Benjamin Nau Creative Marketer

Offering the perfect mix of Marketing experience and education

With over a decade of experience and three degrees, including two MBAs, I bring to your company the ideal combination of marketing mastery and creative solutions, made complete with the ability to not only plan, but to execute.

Resume

A resume only tells part of my story. Sure, you get the when and where, with some of the what, but you're missing out on the why. Give me a call at 312.788.7809 or an email and you'll find out why I should be the newest addition to your company.

 

Experience

2005-Today

Principal – ncubed marketing

Clients:

Silver Mine Subs (26-location sub sandwich franchise), Aftermath, Inc. (national biohazard remediation company), Beam Suntory, The Hershey Company, Walmart, Robert Bosch, Blue Water Companies, project44, SHIFT Freight, CarrierDirect, Summit Schools and multiple aftermarket automotive companies, in addition to pro bono work for the American Animal Rescue Society.

 

Projects:

Create, write, produce and implement branding, messaging, integrated marketing plans, catalogs, banner ads, SEO, SEM, CPC, CRO, websites, social, print, email/enewsletters, direct mail, public relations, crisis plans and more.

 

Results:

Online work tripled previous banner ad click through rates and moved website to first page of organic Google results. Magazine ROP ad run generated more sales than a manufacturer could immediately fill. Helped move brand awareness from zero to hero and land multiple high profile clients for web service.

 

Highlighted Clients

project44 - Branding, Messaging and Marketing Strategy Creation

Tasks:

Create a brand, messaging and marketing strategy for new technology startup.

 

Projects:

Created comprehensive brand standards manual including logo, fonts, colors, messaging, style and voice. Developed strategic three-year marketing plan with one-year tactical calendar. Built website and created digital following. Combined digital (email, web and social) and traditional (direct mail, hand-written letters and branded giveaways) marketing to grow from an unknown, unfocused startup, to a mature brand, creating significant brand awareness and a clear path to transportation industry domination.

 

Silver Mine Subs Inc. - Branding and Design Services

Tasks:

Annual branding and creative services. Tasked with management, creative design and copy writing as well as production of all marketing materials including nine yearly franchise-wide promotions, plus individual restaurant requests and more while staying on brand, yet evolving the image.

 

Projects:

Create and produce CPM/CPC ads, social media posts/images, ROP, email, POP, direct mail, flyers, other miscellaneous print and digital projects as well as conduct photo shoots of products.

 

Aftermath, Inc. - Rebranding and Remessaging Services

Tasks:

Create a new brand image and targeted messages for a highly specialized company. Directed team of seven. Reported to chief executive officer.

 

Projects:

Rebranded company with new messaging and creative look. Applied new brand and wrote new copy for all current and planned future marketing materials. Created year-long marketing calendar that included a website redesign, CPM/CPC, print/ROP, direct mail, public relations, email/enewsletters, social and video. Developed iPad app. Created public relations crisis communications plan amid legal proceedings.

2007-2012

Creative Director – FaceTime Strategy (Formerly CSA Advertising)

Tasks:

Create integrated marketing campaigns from concept to completion, including branding, print, broadcast social and interactive. Managed creative group to produce marketing materials on-schedule and on-budget. Developed creative. Collected and provided reporting on marketing results. Produced film and still shoots. Created, managed and reported on search engine marketing. Final proofed all creative and color proofed on-press materials. Researched, purchased and maintained technology. Reported to president and executive vice president.

 

Clients:

Presented to, and communicated with, a wide range of clients including Metro Self Storage (90+ location storage chain), Humana (national insurance provider), Century Tile (Chicago-based retail chain), KidSnips (9 location salon for kids), be.group (multi-location senior living community), Kriebel Wells (natural gas producer/investment company), Silver Mine Subs (26-location sub sandwich franchise) and more.

2003-2007

Advertising Director – Plunkett Home Furnishings

Tasks:

Directed all advertising activities including management of multi-million dollar advertising budget. Evaluated and purchased printing, newspaper, magazine, television and radio space. Created and implemented annual marketing calendar. Reported to chief executive officer.

 

Projects:

Focused on creation and production of advertisements for newsprint, broadcast, direct mail and magazine. Produced broadcast materials. Wrote copy for marketing materials. Measured and reported on success of marketing campaigns and mediums. Created POP, product catalogs and window/outdoor signs. Evaluated, purchased and maintained technology. Webmaster of e-commerce website.

My Education

2012-2014

Master of Business Administration – Marketing & Internet Marketing

Benedictine University, 4.0 GPA

Member, Sigma Beta Delta Honor Society

1999-2003

Bachelor of Fine Arts – Graphic Design

Illinois Wesleyan University

Minor, Advertising

skills

Marketing Skills

  • Advertising

  • Branding

  • Integrated Marketing Plans

  • Media Buying

  • Public Relations

  • Event Planning

  • Sales Promotion

  • CRM - Customer Relationship Management

  • Graphic Design

  • Copywriting

  • Photo/Video Production

Applications

  • InDesign & QuarkXPress

  • Photoshop

  • Illustrator

  • Dreamweaver

  • Acrobat

  • Microsoft Office

  • Final Cut Pro

  • AdWords

  • Google Analytics

  • Google Website Optimizer

  • Infusionsoft CRM

Digital Skills

  • SEM - Search Engine Marketing

  • SEO - Search Engine Optimization

  • CRO - Conversion Rate Optimization

  • Display Ads

  • Social

  • Email

  • HTML

  • CSS

  • Flash

  • JavaScript

  • Mobile

Traditional Media

  • Print

  • Direct Mail

  • ROP - Run of Press

  • Catalogs

  • Newsletters

  • POS - Point of Sale

  • Outdoor

  • Flyers and Handouts

  • Signage

  • Crisis Plans

contact

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