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May 5, 2014
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Atlanta, GA 30305
RE: Associate Director, Emerging Brands, May 5, 2014
As a professional with a proven background in executing consumer brands, marketing and value propositions for high visibility companies, it is with great excitement that I submit my resume for consideration to become a member of your team. In addition to my formal education and training, my 11-year history of hands-on experiences makes me an excellent match for the unique demands of this opportunity.
In each of my professional roles, I have been successful in producing Consumer platforms and most recently creating Brand strategies with positive results and adoption. My biggest asset is the ability to apply the consumer mindset to industry or product at hand. While my most recent industry has been financial services, I believe the skills to create powerful brand and product platforms can be adapted across industries because of their shared fundamental objective – to identify the white space in how a product or company is different from the competition. Please review the following examples from my resume, which outline the many strengths I can leverage to advance Kids II's mission.
- Successfully developed and implemented multi-business brand architecture for Ally Financial, Ally Bank and Ally Auto brands which has resulted in a 15% increase in Ally Bank brand awareness.
- Prepared and executed Ally Financial IPO plan with New York Stock Exchange (NYSE) and Investor Relations – creating a positioning platform based on a centralized brand promise and implementation strategy.
- Launched Bank of America Home Loans, first branded Retail line of business within Bank of America, fully support by $170M fully-integrated internal and external marketing campaign, and created first industry lending mortgage product, No Fee Mortgage PLUS, with budget of $50M.
My resume provides further detail on my talent for team collaboration and passion for problem solving; it is my goal to apply these skills to the progress of a growing company. My passion for creating an experience is what drives my dedication and enthusiasm for Marketing. I look forward to setting up a meeting to discuss in greater detail how I can benefit your team. In the interim, thank you for reviewing this letter and the attached material.
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