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Dan Wade

As an experienced communications professional, I help companies get the most out of good news, weather bad news, and develop a brand voice across media platforms that activates key audiences. I build high-performing, cross-functional teams that drive readership and action by developing a deep understanding of our audiences and how they consume content. 

[email protected]
(612) 222-0343

Experience

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

  • Developed strategic communication plans around evolving policy situations like COVID-19 
  • Created and executed company social media strategy, doubling total social audience size
  • Led the creation of all web, digital, and social copy as well as most press statements
  • Collaborated with government relations team to create lobbying materials and public comments
  • Directed media relations for major company events, including coordination with federal officials
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Director of Communications, Life Floor, Feb 2015 - Feb 2017

  • Led the marketing team in the creation of copy for all print, digital, and social assets
  • Directed all company media relations efforts leading to local and national coverage
  • Created and codified outreach and marketing strategy leading to six-figure growth in ARR
  • Developed and maintained relationships with key opinion leaders and influencers
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Director of Activation, LockerDome, June 2013 - Feb 2015

  • Hired, trained, and provided strategic leadership for the activation team
  • Pitched, executed, and analyzed digital media campaigns for over 200 brand and media clients
  • Acted as company spokesman and coordinated media coverage 
  • Wrote content pieces for media partners and presented at conferences to raise company profile
  • Lectured early stage companies backed by Cultivation Capital on product-market fit

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

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

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Writer and Editor, Freelance, June 2008 - Present

  • Wrote and edited content at outlets like Forbes, Cynopsis Media, 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
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Education and Skills


Education

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

Northwestern University, M.S.J., Journalism


Skills

AP Style, Canva, Chicago Style, Crisis Communications, Data Journalism, Google Analytics, Leadership Development, Media Relations, Microsoft Office, Multiple CMS, Organic Social Media, Paid Social Media, Photoshop, Public Speaking, Strategic Planning   

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