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James Szwiec | Elance
 
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James Szwiec

Your PR, Social Media & Copywriting Freelancer
   United States
  |   Miami, FL
  |  7:09 am Local Time

Overview

Looking for an honest, talented and hard-working freelance consultant to help you and your business grow through PR, social media marketing or copywriting?

You've come across the right eLance profile.

Hi, my name is Jamie Szwiec. Nice to e-meet you.

Classically trained in PR, I’ve had the opportunity to work with small businesses, unique dotcom’s and brand names across industries while easily adapting my traditional skills and creativity to social media, copywriting and content marketing over the course of 10-plus years.

After growing up...

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Portfolio

Pitching and securing media coverage for organizations in national news outlets and...
Pitching and securing media coverage for organizations in national news outlets, like...
Utilized traditional PR and social media to launch new steakhouse, tease local...
http://www.jsonline.com/entertainment/dining/69297432.html
Ghost writing, pitching and securing online guest articles for company and select...
http://www.livingbetterat50.com/5-ways-boomers-save-dental-care/
Ghost writing, pitching and securing online guest articles for company and select...
http://www.walletblog.com/2011/04/whats-scarier-a-dentist-app-or-the-dental-bill/
Pitching and securing media coverage for organizations in local news outlets, like this...
Article and ghost writing for company to turn blog into online magazine with fresh...
http://blog.dentalplans.com/bid/77342/5-Ways-to-Save-on-Your-Dental-Care-Bills-in-2012
Created company content factory of work for near- and long-term integrated marketing...
Over these years, have written a variety of executive, spokespeople and media bios for...
In addition to writing for other companies and clients, I have also written PR, social...
http://www.prdaily.com/Main/Articles/9535.aspx
Conceptualized Facebook contest for company to award one fan with $2,012 in dental care...
http://blogs.trb.com/community/news/plantation/forum/2012/02/dental_company_provides_servic.html
Conceptualized and developed copy for sales and marketing materials, including eBlasts,...
Copywriting and concept for sales slick / fact sheet to support b2b marketing efforts.
Copywriting and concept for direct consumer mail postcards to support sales and...
Copywriting and concept for infographics to support SEO and search engine marketing...
Pitching and securing media coverage for organizations in national media outlets, like...
Editorial calendar development plus blog article writing to support SEO and search...
Pitching and securing media coverage for organizations in industry vertical...
Pitching and securing media coverage for organizations in top U.S. markets, like this...
http://6abc.com/finance/saving-with-6abc-save-on-health-care-costs/169315/
Pitching and securing media coverage for organizations on cable news outlets, like this...
http://video.foxbusiness.com/v/2686429192001/high-quality-education-a-proven-formula-for-daycare-success/#sp=show-clips
Pitching and securing media coverage for organizations in top U.S. markets, like this...
http://youtu.be/F2uHsXdiBQ8
Pitching and securing media coverage for organizations with well-known online media...
http://blogs.webmd.com/health-reform-101/2012/07/6-tips-for-lowering-dental-costs.html

Skills (10)

Tested
Public Relations
Public Relations Skill Test
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Passed
Social Media Marketing
Social Media Marketing Test
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Passed
Content Writing
Content Writing Skills Test
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Passed
Online Writing
Online Article Writing and Blogging Test (U.S. Version)
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Passed
Resume Writing
Resume Writing Skills Test
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Copywriting
Ghostwriting
Newsletter Writing
Web Content Management
Writing

Service Description

FREELANCE PUBLIC RELATIONS SERVICES
Sure, you can hire an agency that sells you the moon, has a whopping retainer with a junior-level pro doing all the work and a bunch of press releases. I certainly wouldn’t suggest it. Instead, we could try my approach which has made clients happy with plenty of earned media coverage in the 10-plus years I’ve been doing PR.

Here's a list of the PR services I offer:

• Strategic Planning
• Competitive News Media Analysis
• Story-worthy Pitch Letters
• Media Alerts, Fact Sheets, Exec Bios
• Target Media List Development
• Online Newsrooms
• Proactive Media Relations
• Interview Prep and Coordination
• Media Coverage and Sharing
• SEO Newswire Releases
• Backlink-building and Online Media Relations
• Monitoring and Measurement

FREELANCE SOCIAL MEDIA SERVICES
Plenty of people can talk about social media. If you’re going to do social media, you need to do it right. Otherwise, you’re just wasting time and money. You need someone who’s strategic, proactive, creative, good with copy, and pays attention to the details. That’s what I’ve been doing for over 5 years.

Here's a list of the social media services I offer:
• Strategic Planning
• Competitive Social Media Analysis
• Profile Setup and Optimization
• Real-Time Posting and Scheduling
• Community-Building
• Engagement and Management
• Content Calendars
• Campaigns and Contests
• SEM and Keyword Support
• Social Features and Trend Watching
• Monitoring and Measurement

FREELANCE...

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Employment

Independent Freelance Consultant
Self-Employed
2013 - Present
Public Relations: Working hard with clients to boost their awareness and generate media coverage through strategic PR planning and implementation, quality pitching materials development and sound...
DentalPlans.com
Marketing Communications Manager
2011 - 2013
Stimulated Social Media Success: Conceptualized Facebook campaign to award one fan with $2,012 in dental care in January 2012, which gathered 800+ entries, 3,000+ new fans and tons of...
Mullen - Interpublic Group
PR + Social Media Senior Account Executive
2010 - 2011
Award-Winning Teamwork: Worked on Men’s Wearhouse “National Suit Drive” campaign featured in AdAge and recipient of PR News CSR Award while pitching and securing media coverage with CNBC.com, FOX...
Zizzo Group Advertising + PR
Senior Account Executive
2008 - 2010
Integrated PR + Social Media: Utilized traditional and social media to launch new steakhouse, tease local trend-setters and host soft opening tweetup, contributing to more than 50 diners and...
Restaurant.com
PR Manager
2007 - 2008
Quality Media Coverage: Led PR and media relations efforts while working with restaurant partners and reporters to coordinate interviews and showcase the product in-action to advance media coverage...
Ellingsen Brady Advertising
Account Executive
2006 - 2007
PR Account Management: Worked with a team of integrated marketing communications pros to implement PR and media relations campaigns for key accounts in industry niches, including hotel, medical...
Kohnke Hanneken
PR Specialist
2004 - 2006
PR Planning + Execution: Assisted in development and implementation of PR campaigns for b2b and b2c accounts while securing media coverage in local and national outlets, including: Barron’s,...

Education

University of Wisconsin-Whitewater
Bachelor of Arts: PR + Marketing
- 2004

Keywords

public relations
PR
media relations
social media
social media marketing
copywriting
content development
content marketing
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