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									DOUG BLEMKER                                                        Blemker@gmail.com
                                                                    653 W. Buena, Apt 2w, Chicago 60613
PORTFOLIO: WWW.DOUGBLEMKER.COM                                      c: 321-297-4698 / linkedin/in/dougblemker


PROFESSIONAL SUMMARY:
Results-oriented integrated marketing communications professional with experience in successfully planning,
implementing and managing projects based on objective setting and project management expertise. Recognized
for facilitative and teaching-style leadership with skills in visual communication, interactive and new media
public relations.

PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE:
     Ball State University Department of Journalism, Muncie, Ind.
             Public Relations Assistant / Promotions Team Leader, January 2006-May 2008
                    Wrote and edited department’s printed Web content and photography meeting deadlines
                     for 24-hour turnaround on event stories and department happenings for internal and
                     external constituencies using university content management system.
                    Planned and publicized more than 50 departmental events for 100+ journalism students
                     and faculty focused on communications-related topics by developing publicity, pitching
                     to local media and ensuring seamless event management and staffing
                    Designed, planned, art-directed, wrote and edited message-specific, targeted alumni
                     newspaper distributed to 6,000 journalism alumni to build stronger relationships and
                     funding opportunities
     Warrick Public Education Foundation, Newburgh, Ind.
             Marketing Director, 2006-2007
                    Spearheaded first-ever Web marketing and communications program for foundation and
                     event by designing, writing and editing two focused Web sites connecting media
                     communications, funding and development audiences and local community participants
                     through Web blogs, Flash interactives, social networking and database technology
                    Re-aligned advertising and developed tiered levels of sponsorship for program resulting
                     in a 355 percent revenue increase exceeding $25,000
                    Developed first strategic planning model for implementing brand awareness and identity,
                     increasing corporate and media sponsorships and streamlining marketing and ticket sales
                     processes for effective future growth and development within budgetary guidelines
                    Re-branded program and foundation by designing, creating, pre-pressing and negotiating
                     print contracts for collateral materials including annual report, community engagement
                     brochure and other materials
     Phantom of the Opera, Third National Tour, New York
             Associate Company Manager, 2004-2005
                    Managed and settled multi-thousand dollar advertising budget to ensure proper
                     placement, schedules and advertising goals were met for each city media placement
                    Created internal communication pieces for more than 100 company members including
                     monthly brochure focused on city services and location information for touring show
                    Coordinated communication efforts for media placement on site for touring show press
                     spots and tours
     Congressional Youth Leadership Council, Washington, D.C.
             Associate Director of Programs, 2003-2004
                    Managed, met and exceeded program goals for most profitable million-dollar program
                     serving 200 plus middle school students weekly by organizing budgets, manifests, BEOs
                     and event collateral and supply needs
                    Decision maker and crisis plan manager overseeing event in Washington, D.C., ensuring
                     proper action, communication and dissemination to participants, parents and press
                    Developed, wrote and negotiated proposals to National Park Service, Smithsonian and
                     similar entities in the Washington area for events and educational programming
     Disney Theatrical Productions, New York
             Guest Relations Manager, New Amsterdam Theatre “Disney’s THE LION KING,” 2002-2003
                                                                                               Blemker, Doug
                    Launched new internal communications and branding program for 50 ushers to develop
                     stronger relationships to Disney brand and corporate culture
                    Hired as first stand-alone Guest Relations manager at the theatre to communicate
                     effectively with patrons, lead crisis communications programs and facilitate stronger
                     brand connection programming with visitors to the theatre
                    Partnered with TicketMaster to communicate and implement new ticketing system
                    Responded to all guest communication pieces sent to the theatre ensuring providing high
                     levels of guest service while focused on brand, company and financial results
       Walt Disney World, Orlando, Fla.
              Guest Relations/Education Coordinator, Walt Disney World, Orlando, Fla., 1998-2002
                   Selected to serve on team responsible for deciding and disseminating all crisis
                     communication for the Walt Disney World resort during hurricanes and 9/11
                   Prepared internal marketing programs for sales coordinators developing team initiatives
                     focused on increased sales and key messages about the Walt Disney World Resort
                     products and services
                   Selected as spokesperson for Walt Disney World sales team for both internal and external
                     clients about specific sales and marketing goals from partners at the resort
                   Arranged, planned and implemented group visits, ticket sales and packaged programs for
                     massed choir program and education events at the resort reaching audiences of 2,000
                     nightly during the holiday season.

TEACHING EXPERIENCE
     Ball State University, Muncie, Ind., Instructor of Journalism Graphics, August 2006 – May 2008
     University of Evansville, Evansville, Ind., Instructor of Communications, August 2008 – Dec 2008

PROFESSIONAL / ACADEMIC TECHNOLOGY SKILLS
     PC/Mac: InDesign, Photoshop, Illustrator, Acrobat, Dreamweaver, Flash, After Effects, Premiere,
     Lightroom, Final Cut Pro, RAW, Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Access, Entourage, Keynote, FileMaker Pro

PROFESSIONAL AFFILIATIONS
     Public Relations Society of America, Society for News Design, National Press Photographer's
     Association, Society of Professional Journalists

EDUCATION
     Master of Arts, dual emphases: Public Relations and Journalism, Ball State University, May 2008
     Bachelor of Arts, Journalism (public relations/advertising), Franklin College of Indiana, May 1998
                                                                                            Blemker, Doug

                                            References
                                                  Doug Blemker
                                  5954 N Winthrop Ave, Apt 2w, Chicago, IL 60660
                                        321-297-4698, blemker@gmail.com

Marilyn Weaver                                 Jennifer George-Palilonis
Chair, Department of Journalism                Assistant Professor of Journalism
Ball State University                          Ball State University
Muncie, IN 47306                               Muncie, IN 47306
765-285-8200                                   765-285-8200
mweaver@bsu.edu                                jageorge2@bsu.edu

Bill Miller                                    Tony Majeri
Type A Marketing                               Fmr Manager of Innovation, Chicago Tribune
1650 Broadway, 8th Floor                       9090 Prosperity Way
New York, NY 10019                             Fort Myers, FL 33913
646-734-0082                                   239-334-2245
Bill@TypeAMktg.com                             trbtony@comcast.net

MaryAnn E. Camacho                             Bonnie Pribush
The Walt Disney Company                        Director of Leadership Development
Downtown Disney Operations, Duty Mgr.          Franklin College of Indiana
Office: 407-828-1158                           Franklin, IN 46131
Blackberry: 407-666-6855                       317-738-8251
MaryAnn.E.Camacho@Disney.com                   bpribush@franklincollege.edu

Carol Jones                                    Carolyn Jackson
Warrick Public Education Foundation            AAFCS
P.O. Box 719                                   400 N. Columbus Street, Suite 202
Newburgh, IN 47629                             Alexandria, VA 22314
812-431-8576                                   cjackson@aafcs.org
Mrsjones42@gmail.com

								
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