Marketing Coordinator/Client Relations/Account Manager/Sales Support

Interested in marketing, public relations, communications, planning, coordinating, projects, writing, organizing, talking with clients, providing support for sales team.

Current position is almost 100% outbound cold-calling, and would like to move away from that role.


Shannon Patrick Blankenship


1916 Chateau Circle • Apt 302 • Birmingham, AL 35209 • Phone: (205) 401-8275





·         Interested in Public Relations, Client Relations, Sales and Sales Support, Account Management, Marketing, Corporate Communications, and Event/Travel Planning

·         Seeking a dynamic position, with opportunity for professional growth




·         Excelled in Managing Catering Operations, Meeting and Conventions Management and Graphic Design courses at the University of Alabama

·         Proficient in Microsoft Access, Excel, PowerPoint and Word; QuickBooks; Bullhorn (recruiting); Magazine Manager (publishing)

·         Familiar with Adobe Creative Suite and VolunteerWorks

·         Outstanding writing and communication skills

·         Adaptable, bright and empathetic, with a positive attitude

·         Quick and enthusiastic learner




1/2013 - Present                     Cahaba Media Group                                                   Birmingham, AL

                                    Account Executive

  • Contact current and potential customers by phone, email and at tradeshows to build mutually beneficial partnerships, and ultimately serve as a marketing consultant
  • Propose comprehensive plans involving advertising, editorial, and PR to help clients reach and engage the audience—achieving frequency and establishing credibility
  • Track daily sales activity and overall account activity with spreadsheets and software


10/2010 - 9/2012       Tech Providers, Inc.                                                                Birmingham, AL        

Human Resources Coordinator                                    

·         Edit, format, and improve potential client resumes

·         Organize and prepare paperwork for new hires

·         Handle reception, mail, and general office tasks

·         Conduct background checks via Infomart and ESS


8/2010 - 10/2010       Greater Birmingham Habitat for Humanity                            Birmingham, AL

Operations Coordinator

  • Handled Accounts Payable, Accounts Receivable and Deposits with QuickBooks
  • Composed donation reports and sent acknowledgement letters to donors using Access


3/2010 - 6/2010                     Friends of the Festival (RIVERBEND)                                    Chattanooga, TN

Public Relations Assistant / Intern     

·         Increased sales of corporate admission packages

·         Composed, edited, and coordinated business communications (letters, press releases, contracts)

·         Organized and supported a volunteer force of over 1,000





6/2007 - 11/2009       Server/Hostess                                                           Tuscaloosa, AL       

·         Worked at restaurants and country clubs as a full time student

o    Assisted chefs with catering operations and menu planning for various events

o    Assisted event coordinators with weddings and banquets


8/2003 - 12/2005       ACE All-Stars of Alabama                                            Birmingham, AL    

Administrative Assistant

·         Managed daily finances with QuickBooks (A/P, A/R, reports, deposits, etc.)

·         Performed reception, scheduling, filing, merchandising and general office tasks




8/2005 - 12/2009       University of Alabama                                                            Tuscaloosa, AL

·         Degree: Bachelor of Arts, Communication and Information Science   

·         Major: Public Relations, with an emphasis on Event Planning

·         Minor: French




University of Alabama                                                            Tuscaloosa, AL

·         Presidential Scholarship

·         Alumni Scholarship

·         University Honors Program

·         International Honors Program

·         Sigma Alpha Lambda Honors Society




·         Volunteer at Greater Birmingham Humane Society; bathe, walk and socialize dogs; advocate adoption

·         Organized book drive for Better Basics to benefit underprivileged children; collected over 800 books

·         Helped organize and promote the Green Fair with UA Environmental Council; recruited a local band and partnered with an artist to design the flyer




2/2013                                    Camp Niche: Niche Magazine Conference                               Tempe, AZ

·         Learned about print and digital advertising sales for trade publications


3/2013                                    MedTrade Spring                                                         Las Vegas, NV

·         Premier tradeshow for home medical equipment; met with potential clients


8/2013                                    Jack Daly Sales Summit                                                          Chicago, IL

·         Intensive sales seminar with field expert; focused on approaches, relationships, and tactics




·         Cooking

·         Travel

·         Dogs

·         Slalom waterskiing

·         Live music

·         Learning about wine

·         French culture and language

·         Reading


  • ID#: 77112
  • Location: Birmingham, AL , 35209

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