Denise Sonnenberg

Denise Sonnenberg

Development Associate and Raiser's Edge Database Management at Irvine Valley College Foundation

Orange County, California Area
Marketing and Advertising

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Denise Sonnenberg's Overview

  • Marketing Communications Manager at TheraVibe
  • President at Soroptimist International Huntington Beach
  • Mgr. Sales and Marketing at SonicWave Health
  • Marketing Communications Consultant at White House Creative
  • Marketing Communications at Lantronix
  • Production Designer at Baxter/Aquent
  • Design Project Manager at CraneMorley
  • MarComm Specialist at Accuride International

500+ connections


Denise Sonnenberg's Summary

Expert at connecting the dots, i.e. bringing together ideas, people and situations to accomplish goals with efficiency.
Inventive, enthusiastic, and experienced Social Media Strategist and Marketing Communications Specialist with a unique big picture perspective combined with the necessary attention to detail. Strategic thinker and planner. Expert at following brand guidelines and corporate specifications to fulfill the project needs of a variety of internal and external customers. Able to deliver products on time, within budget.

Specialties: Connection, Collaboration, Communication, Camaraderie, Contribution

Denise Sonnenberg's Experience

Development Associate and Raiser's Edge Consultant

Irvine Valley College Foundation

Educational Institution; 201-500 employees; Higher Education industry

December 2011Present (2 years 10 months) Irvine CA

Social Media Marketing Strategy for Higher Education Development. Database management, web page creation, email marketing, Online P2P and event fundraising creation and management.

Privately Held; Myself Only; Marketing and Advertising industry

September 2009Present (5 years 1 month) Orange County, California Area

Social Media Marketing strategies to propel your campaign. WordPress, Facebook, Twitter, Google+, YouTube, and LinkedIn Management and Consulting. Blog writing, Engagement, Target Marketing, Email Campaigns, Video Production, Strategy.

Annual Fund & Membership Chair

Philharmonic Society Orange County -Islanders

April 2013Present (1 year 6 months) Huntington Beach CA

Marketing Communications Manager


February 2010September 2011 (1 year 8 months) Irvine, CA

Manage the website, Social Media outreach, graphics, and video production for TheraVibe. Also involved with writing and developing proposals, market analysis, content management, and Customer Relationship Marketing.


Soroptimist International Huntington Beach

June 2008July 2010 (2 years 2 months) Huntington Beach, CA

Soroptimist is an international 501(c)3 that supports women and girls and inspires them to be their BEST. The focus of the Huntington Beach group is several local and international causes: Dental Care for Children, Project Self Sufficiency, The Huntington Beach Duck-a-Thon/ Community Clinic, Interval House Crisis Shelter, Literacy programs, Angels in the Dust, El Viento, and many others. This dynamic group of women devotes their time, energy, and money to raising funds to help others live better lives.

Mgr. Sales and Marketing

SonicWave Health

April 2006January 2010 (3 years 10 months)

SonicWave Health is the Authorized Dealer for TurboSonicUSA Whole Body Vibration Therapy Trainers in the Long Term Care industry.

Whole Body Vibration is a leading-edge technology, and it was important to educate potential customers about the benefits of vibration and the positive impact on one's heath.

Managed Marketing Communications and Sales: Website, Social Media, Graphic Design, Events, Proposals, Market Analysis, and Presentations.

Marketing Communications Consultant

White House Creative

March 2001August 2005 (4 years 6 months)

Provided research and strategic planning for small businesses. Created new product marketing materials for trade shows and events.

Marketing Communications


Public Company; 51-200 employees; LTRX; Computer Networking industry

March 1999March 2001 (2 years 1 month) Irvine, CA

Participated in the strategic re-branding initiative which brought in $56M in funding

Managed a staff of designers, and coordinated with external consultants and vendors to bring projects on time, on budget, while completely replacing all corporate marketing and business materials, signage, labeling and packaging, trade show, and presentation materials.

Worked with executive team to establish message direction for new product launches and trade shows

Production Designer


19981999 (1 year)

Designed Baxter Medical Product inserts (in 12 languages) to highest medical quality specifications and standards. Coordinated overseas printing of materials.

Design Project Manager


September 1996August 1997 (1 year)

Steered multiple million-dollar automotive service marketing programs as Design
Project Manager for CraneMorley, managing 10 employees and contractors.

Developed production managment system for multimedia training programs and projects produced for Nissan, Toyota, Honda,and Mitsubishi

Established a Content Management System for greatest efficiency and security of marketing materials.

MarComm Specialist

Accuride International

February 1994September 1996 (2 years 8 months)

Convinced management of the need to secure web domain years before this was a common marketing medium

Managed all press releases for new product launches

Created and managed production of newsletters to both 2000 distributors and 200 employees

Brought all collateral material production in-house, saving weeks of time and $50K annually

Collaborated with event management to produce trade shows and special presentations which broadened brand acceptance

Denise Sonnenberg's Volunteer Experience & Causes

  • Volunteer Experience

    • President

      Soroptimist International Huntington Beach
      • Social Services
      December 2006 September 2011 (4 years 10 months)
    • Development Associate

      Irvine Valley College
      • Education
      December 2011 present (2 years 10 months)
  • Volunteer Interests

    • Causes I care about:

      • Education
    • Organizations I support:

      • Irvine Valley College

Denise Sonnenberg's Projects

  • Irvine Valley College Foundation

    • December 2011 to Present
    Team Members: Denise Sonnenberg

    Database development, Raiser's Edge consulting, Blackbaud Spark Community Page development

  • U-Vital Product Launch

    • August 2011 to March 2012
    Team Members: Denise Sonnenberg

    Advertising Video coordination, Social Media consulting, Start-up Strategy Development

  • Ingenious Travel

    • January 2012 to Present
    Team Members: Denise Sonnenberg

    Social Media Strategy and Management

  • Russ Bassett

    • May 2012 to September 2012
    Team Members: Denise Sonnenberg

    Managed the completion of the web site, developed collateral materials, researched SEO keywords on Contract basis.

Denise Sonnenberg's Skills & Expertise

  1. Proficient in InDesign
  2. PowerPoint skills
  3. Illustrator
  4. Email Marketing
  5. Social Media Marketing
  6. Facebook
  7. Blogging
  8. Campaigns
  9. Strategic Thinking
  10. Web Marketing
  11. Google Analytics
  12. Web Analytics
  13. Digital Marketing
  14. Online Advertising
  15. Social Networking
  16. Social Media
  17. Lead Generation
  18. Website Development
  19. Marketing Strategy
  20. Digital Strategy
  21. Philanthropy
  22. Pinterest
  23. Google+
  24. Twitter
  25. LinkedIn
  26. Raiser's Edge
  27. Fundraisers
  28. Edge
  29. Event Management
  30. Newsletters
  31. Wordpress
  32. Fundraising
  33. Creative Direction
  34. Marketing Communications
  35. Copywriting
  36. PowerPoint
  37. Press Releases
  38. Marketing
  39. Strategy
  40. Online Marketing
  41. WordPress
  42. Entrepreneurship
  43. Product Marketing
  44. Graphic Design
  45. Social Media Measurement
  46. Leadership
  47. Strategic Planning
  48. Management
  49. Brand Development
  50. YouTube

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Denise Sonnenberg's Education

Denise Sonnenberg's Additional Information


Health & Well-Being, Women's Networking, Scuba Diving, Skiing, Green Economy

Groups and Associations:

Soroptimist International Huntington Beach, Toastmasters, Auslich Ski Club, Platinum Inner Circle, Mastery University, BTS 2007, Jack Canfield Platinum Mastermind Group

Honors and Awards:

Soroptimist of the Year, SIHB, 2009
Woman of the Year, Auslich Ski Club, 2006

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