Advertising Director

Salary Requested:  neg.
Education:  Education
B.A-Oklahoma University,Norman OK.,  O.P.A  Oklahoma Press Association-Numerous sales seminars
Pittsburg and Atoka Shopper-McAlester OK.                                                                   2001-2009
Publisher/Senior Marketing Director
Directed southcentral and southeast OK. sales operations and oversaw two offices on all campaign promotions and publishing.
Recruited and trained 7 person sales staff. Achieved record sales increases and successfully marketed New Sections and promotions and increased “close ratio” by 38%
. Increased sales to existing clients by 122% within the first two years of business.
. Executed sales strategies that expanded sales from one to seven counties with direct mail in the first five yes.
. Set up distribution and delivery systems that increased market penetration by 18%
The Bargain Bulletin-Paris TX.                                                                                       1997-2001
Co.-owner/Senior Marketing Director
Directed sales staff of 12 people in 1o counties across Southeast OK. and Northeast Texas
Achieved record sales volume by over 200%  and provided enough revenue to expand and open up two more publications.
. Reduced staff turn over by 24%
. Coordinated startup and developed marketing, sales and telemarketing strategies. Hired,trained and motivated  sales staff.
Name: Brent Gentry
Phone:  (405) 819-5714
13605 Cantonway
Piedmont, Oklahoma 73078
Other:  Dear Sir or Madam,
My name is Brent Gentry and would like your consideration in the position that you have available as Marketing Director. Currently, I am the Marketing Director at a publication in western Oklahoma. At this position I am responsible for managing 14 people in various counties. However, I recently went through a divorce and I am looking to relocate. I grew up in the media, with my father owning the publication in Ada, Oklahoma. "I was the kid in back rolling newspapers for the carriers to pick up when I was six years old." After attending college at Oklahoma University, I started my own publication at the age of 24 in Antlers,Oklahoma. I have compiled my experience as a professional in my attached resume. However, it still doesn't reflect on how I feel about the media industry. Marketing is my passion and really I enjoy helping my client's market their products and help them achieve their goals as well as my own. I am a third generational Publisher with a strong background in marketing. I have made sure my own and my staff quota's are always achieved. I believe in setting an example for my staff and wouldn't ask them to do anything I wouldn't do myself. I am the kind of professional that lives my job and believes in doing it well and exceed goals for better profit. I appreciate your consideration for my employment for this position. I wanted to say Thank you in advance for reviewing my resume and hope to hear back from you.
Respectfully, Brent Gentry 1-405-819-5714