Digital Marketer | Sports Scribe
The 160-Characters-or-Less Bio –
Derek’s multifaceted career showcases his rare versatility, limitless drive & remarkable talents in the digital marketing and sports journalism fields.

The Extended Bio –
Derek is a digital marketing professional currently living in Lincoln, NE. He has progressive marketing, social media, writing, search engine optimization and public relations experience across various industries.

His professional resume includes stints as an Account Executive at former Fortune 500 company M.D.C. Holdings, Inc., Internet Marketing Consultant at SEO-focused Page 1 Solutions, and Digital Communications and Technology Manager at nationally recognized Godfather’s Pizza, Inc.

Most recently, Derek transitioned from Director of Internet Operations at an industry-leading software company called Summitsoft to take the role of Content Marketing Lead at Hudl.

In addition to his position at Hudl, Derek’s passion for sports eventually led to the launch of the Fox Sports Engage syndicated site nocoastbias.com. He not only manages a team of writers, but also contributes as a staff writer. The site’s work has been featured on Grantland, SI.com, and ESPN’s Sports Nation.

Outside of his marketing and journalism experience, Derek also made his mark in the professional DJ industry by holding down multiple residencies in Denver’s popular Lower Downtown district. His notoriety led to advertisements for two of his club residencies being featured in the popular Denver Westword magazine. cies being featured in the popular Denver Westword magazine.

To learn more about Derek’s experience, please visit his LinkedIn profile or submit an inquiry at the contact form below.




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    Drupal CMS

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    Harmony CMS

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    AP Stylebook

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    Adobe Photoshop

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  • Content Marketing Lead
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    Hudl -
    • Generate educational content to generate new, qualified leads
    • Develop tools and processes to help the sales team drive leads through sales funnel
    • Lead inbound marketing efforts (HubSpot)
    • Manage team of content creators across multiple departments
    • Work closely with Strategists, Biz Devs and Sales to develop social, email and blog content strategies that impact sales and engagement goals
    • Drive SEO best practices
  • Director of Internet Operations
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    Summitsoft -
    • Grow online sales through regular email campaigns and partnerships
    • Manage all company web properties operations, including site interactivity and lead generation
    • Monitor and continually improve organic search results (SEO)
    • Develop and implement search marketing strategies (SEM)
    • Support e-marketing initiatives through site improvements, A/B testing and reinforcement of online marketing best practices
    • Manage and analyze all site analytics and closely measure performance of site offers, promotions and usability
    • Collaborate with web developer from online project conception through production
    • Ensure web content, offers and other online elements are continually evaluated, updated and optimized
  • Digital Communications & Technology Manager
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    Godfather's Pizza -
    • Oversee company’s social media strategy and social media team across all internal brands and platforms
    • Execute and manage implementation of on-going Search Engine Optimization (SEO) strategies
    • Direct public relations department strategies
    • Manage all web content and projects related to company's web properties • Audit vendor relationships
    • Guide information technology projects in alignment with organizational goals
  • Founder, Staff Writer
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    No Coast Bias -
    • Positioned nocoastbias.com to be syndicated on the Yardbarker/Foxsports.com network within 6 months of site launch
    • Develop strategies to increase social media presence at an accelerated rate
    • Manage team of approximately 20 writers residing throughout the United States
    • Created website’s custom style guide, posting protocols, and guiding principles
    • Complete all website’s design and content management system (CMS) projects
    • Train staff on maximizing the use of directories, message boards and social media to promote content
  • Staff Writer
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    Corn Nation -
    • Write editorials and recaps regarding University of Nebraska athletics
    • Conduct interviews of sports personalities and current and former athletes
  • Internet Marketing Consultant
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    Page 1 Solutions -
    • Maximized the effectiveness of Legal & Medical client websites & online marketing via SEO, Design, PPC & Lead analysis & management
    • Conducted on-going analysis of Google Analytics & internal website performance reports to proactively provide recommendations to improve marketing strategies
    • Educated clients on basic SEO and Social Media marketing strategies & the progression of the Internet's role in their marketing programs
    • Acted as advocate for clients within the company & liaison between account and all departments in-house
    • Maintained current knowledge of all products & services offered in order to provide efficient, high-quality service as well as take advantage of up-sell opportunities
  • Marketing Manager
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    Richmond American Homes -
    • Developed & implemented marketing plans that generate consumer, realtor & military homebuyer traffic to sales centers & promotional events
    • Executed grassroots & corporate assigned marketing strategies & campaign initiatives
    • Coordinated production, installation & strategy of all community & directional signage
    • Enforced all community & marketing deliverable standards by conducting consistent website audits & community visitations
    • Collaborated with sales management & associates on creating homebuyer/realtor outreach initiatives
    • Maintained divisional & community marketing budgets
    • Managed Marketing Coordinator
  • National Account Executive
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    MDC Holdings/Richmond American Homes -
    • Maintained company marketing standards while developing region specific marketing strategies
    • Lead national marketing campaign & sales event planning & logistics coordination on a bi-monthly basis
    • Managed Account Coordinator & Marketing Interns
    • Collaborated with Media & Interactive teams on tracking (Omniture), SEO, & other online tactics
    • Managed approximately 65% of department’s marketing & new website projects in 2009
    • Trained various employees on renderings/floor plans production process, invoicing, inventory management, & day-to-day operations
    • Designated lead project manager for company’s product imagery such as product renderings, architectural floor plans, interactive deliverables, & photography retouches
    • Coordinated collateral installations & creation of marketing materials for design centers & sales offices
    • Facilitated creation of quarterly Classic Living Print & Online Magazine
    • Designated lead event planner for 2009 national & regional employee meetings
    • Maintained national marketing inventory via item tracking, ordering & invoice processing
  • Regional Management & Marketing Coordinator

    Argentx Properties -
    • Assisted owners in the daily operations of 6 rental properties, 927 Units, & approximately 50 employees throughout the Denver Metro • Managed daily operations & marketing activities of region’s largest property of 305 units • Supervised Marketing & Human Resource team including content writer, designer, recruiter & purchaser • Increased regional occupancy from approximately 65% to 90% within 10-months • Managed Marketing strategies for all of Colorado & most of Nevada/California • Produced region’s print & online deliverables via Adobe Photoshop, Microsoft Publisher, & basic HTML
    • Prospected businesses for joint promotion opportunities
    • Created apartment staging strategies
    • Trained leasing staff on selling & closing techniques
    • Lead implementation of Yardi Voyager property & asset management software


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