• Los Angeles, CA

I make ideas easily digestible. Like Tums® for your brain.

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Psychologist Jonathan Haidt believes humans have two sides: the elephant (emotional/automatic/irrational side) and its rider (analytical/controlled/rational side). My job is to use my words and ideas to pave the path for both.

For the past 9 years, I have excelled in marketing and advertising for B2B / B2C brands. In addition to creating copy for digital, email, print, podcast, radio and social, I have managed tradeshows, developed an E-Commerce site, and driven SEO & SEM campaigns into success stories.

Here, you’ll find a few pieces I’ve brought to life. For inquiries, click Contact and drop me a line.

steven.tom.abraham@gmail.com
+1 562.412.5919
linkedin.com/in/steventabraham

Clients

Proactiv, Lenovo, Thermador, Smart & Final, Nixon Library, Blinds.com, Framebridge, Beepi, Citadel Outlets, Outlets at San Clemente, Hotel Irvine, Click Content Creator

Skills

CopywritingCreative DirectionStorytellingAdvertisingContent WritingSEOSEMGoogle AdwordsBing AdsGoogle AnaylticsSocial Media MarketingExact TargetConstant ContactFinal Cut ProAdobe Photoshop

Specialties

EmailPrintDigitalDirect ResponseSocial MediaRadioPodcastYouTubeInfluencersNativeScriptwritingBlog

Education

Storytelling in Advertising at D&AD

June 2016 – July 2016 Online

Using our rich history of awarding and inspiring powerful storytelling, the course sets out to show you how to engage audiences through story – everything from crafting a narrative to using digital.

Advertising Portfolio School at LA Creative School

September 2015 – Present Los Angeles, CA

With a focus on creating brave work, LA Creative offers a cross disciplinary curriculum for copywriters and art directors alike.

Improv Theatre at Upright Citizens Brigade

April 2015 – June 2015 Hollywood, CA

The Upright Citizens Brigade Improvisational Comedy Training Center is the only accredited improv comedy school in the country. Its highly trained faculty represents the best writers and performers working in comedy today. UCB Training Center teachers and alumni include writers and performers for Saturday Night Live, Parks and Recreation, Late Night with Jimmy Fallon, The Colbert Report, Key & Peele, 30 Rock, The Office, The Daily Show with Jon Stewart, Funny or Die, Happy Endings, The League, Children’s Hospital, and many other hit television shows and movies.

Advertising Portfolio School at The Book Shop – School for Ads

January 2015 – August 2015 Los Angeles, CA

Award-winning advertising portfolio workshop for copywriters and art directors.

BA - Communications at University of California - San Diego

09/2009 – 06/2011 La Jolla, CA

Graduated with Honors

Member of Triton Consulting Group, Member of Undergraduate Communications Society

Experience

Freelance Copywriter at The Proactiv Company

March 2017 – Present El Segundo, CA

When the biggest thing to happen to over-the-counter acne treatment in 30 years arrives, the biggest name in acne treatment steps in. To launch ProactivMD with Adapalene, I helped concept and write:

• Facebook Canvas & Carousel ads for Proactiv’s newest product line
• Print and digital banner ad copy for Ulta Beauty Conference
• Direct-response emails for lead gen, winback, and acquisition channels

Freelance Copywriter at Oxford Road

May 2016 – Present Los Angeles, CA

With Oxford Road’s unique analytics-based Audiolytics™ system and SCOUR (Sprawling Copy Optimization Umbrella Research), I craft scripts using ad components that resonates deeply with the target audience. In simple terms, Oxford Road has advertising down to a science – and it works. Thus far, I’ve been able to:

• Create scripts for Framebridge, Beepi, and Blinds.com radio spots

Freelance Copywriter at HEILBrice

May 2016 – May 2016 Irvine, CA

On short assignment, I was brought in as Copywriter to work on several clients, including Smart & Final, Click Content Creator, Citadel Outlets, and Outlets at San Clemente. The work involved:

• Drafting scripts for Smart & Final :30 radio spots & Click Content Creator demo video

• Producing copy for print signage and online headers for Outlets at San Clemente and Citadel Outlets

• Penning blog posts for HEILBrice website on the latest trends in advertising and tech

Freelance Copywriter at The Woo Agency

Oct. 2015 – April 2016 Culver City, CA

No easy task, the agency had the challenge of creating a revolutionary branded experience in gaming with the most popular personal computer company in the world. We created Game State – a crowdsourced game development by a talented team of ex-Blizzard veterans who were looking to break new ground in indie gaming. As Copywriter, I was able to:

• Compose copy for Lenovo Gaming’s highly successful brand campaign called Game State, including manifestos, online banners, email campaigns, web, scripts, and talking points for Influencers from Twitch, Machinima, Rooster Teeth, Geek & Sundry, Nerdist, and IGN.com

• Produce content for Lenovo Gaming social channels, increasing following exponentially on Twitter (+72%), Facebook (+90%), and Instagram (+90%)

• Proofread and edit new business pitch decks to maintain superlative standards set by the agency

Sales & Marketing Coordinator at Trojan Battery Company

February 2012 – May 2015 Santa Fe Springs, CA

Functioning as Coordinator for the Sales and Marketing departments, my role supports burgeoning markets by developing communication channels throughout the company and its B2B partners. With this, I have succeeded in:

• Producing content for eBlasts and Newsletters using Constant Contact for both internal and external messaging, yielding an above industry average Open Rate of 48.1%

• Improving SEO initiatives by implementing Site Links within Google AdWords, resulting in over 28,000 Clicks and 50,000 Impressions to our website with an avg. CTR of 5.44%, as well as establishing Google Suppliers – a Google beta search engine website

• Evolving Trojan Battery’s social media plan for Facebook, Twitter, Youtube and LinkedIn, aggregating 778% growth in Fans on Facebook and increasing Reach by 160% with more engaging posts, links, videos and photos

• Creating bilingual brochures, eBlasts, flyers, banner stands and promotional items for company wellness program with graphics team

Marketing & Public Relations Coordinator at A-1 Domestic Professional Services, Inc.

August 2011 – January 2012 Santa Fe Springs, CA

The duties as Marketing & PR Coordinator at A-1 Domestic, a Caregiver Agency that hires Home Care Professionals to service seniors and children, involve promoting the company through trade schools, job fairs, rehabilitation centers and content writing. As such, I have had the opportunity to:

• Recruit over 65 Certified Nurse Assistants and Medical Assistants at trade schools and job fairs across Southern California

• Negotiate clients from rehabilitative facilities towards full-time homecare for accounts worth over $50,000 annually

• Revitalize content writing for over 20 websites through SEM & SEO techniques resulting in an 80% growth rate

• Direct and edit video testimonials from clients & caregivers and act in promotional videos for use on Youtube

Project Manager/Tech Blog Writer at IntegralCom

June 2010 – September 2010 Madrid, Spain

As Project Manager at IntegralCom, a Spanish web agency and consultancy firm, I spearheaded the social media websites that relayed its message to a new, international audience and created articles for ReadWriteWeb.es as a tech blog writer. My experiences allowed me to:

• Author articles in Spanish for the 11th most prominent technology blog in Spanish-speaking countries

• Expand ReadWriteWeb’s reaches by setting up advertising channels in Europe and the Americas

• Present and execute market research strategies bilingually, influencing a 65% growth in Facebook fans and an additional 70% increase in Twitter Followers

Marketing Intern at Active Network

March 2010 – June 2010 San Diego, CA

My work with Active, the leading online community for interaction, registration, and search of all things sports, as Marketing Intern fully developed my knowledge of new media and provided me with the resources to equate a metric that best identifies the prime time for Facebook and Twitter activity, estimating for a 30% increase in profit margin for product advertisements. Other projects included:

• Providing support with research and analysis of sports participant data and trends in vertical markets

• Utilizing specialized social media websites such as Sendible and SocialOomph for optimum relay of posts and to better understand consumer demographics

• Coordinating projects in campaign management and account positioning

Marketing Administrator at Mitratech

July 2008 – September 2008 Los Angeles, CA

Interning at Mitratech, a legal matter management software production company, for two summers as Marketing Administrator introduced me to a creative environment and propelled me to develop solutions for administrative tasks. My work enabled me to:

• Contact Fortune 500 companies for product evaluations for TeamConnect legal matter management software

• Manage our online database using social networks and business directory websites such as Jigsaw, Hoovers and eDirectory

• Design monthly newsletters using Constant Contact for events, sales and company happenings

Awards

Undergraduate Research Award Nominee, University of California – San Diego

My senior thesis analyzed the language surrounding a protest against a Muslim fundraiser in Yorba Linda, CA.