Phaon Spurlock started his marketing career while I was a student at Southeastern Louisiana University. While a student, Phaon interned at Island Def Jam Music Group. During this internship he had the opportunity to help create marketing and promotions campaigns for the likes of Jay-Z, Rihanna, and Kanye West. He worked closely with the College Promotions Manager on developing strategies that would work best in his market. He hired and managed a team of 20 ambassadors that assisted me in executing the campaigns I created such as the Kanye West “Graduation” Block Party, Rick Ross concert at Xavier University and Southeastern and the Chrisette Michelle Soiree. His internship exposed him to a great deal of knowledge and unique experiences, which bolstered his desire to pursue a career in marketing.
After matriculating from college, Phaon accepted a job offer at Alloy Media & Marketing, a full service marketing firm based in New York. He created and managed multi-million dollar campaigns (street teams, ad placement, events and branding) from conception to execution. My clients included, but not limited to, Major League Baseball, Nintendo, Clinique, Gallo, US ARMY, Trojan Condoms, Oxygen & Axe Body Spray. While at Alloy he was able to increase ROI of his clients by creating marketing and promotions campaigns to reach the target market by doing extensive research and brand testing.
After his stay with Alloy, he began working with Max Custom Media where I held a similar role as at Alloy until he decided to start a company set out to help companies grow by using methods he learned through his many years in the marketing industry. Thus, Prototype Solutions LLC was created (aka Prototype Media & Marketing).
Prototype Media & Marketing, LLC is a grass roots marketing firm that specializes in viable marketing and promotions campaign formulation (online & offline), social media management, budgetary action plan creation, consulting, and branding.
Phaon currently serves as the Corporate Sponsorship and Digital Marketing Manager for Prudential Financial.
Areas of Expertise
- Work closely with senior executives to develop marketing and business development strategies and plans.
- Implementation of budget databases
- Marketing analysis
- Experiential marketing
- Multicultural marketing
- Integrated marketing
- E-mail marketing
- B2B & B2C
- Guerilla campaigns
- OOH Campaigns
- Street Team
- Develop digital/social media strategies.
- Integrate social media tools to create more traffic for optimal monetization
- Plan and manage social media campaigns
- Organize social media programs
- Monitor trends in social media
- Social media analysis
- Measure financial impact (ROI based on CPM and CPC) and non-financial impact.
- Manage social media budget/portfolio
- Create and manage corporate, social and promotional events.
- Sponsorship procurement
- Product placement
- Web/Blog design