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  Ralph Allora
Professional/Personal Overview
  Looking for someone to get right to the heart of your brand, and spark it into vivid words and ideas? I'm your guy. I've crafted brand messaging, promotions and marketing ideas for some of the world's biggest media brands, and I can do it for you.

My background spans more than two decades in marketing and advertising, with management and creative experience at major publishers. My client work has included The New York Times, The Wall Street Journal, and Architectural Digest. On behalf of my media clients I've created attention-getting content for consumer brands including Acura, Brooks Brothers, Canon, Century 21, Ford Mustang, Glenfiddich, Heineken Light, Land Rover, Michelin, Montblanc, Paul Mitchell, and Subaru.

Whether you need brand messaging that carves out a distinctive market position, marketing ideas that drive revenue and expand business opportunities, or high-quality sponsored content that resonates with your audience, get in touch.
Work Info
Copywriter 23 Years
Promotions 23 Years
Writer 23 Years
Automotive 21 Years
Entertainment 21 Years
Fashion 16 Years
Total Media Industry Experience
21 Years
Media Client List (# assignments last 2 yrs)
Time Inc (11+), Hearst Magazines (6-10), Forbes (3-5), Rodale (3-5), Readers Digest Association (1-2)
Corporate Client List (# assignments last 2 yrs)
Avvo.com (11+)
Other Work History
Author, Winning Sales Letters From Prospect to Close (McGraw-Hill)

Co-founder, Co-Principal, TRAY Creative

Creative Services Director, Cargo Magazine, Conde Nast Publications

Group Marketing Director, Motor Trend and Automobile Magazine

Promotion Director, Esquire Magazine

Project Manager, Special Sections and Programs, Forbes Magazine

Senior Promotional Writer, U.S. News & World Report
Computer Skills
Word, Excel, Powerpoint, Mac OS X, Windows XP, Mac Pages/Keynote, WordPress
Kristina Juzaitis, Creative Director of Advertising, DEPARTURES
Carol Nelson, Director, Special Sections, Forbes
Julie Clarkson, Senior Marketing Manager, Avvo.com

(Contact info available upon request)
At Automobile Magazine, oversaw development of Chrysler-sponsored CD-ROM for college market, which won an International Automotive Media Award (Gold) for Best Multimedia Concept
Puget Sound American Marketing Association
B.A. Communications, Rutgers College (Phi Beta Kappa)

Completed certificate course in Economics of Magazine Publishing (New York University)
Freelancer Availability
I freelance full-time. I live near Seattle-Tacoma, WA. I am willing to travel regionally. I have a driver's license. I have access to a car.
Work Samples
Sponsored Content  
(Architectural Digest)
Sales Collateral  
Web Content