Hi, I'm Marcus Hollinger, a student at The University of Kansas studying Journalism with an Emphasis in Strategic Communication.
Currently a senior at The University of Kansas, I am studying journalsim with an emphasis in strategic communication. I am fresh off an exciting summer spent at MediaCom NY where I was an intern involved in developing partnerships for Audi of America as they entered into a new phase of messaging for their latest releases: the A8 and A7 models. Though Audi was my primary assignment, I quickly became involved in developing a new business pitch working alongside the digital analytics, consumer insights and traditional media teams to develop a media strategy I am confident will add to MediaCom's already impressive client list. My recent experiences have opened my eyes to the possibilites in digital innovations, strategic planning, media planning and consumer insights. As graduation nears, I will seek to find internships and entry level advertising and marketing postions with high learning curves in those areas.
Marcus Hollinger's Background
Marcus Hollinger's Experience
Marketing Specialist at University Daily Kansan
January 2011 - May 2011
Brand development, promotions, developing increased readership initiatives, inventing new marketing strategies to increase brand awareness for both the company and partnered advertisers.
Leasing Agent/Senior Community Assistant at Asset Campus Housing
January 2011 - May 2011
Serving under the title of leasing agent, primarily I act as one of the first impressions prospective residents encounter once they become interested in the property. Touring, customer service and file management are among my daily task around the office. Applying my skills in strategic communications, it is my primary duty to communicate the value behind Asset Campus' property specifically at The Connection at Lawrence location.
I have been fortunate enough to become a "senior community assistant" largely because of past experience in event planning and community out reach I gained working in student housing and at other properties as well.
Having been fortunate to work under visionary leadership and a throughly involved corporate team I have come to appreciate real estate marketing and leasing. I will definitely look develop more in this area after completing my undergraduate degree.
Media Relations Volunteer at Big 12 Conference
March 2011 - March 2011
I had a great deal of fun and learned a lot about professional etiquette working with the Big 12's Media Relations crew.
My duties were to deliver stats and information to media outlet representatives attending the 2011 Big 12 Championship games for the duration of the tournament. I also got to enjoy an amazing week of basketball.
My eyes were opened to the world of sports and I will never forget this experience.
Leasing Agent at Campus Crest
March 2010 - January 2011
Maintaining confidential residential records and leasing profiles. Creating unique marketing strategies designed to reach contemporary students. Synthesizing regular event planning initiatives into job responsibilities which otherwise did not exist
Cultural Arts Committee Assistant Co-ordinator at Student Union Activities
2009 - November 2010
- With committee and Co-ordinator, organized KU's fourth annual Project Runway Program, hosted by Korto Momolu from the Bravo Television series
- Oversaw Gallery installations and receptions for the Kansas Memorial Union Art Gallery
- Oversaw weekly committee meetings discussing events planning and committee budget
Media Planning/Buying Intern at MediaCom
As an intern at MediaCom I was contributed in these ways:
- Communications planning for Audi of America, with both traditional and digital media teams
- Compiling and analyzing industry trends for new business pitch initiatives
- Compiling weekly auto-market updates to keep the Audi team sharp on client and competitor activities
I also completed training modules, learning Kantar Media: Stradey and MRI database navigation and I received Google Agency Land training.
Upsilon Chapter President at Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity, Inc.
Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity, Inc. develops leaders, promotes brotherhood and academic excellence, while providing service and advocacy for our communities.
-Kansas District College Brother of the year 2010-2011
Marcus Hollinger's Education
University of Kansas
2008 – 2012
Marcus Hollinger's Interests & Activities
Social Media, Design, Disciple making, Advertising and singing terribly, and having fun.