John Doar, Supplier 3/4/13

JOHN DOAR

 

206 E. SHEFFORD ST. • greer, sc 29650 • Phone (864) 640-9616

e-mail  jdoar@brandworksinc.net

 

BUSINESS APPROACH

 

 

My commitment is driving and delivering business with the primary objective of helping our clients succeed with their internal and/or external marketing projects. Through my partnership with Geiger, the largest privately-held promotional products distributor in the country, I have had measurable success in attaining national and local clients, and giving value to each of them.  As a consultant, my focus is advising clients and delivering results for them with energy, enthusiasm, and commitment to overall satisfaction.  Major industry sectors include: retail, city government, hospitality, technology, oil and gas, and entertainment.

 

Experience

 

 

1997–Present  Brandworks, Inc., A Geiger Partner Greenville, SC

Principal and Director of Sales

Distributor of promotional products, including hard-goods and apparel to both large and small businesses; function as an independent contractor and as a partner with Geiger (Lewiston, ME), a leader in the promotional products industry.

n Responsible for new account growth through research and utilizing existing business relationships within targeted industries

n Negotiate pricing, control purchases and manage entire life of client projects

n Prepare all proposals for client projects

n Market product and campaign ideas to stimulate spending and growth

n Serve as liaison and provide leadership between ASI (Advertising Specialty Institute) factories, Geiger corporate departments and end-users within my own corporate structure

n Collaborate with clients by researching and creating ideas using promotional products to increase brand awareness

n Protect the integrity of our clients’ brand and image on any selected promotional product

n Stay abreast of decorating techniques, new product launches and business practices within the promotional products industry

n Responsible for single projects over $100,000

n Manage financial operations for Brandworks, including but not limited to state sales tax, accounts receivable, and accounts payable

n Notable clients: Fox News Channel, Gulf Oil, Harris Teeter, Pepsi, Rite Aid

n Exceeded 2012 sales goal by 15%

 

 

 

 

1995–1997      Associations Plus, Inc.                        Columbia, SC

Account Executive

A leading association management firm in South Carolina with a broad range of state and national association clients, providing management, marketing and education services.

n Assisted Executive Director with new member recruitment activities

n Wrote copy and provided graphic design services for association event publications

n Coordinated and marketed training activities around South Carolina for state associations

n Planned annual conference for over 500 attendees, including site selection, contract negotiation, educational programs, and registration

n Served as the main point of contact and customer relations for SC Electric and Gas customers in the Quality Dealer Program, designed to promote better service from HVAC dealers within SCE&G’s service territory

Education

 

1990-1994       Winthrop University                             Rock Hill, SC

Bachelor of Arts, Mass Communication

 

AWARDS

1998-2011: Geiger National Conference Qualifier

2004, 2005: Pinnacle Award for Highest Sales, Geiger/O’Cain Division

2004: Member, Geiger Square Rigger Club for cumulative sales exceeding $2.5 million

2002 Sales Partner of the Year, Geiger Southeast Region

2000, 2002, 2003, 2004: Sales Partner of the Year, Geiger/O’Cain Division

1998, 1999: Sales Growth Award, Geiger/O’Cain Division

 

REFERENCES

Available upon request.

 

 



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