JEFF COLEN RESUME
SMOOTH BROTHERS TOURING, LTD.
c/o Gelfand, Rennert, & Feldman
1880 Century Park East, 9th Floor
Los Angeles, Ca. 90067
Title: Tour Promotion & Marketing Representative / Asst. Tour Manager (5/90 - Present)
Slaughter World Tours, 1990-1993, 1995 - 2000
Set up retail and radio promotion in tour markets and accompany artist to all major promotions. Work effectively with record label's promotion & marketing staff (Chrysalis/EMI & CMC) as well as distribution branch (CEMA & BMG).
Compile weekly sales reports for label and management. Set up displays at retail offering maximum exposure for the artist resulting in a 35% sales increase after each show. Organize and manage all in-store appearances by the artist. Act as a liaison for the artist, and their dealings with the label and industry. Maintain an up to date computerized radio and retail tracking system. Send store employees and managers to the shows. Entertain retail and radio VIP's before, during, and after the show. Coordinate all backstage activity with industry and fans.
Assist Road Manager with tour related duties such as: guest lists, travel, rooming lists, hotel checkouts, merchandising, and settlements.
AMERICAN RECORDINGS, INC.
3500 West Olive Ave.
Burbank, Ca. 91505
Title: Tour Promotion Manager (11/94 - 3/95)
Slayer US Tour, 1994-95
Able to cover 70% of all tour dates, traveling at least six days ahead of each show. Worked effectively with label's promotion & marketing staff (Warner Bros.) as well as distribution branch (WEA). Created an awareness at retail by setting up displays that offered maximum exposure for the artist. Acted as a liaison for the artist, and their dealings with the label and industry. Worked in conjunction with concert promoters to coordinate tour advertising - television, radio, retail, and print. Compiled daily sales reports for management and the label. Obtained a 35% sales increase in performance markets. Sent retail and radio employees to the concert as well as entertained store and station managers a few days before the show.
LEFT FIELD SERVICES, INC.
157 West 57th Street
New York, N.Y. 10019
Title: Marketing / Retail Consultant (5/88 - 12/88)
Robert Plant US Tour ,1988 & Judas Priest US Tour ,1988
(Traveling) Same description as above... Working with Atlantic, and CBS Records, as well as WEA and CBS distribution.
70 Universal City Plaza
Universal City, Ca. 91608
Title: Marketing / Retail Consultant (10/87 - 1/88)
Alice Cooper US Tour, 1987-88
(Traveling) Same as above... Working with MCA promotion and marketing staff as well as MCA distribution branches.
225 Lafayette Street
New York, N.Y. 10012
Title: Marketing Consultant (7/87 - 9/87)
King Diamond US Tour, 1987
(Traveling) Same as above... Working with Roadracer label staff and Important distribution. Set up retail and radio promotion in tour markets.
645 Madison Ave.
New York, N.Y. 10022
Title: Promotion / Marketing Assistant (9/83 - 4/87)
Direct assistant to VP Promotion & VP Marketing. Record Promotion: Radio (Top 40/AOR/R&B), Retail, and Club (Commercial and Progressive). Coordinated field marketing activity for regional reps. Helped write press releases and trade advertisements. Handled public relations for the Promotion Department. Compiled weekly sales reports for the label. In charge of retail & radio tracking. Distributed (promotional) audio and video product throughout the industry.
Helped A&R Department with Talent scouting and tape screening. Tour marketing for various artists such as: Billy Idol, Pat Benatar, Huey Lewis, etc. Advance Promotion Manager for the Vinnie Vincent Invasion US Tour 1986-87. Traveled ahead of the tour to create awareness at retail to enhance product sales. Set up displays that offered maximum exposure for the artist.
Acted as a liaison for the artist, and their dealings with the label and industry. Sent store employees and VIP's to the concert and entertained retail managers a few days before the show.
B.A., 1986 Brooklyn College. Communications major / Economics minor
New York University. Courses in Music Business
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