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Dan Wade

I am an experienced communications and marketing professional with a strong understanding of how to use paid, earned, and owned media to help organizations reach a variety of audiences with their key stories. 

(612) 222-0343


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

  • Led the creation of all web, digital, and social copy as well as most press statements
  • Collaborated with government relations team to create lobbying materials and public comments
  • Created and executed company social media strategy, doubling our total social audience size
  • Directed media relations for major company events, including coordinating with federal officials
  • Increased community engagement by cross-promoting events to further raise local awareness 
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Director of Communications, Life Floor, Feb 2015 - Feb 2017

  • Wrote and edited copy for print, social, email, website, and trade show assets
  • Directed all company media relations efforts leading to local and national coverage
  • Overhauled marketing strategy leading to six-figure growth in ARR
  • Developed and maintained relationships with key opinion leaders and influencers
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Director of Activation, LockerDome, June 2013 - Feb 2015

  • Hired, trained, and provided strategic leadership for the activation team
  • Acted as company spokesman and coordinated media coverage 
  • Wrote content pieces for media partners and presented at conferences to raise company profile
  • Pitched, executed, and analyzed digital media campaigns for over 200 brand and media clients
  • Lectured early stage companies backed by Cultivation Capital on product-market fit


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

  • Researched and wrote column introductions on medical developments for Sports Illustrated 
  • Consulted with Major League Baseball front offices on medical issues and player acquisitions
  • 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 Forbes, Cynopsis Media, 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, Chicago Style, Content Marketing, Crisis Communications, Google Analytics, Media Relations, Microsoft Office, Multiple CMS, Paid Social Ads, Photoshop, Public Speaking, Slack, Social Media,   

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