Experience - Ben Howington
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Corporate Communications
Public Relations
Executive Coaching & Visibility
Executive Messaging & Strategy
Media Relations
Trade Shows
Presentation Development
Corporate Branding & Identity
Web Design & Development
Audio/Video Production
App Development
Project Management

Excelsior Venture Capital

Raleigh, NC

2016-Present

Vice President of Marketing

Responsible for the branding and marketing strategies of all portfolio companies.

Plectrum Communications

Raleigh, NC

2009 – Present

Creative Director

Provided full range of technology-based communications and branding services for clients in diverse markets. Notable achievements:

  • Managed creative direction, branding and communications strategies for clients across a wide range of industries, including: Finance, Food Services, Healthcare, Education, Apparel, Music, Marine and Real Estate
  • Designed and managed the development of internal communications portal and messaging strategy for a national leading resource for training materials, servicing tens of thousands of members across North America
  • Increased revenue by 665% for wallet and holster company by managing the redesign of the organization’s ecommerce website, messaging and branding
  • Designed and developed cross-platform sales presentation mobile app for global contract manufacturing firm. App used by global sales team with seamless integration across iOS, Android and Windows devices.
  • Designed, developed and managed new music instruction website/blog and YouTube channel, achieving a global subscription base, national media coverage and the #1 SEO ranking in its category
  • Created complete line of print and digital sales materials for global sourcing organization
  • Managed production of client promotional videos and motion graphics

Ericsson

Raleigh, NC

2009 – 2016

Communications Manager

Played an integral role on Ericsson’s North American communications team as a corporate communications contractor. Notable achievements:

  • Identified and secured prestigious Wall Street Journal Tech Innovation Award for the Ericsson Tower Tube
  • Designed and managed communications strategies for the launch of Ericsson’s Mobile Broadband Modules business unit
  • Became leading internal expert in media metrics and analytics
  • Crafted executive messaging and visibility strategies
  • Managed communications strategies for major acquisitions, announcements, events and awards
  • Extensive knowledge of the telecommunications and tech industries with over nine years of cumulative experience

Coltrin & Associates

New York, NY

2006 – 2009

Senior Account Manager

Directed agency of record accounts for clients ranging from Fortune 500 corporations to start-ups, including Ericsson, Quiznos, Smiths Detection and Alvanon. Notable achievements:

  • Increased monthly retained revenues for responsible client accounts by 87 percent
  • Increased media coverage for responsible client accounts by 66 percent
  • Developed client stories with major national and international media, including: USA Today, The Wall Street Journal, New York Times, Financial Times, Associated Press, Reuters, Dow Jones, Bloomberg, Forbes, Fortune, BusinessWeek, CNBC and Bloomberg TV

Woodmoor Group

Raleigh, NC

2004 – 2006

Marketing Manager

Promoted rapidly through the organization by showing initiative to improve company’s marketing and branding efforts. Notable achievements:

  • Developed new communications vehicles to raise corporate profile
  • Designed complete overhaul of software user interfaces to increase usability

Education

Brigham Young University – Idaho

Bachelor of Arts, Communications, 2004

Fluent in spoken and written Portuguese

Technology Skills

Office

Word
Excel
PowerPoint

Design

Photoshop
Illustrator
InDesign
Adobe CC

Video

Final Cut Pro
After Effects
Motion

Audio

Logic
Audition

Web

WordPress
Brackets
Dreamweaver
Edge Animate

Code

HTML
CSS
JQuery Mobile
PhoneGap