Samantha Drake

EXPERIENCE
Outbrain, New York, NY
Account Strategist, Partner Development (January 2012 – present)
• Acted as consultant and day-to-day contact for large book of business including publishers, brands and agencies
• Managed an average of 75 accounts at a time, across the U.S. and Canada
• Assisted clients in monetizing content for desktop, tablets, mobile web and apps
• Managed partnerships for entire Midwest region and Canada
• Upsold clients to optimized UI’s, placement, product offerings, etc.
• Nurtured and grew new and existing partnerships, as well as ensured client satisfaction
• Acted as primary technical contact

Winterfall, LLC, New York, NY
Project Manager (September 2010 – January 2012)
• Coordinated public/media relation campaigns for award-winning series of books
• Organized and executed promotional photo shoots, including casting, location scouting, hiring and supervising the shoots
• Researched and collaborated on cross-promotional opportunities

Avenues the World School
Production Assistant (November 2011 – January 2012)
• Created visual presentation and gave demonstration for heads of schools
• Researched and found solutions for variety of office management challenges
• Coordinated with outside companies to acquire necessary equipment for project completion

Better Business Bureau of Metropolitan New York, New York, NY
Manager, Information and Investigations (December 2010 – June 2011)
• Coordinated public/media relations and served as press contact for the entire New York Metropolitan branch of BBB
• Managed corporate communications with media outlets, businesses, government agencies, nonprofits and consumers
• Organized press conference in collaboration with the Federal Trade Commission and other agencies
• Assisted in setting up and managing online presence
• Responsible for orchestrating investigations

Associate, Information and Investigations (December 2008 – September 2009)
• Conducted investigations of various businesses and updated publicly accessible database to reflect findings
• Collaborated with government agencies such as District Attorney’s Office, FTC and USPI
• Trained and managed an intern
• Communicated directly with business owners, consumers and reporters

EDUCATION
Hunter College of the City University of New