My Story

Soteria C. Brown

Creative, highly motivated and experienced Public Relations professional seeking a position that will enable me to show my skills in the area of building and managing relationships with media while building positive media attention and publicity.

 

E-mail soteriab1@aol.com • LinkedIn @Soteria-Brown

 

SUMMARY OF QUALIFICATIONS

 

  • Extensive contacts within local broadcast and print media, yielding successful placements of stories as well as interviews.

  • Experience implementing strategic media and promotional campaigns to generate multimedia coverage.

  • Passionate about monitoring social trends and creatively implementing social media into campaigns and events using Hootsuite, Facebook, Flickr, Twitter, Instagram, YouTube, Blogger/Blogspot and Wordpress to name a few.

  • Accustomed to Google Analytics, SPSS software (analyzing qualitative and quantitative results).

  • Thorough knowledge of electronic communications, email marketing and advertising, specializing in designing social media/vlogs, editing videos and creating teasers, testimonials and promotional videos (Familiar with Final Cut Pro, Avid Newscutter, IMovie, Windows Movie Maker, Prezi), creating website content.

  • Experienced in managing crisis communication situations.

  • Successful at pitching and placing stories with media; coordinating interviews with talent, high-level execs and subject matter experts;  creating media kits, writing press releases, organizing press conferences and escorting media during fast paced breaking news situations.

  • Assisted, wrote and edited executive management documents and release marketing collateral for television, radio, web, and print publications.

  • Experienced in maintaining archives of media coverage and news articles.

  • Interact easily with people of diverse backgrounds, and professional levels.

  • Excellent verbal and written communications skills.

  • Exemplary organizational skills and ability to prioritize tasks.
     

ACCOMPLISHMENTS

  • Created and implemented an awareness campaign that received over $260 thousand in Earned Media Coverage and increased social media fans throughout an entire region by 24% in one month.  

  • Developed and implemented local “March is Red Cross Month” (MIRCM) campaign organizing a major sponsor partnership with 26 local franchises of national brand Dunkin’ Donuts.  Organizing the franchises to turn the icing on their donuts red for the first time each year, during the month of March.

  • Promoted from Development and Communications Specialist to Marketing and Public Relations Specialist  finally to Regional Communications Officer within 3 years.

  • Successfully launched new functional website for customers to buy tickets for events, pay for training and make donations.

  • Implemented and designed Chapter Social Networking, increasing Chapter reach through social networking. Increasing website traffic substantially within the first year. Managed migration of several websites into new platform.  

  • Recognized for successfully planning and promoting several events while also keeping up chapter media functions, interviews and internal/external communication during time(s) of disaster (Haiti/Sandy).

  • Recognized in 2011 as Employee of the Year (Spirit of Excellence Award).

    EDUCATION

  • University of Dayton, Dayton, OH      December 2010

  • M.A. Communications, Communications.

    Grambling State University, Grambling, LA    May 2008
    B.A. Bachelors of Arts, Mass Communications.
     

    PROFESSIONAL ALLIANCES

    Member - Urban League Young Professionals, Dayton, OH, 2016, Member - Dayton Inter-Alumni Council of the United Negro College Fund, Dayton, OH, 2015 - present, Member - National Philanthropy Day Committee, Dayton OH, 2015, Member - FilmDayton Marketing Committee, Dayton, OH, 2013-2015, Member – DATV, Dayton, OH August 2012, Member – PRSA, National Chapter, September 2011, Member – PRSA Cincinnati, Cincinnati, OH Chapter September 2011, Member - PRSA Dayton, Dayton, OH Chapter June 2010 – present,  Member - Generation Dayton – Dayton’s Young Professionals, Dayton, OH August 2010 - present,  Member, Generation Dayton Marketing Committee member August 2010 - present,  Member - Tau Beta Sigma National Honorary Band Sorority Inc., Grambling, LA Chapter March 2005 - present,  Member - Society of Distinguished Black Women,  Grambling, LA Chapter April 2007 – present, Volunteer – Big Brothers Big Sisters, Dayton, OH September 2011 –present.