Thomas C Clouser, VP Sales 7/2/13

Thomas C. Clouser

clouser33@gmail.com
96 Observatory St.
Manor, PA  15665
C. 724-975-7980
H. 724-863-6564

Work Experience

Vice President Sales/Art Director                                                                                                                             

Premier Promotional Solutions, Inc.                                                                            Jan. 2003-present

  • Participate in the day-to-day operation of the company
  • Develop client relationships through interaction including phone, digital and face-to-face
  • Maintain company social media outlets including website, Facebook, LinkedIn, You Tube and Twitter
  • Create and edit product videos and demonstrations to use as a sales tool for the company
  • Assist clients with their marketing efforts by recommending innovative ideas to grow their business keeping within their budget
  • Operate Direct to Garment (DTG)apparel printer
  • Coordinate all artwork that filters through the company including minor and major edits and design
  • Design and develop client on-line company merchandise programs for branding purposes
  • Supervise all company marketing efforts
  • Meet with corporate officers to set budgets and develop a plan to increase sales
  • Maintain company website and content

 Vice President Sales & Marketing

Red Oak Advertising                                                                                           June 1998-Nov. 2002

  • Maintained customer relationships by creating innovative marketing solutions using all forms of media including promotional products, print, radio and direct mail
  • Worked with clients to develop company store programs and recognition programs to increase employee morale, increase employee retention etc., company store programs take the form of hard copy catalog and on-line
  • Coordinated the development of company website including design, content and ideas
  • Performed different levels of graphic design with client logos including minor editing to make print-ready for various printing methods
  • Supervised company marketing efforts through various forms of media
  • Acted as technical support for all employees
  • Responsible for company utilizing technology as a source of business including e-mailing digital artwork to vendors, web presence and offering clients graphic design capabilities and corporate catalog design
  • Co-created two international award-winning marketing programs

 Director of Corporate Programs

First Commonwealth Bank, Indiana, PA                                                              June 1996-June 1998

  • Provided marketing and communications support to the entire corporation, which included nine partner banks, a Trust Company, a Mortgage Lending Company and a Data Processing Company
  • Assisted with the creation and development of advertising campaigns, including print ads, statement stuffers/brochures and posters; maintained a $1.5 million budget for corporate advertising; presented advertising objectives and strategies to partner banks; developed marketing schedules
  • Authorized bank contributions, sponsorships and advertising for local associations and organizations
  • Managed corporate newsletter which was distributed to more than 1,200 employees; redesigned the newsletter on employee feedback; wrote and coordinated newsletter content
  • Prepared and presented marketing plans to bank presidents and upper level management
  • Acted as company liaison between vendors, printers and advertising agencies and designers
  • Developed corporate proposals for product managers

 

Awards, Achievements and Activities

  • Current Vice President for the Three Rivers Advertising Specialty Association (TRASA)
  • Past board member, Manor Presbyterian Church and current Treasurer
  • Past board member, Penn Trafford Band Parents Association
  • Past board member, Indiana County Guidance Center
  • Past Board Member, Indiana County Chapter Big Brothers Big Sisters
  • Class facilitator for various marketing topics at Indiana University of PA
  • Served as IUP Ambassador Scholarship Nominating Committee

 

Education

Indiana University of Pennsylvania, Indiana, PA

Bachelor of Arts, May 1996

Major:  Journalism/Public Relations/Marketing

Continuing Education Units (CEU)

Completed 70 hours of education and successfully completed exam to obtain the Certified Advertising Specialist (CAS) designation

Completed 170 hours of education and successfully completed exam to obtain the Master Advertising Specialist (MAS) designation



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