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WORK


1/06 - Present: Freelance
Schawk: lordandtaylor.com, claires.com, Bloomingdales
DraftFCB Chicago & NYC: Wheat Thins, Gevalia coffee, new business pitch
Pivot Point Beauty School: print and collateral
WGN radio: radio scripts for various clients
Razorfish: Kraft
Faust: Roosevelt University
Wirestone: new business pitch
Peapod.com: print ads and collateral
Walton Isaacson, NYC: Pond's
Colossal Squid: Kmart
Blue Sky: Kraft
JWT: Skinny Cow, Illinois Department of Tourism, GoodNites
GSW-W, OH, PA & NYC: Clinique Medical, Actemra
Saatchi & Saatchi X: Frito Lay
Anthem: Huggies
GSP Marketing: Votre Vu, Stock Yards
Leo Burnett: Tampax
ARC Worldwide: hallmark.com, beneful.com, friskies.com
Whitman Hart: sears.com, swissarmy.com
ProActive: new business pitches
G2: Target, Jim Beam
Brian Reyes: spring press release and bio
jugular, NYC: Plaza Too Shoes
OgilvyOne: suave.com
Wunderman: butterball.com
Brandscope: TRESemme
Haggin Marketing: Bed Bath and Beyond, Sunglass Hut
ikram: customer mailer series

4/11 -  Present: Writer, Technori.com, Chicago, IL
I wordsmith and edit interviews with entrepreneurial game changers in the Chicago tech start up world. Check out my articles and more at technori.com.

6/04 - 1/06: Creative Director, Concept and Development, Ambrosi, Chicago, IL
Sears, Fannie May Candies, FAO Schwarz, new business

9/03 - 4/04: Copywriter, Ogilvy and Mather, Chicago, IL
Dove, Cotton, Ogilvy Charity Drive

12/99 - 1/03: Co-Creative Director and Partner, SimplyShe,
San Francisco, CA

Concepted, wrote and branded products about women's everyday experiences that lived on over 200 greeting cards and apparel items, 20 picture frames, three books and even a TV talk show pitch about dating and relationships. Had national press coverage, a small celebrity following and helped steer the trend of "chick lit."

 

FAME


Print Press
Communication Arts, New York Times, People, Vogue, Teen People, Chicago Social, Chicago Magazine, InStyle, Marie Claire, Redbook, British Elle, Cosmopolitan, other national magazines and newspapers across the country.

TV Press
Oprah Winfrey Show, The Other Half: ABC, Berman and Berman: The Discovery Channel, other local TV and radio interviews across the country.

Product Distribution
SimplyShe products sold in more than 5,000 boutiques, bookstores and large retailers across the country including Borders, Urban Outfitters, ikram (Chicago), Tracey Ross (LA), Barnes and Noble, White House/Black Market and Amazon.com. The SimplyDog product line, inspired by the book "SimplyDog: Life Lessons That Bark," is currently in Walmart.

BOOKS PUBLISHED


SimplyDog, pub.’03
I Love My Hair, pub.’02
Are You My Boyfriend?, pub.’02
Always Look Ahead, pub. TBD
TEACUP!, pub. TBD

TEACH


5/11: Teacher, Creative Writing Workshop, Loyola University, Chicago, IL
Ran a two-weekend creative writing workshop using advertising principles on how to focus on an audience in order to influence them. Led students through a series of in-class exercises to engage in focusing attention, active listening, creativity, and the craft of writing.

11/2/06: 
Principal For A Day, Nettelhorst Elementary School, Chicago, IL
Read schoolchildren my illustrated children's book, Always Look Ahead, hosted an art class where I taught the students how to draw my bird character from my children's book, and had lunch with the mayor.

9/03-7/06: 
Teacher, Chicago Portfolio School, Chicago, IL
Taught a creative writing class at this advertising art school where students learn how to build a portfolio. My point was to get them to think before the "headline meets visual" stage, like who they were talking to, how they were talking to them, and what communication means.

©2011 Megan Weinerman