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Patrick’s marketing background is extensive. Whether it’s advertising, sales promotion, event or sports marketing, Kronin has delivered award-winning work on blue-chip accounts for over 25 years at some of the largest ad agencies in America and abroad.

From food and beverages to energy and technology, his brand experience is diverse. Patrick’s top agency tours include Ogilvy & Mather, Saatchi & Saatchi, DMB&B and Momentum Worldwide. Prior to openning Midnight Oil & Ink Advertising & Design, Kronin ran 2 offices as VP Executive Creative Director and Chief Creative Officer at Hirons & Associates in Indianapolis, writing and producing for the Indiana Tourism account and building new business.

He’s a graduate of the University of Texas' School of Communications in Austin with a B.S. degree in Advertising. He also holds an A.A. in Business Management and has had multiple years of corporate training in Advanced Advertising Strategy and Team Management on Grouped Client Services for ad agencies.

He has 3 dogs and 3 children, all of which are “A” students, including the dogs. His wife, Lynn, has been in the healthcare industry for over 20 years and they both provide philanthropic assistance to multiple charitable and spiritual causes. Patrick and Lynn have been together since high school and were both born and raised in Houston, Texas.

Profile Summary:
Advertising & Sales Promotion Art Director Columbus, GA
Advertising Copywriter for Short Copy/Broadcast Columbus, GA
Creative Direction in Strategic Advertising & Mktg Columbus, GA
Corporate Communications Writer/Strategist Columbus, GA
Broadcast Producer Columbus, GA
Website Designer Columbus, GA
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His passions outside of advertising include rock music, scuba diving, fly and deep sea fishing, white-water rafting, surfing, billiards, painting, cooking and camping with his kids and canines.
Work Experience:
MIDNIGHT OIL & INK – Atlanta / Columbus 04-Present
Marketing Strategist / Chief Creative Officer
Aflac–Designer/Writer/Strategist (Last 2yrs)
Humana Health Care
St.Jude Children’s Research Hospital *
Pop’s Place Restaurants *
Moon Family Property Development

AFLAC – Columbus 07-09 (Client-Side)
Promotions Strategist / Designer / Writer
Communicorp Printing Division
Human Resources
Key Accounts & IT
Corporate & Marketing Communications

HIRONS & COMPANY – Indianapolis 03-04
VP Executive Creative Director / Chief Creative Officer
Indiana Board of Tourism *
Indiana Criminal Justice Institute
Indianapolis Indians Baseball Team
Marriott Hotels

VALENTINE RADFORD – Kansas City 00-03
Creative Director
Bayer Agriculture US & International *
Hallmark Greeting Cards
Pizza Hut Sales Promotion
Midwest Dairy Board *
African American & Hispanic Branding

NOBLE & ASSOCIATES – Springfield / Chicago 98-00
Group Creative Director
Kellogg’s Sales Promotion *
Frito-Lay School Foodservice
Mrs.Smiths Pies
Mazzio’s Pizza Restaurants *
Toastmaster, Borden
IAMS Pet Foods
Nestle´

MOMENTUM WORLDWIDE – St.Louis 95-98
Sales Promotions Designer/Strategist
Miller Beer Sales Promotion
Lite, Miller, MGD, Milwaukee’s Best,
Icehouse, RedDog, High Life
Anglo, African American & Hispanic Branding

DMB&B – St.Louis 93-95
Associate Creative Director
Anheuser-Busch Beer Advertising & Promotions
Budweiser, Busch, O’Doul’s, Sports Marketing
Pet Inc.-VanDeKamps, Old El Paso, Accent, Progresso,
Pet Ritz Pie Crusts, Las Palmas Salsa (Hispanic)
Blockbuster Music/Video*
Denny’s Restaurants
St Louis Rams *
Enterprise Rent-A-Car *

SAATCHI & SAATCHI – Upstate New York 91-93
Senior Art Director
DuPont Agricultural Products
Kodak Motion Picture
Citibank Student Loans
Elan Frozen Yogurt

OGILVY & MATHER – Houston 87-91
Senior Art Director/Producer
Shell Oil Corporation
Compaq Computer
Remco Appliances *
Greensheet Consumer Publications *
USCEA
Education:
UNIVERSITY OF TEXAS
B.S. Advertising
Austin 82-86

Attended premier ad program in the School of Communications. Concentrated studies included Art, Spanish, Marketing and Management. Was selected as the Professor’s Assistant to help teach the beginner’s creative class in the Ad School creative program–1985. Won the American Advertising Federation Student competition’s top award for best campaign. Maintained a 3.85 GPA and active in the Student Ad Club.

ADDITIONAL EDUCATION
• North Harris County College Houston, TX- A.A. in Business Management between semesters at UT 1983-1984
• Strategist Inc - Year-long on-site certificate for Sr Manager’s on Advanced Strategic Marketing 1998-1999
• Strategist Inc - Year-long on-site certificate for Sr Manager’s on Ad Strategy, Tactics & Team Management 2000-2001
Organizations / Affilations:
President AAF (American Advertising Federation) – Chattahoochee Valley 2009-2010
Student Liaison AAF (American Advertising Federation) – Chattahoochee Valley 2008-2009
Active Member AAF (American Advertising Federation) – Houston, New York, Missouri, Indiana, Illinois 1987-2009
Student Member AAF (American Advertising Federation) – The University of Texas/Austin Student Ad Club 1984-1986
Student Member CA (Communication Arts Student Competition) – The University of Texas/Austin 1984-1986
Patrick Kronin is located in Columbus, GA and has the following skills: Advertising & Sales Promotion Art Director, Advertising Copywriter for Short Copy/Broadcast, Creative Direction in Strategic Advertising & Mktg, Corporate Communications Writer/Strategist, Broadcast Producer, Website Designer
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