Dacari J. Middlebrooks
Branding Advocate. Marketing Consultant. Motivational Speaker.
Dacari J.Middlebrooks
   
Articulate, creative, “big-picture thinker” with obvious “can-do” attitude. Exemplifies strong leadership qualities. Strong background in creative writing, branding, marketing, and organizing and coordinating major events. Natural problem-solver with exemplary skills in multi-tasking, interpersonal relationships, and decision-making. Experienced in dealing with all levels of management, peers, staff, and diverse clientele. Skillful in securing “lock-tight” negotiations. Maintains a fresh perspective of industry trends and knowledge. Noted for unsurpassed customer service, effectiveness, leadership, and follow-through. A great addition for any professional/creative environment.

Core Skills

Naturally-caffeinated, self-motivated and goal-oriented
Well-organized, reliable and professional
Detail-oriented and analytical
Strategic with ability to identify trends, and see bigger picture
Creative and proactive problem-solver
Excellent time, project and self-management skills with demonstrated ability to prioritize and multitask to meet deadlines
Excellent written and oral communication skills
Strong public speaking skills. Have presented to audiences of 100+ members.

WRITING/TECHNICAL SKILLS

Microsoft Office 1997-Present (PowerPoint, Word, Excel, Outlook)
Mac OSX
Social Media & Blogging
Digital Media & Email Marketing
Researched and Conceived Newsletter Articles



Career & Achievement Summary

Mount Zion Baptist Church- Nashville, TN 07/13-Present

Communications Consultant

Collaboratively created the vision, mission, and strategy of an urban church plant
Implemented the vision and strategy of the church through events, services, and strategic initiatives.
Leveraged strategic relationships to gain the ability to share the gospel with our community
Initiated and implemented social marketing strategy (twitter, facebook and e-mail marketing) to increase congregants awareness and participation.
Developed various marketing materials such as brochures, white papers, product descriptions, proposals, presentations and newsletters – Personally supervised production and implementation marketing materials.
·       Represented ministry in different branding activities – Corporate events, worship conferences, social media marketing conferences, and global/international meetings.
Worked together with congregants to develop testimonials, case studies, and references.


First Assistant to CEO 12/10-7/13                                                        

Assisted and supported International Pastor in fulfilling his roles, including but not limited to as the primary spiritual leader, vision caster, pastor, and teacher.
Assisted with development, organization and provide leadership to the ministries within the church as needed.
Supported by conducting visitations to perspective members, hospitals, and those bereaved.
Equipped and empowered lay leaders, and congregants to identify their gifts and talents, and discover ways to engage their gifts.


Mtzionanywhere.org- Nashville, TN 12/09-12/10
Media Team Developer of Online Church Community                                                                             
Managed the weekly website (devotionals, podcast, and video broadcast)
Responsible for writing content, and recording voiceovers for inclusion on the website
Introduced and implemented online television programming; that aired documentaries, musical shows, and domestic/international news.


Flava 450 Radio-Atlanta, Georgia 12/06-8/07
Radio Personality

           Responsible for operations including broadcasting and live streaming.
           Managed requests from audience and performed various promotions.
          Provided contemporary, pop, and hip-hop Gospel and Inspirational music.
         Developed marketing and promotional plans for all shows, and projects, and communicated those objectives to the entire team.
          Effectively built a successful team



Horizon Concepts/Gospel Today Magazine – Fayetteville, GA     Aug2006 – Oct2006
Office Assistant/Customer Relations Manager

Responsible for ongoing communication with internal/external executive management
 New employees trainer and mentor
Managed 21,000 customer accounts; facilitate new subscribership; and retention
Met goals in maintaining, deepening and broadening relationships with clientele and acquired business partnerships
Composed official company coomunication inclusive of business letters, reports and office memoranda
Created and documented key milestones and week-end achievements
Managed functional databases
Maintained a good-working knowledge of business processes and standard operating procedures
Field representative at major events, conferences and/or concerts to manage new subscriptions, currency and potential advertising partnerships

Shining Star Non-Emergency Transportation – Newnan, GA 5/05- 8/06


Operations Coordinator/ Stretcher and Wheelchair Attendant
    Accompanied and assisted emergency medical technicians on calls.                                              
Administered first aid (bandaging, splinting, and administering oxygen.)  
  Launched marketing services via Internet to grow client base                                                                                                          
Lead in the development of sales marketing strategies
  Responsible for tracking budgetary allocations for health care contracts                                          
   Managed key strategies and concepts to increase sales performance                 

AFFILIATIONS & ACCOMPLISHMENTS

AUTHOR, SOCIAL MEDIA MATTERS: ENGAGING BUSINESSES, ENHANCING CHURCHES
MEMBER OF KAPPA ALPHA PSI FRATERNITY, INC.
Guide Right Chairman, Kappa Alpha Psi Fraternity, Inc. (2004-2006)
Flava 450 Radio Personality (2006-2007)
Bonner Scholars Program (2001-2005)
Director of Theater Productions, Covenant Ministries (2001-2004)
Motivational Speaker, Nationwide
Gospel Music Channel, Intern (2006)
People Magazine, Intern (2004)
Trumpet Awards, Public Relations Representative (2005)
Contributing Writer for Ministry Matters Online Publication (2012)
Kelly Miller Smith Institute on Black Church Studies Scholar
North American Baptist Covenant Scholar

EDUCATION

VANDERBILT UNIVERSITY (NASHVILLE, TN)
Master of Divinity, Fall 2010

MOREHOUSE COLLEGE (ATLANTA, GA)
Bachelor of Arts (Mass Communications), Spring 2006