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					                                                AUSTIN JAMES HURWITZ
2110 Artesia Blvd., B615, Redondo Beach, CA 90278  Phone: 310-592-6331  E-mail: me@austinhurwitz.com  Blog: austinhurwitz.com



                 SENIOR-LEVEL DIGITAL MARKETING STRATEGY AND MANAGEMENT
                                      Over 13 Years of Management Experience With Dynamic Brands,
                        Specializing In the Development and Implementation of Strategic Digital Marketing Solutions.

Industries: Sports and Entertainment  Consumer Packaged Goods  Online  Mobile  Electronic Payments  Fashion  Hospitality.
Media:        Web Sites  E-mail Programs  New Location-based Mobile Platforms  Online Ads, Search, and Seeding  Digital Social.
Skills:       Cultivating Existing Business and Winning New Business  Authoring Rollout Plans, Campaign Analyses, and Technical
              Docs  Constructing Strategies  Launching Products and Companies  Assembling and Managing Large, Diverse Teams.


                                                  P R O F E S S IO N A L E X P E R IE N C E
INK STUDIOS – Irvine, CA – 2010-Present (Brand Strategy and Integrated Marketing Design Studio)
  Brand Director
  Clients/Brands: Quest Software.
         Transformed initial tactical assignments into the firm’s first-ever retainer after only a few months. This led to quadrupling budget
          and expanding leadership role, to creation of corporate brand and product portfolio strategies with international marketing plans.
         Recently launched worldwide print and online ad creative. Authored and presently implementing various digital initiatives: Site
          redesign, promotional Web-based augmented reality app with Facebook and Twitter integration, and interactive 360-degree video.

EYEPLY – Los Angeles, CA – 2009-Present (Marketing Technologies Startup Focused On Sports, Entertainment, and Shopping Solutions)
  Founder
  Clients/Brands: Sports, entertainment, and shopping venue and event managers, and associated partners.
         Developed real-time smart phone service that enhances social and media networks around venues and events ($2.3B+ global
          market opportunity), and utilizes augmented reality, advanced pointing search, and other location-based platforms.
         Built sports application prototype (demo: eyeply.com), prepared business plan, and invited to speak at the 2009 ISMAR
          conference with a distinguished panel of industry experts. Currently, conducting presentations for key partnerships and shows.

TBWA\CHIAT\DAY / TEQUILA\ – Los Angeles, CA – 2005-2009 (Member of the Omnicom Network of Agencies)
  Interactive Account Director
  Clients/Brands: Gatorade, Pepsi-Cola, and Lucky Brand jeans.
         Joined Gatorade and Pepsi teams to research and establish site redesign and social media strategies, respectively.
         Won Agency of Record responsibilities based on presentations to Lucky’s founders and Liz Claiborne marketing executives, with
          direct reporting accountability to the president. This multi-channel was the 1st account of its kind for the LA office.
         Led development of Lucky’s 1st brand campaign in recent years. Created 18-month integrated marketing rollout plan, including
          CRM planning/promotion framework. Guided Lucky through multidisciplinary “Disruption” workshops.

  Interactive Management Supervisor
  Clients/Brands: Boost Mobile, Uncle Ben’s Rice, and others.
         Parlayed initial Boost assignment into all-inclusive Web site strategy, and phones, service plans, and accessories e-commerce
          projects which contributed to 300%+ increase in online sales. Total incremental work produced 900% increase in billings.
         Re-launched the Uncle Ben’s Web site and its “Ben Knows Best” campaign extensions, generating a 1,700% increase in traffic
          (7th most visited CPG site at the time) and a 117% increase in billings from the previous year. Propelled coupon redemption rates
          to 17.56% (tripling industry standards) and consistent annual growth of membership and traffic from e-newsletters and online ads.
         Designed an innovative in-store program for Uncle Ben’s which included Web, mobile, and in-store video touch points.
	
  
	
  
            Headed integrated campaign micro-sites and online ads for Hoover vacuum cleaners, and company site for 7 Paths Asian cuisine.

YOUNG & RUBICAM BRANDS – Irvine, CA / Seattle, WA – 2004-2005 (Member of the WPP Network of Agencies)
       Account Supervisor
       Clients/Brands: Hilton Hotels and MSN.
            Launched award-winning “Travel Should Take You Places” brand campaign for Hilton, including TV, print, out-of-home, online,
             and micro-site (digital strategy increased online bookings by 120%). Architected ad builder software for campaign localization.
            Led CRM responsibilities for MSN communications services as the newly named Agency of Record. Created methodologies and
             tools to drive international content development, localization, and translation within the Americas and European markets.

IGNITED – Los Angeles, CA – 2001-2004 (Integrated Marketing Agency Specializing In the Video Gaming Industry)
       Senior Digital Producer / Senior Account Executive
       Clients/Brands: Activision, Buena Vista Games, Capcom, and Namco Games.
            Created marketing programs for new video game titles in Sports, First-Person-Shooters, and Role-Playing Games genres,
             including digital marketing tactics, logo/package design, collateral, trade show exhibits, and print advertisement.
            Strengthened Digital department through cross-functional expertise for premier video game clients; diversified projects and
             introduced solutions to include engaging experiences: Campaign sites, e-mails, viral seeding, and online display and rich ads.

BUSINESS.COM – Los Angeles, CA – 2000-2001 (Web-based Business Search Engine and Directory Services Company)
       Senior Project Manager
       Clients/Brands: eCompanies Technology Investments.
            Directed all aspects of company launch, including shared search engine development tasks; implemented optimized search index
             and directory taxonomy plan that boosted targeted ad sales by 100%.
            Drove 75% increase in overall search traffic through content integration with key strategic partnerships, including The Financial
             Times, PRIMEDIA, and Cahners Publishing Company.

CKS PARTNERS / USWEB/CKS – San Francisco/Los Angeles, CA – 1997-2000 (Global Professional Services Firm)
       Digital Project Manager / Account Manager
       Clients/Brands: OneNetNow.com, NBC, Visa Credit Cards, and others.
            Launched online social network “OneNetNow,” to benefit multi-ethnic users, endorsed by former President Clinton, Reverend
             Jesse Jackson, actor Edward James Olmos, and former baseball star Sammy Sosa.
            Re-introduced “Saturday Night Live” online for its 25th season. Earned a “Standard of Excellence” award for “The Probe” game.
            Re-envisioned Visa’s college-targeted Web site, leading to several prestigious Web awards, and redesigned sites for LA New
             Media Roundtable and LA Convention & Visitors Bureau.


                                                  P R O F E S S IO N A L D E V E L O P M E N T
Education: PEPPERDINE UNIVERSITY – Bachelor of Arts in Advertising  TBWA\CHIAT\DAY NEW YORK – Account Executive Intern.
Affiliations: ALZHEIMER’S ASSOCIATION – Public Policy Committee Member / Fundraiser – 2005-Present  SIGMA PHI EPSILON
              FRATERNITY – Chapter Founding Father / President / Lieutenant District Governor – 1995-Present  FREE AND
              ACCEPTED MASONS – Master Mason – 2005-Present  U.S. MEN’S ADULT BASEBALL LEAGUE – Coach / Player / 2009
              Champion – 2000-Present  ATHLETES’ PEFORMANCE – Trainee – 2007.
Pro Bono:        HONOLULU INDEPENDENT PRO BASEBALL – Submitted comprehensive proposal to the Hawaiian government to
                 collaborate on feasibility initiatives for an independent pro baseball franchise in Honolulu.  PEPPERDINE UNIVERSITY
                 BASEBALL – Constructed strategic brand position and marketing plan for University’s Athletics Department.


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