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Bill Hammons Résumé



Boulder, CO 80303
bill@wrhammons.com
www.wrhammons.com
www.linkedin.com/in/wrhammons
www.facebook.com/searchoptimizer

OBJECTIVE: To put my extensive experience to maximum service

EXPERIENCE:

WRHAMMONS.COM
Boulder, CO
Owner and Operator
2005-Present

  • Implements Search Engine Optimization for multiple clients in the fields of Hospitality, Law, Psychology, Politics, Transportation using meta tags, content creation, and link campaigns
  • Codes HTML pages, maintains PHP forum, and conducts marketing for www.wrhammons.com, home of Bill Hammons’ American Politics Guide, which receives 17,000+ visitors daily
  • Supervised independent contractors in page-coding, marketing efforts for www.wrhammons.com
  • Hammons for United States Congress
    Boulder, CO
    Candidate
    2007-2008, 2009-2010

  • Successfully petitioned onto the General Election ballot with 899 valid signatures
  • Unity Party of America now officially recognized in Colorado as result of petition
  • Debated and otherwise appeared on Colorado television multiple times (NBC, PBS, Fox)
  • Interviewed by Bret Saunders of KBCO radio
  • Debated major party candidates at multiple Rotary Club luncheons and CU Undebate
  • Profiled by Denver Post, Rocky Mountain News, 5280, Boulder Daily Camera, Colorado Daily, Summit Daily, Longmont Times-Call, Colorado Statesman
  • Mentioned in national wire by the Associated Press
  • Newsweek, Inc.
    New York, NY
    Manager, Rights and Reprint Sales
    2000-2005

  • Implemented new procedures to increase efficiency and profitability of both permissions and reprint operations
  • Sold reprints of articles to corporations and other organizations
  • Acted as liaison with Newsweek's syndication service, overseeing the republication of Newsweek articles in newspapers and magazines
  • Negotiated licensing agreements with online services and with database vendors
  • Rights and Permissions Manager
    1998-2000

  • Evaluated all requests to use Newsweek material and directed staff in the granting, pricing, and tracking of permissions
  • Increased profits by nearly $100,000 in both 1998 and 1999
  • Granted permission for Newsweek's portrayal in Harrison's Flowers, a feature film starring Andie MacDowell
  • Henry Holt and Company, Inc.
    New York, NY
    Permissions Assistant
    1997-1998

  • Evaluated, priced, and processed all requests for permission to use Holt material
  • Performed all administrative tasks, including revenue reports, annual forecasts, and copyright applications
  • Carol Mann Literary Agency
    New York, NY
    Intern
    1997

  • Reviewed book contracts for data-entry purposes
  • Assisted in the submission of titles to publishers
  • Walker and Company
    New York, NY
    Intern
    1996

  • Organized and implemented publicity campaign for VOLUNTEERING IN NEW YORK CITY
  • Evaluated manuscripts, both agented and unsolicited
  • ACADEMICS:

    New York University, College of Arts and Science

  • Bachelor of Arts in English and American Literature
  • Graduated 1997 with a 3.33 Cumulative GPA
  • Dean's List: Fall 1995, Spring 1996, Fall 1996, Spring 1997
  • 1490 SAT (730 Verbal / 760 Math) Spring 1992

    SKILLS: 64 WPM Typing, Access, Excel, Google Analytics, HTML, PHP, Quark, Word

    ACTIVITIES: Ultramarathoner and Boston-Qualified Marathoner

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