D’Ann Faught

Austin, Texas  –  Phone: 512-784-8440  –  txstarsgirl@gmail.com

SKILLS

  • Marketing Strategies & Campaigns
  • Corporate Communications
  • Creative Team Leadership
  • Team/Client Positioning & Branding
  • Web & Print Content Development
  • Market Research
  • Social Media Strategy/Execution
  • Process Management/Organization
  • Public & Media Relations
  • Customer Relationship Management/Retention

PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE

HOCKEYQUARTERLY.COM – TORONTO, ON, CANADA

Online Magazine

Freelance Writer – Covering AHL topics, 7/2010 to Present

  • Write articles/reports on assigned topics relating to the American Hockey League (AHL)
  • Promote articles through the use of social media via Twitter, Facebook and YouTube to increase page views/length of time on page
  • Interact with team media contacts to obtain media credentials, post-game interviews and photos

EXAMINER.COM – AUSTIN, TEXAS

Online Newspaper

Freelance Writer – Covering Texas Stars Hockey, 5/2010 to Present

  • Write articles/reports about Texas Stars games, team news and community events
  • Promote articles through the use of social media via Twitter, Facebook and YouTube to increase page views/length of time on page
  • Interact with team media contacts to obtain media credentials, post-game interviews and photos

NEW HOME SOLUTIONS LLC – WASHINGTON, DC & AUSTIN, TEXAS

EXIT REALTY – WASHINGTON, DC & AUSTIN, TEXAS

Full-service residential real estate brokerage

Broker/Owner (New Home Solutions LLC), 5/2008 to Present

Realtor, 5/2005 – 5/2008

  • Awarded NVAR Multi-Million Dollar Top Producer in 2007 & 2008 – first year in new market with Exit Realty and first year in business with New Home Solutions LLC
  • Work with existing clients to facilitate the sell and purchase of residential real estate
  • Create a marketing plan using social media, networking and advertising to generate new clients, promote brand awareness
  • Manage client appreciation programs, referral programs and community outreach efforts
  • Research local real estate market to determine pricing strategy and negotiate offers

KB Home – AUSTIN, TEXAS

New Home Builder/Developer

New Home Sales Consultant, 3/2002 to 5/2005

  • Worked onsite at a new construction development, assisting clients with the purchase of a new home
  • Acted as a liaison between the developer and local business organizations, such as the Chamber of Commerce, to foster successful partnerships in community events
  • Worked with marketing team to plan advertising campaigns and promotions to help generate traffic to community
  • Assumed a role as Lead Area Sales Rep, in which I acted as a mid-level member of the management team where I assisted and encouraged colleagues to develop marketing strategies for their individual neighborhoods, track results and manage existing sales

CUNNINGHAM, SCOTT & DENIUS – AUSTIN, TEXAS

Sports Marketing Agency

Director of Player Marketing & Development, 4/2001 to 3/2002

  • Communicated directly with top-level NFL clients (13 on roster) regarding marketing opportunities, travel and promotional events
  • Created marketing plans tailored to each individual client on a local, regional and national level
  • Created agency marketing material for college prospects
  • Worked with NFL player personnel departments to place clients available for trade or on waivers
  • Created press material regarding client accomplishments
  • Designed and implemented special events/appearances on behalf of clients and their charitable organizations

ZEAL MARKETING

Full-Service marketing firm

Intern, 2001 spring semester

  • Managed roster of existing clients, order tracking, art direction, promotional products orders
  • Devised marketing strategy for special events such a trade shows, promotional tours and concerts (musician clients such as Robert Earl Keen & Reckless Kelly)
  • Contacted potential new clients to introduce our company and attempt to offer marketing services/products

AUSTIN RATTLERS – AUSTIN, TEXAS

North American Football League (NAFL) Football Team

Public Relations/Marketing Coordinator – 2001 season

  • Design and place print and radio ads
  • Create and edit team program and roster sheets

TECHNOLOGY

Software: Photoshop, Illustrator MS Office (Word, Access, Excel, PowerPoint)
Web/Multimedia: WordPress, FlipShare, Social Media Utilization, Search Engine Optimization

EDUCATION

THE UNIVERSITY OF TEXAS – Austin, Texas

Bachelor of Science, 5/2001

  • Major: Communication Studies  –  Concentration: Human Relations

References on Request  –  Available for Relocation