Work

EXPERIENCE


Freelance Project Manager | Digital Producer (2017 – Present)
Marketing and Advertising in Agency Setting

> I’m a seasoned, common sense, no-nonsense project manager who delicately balances client requirements and internal needs to successfully push through projects on time and on budget within an ad agency setting
> Experience running projects through both agile and waterfall methodologies
> Experience planning, advocating, initiating and running website projects, digital campaigns, integrated marketing campaigns
> Experience within consumer national and regional advertising
> Experience in bio-tech and pharma advertising including regulatory submissions
> Please contact me here for inquiries and availability

Project Manager | Digital Producer (2015 – 2017)
Questus
Privately Held, 51-200 employees, Marketing and Advertising

> Implement process and organizational changes to create agency efficiencies
> Create, revise and manage project plans, estimates, and scope
> Manage 2-3 ~8-person teams and 3-4 contractors across all initiatives
> Manage and track $1.5M retainer using reports and burn-down charts
> Experience in websites, broadcast tv and radio, integrated campaigns
> Clients: Suzuki, CapitalOne, FanDuel, Driscoll’s

Project Manager (2014 – 2015)
Giant Creative Strategy
Privately Held, 51-200 employees, Marketing and Advertising

> Manage projects with revenues up to $200,000
> Lead 3-4 teams simultaneously across digital and print tactics
> Create estimates, project plans and allocate resources and budget
> Monitor and report project timing, burn and risk through lifecycle
> Lead meetings and communicate priorities and deliverables
> Ensure team awareness on resource and project requirement changes
> Coordinate and plan with agency partners and vendors
> Oversee client regulatory submission process and ensure accuracy
> Experience include: websites, emails, banners, analytics, marketing collateral
> Clients: Medivation, Astellas – Xtandi, Depomed – Gralise, Lazanda

Project Coordinator (2013 – 2014)
Giant Creative Strategy
Privately Held, 51-200 employees, Marketing and Advertising

> Support small-scale projects like email campaigns, banners, landing pages
> Prepare reporting documents including agendas, status reports, planning grids
> Assist in development of assumptions, project plans, and budgets
> Track and report actuals and estimated hours across brands and campaigns
> Facilitate client regulatory submission process
> Clients: Medivation, Astellas – Xtandi, Shire – Vyvanse

Account Executive (2013)
Yelp
Public Company, 1001-5000 employees, Internet

> Screen and vet potential new business
> Plan ads program for new business
> Cold call and pitch Yelp Ads Program to local businesses

New Media Director (2012 – 2013)
The California Aggie
Privately Held, 51-200 employees, Newspapers

> Create, implement and manage dynamic and systematic social media strategy
> Develop ongoing new media strategy with Editor in Chief
> Manage WordPress website
> Develop website design and user experience with web designers and developers
> Collaborate with other local media outlets on multimedia content

Promotions Director (2012 – 2013)
ASUCD Entertainment Council
Privately Held, 11-50 employees, Entertainment

> Develop brand guidelines and marketing communications plans
> Plan creative and strategic direction with client promoters and brands
> Facilitate workflow and progress of promotions team
> Track campaign timelines, burn, and risk
> Collaborate and plan events with on/off campus organizations and groups
> Hosted: Metric, Morrissey, Phoenix, The Postal Service, Porter Robinson, Vampire Weekend

Assistant – Senior (2011 – 2013)
Peter J Shields Library
Educational Institution, 10,001+ employees, Education

> Advise librarians and administration regarding patron traffic and engagement
> Assist patrons with reference regarding humanities, arts, and social sciences
> Manage current periodicals stacks and government document stacks
> Train and manage new assistant staff

Account Planning Intern (2012)
Citizen Group
Privately Held, 11-50 employees, Marketing and Advertising

> Write creative briefs, strategy decks, and contact and status reports
> Manage web development projects with clients and developers
> Manage and maintain ongoing campaigns
> Take meeting notes, buy supplies, and all that fun intern stuff
> Clients: Heinz Endowments, Earth 911, Specialty Studios

Online Media Assistant (2011 – 2012)
ASUCD Entertainment Council
Privately Held, 11-50 employees, Entertainment

> Manage all forms of social and online media including website, Facebook, and Twitter
> Develop strategies for campus advertisement and online traffic growth
> Develop brand and identity
> Grow Facebook likes by 30% and engagement by 150%
> Hosted: Allen Stone, Bon Iver, Cake, Drake, Kendrick Lamar, The Shins, Steve Aoki

 

EDUCATION


University of California, Davis (2009 – 2013)

BA, Communication, Technocultural Studies
Minor, Writing

University of Alberta, via Coursera (2016)

Certification, Software Product Management

 

RECOMMENDATIONS


Matthew Hussey
August 5, 2016, Matthew managed David at Questus

David is a professional who recognizes that successful teams operate on transparency, good communication, and hard work. I had the pleasure of running our agencies largest account with David for 2+ years. He was my go-to partner for project management, budget management, and team camaraderie. During his tenure we were able to grow our cross-functional office located in Southern California by six employees, while driving our day-to-day business forward with 12 team members and multiple vendors in San Francisco. We were able to maintain an impressive profitability margin through his diligence in resource and time management. And we were fully integrated; tackling assignments across digital display, video, social media, print, OOH, and web dev.

David is widely versed in multi-channel marketing, but I strongly believe his future is in technology adoption and knowing how to apply new media to today’s consumer. He understands what branding means in a millennial and digitally social world. David is an extremely valuable asset from an internal and external business operations standpoint. He is unique, himself, and someone you want to know.

Audrey Kell
January 24, 2017, Audrey worked directly with David at Questus

David Ou is the man. This guy is cool, calm, and collected at all times. David is a killer Project Manager who can plan, execute, manage, and oversee every phase of a project. He is always abreast of where things are, next steps, and how to communicate between teams. He’s agile and can pivot whenever there are changes from the client, on a timeline, with a deliverable, etc.

A couple of things I find crucial about David are:
– Attitude: He’s never flipping out. You don’t see this guy worried about things, he keeps his cool, and as a product of that, when there are last minute revisions or needs, he influences all parties of his team to not enter freak out mode.

– Business: David always knows the status of every component of a project. No one is unclear about what their next step is, nor is anyone ever waiting around. David keeps things running smoothly, anticipating what’s coming next.

– Accountable: Anytime you need this guy, he’s already there. He’s the kind of person you assign to flip the switch on a midnight New Years promo, and don’t have any second thoughts about it getting done. He’s 5 steps ahead, always ready go to, exceedingly responsible, and is a strong communicator.

– Overall nice guy: Not only does he have the project HANDLED, he’s just great to be around. One of my favorite things about David is that he has no ego. He’s nice, welcoming, and looks for the best in everybody. He likes to collaborate and provide ideas when invited. He’s the kind of person you want to hang out with after work.

Any opportunity I have to work with David is warmly welcomed.

Patryk Tenorio
August 5, 2016, Patryk worked directly with David at Questus

David was one of the smartest and most talented PMs I’ve ever worked with. He was a go-getter, problem solver, and team leader. There was no problem too big or too small for David and he always delivered at a high level regardless of the difficulty of the situation. If you need someone you can count on in any situation to get the job done, then look no further. David is your man; also if you need any fashion tips… Also don’t look any further. Would I say he can out dress me even? Well… lets not get carried away!

David Lubofsky
April 15, 2015, David managed David indirectly at Giant Creative Strategy

It doesn’t even feel right writing a recommendation for David as a Project Manager–he was way more than that to us at Giant. The title does him zero justice. Though the length of his experience doesn’t make him a Sr. Project Manager, he operated at that level in all facets. His ability to keep projects moving without being pushy is unique; his scoping and project plans are always spot on; his attitude, energy and aura are infectious. When he left Giant, things just were not the same. It can’t be after losing such a crucial piece. Never met a project manager with such crazy work ethic, and his digital knowledge has increased so much since I first met him–possesses a lot of skills that Producers do as well. A wonderful mix. I will somehow find a way to work with David again, and until then, I will be jealous of those who get to. I am sure he will blow the socks off of his new company the same way he did Giant. So missed, on a personal and work level.

Sesh Kannan
April 9, 2015, Sesh managed David at Giant Creative Strategy

I have known David since the day he interviewed for a job at Giant. Since that day, David has continued to impress me and his colleagues with his motivation, can do attitude, and thirst for greater challenges and learning. David works hard yet smartly. David is an asset on any team. Highly recommend David.

Dawn Charlton
March 26, 2015, Dawn managed David at Giant Creative Strategy

I highly recommend David Ou to any team who is looking for a sharp mind, a dedicated spirit, and a delightful comrade.

It was a true pleasure to have David on our team, and to watch him grow quickly into a strong, trusted project manager. He brings out the best in his colleagues, with his rare balance of strong project management characteristics: he is humble and confident, relaxed and conscientious, inquisitive and decisive, a listener and a doer.

Despite limited experience, I assigned David to some high-profile projects during an intense launch for our biggest client, and he did not let us down. He does not shy away from opportunities to learn and practice new skills. He responds to situations and adapts plans accordingly, guiding his projects to success while fostering a respectful, collaborative, no-nonsense atmosphere.

I miss his mind, his earnestness, and his sense of humor – and I have no doubt he will continue to impress and become a highly valued member of any team he works with in the future.

Tu Vu
September 16, 2012, Tu managed David at Citizen Group

While some interns sink, David swam. He was able to handle any task given to him with little to no supervision. David contributed in a variety of ways from copywriting to project management to research and more. He’s bright, intelligent and a quick-learner. You should highly consider hiring David for your company.

Timothy Chin
August 9, 2012, Timothy managed David indirectly at ASUCD Entertainment Council

I had the pleasure of working with David at UC Davis, under the student body organization ASUCD, under the Entertainment Council unit. As the assistant director, I helped look through the pool of candidates in search of someone who could help with our media outlets. David not only fulfilled his duties we asked, but went the extra mile and devised marketing plans while myself and the director were busy organizing and coordinating our events. David would make an excellent addition to any team looking for a diligent and hardworking media coordinator. I look forward to seeing how David will continue to expand the student unit’s media outlets and wish him the best of luck in future endeavors.

Patsy Inouye
April 6, 2012, Patsy managed David indirectly at Peter J Shields Library

David is an imaginative, energized and motivated worker. He is always looking for ways to simplify processes to improve the interaction of the “thing” with the person. He presents his ideas politely and with good justifications. David likes to think about the consequences of workflows. He thinks about how the workflows with impact the people, wanting the outcome to be that the worker or researcher will feel good about their surroundings. He thinks about how a physical arrangement of space will affect and influences people. His knowledge of social media and how it is used will be very important to any employers.

 

 

 

 

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