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Dan Wade

I am an experienced communications and marketing professional with a track record of combining paid, earned, and owned media to maximize exposure for innovative products and ideas. By finding the right distribution partners and producing content that truly adds value, I do work that produces both short- and long-term benefits. 

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


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

  • Wrote and edited copy for print, web, email, social, and executive presentations
  • Coordinated the use of owned assets to promote and disseminate earned media coverage
  • Collaborated with the government relations team on policy communication and positioning
  • Created and executed both paid media and thought leadership strategies
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Director of Communications, Life Floor, Feb 2015 - Feb 2017

  • Solicited and coordinated press coverage of key company events and people
  • Wrote and edited copy for print, social, email, website, and trade show assets
  • Presented product introductions to key opinion leaders and influencers
  • Developed a paid media plan to maximize traffic at company appearances
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Director of Activation, LockerDome, June 2013 - Feb 2015

  • Pitched, executed, and analyzed social media campaigns for over 300 brand and media partners
  • Served as company spokesman and media contact for issues regarding sports and social media
  • Presented company vision and strategy at PR and media conferences
  • Coordinated with PR staff to court press coverage and prepare answers to interview questions


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

  • Researched and wrote column introductions on medical developments in Major League Baseball
  • Consulted with Major League Baseball front offices on medical issues and player acquisition
  • Presented proprietary research at medical conferences
  • 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 Baseball Prospectus, 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, Slack, Wordpress   

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