Campaign: Internal Cyber Security Event

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Designed and developed a communications campaign for an internal employee forum on cyber security where industry experts and special guests shared their insights and practical steps to keep information secure in a digital world.

How I did it:

  • Created an event page and registration form in SharePoint (1st image below)
  • Wrote copy for intranet article, employee newsletter and other email communications (2nd image below)
  • Designed promotional and marketing materials
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Event page created in SharePoint
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Intranet article promoting event

Summer Networking Event in Clark, NJ – June 29

To those who are interested in networking with other marketing, communications and creative professionals, here’s your chance at this event in Clark, NJ. The Association for Women in Communications – NJ Chapter is hosting a fun night of networking over a good old fashion barbecue while learning about the latest tips on content marketing by digital marketing expert, Susana Fonticoba, president of Right Click Advantage.

Plus, make sure to bring some comfortable shoes — you also have the option to play a round of mini-golf while connecting with other professionals.

Wednesday, June 29, 2016
6:30-9:00 p.m.
Oh’ Brian’s on the Green
1300 Raritan Road
Clark, NJ 07066

Prices: $25 AWCNJ Members / $35 Non-Members / $15 Students and New Grads

Click here for more details and to register!

AWCNJ and NJ Creatives Network Hosts “Master Your Money, Accelerate Your Success”

Click here for more info or to register for this event.
Click here for more info or to register for this event.

The Association for Women in Communications – New Jersey Chapter (AWCNJ) and the New Jersey Creatives Network will be hosting an informative session on money management on Thursday, November 19, 6:00-9:00 p.m. at Unique Photo, 123 US Highway 46 West in Fairfield, NJ. Money and business expert Robyn Crane will speak about the importance of developing a better relationship with your money to achieve greater balance, have more time for yourself and gain peace of mind.

The presenter, Robyn Crane, is a Certified Financial Planner™. She is the host of the TV show, The Financial GSpot, the radio show, Let’s Talk Money, and #1 International Best Selling Author of Mind Over Money Management. Her blueprint for financial and business success has been featured on Fox Business News, The Motley Fool and SavingsAccount.com.

The cost is $5 if you’re member of either organization and $10 for non-members. This is a great opportunity to build your professional network, learn more about the organizations hosting this event, as well as learn how to manage your money more effectively — especially if you’re saving money to build a business or for personal reasons.

Click here for more information or to register for the event.

Women in Communications Hosts Fall Networking Kickoff

The Association for Women in Communications – NJ Chapter (AWCNJ) is hosting a networking event on Wednesday, September 30, 6:30-9:00 pm, to kick start the new programming year! The evening will include dinner, networking and an opportunity to learn about an exciting mentoring program offered exclusively to AWCNJ members. It takes place at the Greek Taverna Restaurant, 292 Bloomfield Avenue, Montclair, NJ.

In addition, you will get to hear from marketing and branding expert Caryn Warner on key issues that professionals, especially women, should consider as they go through different stages in their careers and learn tactics to deploy for professional resume building. A leader with over 25 years of experience, Caryn Warner is the primary strategist and spearheads the marketing for Verisk Insurance Solutions/ISO Claims and Crime Analytics.

The cost to attend is:

$25 for members
$35 for non-members
$15 for students

Registration is highly recommended so please sign up for this event today! If you have any questions, please send an email to info@awcnj.org.

If you are in the communications field, this is a wonderful opportunity to meet new people in the industry and build professional connections.

A Wine Tasting and Networking Opportunity in Clifton, NJ

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The Association for Women in Communications – New Jersey Chapter (AWCNJ) is hosting their last networking event of the year with wine tasting and tapas on Wednesday, June 24, 6:30-9:00 pm at Spuntino’s in Clifton, NJ. It’s a great way to celebrate the start of summer while building your professional network. As AWCNJ’s way of saying “thank you” for your support throughout the year, AWCNJ is picking up part of the tab! The cost to attend this kickoff to summer is just $25 for both members and non-members.

AWCNJ Wine Tasting and Summer Networking Party
Wednesday, June 24, 2015, 6:30-9:00 p.m.
Spuntino Wine Bar & Italian Tapas
70 Kingsland Rd, Clifton, NJ 07014

Click here for more info and to register. Don’t forget those business cards!

AWCNJ Hosting “You Don’t Have to Shout to Stand Out” – Tuesday, May 19th

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Don’t Shout…Stand Out!

The Association for Women in Communications – New Jersey (AWCNJ) is hosting a networking event on Tuesday, May 19th on how to speak with others – in the workplace and in your network – so you can build strong connections with ease. Whether you’re in business for yourself, in corporate, or in a job search, you need strong business conversation skills so that you can comfortably and confidently advocate for yourself. Learn how you can present your ideas more effectively by joining AWCNJ for a night of networking and dinner at Cucina Calandra in Fairfield.

Christine Clifton, MBA
Christine Clifton, MBA

You Don’t Have to Shout to Stand Out
Say What You Need to Say, So You Can Get Where You Want to Go, and Earn What You’re Worth
Presented by Christine Clifton, MBA

Cucina Calandra (next to the Best Western Fairfield Executive Inn)
244 Route 46 East, Fairfield, NJ
Tuesday, May 19
6:30-9:00 p.m.
Price: $35.00 (for members AND non-members)
Price includes dinner (Chicken Francese, Pasta, Pastries, Tea & Coffee)

Click here to learn more and to register for the event!

Portfolio Update: Promo Banners for Leadership Workshop

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Just added some design pieces in the portfolio. I designed three custom social media banners promoting a networking event/leadership workshop in Madison, NJ, co-hosted by The Association for Women in Communications – New Jersey and Women in Computing – Northern NJ. Please click the graphic above to learn more about it.

If you’re in northern NJ, you’re welcome to attend this exciting and informative event, which includes an opportunity to network with colleagues and friends over a light buffet dinner. Afterwards, Kathleen Cashman of Cashman Consulting, LLC is presenting a workshop, Your Best You – Tapping the Leader Within, to help you identify your leadership skills and formulate a personal action plan to develop and utilize them right away.

For more information about the event and to register, click here to go to AWCNJ’s site.

So, What’s Your Job Title?

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This topic has been in my mind for awhile because I know I’m not the only one who feels this way. My little dilemma (if you call it that) is based on The Creative Group’s recent post on modern creative job titles.

Whenever I go meet people in professional networking or social events, the first question they would always ask is “So, what do you do?” What’s my answer? I tell them that I’m a “graphic design and communications consultant.” However, in my mind, am I really? Does this job title accurately represent the work I do?

In my experience, I always feel that I’m more than just a graphic designer. Other than having an art school background who’s very familiar with Adobe Creative Suite, my career has progressed to writing, editing, communications strategy, web content management, email marketing, blogging, social media management (at least for my own social media platforms) as well as budding freelancer and entrepreneur.

Don’t get me wrong, I’m not complaining at all. I feel that having an additional skill set makes you more marketable to potential employers or clients, especially that technology is exponentially increasing and businesses are looking for more than just a hands-on designer.

My only complaint is…what exactly do I call myself? Do I call myself a either a “graphic design and communications consultant” or “creative services professional” since I do more than just design? Should I use my given corporate job title as “Marketing Communications Consultant” even though it sounds too broad, or something else that’s more specific? Maybe I’m overthinking this whole issue and need some sleep (it’s 1:30 am ET in the morning)?

So I have to ask, what’s your job title? Do you make up a fancy job title based on your skills? If so, what is it? I would love to hear your ideas. 🙂

yveniaWeb Solutions – A Web Design and Online Marketing Partnership

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Websites are designed by yveniaWeb’s design team.

As a graphic designer, I usually work independently and efficiently in designing pieces that can help market and promote your business, organization or event. My portfolio mostly consists of print marketing collateral, web assets (web banners and other graphics) and other custom design pieces.

In terms of web design, I can build and design web pages using a content management system, such as Dreamweaver, WordPress, Vignette and SharePoint. However, I am still learning and understanding the web programming aspect in building a website from scratch, such as JavaScript. With a full-time job, building a business on the side, being a co-president of a professional organization, as well as finding room for some social time, even graphic designers need some help.

This is why I have partnered with maWebCenters®, an innovative Internet marketing company specializing in business website design, eCommerce and hosting services. yveniaWeb Solutions offers an online marketing strategy, as well as web design services, for small businesses, start-ups and other organizations who want to build their web presence. Our business also includes an award-winning Customer Service team and a group of talented web designers who can help your business with unlimited support for your website and other questions you may have.

Click here to learn more about yveniaWeb Solutions. If you want to see a demo of our web design and marketing solution, please contact me for an appointment.