Solange Deschatres Work Experience Profile

Highlights

  • Futuristic digital marketer, with an interest in building predictive, audience-centric, multi-platform B2B and B2C brand strategies that build trust, awareness, demand, sales and marketing alignment, and growth
  • Creative experiential digital producer, with 15 years (10 years leading creative teams) of experience building global, award-winning, high-profile campaigns
  • Innovation pioneer, helping SaaS companies develop, position, and test new technologies across MarTech, cybersecurity, social media, and gaming

Experience

  • Global Sr. Content Marketing Director (Nov 2016 – present) SCORCH Agency, St. Louis, MO/London, UK. Content marketing futurist bringing unprecedented results to Fortune 500 tech clients, such as Microsoft, LinkedIn, Facebook, Adobe, SAP, Cisco, and Lenovo.

    • Earned “Best Strategic Partner” award in 2019 as a leader in LinkedIn’s Content Partner program in North America and EMEA
    • Led a cross-functional team of global strategists, creatives, and producers to build successful enterprise integrated marketing and content campaigns, achieving results like:
      • 90% increase in purchase intent
      • 18,000% ROI (really)
      • Highest ever performing campaigns for Fortune 500 client
  • Global Sr. Manager, Content Strategy/Storytelling (March 2013-Sept 2016) — Symantec, Culver City, CA. Strategic team leader of SaaS product marketing and branded content strategy across global B2B & B2C markets
    • Increased reach of consumer and enterprise content 500% in Year One through SEO strategies, omnichannel promotion, email, and paid media partnerships
    • Led brand messaging, editorial, and GTM initiatives for new and emerging product offerings and streamlined editorial processes across C-Suite, PR, product, brand, CRM, sales, affiliates, and paid media
    • Managing a team of writers and vendors to develop and optimize consumer and enterprise editorial blogs and articles, videos, infographics, e-books, and whitepapers for North America and APJ/EMEA/ LAMC regions, maintaining the integrity of brand messaging, thought leadership, and brand voice throughout all channels
  • Marketing Manager (March 2013-Dec 2013) — Symantec, Culver City, CA.
    • Developed competitive app market strategies, mobile optimization and acquisition specialist, building brand recognition and discovery within top app markets, such as Google Play, iTunes, Windows 8, and Samsung.
    • Facilitated app market submissions by acting as project manager for app markets between engineering and marketing teams.
  • Marketing Manager (Nov 2010-July 2012) —inMarket, Venice, CA. Consumer marketing strategist for three successful mobile app launches, growing active users to over 1M in one year
    • Drove mobile UI design as advertising project manager and creative director, imagining award-winning mobile and social campaigns for high profile clients, such as Coca-Cola, which lifted brand awareness and purchase intent.
    • Developed online branding and grew social media presence for mobile apps, developing brand voice, designing user acquisition and product awareness campaigns, engagement strategies, retention strategies, and lead generation strategies over multiple platforms. Grew CheckPoints App Facebook fan page to over 100,000 followers in the first year.
    • Managed assets and wrote all web and app store copy, as well as served as a beta tester and consultant for a new ASO software platform.
    • Served as public relations and blogger outreach, designing affiliate programs, writing white papers, discussion panels, and reaching out to journalists. Maintained a team of 250+ blogger affiliates and achieved placement on local television stations, as well as SXSW Interactive Festival in 2012.
  • Content Manager (Mar 2010- Nov 2010) — Sandler Partners, Manhattan Beach, CA.
    • Oversaw development and UI design of a unique digital telecommunications sales portal and managed all changes, maintenance and agent support issues
    • Kept agents informed and engaged in a rapidly changing industry by writing daily sales content, articles, e-newsletters, and creating offline sales education events
    • Attended trade and agent-recruiting social events, developed and maintained important relationships with carriers and sales agents across the United States
    • Wrote and negotiated B2B contracts with agents and carriers
  • Creative Director/Producer (Nov 2009-Sep 2010) – enCOMPASS Entertainment, Los Angeles, CA.
    Wrote, edited and produced syndicated social media-based web TV show, “See Jane Run,” and others (“DockTales”). Designed social and digital marketing strategies
  • Multimedia Journalist  (Jan 2003-June 2011) – Freelance, London, UK, Los Angeles, CA, New York City, NY & St. Louis, MO.
    Brought awareness to local and global issues with feature articles, video, podcast, and micro documentaries
  • Multi-Marketing Strategist (Mar 2003-Mar 2013)- Contractor, London, UK, Los Angeles, CA, New York City, NY & St. Louis, MO.
    • Breathed new life into small businesses and artist promotions by creating digital and social media brand strategies, websites, and PR/communications strategies
    • Served as beta tester, UX consultant and digital interface design expert for mobile and web apps, websites, blogs and social media pages.
    • Designed and promoted art and music events for crowds of 5000+, obtaining major sponsors
    • Negotiated and wrote contracts with International agencies for artists and sponsorships for events and fundraisers.

Education

  • MA International Journalism (2008 with Merit) — City University, London, UK. Print/Online module, Pop Music specialism
    Co-developed a live global news site, Mind the Globe, serving as multimedia editor and beta tester for a new CMS program. Headed a global awareness campaign to end global hunger, “Remember The 37”
  • BA English (2006 cum Laude) — University of Missouri St. Louis. Writing Certificate (2007)
    Revived a defunct student literary publication as co-editor (editing, marketing, event planning) and spokesperson for Litmag

Skills

  • Marketing & Social Media: Great at: SEO and SEM (Searchmetrics, Google Analytics), ASO (App Annie), ABM, project management (JIRA, Basecamp, Trello, Monday, Mavenlink), social media (LinkedIn Campaign Manager, Sprinklr, Hootsuite, Sprout Social) | Good at: UX/UI QA (Web & Mobile), Adobe Omniture, CRM (Marketo, Salesforce), email marketing (Mailchimp) | Okay at: SQL Developer
  • Creative & Design: HTML, CSS, XML, HD camera operation, Adobe Creative Suite, Quark, Apple QuickTime, Final Cut Studio.
  • Office & Language Skills: Microsoft Office, Mac, mobile (Android & iOS), tablet & PC proficient, French language fluency.

Clubs and Hobbies

  • Organizations: Leukemia and Lymphoma Society’s Team in Training (participant, volunteer, and fundraiser), City University–London Alumni Association, Beagles & Buddies (volunteer), Swim with Heart Masters (volunteer and participant), Healing Action Network (fundraiser and volunteer)
  • Hobbies: Running, swimming, hiking, cycling, horseback riding, playing with my dogs, kayaking, boating, road trips and travel, creative writing, visual art, discovering new recipes and thought provoking books

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