Currently I am a graduate student at the University of Georgia pursuing my master’s in mass communication with a concentration in advertising and I have completed a certificate in music business. I am professionally interested in marketing, advertising, public relations, and event production, and I am interested in fusing these interests with my passion for the music industry. I am also interested in the technological uses of Big Data for marketing and advertising purposes, specifically via social media.

Current GPA: 3.62, Graduation Date: December 2013


University of Georgia — M.A. Journalism & Mass Communication, Music Business Certificate, 2011-present

Clemson University — B.A. Communication Studies, 2006-2009


Vinyl Magazine: Contributing Writer & Photographer, Marketing & Advertising Intern  Athens, GA—  Feb. 2013-present 


Foundry Entertainment/The Melting Point: Artist Booking & Event Marketing Athens, GA—  Sept. 2012-present

  • Aided in booking artists for AthFest Music & Arts Festival 2013, i.e. headliner Zoogma

    Zoogma at AthFest 2013
    Zoogma at AthFest 2013
  • Updating social media sites
  • Local show promotions
    • “Street Team”
  • Artist hospitality/runner
  • Sell band merchandise during shows

Athfest inc.: marketing/advertising/event coordination/Social Media     Athens, GA—  Jan. 2012-present 

I have been working directly under the director of AthFest Inc. and have been learning the planning and PR processes of a nonprofit organization, as well as overall production of a music and arts festival and half marathon.

  • Keep all social media current (Facebook, Twitter) for AthFest Music & Arts Festival and the AthHalf (Athens, GA Half Marathon)

    AthFest 2013
    AthFest 2013
  • Digital marketing
  • Festival and half marathon promotions
  • Festival and half marathon production
    • Inventory
    • Set-up / Break-down
    • Artist Hospitality
    • Event organization
    • Crisis management
    • Volunteer organization

The Syndicate: Music & Entertainment Marketing Intern: Weehawken, NJ —  May-June 2013

  • Researched & aided in venue selection for Street Fight Summit 2013

    The Syndicate
    The Syndicate
  • Wrote press releases for up and coming bands and completed PR reports for clients
  • Researched bands and provided social media set up for Taco Bell’s Feed the Beat
  • Posted in The Syndicate’s blog
  • Market research for the promotion of musicians, bands, and comedians via “Street Teams”
  • Writing artist and album descriptions for promotional college radio mailings
  • Designed a report highlighting the successful digital marketing projects


Livenation: Marketing & Public Relations: Jason Aldean Night Train Tour, Sanford Stadium, Athens, GA —    April 13, 2013 

Jason Aldean Sanford Stadium
Jason Aldean Sanford 
  • Day of show set-up
  • During show press relations
  • During show organization of photographer schedule




“Men of the Cloth” a documentary film on Italian master tailors, glen ridge, NJ —     2 month post-filming work experience (2010) 

Men of the Cloth
Men of the Cloth
  • Transcribed filmed interviews into a time coded transcript with use of InqScribe
  • Proposed editing ideas
  • Analyzed complete transcripts and the corresponding film segments
  • Marketing and funding research



Magazine intern, Action sports group: surfer magazine & Snowboarder magazine, San juan capistrano, ca — 5 week summer internship (2007) 

Surfer Mag
Surfer Mag
  • Website writer & Graphic designer
  • Radio audio analyzer for radio shows & online Interviews
  • Responsible for redesigning SURFER Magazine’s online radio show webpage
  • Transcribed and summarized radio audio into news articles
  • Redesigned professional snowboarders’ online profiles



SYNERGY Healthcare Communications, Bedminster, NJ — one month internship (2005) 


I was exposed to the copyright laws and foundations of health communications, was responsible for the design and layout of medical-related brochures, and participated in medical communication research for company clients. My main responsibility was collecting advertisement ideas, which would be presented to the SYNERGY’s clientele.

Extra-Curricular Activities & Recent Projects 

  • MBUS May Day Music Festival: Melting Point, Athens, GA: Head of Marking & Press Relations
  • Classic City Grit: A Benefit Night for Nuci’s Space
    • One night, student run concert with all profits benefiting Nuci’s Space
    • Marketing and advertising campaign via social media & newspaper
  • Lecturer & Press Conference Interviewer & Leader at GSPA Fall Conference- October 2012
    • Covering the Arts: Music Business Edition- Music Journalism vs. Music PR (2 lectures)
    • Advertising Lecture- Advertising basics & the use of social media and user data (1 lecture)
    • Press Conference with singer-songwriter Kyshona Armstrong
  • Counselor & Lecturer at UGA Grady’s Georgia Scholastic Press Association (GSPA) One Week Camp- June 2012
    • Advertising 101 Lecture
  • Student Writer & Contributor to Student Published BIG DATA Magazine
  • Grammy U Member: Atlanta Chapter


  • Writing, research, interviewing, editing, AP Style, teaching,
  • Social media (Facebook, Twitter, Foursquare, WordPress, Blogger, Instagram)
  • Blogging
  • Photography (concert, music festival)
  • MS Word/Pages, MS Excel/Numbers, MS Powerpoint/Keynote,
  • Photoshop & Indesign
  • Final Cut Pro
  • Soundslides Plus, Switch, Audacity,
  • Dreamweaver & InqScribe

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  1. Jackie, I know you posted these dog pictures some time ago, but they are wonderful pictures.I have a dog that is absolutely identical to your white terri poo. We got him at the pound when he was only 10 months old so we are unsure of his pedigree. He is now 12 years old and we are scared of whats coming. We would love to replace him some day and couldn’t think of a better breed. I was wondering if
    you could tell me where you got him from. Also, is his tail docked? Thank you in advance for answering me (if you do) I appreciate it very much. We just love our little guy (Sprocket) What is your dogs name? I live north of Toronto Ontario and would love to know the breeder. Thank you,Peter Magill

    • Hey Peter! I got my terripoo (Summer) from a breeder in upstate NY called New Hope Kennels. It was near the town of Skaneateles after I saw an ad hanging on the wall at a local diner; This was about 8 or 9 years ago. Her tail is not docked but it suites her build and is a nice feathery tail. If you have any other questions please don’t hesitate to ask!

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