Kris Mangini Thompson

The Work

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Kristine Mangini Thompson

24 Piedmont Rd
Larkspur, CA 94939

Freelance Writer January 2006 – Present

Markham Unlimited : Dale & Thomas Popcorn, Planned Parenthood, IT’SUGAR,, Mellow Mushroom, NextLife, Soda Stream
Modernista! : Cadillac, (RED), TIAA-CREF, Hearts On Fire
Hal Riney : Altoids Pitch - Agency won account in December 2006
La Comunidad : Remy Martin Pitch - Agency won account in February 2006
Sapient : Citibank Direct and Citibank’s Student Loan Corporation
Arnold Worldwide : ESPN Mobile

Arnold Worldwide, Boston MA / Los Angeles, CA November 2002 – December 2005
Copywriter – Volkswagen of America
Revitalized promotional efforts for Volkswagen as lead creative for the Arnold Brand Promotions team. Not only executed creative, introduced alternative unconventional marketing tactics. Key contributor in the initial concepting of partnerships, unique incentives ideas and promotional efforts for such projects as the Sundance Film Festival, The New Yorker Festival, The Teva Mountain Games, The Major Motion Picture Show College Tour, Apple Ipod and Beetle, Todd Oldham and The Main Street Lounge, The Blues at Radio City Music Hall, Ironman World Triathlon and Test Drives at W Hotels.

Copywriter April 2002 – November 2002
Wrote copy for outdoor, online, videos, newspaper and radio for Citizens Bank, McDonalds, Royal Caribbean Cruise Lines and Fidelity Investments.

Award Show Coordinator May 2000 – April 2002

SuperStock Inc, Jacksonville, FL / London, England February 1994 – April 2000
Promotions Manager
Was responsible for initiating creative promotions in the US as well as the marketing launch efforts of seven offices abroad. These efforts consisted of direct mail, trade ads, purchase incentives and sweeps. Worked with local graphic design teams and freelancers, created culturally appropriate campaigns that kept with the US brand standards, but still spoke appropriately to the foreign markets.


Flagler College, St. Augustine, Florida, BA in Communications - Advertising / Writing

Awards / Merits

One Show. Communication Arts. Print Magazine Design Annual. The Telly Awards. The Hatch Awards. The Webby Awards. The Promo100 Awards. The International Automotive Awards. The New York Festivals. The Reggie Awards. The Effies. Named to the top ten of Promotional US ad agencies. How Magazine Excellence in Advertising Award. Best Promotional Postcard / Rockport Publishers.


Children's book writer. Co-Creator of the clothing and accessories line, ‘Tony’. Freelance designer "Teen Magazine”.

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1976. My first print ad.