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Welcome and thanks for visiting my site! I invite you to take a moment and look around. I consider this space to be part resume, part passion project, and part vision board. I'm excited to show you how my new and old school marketing experience will elevate your team! Check out my blog, "The Thermo" to see my latest thoughts on marketing, pop culture, sports, humor, and how they intersect.
I take pride in going to the ends of the earth for my clients. Does this include packing an entire pallet of newspaper inserts into the trunk of my Pontiac Grand Prix and delivering them to each newspaper when there was an issue with the delivery? Check on that one. Have you ever visited your Grandma to help her navigate using a computer? Try helping your Grandma navigate setting up an automatic payment system from the other side of a telephone. Through patience and a superior attention to detail, I make the impossible, possible!
Is it a little crazy to try to get back into the marketing profession after close to 10 years? Maybe, but as much as I am grateful to have gainful employment in the insurance industry my real passion would be assisting clients in finding the most efficient digital marketing strategies, whether through SEO, social media, influencer, content, and email marketing. I also am proud of my writing ability and have copywritten for campaigns and am looking for opportunities to show off my ideas. That's where you and your agency come in.
My spirit animal is a great pyrenees dog. I once completed the Broad Street Run in Philadelphia. (Really, I did, and I have the medal to prove it!) My loves are funny celebrity impressions, playing "The Goonies" slots, Top Golf, and annoying my wife by decorating our spare bedroom with Stranger Things memorabilia - a room now affectionately known as "The Upside Down".
He Even Once Conquered an Intense Gym Workout with John Cena!
"Usually, people aren't as motivated as Joe...you should have seen the fire in his eyes...definitely the best winner of a workout that I've ever had."
Background & Expertise
April 2010 - Present
Personal Lines Multiline Representative -
NJM Insurance Group
Assist policyholders in completing auto and home insurance policy applications and policy changes, including in person applications and policy changes at NJM West Trenton headquarters
Provide home and auto insurance quotes
Process payments over the phone
Maintain policyholder documentation
Provide monthly assistance to the First Notice of Loss Department with filing claims
Member of a designated team to complete transactions through the Customer Self Service system and Personal Lines E-Mail system
September 2006 - October 2009
Media Specialist, Newspaper Sales -
New Jersey Press Association
Assisted clients in gathering newspaper rate and circulation information which was directly used for booking advertisements for advertising campaigns
Processed invoices for the Accounting Department.
Conducted phone calls on behalf of the Sales department to potential clients
Provided customer service for incoming telephone calls including inquiries from members of the media regarding Press Credential form processing
Maintained order files in accordance with office procedures
February 2005 - June 2005
Creative Intern -
Assisted the creative department with copywriting, idea development, editing
and proofreading. Also, participated in team meetings for future client proposals
What I’ve Learned
September 2018 - April 2019
Rutgers Business School
Digital and Social Media Marketing Certificates
September 2001 - May 2005
Bachelor of Arts, Communication
Emphasis: Print/Electronic Media Copywriting
Relevant Courses: Advertising campaigns, Advertising strategies, Electronic media copywriting, Media planning, Print media copywriting and Publications layout & design.
What I Do
Through my internship, I was given the opportunity to participate in creative pitch meetings where one of my taglines was used by the client, NY Waterways, for several years. "The Civilized Commute" could be seen on print, digital, and billboards throughout New Jersey and NYC.
I have experience using QuarkXpress, Powerpoint, and Photoshop.
"You can laugh, you can cry, you can express yourself, but please don't hurt each other!"