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Dan Wade

I am an experienced communications and marketing professional with a strong track record of helping early stage companies share their stories effectively, driving both audience and revenue growth. My passion is for helping people that are committed to solving big problems with bold strategies and for raising the profile of the Twin Cities' entrepreneurial community. 

[email protected]
(612) 222-0343
Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA


Digital Media Manager, Medical Alley Association, June 2017 - Present

  • Developed and executed company thought leadership plan
  • Created and executed company social media strategy that has more than doubled audience size
  • Collaborated with partner organizations to promote community-oriented events
  • Created initial PR strategy for the Healthcare Transformation Initiative
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Director of Communications, Life Floor, Feb 2015 - Feb 2017

  • Overhauled marketing strategy leading to six-figure growth in ARR
  • Built and executed an influencer marketing program for industry leaders
  • Created marketing material and trained new sales partners on marketing best practices
  • Wrote and edited copy for print, social, email, website, and trade show assets
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Director of Activation, LockerDome, June 2013 - Feb 2015

  • Hired, trained, and provided strategic leadership for the 10-person activation team
  • Pitched, executed, and analyzed social media campaigns for over 300 brand and media partners
  • Presented company vision and strategy at conferences and served as company spokesman
  • Educated Cultivation Capital portfolio companies on build an initial digital marketing strategy


Researcher For Will Carroll, Sports Illustrated, Feb 2011 - June 2013

  • Consulted with Major League Baseball front offices on medical issues and player acquisitions
  • Presented proprietary research at medical conferences
  • Researched and wrote column introductions on medical developments in Major League Baseball
  • Built and queried a finely detailed sports injury database for research purposes


Writer and Editor, Freelance, June 2008 - Present

  • Wrote and edited content at outlets like Modern Healthcare, Forbes, and NBC Sports/Rotoworld
  • Matched credited author’s voice and style to avoid detection when ghostwriting
  • Fact-checked and copyedited client content to improve readability and accuracy of their material

Education and Skills


University of Chicago, A.B., Political Science, 2009

Northwestern University, M.S.J., Journalism


AP Style, Asana, Content Marketing, Chicago Style, Deadline Writing, Google Analytics, Media Relations, Microsoft Office, Multiple CMS, Paid Social Media, Public Speaking, Slack, Wordpress   

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