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Patrick S

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Profile Summary
Star Rating
Completed Orders 20
Revisions/Order 0.00
Repeat Clients 20%
Last Login 9/12/2016
Location Irving, TX
Education Bachelors Degree
Status Available
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Asset Type
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Experience
Summary of Experience
Patrick is an award winning radio commercial and promotional copywriter. He began as an intern at a local radio station in 1996 and quickly rose to the position of head copywriter and production director. His produced copy has been recognized by the Indiana Broadcasters Association, Illinois Association of Broadcasters and Kansas Association of Broadcasters and has been heard in major markets such as Chicago and Dallas. In addition to winning awards in numerous award competitions, Patrick's work has also been recognized in the Silver Microphone Award, Radio and Production Magazine and local ADDY Awards competitions.
Coming from a family dedicated to the community, Patrick grew up heavily involved with a local youth basketball organization. Following his playing career, he served as a coach, league director and has written press releases detailing the group's accomplishments and informing the community of upcoming events.
An avid fan of stand-up comedy, Patrick has taken to the stage on occasion with self-written material and has assisted fellow comics in writing material for their acts.
Specialties
Patrick specializes in radio commercial script writing. Keeping the length of the advertisement in mind, he creates engaging and informative copy for successful, effective campaigns. His span of goods, services and industries covers a broad range from consumer and retail to industrial and medical.
Interests
Patrick is an avid reader of biographies and autobiographies. He is also a big sports fan with football being his game choice, especially when Notre Dame or the Chicago Bears are playing. When there's not a game on, Patrick can be found keeping up with his guilty pleasure - professional wrestling.
Education
Illinois Center For Broadcasting Feb 1996 – Dec 1996
Radio, Diploma

Patrick was able to hone his skills of writing radio commercial copy that led him to a lengthy career on the creative side of broadcast advertising.


Tri-State University Sep 1989 – Jun 1994
English Education, B.S.

Patrick taught junior and senior high school English focusing on grammar, literature and composition.


Honors and Awards
Best 60 Second Commercial Patrick received the award for the best 60 second commercial at the annual event for a local auto repair shop.

Best 60 Second Commercial Patrick received the award at the annual event for top 60 second commercial for an area hunting supply store.

Best Overall Commercial Patrick was a finalist in the international awards competition with a commercial for a local bagel shop.

Best 60 Second Commercial Patrick was a finalist in the nationwide awards competition with a commercial for a local bagel shop.

Best 60 Second Commercial Patrick was a finalist in the nationwide competition with 2 entries - an area bagel shop and a pizza shop.

Best 60 Second Commercial Patrick received the award at the annual event for the top 60 second commercial for a local restaurant.

Silver Medal Patrick was awarded 2nd place for top radio station promotional announcement for an area concert festival.

Best 60 Second Commercial and Best Radio Station Promotional Announcement Patrick received awards at the annual event for top 30 second commercial for a local sports bar and top station promotional announcement for a concert ticket giveaway.

Best 30 Second Commercial Patrick received the award at the annual event for top 30 second commercial for a local sports bar.

Best Radio Station Promotional Announcement Patrick received the award at the annual event for top promotional announcement for a motorcycle giveaway.

Top 30 Second Commercial and Top Radio Station Promotional Advertisement Patrick received awards at the annual event for best 30 second commercial for a local hair styling salon and best radio station promotional advertisement for a local movie festival.

Top 30 Second Commercial and Top 60 Second Commercial Patrick received the awards at the annual awards event for best 30 second commercial for a local nursery and best 60 second commercial for a sports bar.

Most Humorous Commercial Patrick received the award at the annual awards event for Most Humorous Commercial for a local car dealership.

Best 30 Second Commercial, Most Humorous Commercial, Best Station Promo Announcement Patrick received awards in 3 categories at the annual awards event winning for top radio station promotional announcement, the Most Humorous Commercial Award to a technological company and Best 30 Second Commercial for a local automotive dealership.

Projects by Industry
Entertainment

Patrick has worked in the advertising area of radio since 1996. A majority of the formats he has worked for target the demographics of females 18-54 and males 24-54 ranging from good, services and industries including retail, industrial, manufacturing and medical. The produced versions of his written copy have been heard in major markets such as Chicago and Dallas.

Sports

Patrick has been involved with a youth basketball organization since his childhood. After he was a player he became a coach and league director. He has also served in the public relations capacity by writing press releases detailing organization accomplishments ands promoting upcoming events,

Humor

As a big fan of stand-up comedy Patrick has been lucky enough to take to the stage on a few occasions with self-written material. He has also worked with fellow comedic hopefuls to create material for their acts. Some of Patrick's favorite comics are Christopher Titus, Kathy Griffin, Jim Gaffigan and Bo Burnham because of their styles of observational and story-telling styles of comedy.

Projects by Asset Type
Radio Spot

Patrick began as an intern at a small radio station in 1996 and quickly rose to the position of head copywriter and production director. His work have been recognized at the local, state and national levels and has been heard in major markets such as Chicago and Dallas. Working at radio stations of numerous formats has given me experience writing copy aimed at demographics across a wide spectrum of ages and genders.

Projects By Expertise
Copywriter

Patrick began writing copy in 1996 when he entered the broadcasting industry. Since then he has written thousands of radio commercials for small and major markets. His produced work has been recognized at the local, state and national levels. The formats Patrick has worked with cover a wide spectrum giving him experience writing engaging and informative copy for all demographics.

Projects by Writing Style
Humorous

Patrick has written radio commercial copy for hundreds of advertisers spanning a wide range of industries aimed a many difference demographic groups. Many of those clients prefer to infuse their messages with humor. Always looking for a way to break away from cliché, Patrick's resume includes awards for most humorous commercial in awards competitions.

Promotional

Patrick has written thousands of promotional scripts throughout his career for both the radio stations he has worked for as well as the many businesses who have advertised with those stations. Patrick has tailored each copywriting project to meet the client's needs and business. In some cases that means straightforward, single-person copy while for others creative, humorous multi-person copy is more effective in the creation of effective campaigns.

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