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Creative Managers, or Creative Directors, often work in advertising agencies and media companies to oversee the creative image and presentation of a company. Though, some have also been known to work in areas that are not initially thought to be creative, like banks. Responsibilities associated with sample resumes of Creative Managers include communicating daily with creative and tech teams to ensure consistency, and certifying quality and continuity for on-line games. Employers look for bachelor's degrees on candidates resumes' in the fields of graphic design, marketing, or another similar area.

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Creative Manager

Leader of all Creative Department functions for a company that generated over $35 million in sales through two direct mail titles (Bike Nashbar and Spike Nashbar) mailing eight million catalogs per year. Coordinated projects with various in-house departments including purchasing, marketing, customer service, e-commerce as well as outside vendors.

  • First person promoted into the Creative Manager position, while still maintaining duties as Catalog Designer.
  • Totally redesigned and improved the overall look the Bike Nashbar and Spike [company name] mail catalogs.
  • Saved company $50-$60K a year by creating direct to plate digital files and color press proofs in-house.
  • Supervised Desktop Publishing, Image Processing and Photography areas of Creative Department.
Candidate Info
5
years in
workforce
3
years
at this job
Advertising Art
2

Creative Manager

As the Creative Manager, I directed all creative marketing efforts for [company name] products. Campaigns utilized both digital and traditional marketing methods. Worked with agencies, vendors and stakeholders to ensure marketing initiatives and performance exceeded expectations. Managed budgets, expenses and organized assets.

  • Oversaw rebranding efforts and website redesign of www.[company name].com - Durability By Design
  • Managed SEO, paid search & social media strategy
  • Improved email open rates to over of 17% (List size 60,000+)
  • Helped make Flex-One folding chair the #1 selling folding chair on Amazon.com
  • Provided direction on 30 trade ads, 10 digital banners & packaging for 2 products (Sam's Club & Home Depot)
  • Coordinated photography, design & development of 2013 Product Catalog
  • Directed & produced the "Moscone Center" testimonial video
Candidate Info
5
years in
workforce
1
year
at this job
C
Marketing Strategy
Advertising
3

Creative Manager

Responsible for the copy development for all communication programs, sales collateral and catalogs, managing and developing staff of 6 in-house writers, plus directing external agencies/resources.

  • Conceived an integrated direct mail campaign for test market generating incremental sales of 300% over projection.
  • Developed catalog copy guidelines and trained product copywriters in their use to assure clarity and consistency
  • Established measurement and editing practices for catalog copy team to improve accuracy and determine work flow
  • Fostered development of "Star Award" recognition program to reward individual creative accomplishments
  • Initiated development of Grainger Integrated Supply brand identity guidelines to level-set department and outside resources
  • Co-developed a branch sequencer/on-hold program to offset service interruptions and promote monthly specials
Candidate Info
9
years in
workforce
4
years
at this job
BS
Communications
4

Creative Manager

Promoted to Creative Manager after saving the company $23K in print production costs.

  • Managed and mentored a team of eight editorial and design employees; produced 50 catalogs yearly.
  • Reinforced company brand; researched, wrote, and edited copy for customer-focused magazine.
  • Collaborated with U.S. and global merchandisers; identified emerging sales trends and exposed hidden marketing opportunities.
Candidate Info
13
years in
workforce
5
years
at this job
C
Technical Writing
BS
Bachelor of Science
MA
Master of Arts
5

Creative Manager - Print Buyer

Oversaw production, purchasing, and distribution strategies for $25M print and promotional spend which included POP/POS, 3D, circulars, direct mail, outdoor, packaging, fulfillment, and distribution. Managed RFP and RFQ process, contract negotiations, and supplier relationships. Managed scheduling, proofing, trafficking, color, and project updates. Fulfilled store requests for signage and hardware. Partnered with suppliers on quality control, deadlines, and distribution. Worked cross-functionally with marketing, creative, operations, and merchandising on the execution of multi-channel marketing campaigns for in-home and in-store. Engaged suppliers on product development and industry trends. Worked closely with creative team on product development to meet postal requirements.

  • Researched and tested new permanent material Re-board. Transitioned décor item away from Sintra to more cost effective and eco-friendly material.
  • Saved $40K in Q1 of 2011 for new store sign kits by implementing print-on-demand workflow.
  • Sourced new supplier and negotiated multi-year contract for CRM direct mail program, saving $200K.
  • Participated in new urban store creative concept development. Guided creative team on production requirements for in-store signage, sourced alternative substrates, and developed new digital print standards.
Candidate Info
17
years in
workforce
1
year
at this job
BS
Journalism And Communications
MS
Print Management
6

Creative Manager

Created all visuals for Australian artists for Island Records, Mercury Records and Universal Music Group. Commissioned and produced photo and video shoots ensuring quality of vision and style was met and exceeded from idea, pre-production, on set, post production and delivery. Managed budgets, contracts and invoices. Acted as creative collaborator with marketing, promotion and digital teams. Worked with the New Business department to create strategic partnerships with other companies.

  • Produced over 100 videos in 4 years
  • Reduced video budget spend by 200% over 4 years while elevating video quality
  • Created partnerships with Microsoft Xbox 360, Kodak, Flip Camera, Nando's Restaurant
Candidate Info
12
years in
workforce
4
years
at this job
7

Creative Manager, Copy and Photography

Served as leader of copy and photography team; developed and managed copy and content strategies, developed brand voice and photography standards; worked with internal and external partners to ensure copy met business needs while strongly advocating relevancy to audience.

  • Managed team of three copywriters and three photographers
  • Led script development and supervision of video programs and promotional TV
  • Created a cross-category program that leveraged products as solutions to common pet issues
  • Fostered program to leverage relationships with internal business partners, buyers and other experts and engage them in the content development process
  • Created and streamlined standards for promotional and brand copy, creating efficiencies and reducing production time by 80%
  • Developed content plan for stores that positioned signage as purchasing tools
Candidate Info
16
years in
workforce
4
years
at this job
BA
Communications
8

Creative Manager

  • Managed the scheduling of advertising and design work for offices in New York, New Jersey, Chicago, Atlanta, Detroit and Florida.
  • Handled approximately 50 projects per month, coordinating workflow between 10 designers and three copywriters.
  • Built successful relationships with vendors across the United States in quoting and overseeing print jobs, language translations, photo and video shoots, and more.
  • Managed, created processes and fulfilled orders for Ford Motor Company, which generated $50K + in revenue for each spring and fall recruitment season.
Candidate Info
24
years in
workforce
11
years
at this job
BS
Journalism
9

Creative Manager

Coordinated building Creative Team in-house to save over $1 Million annually

  • Managed all aspects of menu implementations including menu engineering, creative design, proofing, versioning and printing with a printing budget of $4 Million annually
  • Provided direction and manages vendors in the development and distribution of marketing materials and programs within deadlines and budgetary constraints
  • Supervised photo shoots to accurately depict the company's brand and products
  • Maintained cross-functional and vendor relationships
Candidate Info
23
years in
workforce
2
years
at this job
BA
Marketing
10

Creative Manager

Responsible for screening and referring submitted songs for demo recordings and promotional albums, performing quality checks on outgoing demo products, judging song competitions, customer relations, database management, credit card processing, and general office support. Database management includes all customer, production, and promotional information.

  • Developed and implemented higher standards for incoming and outgoing product, based on song structure, lyrics, and originality.
  • Identified potential talent for publishing contracts and made referrals to CEO.
  • Helped develop an add-on demo instrumentation option for customers.
  • Improved customer interaction by developing protocol for handling incoming customer calls.
  • Improved quality of mass mailings to customers.
Candidate Info
12
years in
workforce
12
years
at this job
BA
Piano
Piano Studies

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