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April 4, 2017

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JAMES JOLLY 

Advertising | Public Relations

@generallyjolly | jamesandrewjolly@gmail.com | (720) 363-9340

Education

Drake University – Bachelor of Arts in JMC – Des Moines, IA – May 2017

– Double major in Public Relations and Advertising with a minor in Sociology

– Graduating Magna Cum Laude with Departmental and University Honors

Experience

Office of Rep. Jared Polis – Congressional Intern – May-Aug 2016

– Managed constituent casework and constituent relationships on behalf of the congressman

– Wrote and edited content for reports, presentations, PSAs, press releases, event memos and online publications

– Assisted in the planning and staffing of events on behalf of the congressman

Iowa House of Representatives – Communications Intern – Jan-Apr 2016 

– Wrote press releases and newsletters on behalf of the House and individual representatives

– Worked with representatives on several projects, including reelection campaigns and constituent relations

– Managed House social media accounts, as well as the accounts of several representatives

Iowa Environmental Council – Communications Intern – Jan-May 2015               

– Conducted a comprehensive communication analysis and implemented a new communication strategy

– Managed blog and social media accounts, and produced written and visual content for each post

– Maintained relationships with partner organizations though outreach and communication

Extracurriculars

DU AD-Vantage – President – Nov 2016-Present

– Managed all client work, including content analyses and advertising campaigns

– Managed internal club operations, including finances, social media accounts and events

Drake PRSSA – Fundraising Chair – Jan 2016-Present

– Planned, managed and promoted fundraisers and merchandise sales

– Managed online advertisements of fundraising initiatives, and tracked impressions and reach

– Created, executed and evaluated a full PR campaign as part of the 2017 national Bateman competition

Ash and Arrow Advertising – Account Executive – Nov 2016-Present

– Managed a team of advertisers to create a comprehensive, data-driven advertising campaign

– Acted as the chief strategist, copywriter and editor, overseeing strategy, copy and design teams

– Prepared weekly project status reports to show clients and acted as the primary client liaison