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Joe D’Allegro (Click HERE to download PDF version.)
226 First Street, #2B
Jersey City, NJ 07302
(917) 513-7956
joseph.dallegro@yahoo.com
Portfolio – www.joedallegro.com

EXPERIENCE
Freelance Copywriter/Social Media Marketer 2008-Present
Part-time freelance copywriter for Refresh Advertising, primarily writing social media for Verizon. Also freelance regularly for Product Launchers – creating taglines, names and descriptions for new products and services. Periodic freelancer for Concept Farm – writing web copy, social media, print and radio ads for AMC, Edison Properties, and other clients. Occasional freelancer for Hyperbolous – writing for CliqStudios, Orvis and the furniture company Lovesac.

In 2017, wrote web copy for a life insurance client of o2kl. In 2016, created digital and direct marketing work for Digitas LBi’s American Express and Comcast business accounts, including writing and proofreading. Also wrote, proofread and edited an entire web site for a commercial real estate client of Anton Partners.

Freelance Reporter 2008-Present
Contribute consumer finance and investing articles to CNBC on the ETF marketplace, retirement planning and automotive news. Cover similar topics for Grow from Acorns and Investopedia. Long-term contributing reporter at Institutional Investor, writing and proofreading articles on nonprofit investment trends and developments in the defined benefit and defined contribution retirement plan arenas.

Automotive Blogger The Drive 2017-Present True/Slant 2009-2010
Research, write and proofread timely pieces on the automotive industry for Time’s The Drive. This includes car, truck and motorbike reviews, corporate and financial news, and trends. In 2009-2010, wrote and edited similar pieces for True/Slant.

Internal Communications Manager KPMG 2001-2008
Wrote and edited topical online and print newsletters for this Big Four accounting and consulting firm along with speeches, bios, emails, and presentation materials. Helped develop and implement corporate communications strategy and marketing projects. Designed, built, and maintained intranet site. Supported crisis communications, RFPs, and external communications. Managed graphics and web production.

Writer & Publisher ReOdorant 2001-2008
Created and wrote a successful humor site featuring comics, essays, and animation. ReOdorant drew up to 2000 daily visitors and its comics appeared in newspapers and magazines across the country – including Jest, The Hudson Current, and L Magazine.

Reporter National Underwriter 1999-2000
Researched, wrote and proofread articles on the life and health insurance markets. Covered regulatory developments and business trends. Adhered to AP style.

OTHER
Produce and promote comedy shows featuring the New York area’s top comedians. Volunteer at WFMU (91.1 FM), the oldest freeform radio station in the U.S.

EDUCATION
Boston University, College of Communication – Bachelor's in Journalism