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Kreig Prior
Online Portfolio: www.kreigprior.weebly.com

Summary Statement
“Kreig is an extremely energetic and positive person. He sees opportunities and takes the initiative toward seeing projects to completion. He is a dynamic, fearless analyst and marketing professional who unveils and provides solutions to advertiser's needs. His team spirit and fun nature make his presentations, meetings, and daily encounters anticipated by co-workers and customers alike. He takes pride in his work, will take on challenges and provide accurate, timely recommendations for action, all while also doing the necessary follow through. Kreig regularly proves his wit, integrity, and trustworthiness, setting him far apart from his peers. It's a privilege to work with him.” - Recommendation posted on LinkedIn

Highly versatile, innovative marketing and communications expert with qualifications supporting diverse industries. Demonstrated history of building lasting interpersonal business relationships through honesty, a strong work ethic and a high level of integrity. Results-driven achiever with excellent public speaking and writing skills. Creative and collaborative with exemplary research, customer service, marketing, sales and team building abilities. Effective communicator with customers, advertisers, artists, programmers, corporate management, clients, project teams and media contacts. Seeking new opportunity to capitalize on successful career expertise in a variety of disciplines and backgrounds.

Education
Masters of Business Administration – Focus: Marketing Franklin University, Columbus, OH – GPA: 3.96 May 2000 to August 2002 Bachelors of Arts – Rhetoric and Communications – Minor: Sociology Kent State University, Kent, OH August 1991 to May 1997

Experience
Harvest House Publishers – Eugene, OR Church Market Resource Manager – August 2011 to October 2012

o Responsible for establishing and growing a direct-to-church program/division. o Involved in marketing, selling, and up-selling the company’s church-specific resources, books,
DVD curriculum, and other products promoted directly to the church market. o Worked with leadership and web development team in the creation and design of a new church website and catalog. o Implemented comprehensive product campaign strategies employing current church market research and institutional analysis at all levels. Developed multiple approaches to costeffectively build and maintain an active direct-to-church account database. o Actively participated in the development of new products for a direct-to-church market channel. o Represented publisher at multiple trade shows, conferences, and conventions. Travelled domestically to attend author events and connect with potential customers. o Made recommendations for future author and title acquisitions. o Acted as a liaison between Christian organization, Publisher, Artist and Order Fulfillment. o Connected with Musical Artists, Book Authors and Literary Agents to implement new projects. Additional Positions Held: ChurchCo. Chairman, Convention Representative, PubCo. Fiction Committee Member

B. Kreig Prior
Online Portfolio: www.kreigprior.weebly.com
Media Network of Central Ohio (MNCO) - Newark, Ohio Market Research Analyst, Gannett Co., Inc. – May 2006 to August 2011
"Kreig is an extremely diligent, creative and knowledgeable employee. His willingness to go "above and beyond" in any situation is unmatched. He is both personable and professional. Kreig clearly enjoys his work and is very effective overcoming challenges. His strategic approach to finding solutions makes him an invaluable resource who often delivers on more than requested. Kreig would be a tremendous find for any organization and business." - Recommendation posted on LinkedIn

o Responsible for the creation and dissemination of key research and marketing materials for 10 daily, 3 weekly and 2 monthly newspapers, 14 websites and multiple shopper and glossy magazine products throughout the Central and Northeastern Ohio region (MNCO). o Participant in executive operational planning for all 10 locations, providing demographic and statistical analyses to aid in the creation of goals and target audiences. o Developed geographical maps, sales sheets and PowerPoint presentations to progress sales agendas while meeting advertiser's needs. o Measured current online trends to determine growth and potential for new products and services. o Created posters and visual aids for our non-profit campaigns promoting diversity and charitable causes. o Performed trade agreements with vendors for annual shows and sales opportunities. o Instrumental in the development and implementation of online and sales training for 10 newspapers throughout the MNCO network. o Helped to maximize the greatest ROI for our sales staff, our customer and the company as a whole. Additional Positions Held: Diversity Chairman, Gannett Leadership 5.0 Council Member, Human Resource Council Member, Yahoo! Launch Committee Member, Tour Docent The Columbus Dispatch - Columbus, Ohio Market Analyst, Wolfe Enterprises, Inc. – April 2003 to May 2006 o In charge of developing PowerPoint presentations to promote products and services. o Provided market research to progress the goals of upper management and our customers. o Helped develop future advertising campaigns and products to service key market targets. o Created promotional materials for use in advertising sales. Customer Service Coordinator, Wolfe Enterprises, Inc. – March 2000 to April 2003 o Acted as a liaison between the sales representation, artist and advertiser. o Utilized Quark Xpress to make alterations to print ads, track changes in the design process and offer suggestions for future campaigns. o Interviewed customers to acquire information and explaining available services. o Tracked advertising efforts from conception to completion and recorded results for upper management. Advertising Sales Assistant, Wolfe Enterprises, Inc. – March 1998 to March 2000 o Involved in the administrative tasks of answering phones, creating spreadsheets and working with customers on contractual agreements and inquires regarding advertising rates, schedules and special promotions. o Performed duties to help the executive sales teams achieve revenue goals and targets. o Covered territories for absent representatives in the call center and outside classified sales. o Worked with the Executive Secretary to provide additional support through statistics and monthly reports for upper management. Additional Positions Held: Freelance Writer and Photographer, AD Clinic Committee Member, United Way Key Worker, Operation Feed Counsel member

B. Kreig Prior
Online Portfolio: www.kreigprior.weebly.com

Skill Highlights:
"Kreig brings a great deal of positive energy, knowledge and creativity to any project or task he is assigned to. He is extremely attentive to his client's needs, providing excellent customer service. Working as a liaison between sales and creative departments, he excelled at providing detailed and comprehensible instructions." - Recommendation posted on LinkedIn

Office: Access Excel PowerPoint Word

Analytics: Google Analytics Nielsen Claritas Omniture SiteCatalyst Polk Insight Scarborough Research Social Media: Facebook Instagram LinkedIn Twitter Vine

Design: InDesign (basic) Photoshop (basic) Quark Xpress (basic) MailChimp (intermediate)

GIS: ArcView MapInfo Survey: SurveyMonkey

Digital Publishing: Issuu Shutterfly Weebly WordPress YouTube

Other Professional Highlights:
Substitute Teacher, Gahanna Christian Academy - January 2013 to Present Local Coordinator, CIEE - January 2013 to Present Foreign Exchange Host Parent, CIEE - August 2009 to Present Youth Pastor, The Church of God of Licking County - June 2008 to January 2011 Supervisor and Professional Scorer, Pearson Education - April 2005 to June 2006 Freelance Writer and Photographer, Multiple Publications

Professional Affiliations & Awards
Operation Feed Chairperson - MNCO - 2010 Campaign Gannett Leadership 5.0 Participant, 2010 Top 25 Employee, MNCO (out of 690 employees) - 2008 Newspaper Association of America (NAA) Member - 2006 to Present United Way Key Worker - 2005 to 2011 Excellence Award, The Columbus Dispatch - 2005 Right Stuff Awards, The Columbus Dispatch - 2000 to 2005 Who's Who in American Colleges and Universities - 1997 International Thespians Troupe - Lifetime Member PRSSA - Lifetime Member