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DAMIEN SMITH

Norfolk, VA

(757) 748-6856

damien.smith@guerrillasocialmedia.com

 

OBJECTIVE:

Utilize my professional and personal experience with the Military, Navy Exchange and Social Media/Marketing to develop a high impact and powerful social media marketing strategy. My intention is to be an immediate asset while exercising my technical skills and applying my growth potential to the fullest as I learn and grow within the organization.

 

EDUCATION

University of Maryland, College Park, Psychology, Women’s Studies

Tidewater Community College, Management

EXPERIENCE:

2008-Present: Social Media Strategist and Trainer

Guerrilla Social Media Norfolk, VA:

  • Develops strategies to help businesses get more interaction, engagement, and revenue with Facebook, Twitter, YouTube, LinkedIn, Foursquare, Google, Website/Blog, and social review sites like Yelp, Yellowpages.com, and Trip Advisor, and email campaign that have resulted in thousands of new likes/fans and thousands of dollars of revenue for several retail businesses
  • Creates creative contest ideas that encourage community growth (more likes and followers), interaction (more comments, likes or mentions), and business traffic. These contests have resulted in thousands of new likes, and thousands of dollars in revenue being generated
  • Make recommendations on search engine optimization helping clients generate better search engine ranking through the use of basic SEO principles.
  • Keynote public speaking engagements presenting new and existing concepts on social media, online branding, parental awareness etc. on a national level. Also experienced in motivating employees and team members to embrace and get involved in the social media experience though informative and interactive classes, seminars and workshops.
  • Email Marketing: Developed campaigns with Constant Contact, and Survey Monkey to yield significant response from customers and interested prospects.

 

1996-2006 Fire Controlman/Tomahawk Workcenter Supervisor

US Navy Jacksonville, FL, Norfolk, VA

  • Senior maintenance technician for the Tomahawk Weapons Control System (TWCS Post Block III), ATWCS T3L0, and ATWCS T3L4 while holding a Top Secret Security Clearance.  Participated in numerous missile simulation exercises with multiple ships as launch control operator and missile engagement planner. Oversaw and assisted in the removal and installation of hardware and software during shipboard transition from TWCS to ATWCS and subsequent upgrades to include loading of new software versions and troubleshooting experimental versions and software patches.
  • Assisted in duties as work shop supervisor and was responsible for the daily training, tasking and supervision of junior sailors.
  • USS Barry Organized and managed the work center responsible for the maintenance, operation, and system administration of the Advanced Tomahawk Weapons System (ATWCS).  Specialized in team and materials management in a complex multi-system environment. Trained junior sailors to operate and maintain the ATWCS,
  • Managed the safety and fitness programs for Strike Division on USS Barry

 

 

FIND ME ONLINE:

Website: www.guerrillasocialmedia.com

Find Me on Facebook: www.facebook.com/damienss

Connect with Me: www.linkedin.com/in/damienss

Follow Me: www.twitter.com/damienss

YouTube: www.youtube.com/guerrillasm

COMPUTER PROGRAMS/SOFTWARE EXPERIENCE:

Windows 98/XP/Professional/NT,Adobe Master Collection including Photoshop, Premier Pro, Fireworks, Soundbooth and More, Camstudio, Windows Movie Maker, iMovie, Prezi, ooVoo, Thunderbird, Intermediate HTML, Microsoft Word, Microsoft Excel, Microsoft Power Point, Microsoft Chat, Outlook, Internet Explorer, OMMS-NG, CMTPC, C2PC, Net Meeting, mIRC, SKED, NAVFit Eval.

AWARDS:

Enlisted Surface Warefare Specialist, Navy Achievement Medal, Good Conduct Medal, Navy Unit Commendation Medal, Armed Forces Expeditionary Medal, National Defense Medal, Global War on Terrorism Expeditionary Medal, Global War on Terrorism Service Medal, Letters of Commendation

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