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Dan Wade

I am an experienced communications and marketing professional with a strong track record of helping great ideas take root through the use of coordinated media strategy and effective audience targeting. My passion is for helping people solve big problems and for building communities that support entrepreneurship, especially in the Midwest.  

(612) 222-0343
Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA


Digital Media Manager, Medical Alley Association, June 2017 - Present

  • Wrote and edited copy for print, web, email, social, and executive presentations
  • Created and executed company social media strategy that has more than doubled audience size
  • Collaborated with partner organizations to create education and community building events
  • Met with member companies to help develop PR strategies for their company news
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Director of Communications, Life Floor, Feb 2015 - Feb 2017

  • Solicited and coordinated press coverage of key company events and people
  • Wrote and edited copy for print, social, email, website, and trade show assets
  • Built and executed an influencer marketing program with industry leaders
  • Created marketing material and best practices for new sales partners
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Director of Activation, LockerDome, June 2013 - Feb 2015

  • Pitched, executed, and analyzed social media campaigns for over 300 brand and media partners
  • Served as company spokesman and media contact for issues regarding sports and social media
  • Presented company vision and strategy at PR and media conferences
  • Met with fellow portfolio companies to help them build a digital marketing strategy


Researcher For Will Carroll, Sports Illustrated, Feb 2011 - June 2013

  • Researched and wrote column introductions on medical developments in Major League Baseball
  • Consulted with Major League Baseball front offices on medical issues and player acquisition
  • Presented proprietary research at medical conferences
  • Built and queried a finely detailed sports injury database for research purposes


Writer and Editor, Freelance, June 2008 - Present

  • Wrote and edited content at outlets like Modern Healthcare, Forbes, and NBC Sports/Rotoworld
  • Matched credited author’s voice and style to avoid detection when ghostwriting
  • Fact-checked and copyedited client content to improve readability and accuracy of their material

Education and Skills


University of Chicago, A.B., Political Science, 2009

Northwestern University, M.S.J., Journalism


AP Style, Asana, Content Marketing, Chicago Style, Deadline Writing, Google Analytics, Media Relations, Microsoft Office, Multiple CMS, Paid Social Media, Public Speaking, Slack, Wordpress   

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