Kristin Schneidler | Account Executive
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How long in radio/marketing:
I started working for Entercom back in June 2001, it was my first job at any radio group ever! My first job EVER was at the Carousel Drive Inn in Sussex in which my sister was my boss! So that was interesting. I flipped burgers and served custard cones for about 4 years and loved every minute of it. The owner of the Carousel Drive Inn was also part owner in a little (not really) cell phone chain back in the 1990’s called Car Phones +! So I made the transition from the custard stand to the paging assistant (remember pagers?) at Car Phones + while I was doing through college. And somehow, that same sister was STILL my boss!
I attended the University of Wisconsin Milwaukee because my first passion was to become a television broadcaster! So my major was in Mass Communication with an emphasis on Broadcast! Once I graduated from college, Car Phones + offered me the position of Marketing Manager in which I worked with all different types of media, including radio! At that time, I caught wind of the fact that 99.1 WMYX was looking to hire new account executives and I that’s when I decide to make the call. 10 years later I am still here and still doing what I love – TALKING!
If I could teach advertisers one thing it would be this:
Be prepared for the long haul. No matter what you decide to do to help grow your business, stay with it so that you can get all the benefits that you deserve from branding. Success doesn’t happen overnight (unless you won the Mega Millions)! So before you decide to take the journey, be prepared to be in it to win it! You will happier in the long run!
One personal thing you want to share with potential clients:
I have been married to my husband Joe since 2008 and we have one beautiful son named Gavin was born in January 2010! We are hoping to continue expanding our family in the near future! We have a house in Milwaukee but would hopefully like to move to the New Berlin area within the next 5 years. My husband is a realtor for First Weber Realtors since 2005 but his ultimate dream (and my dream for him) is to become a police officer for the City of Milwaukee. But in the meantime, real estate is also his passion! We enjoy spending time with our family in Fond Du Lac every summer as we have a cottage right on Lake Winnebago! Yes, the sheep head capitol of the world! I love it up there, so peaceful and a great place to create family memories. Not to mention our “up north” is only about an hour away!
Favorite Marketing Book:
Brandsformation! You will need to read it to understand this book is simply genius! The best part is . . . is so simple! Some of the most basic facts of marketing and included in this book that sometimes we can tend to forget! But this will bring it back for you, it’s a must read for ANY business owner!