Southern California for this industry.

PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE

CREATIVE DIRECTOR/CO-FOUNDER11/2014 – Present

  • Social Media strategy, management and consultation for several small to medium sized businesses supporting a variety of industries and initiatives for companies such as VEGAS.com, Yevo International, Granite Gaming Group, and NV BLUE.
  • Email marketing campaigns, website design and development, SEO strategy, custom graphic design, creative blog and social content creation/generation.
  • Created intelligent customized reports for clients on a weekly basis that allowed them to have a clear understanding of their metrics and goals along with individualized real-time client facing dashboards of those vital tracking points.
  • Client management including weekly and monthly standing calls/meetings. Prepared and presented group training sessions and client presentations upon completed work. Tested and purchased a variety of tools and established relationships and hired sub-contractors when necessary.
  • Produced weekly industry blog posts showcasing social media platform updates, news and changes to serve as a reference for the Social Media Marketing industry.

PRINCIPAL2008 – 2014

Freelance / Digital Marketing & Strategy
  • Published weekly and monthly newsletters with original content and graphics via MailChimp with open and click rates of 34% and 5% respectively, both double the industry standard.
  • Designed original infographics and wrote articles for DailyDesignBreak.com and clients such as Trailridge Pet Hospital.
  • Produced brand identity including logos, business cards, social media templates, original advertising, and print designs for clients ranging from self-published authors to salon owners.

SENIOR INTERNET MARKETING MANAGER5/2012 – 8/2014

NMS PROPERTIES
  • Created a Craigslist specific marketing campaign which accounted for 56% of all new lead conversions.
  • Established, organized and maintained 200+ social profiles including Facebook, foursquare, Google+, Google Business Listings, Pinterest, Twitter, and YouTube accounts.
  • Developed a company-wide cloud-based storage solution and trained 30+ managers on its use, saving 100’s of work hours annually.
  • Provided SEO, content creation, page modifications, and all social media presence for 140+ company sites.
  • Saved NMS over 2x salary by bringing photography, web & print design, and marketing in house.

WEB MASTER / WEB CONTENT EDITOR10/2010 – 12/2012

AMERICAN ELEMENTS
  • Served as highly successful company spokesperson generating positive media relations. Prepared media so CEO was identified as an industry expert and garnered coverage in business/industry publications including The Wall StreetJournal, The New York Times, Nova, and Good Morning America. Established, organized and maintained 200+ social profiles including Facebook, foursquare, Google+, Google Business Listings, Pinterest, Twitter, and YouTube accounts.
  • Grew a library of over 15,000 catalog pages from a PR5 to a PR7 by crafting an SEO strategy around unique keywords, link building with targeted partners, original advertising, and a social media presence of 31k+ Twitter followers.
  • Organized the expansion of the web department of American Elements from 1 – 6 employees and 2 interns. Oversaw department development, hiring, and training.

MANAGER OF HOSPITAL OPERATIONS10/2006 – 12/2010

TRAILRIDGE PET HOSPITAL
  • Overhauled hospital structure by establishing new recruiting, training, scheduling, performance reviews, and payroll systems, which led to a higher employee retention rate and cut the new hire process time in half.
  • Led a diverse, cross-functional team in the fulfillment of company productivity, quality and bottom-line objectives, while also being the point of contact for clients during sensitive times with their pets.
  • Prepared P&L statements by reviewing lifetime budget, accounts receivables, pricing and inventory, and operating costs which led to the successful sale of the company to new owners for a profit.
  • Managed Website content and developed and maintained online marketing presence including blogger, social media profiles and reputation management. Created monthly email newsletters with original content and design.

EDUCATION AND CERTIFICATIONS

BACHELOR OF SCIENCE IN PSYCHOLOGY1999 – 2003

NORTHWEST MISSOURI STATE UNIVERSITY
  • Graduated with a 3.7 GPA while also completing Masters coursework.
  • Events Lead for National Fraternal Organization.

HTML, CSS, AND DREAMWEAVER CERTIFICATIONS 2008 – 2009

JOHNSON COUNTY COMMUNITY COLLEGE
  • Took courses during the evening while maintaining a full time career.
  • Awarded certifications for mastery.

BUSINESS, INVENTORY, AND OSHA CERTIFICATIONS 2009

WEBSTER UNIVERSITY
  • Accelerated Curriculum.
  • Tuition awarded by Pfizer, Inc. for outstanding work with Trailridge Pet Hospital.

SKILLS

Social Media Management

Wordpress Sites – Build & Update

Squarespace Sites – Build & Update

Mobile Ready Sites

HTML/CSS

White Hat Internet Marketing Tactics

Internet Research / Search Tactics

Adobe Photoshop

Adobe Dreamweaver

Photo Editing/Modifications

Print Design

Graphic Design for Web

Logo Design

Infographic Design

Social Content Creation

Google+, Google Local & Maps, Bing Business Listings

HootSuite

Blogger & Tumblr Pages

Wikipedia Authoriship/Page Creation

Google AdWords

SEO/SEM

Pay Per Click Campaigns

MOZ – Analytics

Email Campaigns – Mailchimp

Microsoft Word, Outlook, OneNote, Power Point, Excel, and Project

IMAP & POP Email Retrieval and Storage

Rocket Science

Sense of Humor

Contact

Currently based in Kansas City, Missouri (GO ROYALS!)

Contact me… I just might make your life better.

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