Chance B. Birdsall
Director, Social/Music Media Marketing
- Austin, Texas Area
Chance B. Birdsall's Overview
- Director, Social Media/Music Marketing at Leaving Memories Music Entertainment LLC
- Executive Legal Assistant / Program Analyst / Office Manager at Hood & Associates
- Event Manager at Abbott Nutrition/ZonePerfect® Nutrition Bars Nationwide Tour w/VH1 Save The Music Foundation
- Catering Manager/Ranch Handler at Indian Creek Ranch - Café Eccell
- A&R/Celebrity Personal Manager/Record Label Facility Coordinator at Warner Bro. Records-Asia/Extasy Records International
- A&R-Artist Development Representative/Artist Touring & Booking Internship at Virgin
- Executive Assistant/Promotions/Intern at EMI Music
- AZ3 Petty Officer Third Class - Aircraft Maintenance Administrationman at United States Navy
Pagosa Springs High School
Chance B. Birdsall's Summary
Present a substantial track record of more than 25 rewarding years of achieved success earmarked by consistent promotions and increased job responsibilities. Ongoing success in the music industry demonstrates my capacity to seamlessly transfer acquired skills to new endeavors.
Highly-effective leadership, communication, motivational and inspirational skills achieved with an evolving group of successful and respected local/national Non-profits and Corporations. Helping to build a better community and a better world.
A&R Music Research Analyst
Event Operations Management
Direct Giving Campaigns
Advertising, Marketing, and Networking
Program Feasibility, Design, and Evaluation
Bonded - Secret Clearance
“If there is any one secret of success, it lies in the ability to get the other person's point of view and see things from that person's angle as well as from your own.” - Henry Ford
Chance B. Birdsall's Skills & Expertise
- Apple Macintosh- PC Computer
- Bluetooth/Wi-Fi Wireless
- Internet Services
- Microsoft Office 2003
- Microsoft Office 2007
- Mobile Communications
- Microsoft Office 2010
- Windows 7
- Digital Photography
- Typesetting-60 WPM
- Operations Management
- Public Speaking
- Public Relations
- Team Leadership
- Event Plannin
- Event Photography
- Event Management
- Corporate Social Responsibility
- Corporate Management
- Corporate Communications
- Corporate Governance
- Event Execution
- Event Marketing
- Special Events
- Coordinating Special Events
- Business Management
- Entertainment Industry
- Social Media Marketing
- Music Industry
- Film Industry
- Program Management
- Project Planning
- Project Management
- Military Leadership
- Military Experience
- Military Operations
- Military Affairs
- Makeup Artistry
- Music Management
- Windows 8
- Military Aviation
- Music Publishing
Chance B. Birdsall's Languages
English(Professional working proficiency)
Italian(Professional working proficiency)
Spanish(Limited working proficiency)
Chance B. Birdsall's Experience
Director, Social Media/Music Marketing
Leaving Memories Music Entertainment LLC
January 2007 – Present (7 years 10 months) Austin, TX
•Lead social media relations program, working in tandem with publicity, to pitch and motivate consumers featuring A&R, digital music, video and products through content, news, photos, videos, exclusives, promotions.
•Oversee a group of administrators who act as digital publicists, interacting with smaller news sites and fan sites.
•Help develop new processes that streamline online outreach and measurement of impact.
•Liaison with Publicity on consumer facing Social Media PR Stunts and campaigns in support of new & upcoming Artists product.
•Create, develop & manage content for website working with content management software.
•Coordinate web projects across departments.
•Maintain a consistent look and feel throughout the site and external communications about the site.
•Copy, edit and proofread all web content uploaded to the site.
•Prepare sales material and pitches for company's Word network of bloggers to potential clients.
•Assign and manage team member to oversee campaigns and ensure that all campaign management deliverables are being met per the campaign procedure docs.
•Working with a cross-departmental team (publicity and audience development) to maintain and develop the master content calendar for the site.
•Serve as an affiliate relations executive with our network of bloggers and fan sites to truly harness their efforts in a concerted and effective way.
•Manage client communications and needs for all campaigns.
•Attend both internal and external client meetings as needed.
•Coordinate necessary approvals for all campaign elements.
•Coordinate client deliverables with team member and campaign projection documents, legal contracts, campaign optimization reports and recaps.
Executive Legal Assistant / Program Analyst / Office Manager
Hood & Associates
October 2008 – April 2012 (3 years 7 months) Austin, Texas
•Allocate, assist and accurately prepare and/or update all legal client and business correspondence, reports, presentations or other information which may be distributed to other internal departments or external companies and/or service providers.
•Demonstrate the composition and typing of technical, confidential documents electronically, routine letters, memos, and classified legal documents.
•Receive, screen and prioritize incoming telephone calls.
•Independent thinker capable of providing answers to questions not requiring the Attorneys' attention as appropriate.
•Communicate Attorneys' instructions to others as necessary.
•Coordinate initial travel arrangements and subsequent changes as required.
•Organize, maintain and coordinate Attorneys’ In-house departmental and external meetings and events.
•File department files electronically, centralized court systems, virtual file system, as well as section hard copy files when appropriate.
•Possess interpersonal skills and legal knowledge needed to become a trusted resource for staff throughout the organization.
•Analyze and measure the effectiveness of administrative and technical programs associated with supporting the Temporary Duty (TDY) Travel Program and advocacy assisting Texas Veterans Legal Assistance Program.
•Plan and conduct studies, analyzing findings and making recommendations on substantive issues pertaining directly to the program: compiles, generates, and analyze reports to identify trends and to formulate recommendations for review and concurrence by management to manage agency-wide travel costs and/or behavior with respect to TDY travel.
•Knowledge of quantitative and qualitative analysis methods and ability to perform queries and build ad-hoc reports for use in performing analysis and using interpersonal skills in presenting staffing recommendations and negotiating solutions.
Public Company; 10,001+ employees; ABT; Hospital & Health Care industry
March 2008 – June 2010 (2 years 4 months) Austin, Texas - Los Angeles, California
•Event Manager for two back to back successful years representing and promoting Abbott Nutrition/ZonePerfect® Nutrition Bars in March 2009 launching its inaugural Platinum sponsorship at South By Southwest Festivals and Conferences (SXSW) in Austin, Texas, returning Premier Sponsor in 2010.
•Directed and facilitated a large scale industry event in June 2009 launching Abbott Nutrition/ZonePerfect® Nutrition Bars inaugural Premier sponsorship for Film Independent's 2009 Los Angeles Film Festival in Los Angeles, California (LAFF), returning Premier Sponsor in 2010.
•Developed, planned and executed mobile marketing tours multi-tasking involving setup and break downs for next event.
•Responsible for field team hiring/training/management.
•Effectively helped assist client creating a training program for SXSW (South By Southwest) and LAFF (Los Angeles Film Festival) leading daily successful onsite training sessions.
•Tracked and recorded all product inventory daily for procuring premiums, uniforms and other event related materials to corporate and client.
•Responsible for ensuring program-related shipping logistics are satisfied, precise and accurate on-time.
•Conducted venue and event research/scheduling/contract negotiations.
•Responsible for developing a Marketing Research solution to enable us to conduct Pre and Post Market Research.
•Maintained daily up to date event budgets and event reports, creating mobile tour schedules for my event staff procuring appropriate permits.
•Mentored an outstanding team recognized for working together, using set goals, led to effective team building in helping Abbott Nutrition partnership with VH1 Save The Music Foundation provide over $43 million worth of new musical instruments, donated to more than 1,600 public schools in more than 100 cities around the country, impacting the lives of more than 1.2 million public school students.
•Zone Perfect Nutrition Bar Brand Ambassador at South By Southwest (SXSW), Austin, Texas in 2008.
Catering Manager/Ranch Handler
Indian Creek Ranch - Café Eccell
November 2001 – September 2003 (1 year 11 months)
•Caretaker at family ranch, heavy lifting, operating motorized equipment.
•Catering Manager/Server for restaurant and catering company.
•Manage catered events, including developing menus, transportation service, room decoration, procuring rentals, and staffing.
•Supervise, train and directed service staff. Manage all aspects of accounts (solicit, booking, details BEO's and coordinate). Ensure that security, safety, and health standards are adhered to.
A&R/Celebrity Personal Manager/Record Label Facility Coordinator
Warner Bro. Records-Asia/Extasy Records International
October 1999 – May 2000 (8 months) Tokyo Japan / Los Angeles California
A&R/Marketing/Facility Coordinator @
Extasy Records International/Warner Japan/Los Angeles to "Yoshiki Hayashi" 'XJAPAN', Internationally Multi-Platinum and Award-winning Artist, Music Performer, Music Producer, Composer & Songwriter.
•Possess strong technical, solid organizational skills, interpersonal/relationship building skills and excellent written and verbal communication skills.
•Demonstrate ability to multitask/work under pressure/juggle conflicting priorities and deadlines and in depth understanding of the music business.
•Flexible on worksite location gathering and analysis of data, in support of identifying talented new music artists.
•Strong knowledge of music across all popular genres, general insight into the music business and its organizational structure, a strong understanding of how major music websites and apps work (including API), and strong technical, organizational and communication skills.
•Track, cross-reference and filter information from Soundscan, Mediabase, social media aggregators, radio airplay charts, retail store charts, music blogs, tipsheets, social networks, blogs, message boards, digital music data, user-generated content.
Identify trends and potential signings based on research conducted.
•Provide daily and weekly reporting of outstanding artists, relevant activities and key performance indicators.
•Travel to and attend live shows at clubs, showcases, concerts, and other venues.
•Develop and maintain relationships with industry insiders (managers, agents, attorneys, concert promoters, radio promo reps, retail contacts, trade and consumer press)
A&R-Artist Development Representative/Artist Touring & Booking Internship
June 1997 – October 1999 (2 years 5 months) Greater Los Angeles Area
•Personal assistant to artists on roster performing in Nashville, TN handling travel arrangements, booking, concert venue ticketing working directly with Regional Marketing Director.
•Administrative assistant and A&R.
•Pioneered Nashville street marketing for label and maintained a new customer and client base.
•Label representative at major business' and industry functions.
•Set up, supervised and trained staff for on-line tracking marketing projects.
March 1996 – June 1997 (1 year 4 months) Greater Nashville Area
Internship at Capitol Records-EMI Nashville, TN.
•Manage all distributions of marketing materials.
•Label liason providing promotional sales assistance and representation at music industry functions and seminars.
•Handle travel arrangements, administrative assistant for A&R department.
AZ3 Petty Officer Third Class - Aircraft Maintenance Administrationman
Government Agency; 10,001+ employees; Military industry
July 1990 – October 1995 (5 years 4 months) Sicilia, Italy
•Perform administrative, managerial, and clerical duties required in implementing and supporting the Naval Aviation Maintenance Program (NAMP).
•Plan, program, and coordinate scheduled and unscheduled maintenance tasks and the incorporation of changes and modifications to aircraft and equipment.
•Collect, compile, analyze, and record data pertaining to the history, operation, maintenance, configuration, receipt, and transfer of naval aircraft and related aeronautical equipment.
•Prepare reports and correspondence.
•Determine requirements for the requisition,control, and issue of change kits.
•Requisition departmental instructions, forms, and technical data.
•Organize, maintain, and operate technical libraries.
•Perform other duties as required when attached to organizational, intermediate, and depot maintenance activities or aviation staff commands.
•Set up and maintain status boards, aircraft records, historical files, aircraft log books.
•Manage, update and file aircraft files, Airframe/Engine log books, change archives, initiate scheduled maintenance action forms and analyzed priority to maintenance projects.
•Assist Aircrew/Load Master/Plane Captain – included heavy lifting, towing, washing Aircraft while maintaining mishap free air to sea and air to ground carrier combat support and combat operations in
United States Navy Atlantic 6th Fleet for three specific aircraft at Naval Station Sigonella Sicily assigned to
VR-24 Fleet Logistic Support Aircraft Squadron (T-39 Learjet and C-2A Northrop Grumman Prop), and HC-4 (CH-53 Black Stallion Helicopters)
Chance B. Birdsall's Certifications
- July 2014 to July 2016
Chance B. Birdsall's Honors and Awards
Aircraft Maintenance Administrationman/Plane CaptainUnited States Navy
- July 1990
Conflicts & Operations:
Decorated Desert Shield-Desert Storm / Iraq War Veteran
Combat Fleet Carrier Aircraft Support
Desert Shield/Desert Storm (1990-1991)
Iraqi No-Fly Zones (1991-2003)
ComNavAir 6th Fleet Support Logistics: Det Crete/Turkey 1991
ComNavAir 6th Fleet Support Logistics: Teamwork Det Scotland/Norway 1992
Operation Provide Comfort (1991-1996)
Chance B. Birdsall's Volunteer Experience & Causes
Causes I care about:
- Animal Welfare
- Arts and Culture
- Civil Rights and Social Action
- Disaster and Humanitarian Relief
- Economic Empowerment
- Human Rights
- Science and Technology
- Social Services
Organizations I support:
- Servicemembers Legal Defense Network
- Human Rights Campaign
- Susan G. Komen for the Cure
- The University of Texas at Austin
- Belmont University
- Alzheimer's Association
- US Navy
- Funders for LGBTQ Issues
- St. Jude Children's Research Hospital
- Dell Children's Medical Cntr, Austin TX
- The American Legion
- Texas Veterans Commission
- Caritas of Austin
- Equality Texas
- Iraq and Afghanistan Veterans of America
- The Recording Academy
- Austin City Limits Live
- Broadcast Music, Inc.
- American Red Cross
- Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower Center
- Obama for America
Chance B. Birdsall's Education
Some College, Music Business, Marketing, Entertainment Studies, Business Management
1997 – 1998
Attended Belmont University - Mike Curb College of Entertainment and Music Business Transferred to Los Angeles, California in 1998.
Studied Bachelor of Business Administration (BBA)
The Music Business (MBU) major develops knowledge and skills in a variety of areas such as Record Company Operations, Internship, Music Publishing, Artist Management, Marketing, Public Relations, Merchandising, and Music Production.
Activities and Societies: Belmont Chorale Recording Engineering
1995 – 1996
Some College Coursework Completed
Pre-Business and Intern Education: Credits; Business Management
1990 – 1995
United States Navy
Sigonella Naval Air Station -Sicily/Italy
Jacksonville Florida Naval Air Station - Florida
Business Management, Information Technology, Marketing
1992 – 1993
US Navy On-Base
University of Maryland European College
Pagosa Springs High School
High School, Music/English/Art
1986 – 1990
Chance B. Birdsall's Additional Information
Music, Performing Arts, Theatre, Songwriting, Singing, Cinema, Travel, Cooking, Wine, Dancing, Snow Skiing, Sports, Swimming, Wind Surfing, Snowboarding, Country Music, Dance Music, Classical Music, Jazz, Freelance Writing, Blogging, Painting, Philanthropy, Globe-trekking, Boating, Aviation, My Friends, My Family, Enjoying Life, Volunteering in My Community, Happiness, Interior & Fashion, Design, Horticulture, Mentoring, Outdoors, Hiking, Biking, Fitness, Baking, Food, Dark Chocolate, Social Media, New Technology, Dogs, Cats, Horses, Oceaneering & Much More...
- Groups and Associations:
Military Associations: American Gulf War Veterans Association American Legion Disabled American Veterans National Veterans Organization of America Veterans of Foreign Wars of the United States Outserve/SLDN-Service Members Legal Defense Network Iraq Afghanistan Veterans of America
- Honors and Awards:
Military Service Commendation Awards and Medals:
*Honorable Discharge - United States Navy
*Meritorious Unit Commendation Medal
*Navy Unit Commendation Medal
*Meritorious Service Medal
*Navy Good Conduct Medal
*National Defense Service Medal
*Southwest Asia Service Medal
*USN Sea Service Deployment
*USN/USMC Overseas Deployment
*Saudi Arabia/Kuwait w/Palm Tree Medal
*Joint Meritorious Unit Award
OutServe/Servicemembers Legal Defense Network (SLDN) Advocate
(Austin, Texas Chapter)
Iraq Afghanistan Veterans of America (IAVA) Advocate
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