Resume | Mike Flynn

Professional Profile 

Self-starter with the ability to work independently or collaboratively to create communication that sells: on-target, on-deadline, online and off.


To write copy while leveraging my experience as a marketing manager.


  • Developed concepts, directed implementation, and wrote copy for multiple assets, both digital and traditional, including direct mail and email blasts; national cable television spots; email and employee newsletters; case studies; product descriptions for online store; online legal copy supporting financial and online store transactions; product package copy; catalogs; online banners; blog articles; social media; press releases and communications 
  • Managed and implemented digital marketing initiatives for lead generation: pay-per-click campaigns; keyword optimization for SEO and PPC; targeted landing pages; tracking utilizing custom in-house software, Google Analytics 
  • Ensured all communication was seamlessly integrated to present a unified brand image and process to prospects and customers 
  • Managed project development and creative development process: annual corporate communications effort and marketing plans; content research; copy and art/design direction; editing and proofreading 
  • Developed brand guidelines and adhered to established branding 
  • Initiated concepts and strategy 
  • Met deadlines, pivoting when market conditions created new opportunities or required different direction 
  • Built and adhered to project calendars 
  • Managed review and approval process for ongoing projects, new product launches, new market initiatives; analyzed and reported on success of campaigns 
  • Reached B2B and B2C audiences and multiple market segments. 
  • Worked in teams with art directors, web designers, creative directors, brand managers, or independently as needed.


  • Direct response copy (postal, email, web/digital, catalog) 
  • Content (web/digital, video) 
  • SEO/PPC copy and management 
  • Advertising (cable, print, web/digital) 
  • Promotion (point-of-sale, print, web/digital, sweepstakes, legal copy) 
  • Technical copy 
  • Packaging copy 
  • Staff recruitment, supervision, and team management 
  • Outsourcing 
  • New product development 
  • Editing, proofreading, fact checking 
  • Design 
  • Client contact and presentation 
  • Media buying 
  • Trade show management, communications, and logistics 
  • Market research 
  • Financial/investment, spirits, sports, pop culture, corporate, military, more. 

Computer Skills 

  • Macintosh/Windows 
  • Google Analytics/Google adWords 
  • Microsoft Office Suite 
  • Act! 
  • Internet browsers (Explorer, Chrome, Safari, Firefox
  • Working knowledge of Adobe InDesign, Acrobat

Employment History 

  • Northwest Territorial Mint/Medallic Art Company (Auburn/Federal Way/Kent, WA) 
  • Technical Analysis of Stocks & Commodities Magazine (Seattle, WA) 
  • Michael A. Flynn Advertising for Small Business (Seattle, WA) 
  • Siebel/Mohr Promotion Agency (New York, NY) 
  • DC Comics (New York, NY) 
  • NW Ayer Advertising Agency (New York, NY) 

Additional Experience 

  • Humor columnist for West Seattle Herald weekly community newspaper (Seattle, WA) 
  • West Seattle Chamber of Commerce Director-At-Large (Seattle, WA) 
  • Founder, Retail Express national trade publication (Norwalk, CT) 
  • Familiar with basic applications on Macintosh and Windows platforms, including Microsoft Office; browsers; Google Analytics 
  • Winner, bronze POPAI Award for introductory sales promotion campaign for Leroux Original Wild Berries Schnapps 
  • Former player and manager in Puget Sound Senior Baseball League. 


  • George Washington University B.B.A. in Marketing (Washington, DC) 
  • Introduction to Advertising Copywriting, Parsons School of Design (New York, NY) 
  • Graphic Design, University of Washington Extension College (Seattle WA) 
  • How To Write Comedy, Discover U (Seattle, WA) 
  • Improv (Matt Smith, instructor) (Seattle, WA)

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