Index fingers pecking on my mother's olive-green typewriter from her journalism days, I began writing for a community paper while still in high school. (My typing hasn't improved. Thankfully, my writing has.)
My first full-time job was in radio. A lousy d.j.,
the ability to write and produce effective radio spots secured my place in the business. During this time, I was also a stringer for several Chicago-area newspapers.
Seeking new challenges, I moved into advertising and public relations—as a writer, account supervisor and vice president at several advertising agencies. Working in so many disciplines, it was only natural that I would embrace the benefits of integrated marketing communications. Truly, the whole is greater than the sum of the parts.
I had the great fortune of gaining a seven-year marketing education when I was partner at a Madison, Wisconsin ad agency. There, I became inspired by the challenge of leveraging audience insights and research to give focus to strategic marketing communications.
Next, I spent three years as a health writer, an industry that poses fascinating communication challenges. While I held this position, I also wrote a marketing column for Corporate Report Wisconsin.
I've learned a lot and accomplished a lot in my careers. I now offer the benefits of that experience to you. Questions? Shoot me an email at firstname.lastname@example.org
“I had the pleasure of working with Susan on a communication campaign dedicated to informing the organization's members about health care quality and safety. I found Susan to be a dedicated communications and public relations expert of integrity. She has a great way of communicating difficult concepts and ideas and is firmly grounded in strategic marketing objectives, making her work as effective as possible.”
- Sue Gaard, Founder, Confident Conversations. LLC.
“Susan is an excellent thinker and writer, grasping the essence of any topic or issue put in front of her. Her long experience in advertising, marketing, and background research make her a valuable resource for any company wishing to make its words and presentation clear. I highly recommend her work.”
- Ben Seigel, Co-Founder at MusiciansConnect; Principal at Versa Studio LLC.