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Barbra Gago

cell: 415.695.4438 website: email:

Career Summary
Overall I am a web 2.0 & social media enthusiast. I love new technologies, and I try to stay on the cutting edge of all new
and “open” tools that can be used to make processes more efficient. I am passionate about marketing, and people. I
love creatively solving problems. I also, love to write, and communicate clearly with others.

• Dynamic web 2.0 marketing professional with experience using new & traditional media to develop
consumer brands, stimulate awareness, loyalty, and drive customer acquisition.

• Experience in brand development, online/offline marketing & advertising, social media marketing, online
community management & awareness strategies, and website content strategies to support “inbound
marketing” efforts.

• Excellent communication (written & verbal) collaboration, and leadership skills accompanied by the
ability to mange competing priorities and still, deliver results.

• Passionate, flexible, creative-thinker with a relentless problem-solving & entrepreneurial attitude.

Account Manager, Palmer Advertising; San Francisco – 5/2007 to Present
Palmer is a boutique “full-service” agency which provides branding, strategic development and tactical deployment of
advertising campaigns through multiple channels (online, print, outdoor, social media, etc.) and to varied audiences.

• General client services; account management, budget planning, preparation of forecasts, analysis & reporting
of marketing data and campaign results. Also, project planning and management of various projects at

• Community Manager for Social Media efforts; developed an “Advertising Community” (,
wrote content for company blog, and community blog. Responsible for all online social out-reach strategies
through social media marketing (twitter, facebook, linkedin, blogosphere) and deeper website development
(content strategies).

• Develop and manage Internet marketing strategies via Email, SEO, SEM, PPC, SMM (Social Media
Marketing), also advanced content strategies for client websites. Industries including: Healthcare, Automotive,
Solar Power, Financial, Women’s Fitness, and Technology.

• Conduct qualitative and quantitative research and analysis.

Co-Founder & Editor-in-Chief,, San Francisco – 3/2006 to 6/2007 (was) an online beauty portal dedicated to providing a balance of timely, credible and relevant beauty and
skin care news and solutions.  The goal was to develop an online community of beauty enthusiasts, and advisors to
share ideas, experiences, and knowledge.

• Responsible for the creative voice, design and concept (features, navigation, CMS) development of the site.
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• Conducted market research, competitive analysis, developed brand platform and long-term content
strategy for the site.

• Responsible for all marketing efforts, collaborative efforts (recruiting writers, contributors, etc.) and driving
traffic through social media (community) interactions & word of mouth marketing.

• Writer and Editor of all content, brand ambassador.

Public Relations & Event Coordinator, Besnik, LLC., San Francisco & NYC – 8/2002 to 6/2006
Besnik is an avant-garde women’s fashion designer. Based in San Francisco, the designer grew an “organic” following
through word of mouth, and local PR. Regular fashion shows as well as high-end private sales events were held to build
brand awareness.

• Responsible for the planning and orchestrating fashion shows & private sales.

• Set up casting calls and cast models for fashion shows & shoots.

• Organized teams of volunteers for backstage/event assistance.

• Administrative and production support; scheduled appointments, managed events calendar, and hired
appropriate staff (i.e. make-up artists, hair stylists, models, photographers, etc.)

San Francisco State University, Bachelor of Science Apparel Design & Merchandising

Additional education; Conferences & Seminars

Search Engine Marketing Seminar (2 day event) covering the following topics - Search Marketing, Link Building, PPC,
Organic Search, and Social Media.

User Generated Content Conference - Advertising models in Social Networking, Video & Viral Marketing & Marketing 2.0

AdTech Conference 2008 - Various seminars focusing on Marketing 2.0, Advertising in Video Games & Mobile Marketing

• Solid communication, collaboration, planning and presentation abilities (Keynote & Power Point).

• Proficient in; Desktop publishing (Microsoft, iWork, Open Office) Photoshop, InDesign, OmniPlan, OmniGraffle,
FTP Clients

• Advanced Experience with Open Source CMS (WordPress, Drupal, Ning, and related tools).

• Social Media Applications such as; Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, and related tools, 00000etc.

• Basic understanding of HTML, XML, CSS, PHP, and Dream Weaver.

• Ability to develop site maps, wire frames, and user experience guidelines.

Technology, Robotics, Theoretical / Quantum Physics, Psychology, Writing, Website Statistics, Color & Design, Fashion,
Music, Literature & Poetry, Photography, Pop Culture, Social Media, Web 2.0, and French.