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Career CapsuleWorking in media and marketing since 1988 with an emphasis on writing for audio, print, and internet. Strong reputation as creative, innovative, and strategic. National radio spokesperson. Team leader, guerrilla marketing champion, accomplished presenter, and veteran meeting facilitator. Author or co-author of seven resources including the amazon.com top-25 bestseller, Simply Romantic® Nights. Synthesizes text, images, audio, and video for creative product packaging. Professional ExperienceCreative Director, GSF MediaSmyrna, Tennessee Developed and implemented strategic marketing plans for implementation through radio Directed and managed a team of freelance sound designers National radio spokesperson for World Vision (16,000 sponsored children in three years; Equivalent of $6.7-million per year) Relationships with leading radio networks and stations Wrote, directed, and produced short- and long-form audio programming (media buys for programming in excess of $1-million annually) Work with clients such as World Vision, Women of Faith, and Turning Point. Freelance Writer and Marketing ConsultantFranklin, Tennessee Marketing Writer (by Contract)Birdsong Creative, Franklin, Tenn.Recent clients include an internet company, a publisher, a building contractor, and an entertainment company....

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Letter of Reference from Wayne Kinde

A physical copy of this letter appears in my portfolio in book form. March 20, 2006 To Whom it May Concern: I’ve worked with Mark Whitlock at Thomas Nelson as co-workers for over a year and have seen the kind of commitment and loyalty I admire in an employee. When an opening arose within my publishing division, I jumped at the chance to inquire if Mark was available. It was December 2005 when I hired Mark to join my staff as a Senior Acquisitions Editor, and it was the beset decision I could have ever made. Not to sound too flowery in a letter such as this, but for me it was a life-changing hire. In taking the various strengths tests, Mark ranked very high in strategy. This was a critical piece of my business that I needed. But more than that, I saw in Mark a relational person (not highly likely in someone so strategic) who could bring a strong sense of cohesiveness in relating to authors, agents,...

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Letter of Reference from Bob Lepine

A physical copy of this letter appears in my portfolio in book form. February 4, 2004 To Whom it May Concern: I had the distinct pleasure and joy of working with Mark Whitlock for more than a decade at FamilyLife. I hired Mark to come to work with us as we were launching a new daily radio program, “FamilyLife Today,” in late 1992. Mark brought skill and commitment to his work as the recording engineer, and editor for the program. He viewed his work as a vocation more than a job, and gave himself fully to any assignment. I most appreciated his creativity and his discerning ear as he listened critically to each program we were creating. He was fully engaged in what he was doing. Mark’s transitioned from the broadcasting team to our publishing division and brought greaet skill and creativity to that area, as well. His portfolio speaks for itself. The projects that were under his direction were created with excellence, and a commitment to quality and...

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Letter of Reference from Gregg Stutts

A physical copy of this letter appears in my portfolio in book form. February 2, 2004 To Whom it May Concern: For just over three years, I had the privilege of managing Mark Whitlock as he led our product development efforts at FamilyLife Publishing. Mark is without question the most energetic, optimistic, and creative person with whom I’ve ever worked. In fact, one consultant referred to Mark as a “genius.” Along with these traits, comes a man with integrity, compassion, and the heart of a servant. The products that Mark almost single-handedly created for us have generated millions of dollars in revenue and will continue to do so. He is leaving big shoes for someone to fill. His vision, creative leadership, enthusiasm, and energy will be missed. He is a can-do, “charge the hill” guy who is not content with current results or the status quo. If you’re looking for someone to make a difference and work toward aggressive goals – Mark is your man. The ideal environment for...

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Letter of Reference from Bob DeMoss

A physical copy of this letter appears in my portfolio in book form. February 10, 2004 To Whom it May Concern: A number of years ago, Mark Whitlock and I worked at Focus on the Family for Dr. James Dobson. Last year, our paths crossed again when I joined the staff of FamilyLife. What a real privilege it has been to have worked twice with such a talented and gifted man. Without hesitation, Mark is one of the most creative persons I’ve ever known. He’s much more than a strong writer and “big idea” thinker. He has this knack of seeing beyond “what is” to “what could be.” His insights and optimism are infectious. Indeed, Mark is a real gem for the right company. Keep in mind, Mark’s level of creativity and his “can do” attitude are not for everyone. If you need someone to function with a “business as usual” approach, Mark is not your man. That would be like harnessing a race horse to plow a field....

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