Joe Sonka

Joe Sonka

Director of Accounts at Ackmann & Dickenson, Inc.

Greater Minneapolis-St. Paul Area
Marketing and Advertising

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Joe Sonka's Overview

  • Account Coordinator/Writer - Intern at Azul 7

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Joe Sonka's Summary

As Director of Accounts, I am responsible for the quality of work and communications of all client/partner engagements. I act as a link between clients and the Ackmann & Dickenson staff to coordinate all the details of every project. I work closely with our clients, managing administrative and organizational work and ensuring that work is completed on time and within budget. Furthermore, and most importantly, I focus solely on their business and discover data-driven strategies and associated tactics that will enhance their position in the market. It's an extremely engaging blend of creativity and analytics.


Creative concepting, project management, client interaction and relationship building, strategic planning and tactical execution, search marketing, interactive strategy, digital design, web application development, online marketing, analytics

Joe Sonka's Experience

Director of Accounts

Ackmann & Dickenson, Inc.

Privately Held; 11-50 employees; Computer Software industry

February 2012Present (2 years 8 months) Greater Minneapolis-St. Paul Area

Manager of Accounts

Ackmann & Dickenson, Inc.

Privately Held; 11-50 employees; Computer Software industry

December 2010March 2012 (1 year 4 months)

We employ appropriate technology for the sake of your business. We use it to your advantage, building onto your current platforms and systems where appropriate. And building from scratch where that is appropriate too.

We remove subjectivity. We gather information, analyze data, adjust, and repeat. This data-driven approach helps us to create exact solutions that allow your company to increase effectiveness, profitability and ROI.

We don’t just provide digital strategy, we provide business strategy.
We are, like you, business people. We know that success comes with increased efficiency, profitability and ROI – our goal is to help you get there.

Our process begins by working with you to understand your unique business. Like a handcrafted original, it is the finer details that make your business one-of-a-kind. The ins, the outs, the concerns, the conundrums – these are all opportunities that we can help you leverage.

Account Executive

Ackmann & Dickenson, Inc.

Privately Held; 11-50 employees; Computer Software industry

February 2010December 2010 (11 months)

Ackmann & Dickenson is a technology-agnostic business solutions company. We work with clients to understand their business first, and then we leverage our knowledge and experience with technology, design and data-driven decision-making to develop business solutions.

Account Executive

Azul 7

Privately Held; 11-50 employees; Design industry

June 2007February 2010 (2 years 9 months)

• Work directly with clients facilitating communication, ensuring timelines and budgets are met and engaging resources to enhance their businesses and grow the agency relationship

• Create estimates, proposals, change orders and ensure client is up to date on invoicing and project status

• Meet with clients, engage in presentations, acts as liaison between client, current or potential, and the agency

• Frequent guest speaker, including engagements at the University of Minnesota

• Contributes to the growth of Azul 7 by creatively identifying new business and unique marketing opportunities to differentiate Azul 7's place in a competitive market

Account Coordinator/Writer - Intern

Azul 7

Privately Held; 11-50 employees; Design industry

March 2007June 2007 (4 months)

• Utility player in growing interactive firm while in school. Had the opportunity to learn numerous aspects (traditional and web-based copywriting, search marketing analyst, account services) of the business and gain experience vital to the success of a well-versed account executive.

• Worked on a broad and unique range of projects that provided an in-depth understanding of each project’s larger objectives and goals as well as the related, specific execution within each type of project.

• Began to meet with clients, engaged in presentations, acted as direct representative of the agency’s brand and product offerings.

• Multi-task the organization of numerous projects/tasks assigned to specific clients.

• I began my professional career with Azul 7 by spending my final year of undergraduate studies as an intern with Azul 7, before joining the company full-time. After graduation from the School of Journalism at the University of Minnesota I spent time at Azul 7 as a writer, account coordinator and search marketing assistant. Through my passion for this industry and evident skill set, it became clear that I was naturally suited for an account executive role.

Joe Sonka's Skills & Expertise

  1. Account Management
  2. Software Project Management
  3. Web Services
  4. Interactive Strategy
  5. Online Marketing
  6. SEM
  7. Application Development
  8. Analytics
  9. Interactive Marketing
  10. User Experience
  11. Web Applications
  12. Project Management
  13. Management
  14. Integrated Marketing
  15. Digital Strategy
  16. CRM
  17. Web Design
  18. Copywriting
  19. Email Marketing
  20. SEO
  21. Web Analytics
  22. Online Advertising

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Joe Sonka's Education

University of Minnesota-Twin Cities

Major: Strategic Communication - Advertising, Minor: Sociology


Activities and Societies: Comfort 4 Courage founding member, Susan G. Komen fundrasier, Student Ad Summit, Ad Club

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