Resume

Kayla Garrigan

Eager to learn, ready for a challenge, and always putting together the pieces of the consumer puzzle. My adventurous spirit and can do attitude help me to execute the best ideas that I can dream up.  Check out my resume above or keep reading to learn more about me.

Contact me by email: kaylagarrigan@gmail.com

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Work History

Chervon North America

Social Media Coordinator and Moderator

Social Media Coordinator and Moderator

Naperville, IL

March 2020- Present 

Manages, supports, and identifies influencer relationships.  Creates dynamic social media content and monthly social calendar to drive brand awareness across three brands. Moderates 300+ daily comments on social media posts.


The Harkin Institute for Public Policy & Citizen Engagement 

Undergraduate Communications Manager 

Des Moines, IA 

January 2018 – May 2020 

Collaborated with communications and research staff to create graphics, press releases, and content for Twitter, Facebook and Instagram pages. Ran analytics on social media and created strategies to increase engagement. Promoted to Strategic Communications Manager in May 2018. 


Fellowes Brands 

Project Management Intern, Global Branding 

Itasca, IL 

May 2019- August 2019 

Created and implemented influencer marketing program for new product consumer launch. Analyzed visual assets for 43 competitive companies for internal use. Updated 403 manuals on website for repair technicians to reflect current brand style. Production assisted on week long photo shoot and worked trade show. 

Education

Drake University 

August 2017 – May 2020

GPA: 4.0 

Graduated Suma Cum Laude with degrees in advertising and language and culture of Spanish speaking countries. 2019 recipient of the Beth Walters Peterson award for advertising copywriting. 2020 recipient of the Kappa Tau Alpha Top Scholar Award and SJMC Top Scholar Award for graduating senior with the highest GPA.


Autonomous University of Barcelona 

June 2018 

Gained exposure to new world perspectives and learned about the language and culture of Barcelona, Spain. 

Activities and Involvement

Advertising Club 

Participated in professional development activities relating to advertising. Club discussed news and current trends in the field. 


The Annual Magazine 

Contributing writer, 2017-2018 Edition for yearly Drake University publication. 

Professional Skills

Adobe Suite, including Photoshop, Dreamweaver, InDesign, Premier Pro, Audition, and Illustrator. 

Google Tag Manager Certification 

Institute for Advertising Ethics Certification 

Social media and content management platforms such as Sprout Social, Buffer and Bazaarvoice.  

Photography 

Proficient in HTML, CSS and WordPress 

Advanced knowledge of Spanish Language 

Personal Skills

Loves Challenges 

Values Organization 

Dedicated to Success 

Highly Motivated 

Thinks Creatively