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  1. Steven W.

    Steven W.

    Direct Response Copywriter / Creative Director / Strategic Marketer

    United States - Last active: 11/29/2014 - Tests: 2

    Salesmanship in print. That's the definition of advertising. Sadly, many copywriters get so caught up in making "cutesy", witty, or so called funny ads to impress their peers, that they lose focus on their goal. Which is, helping their company grow by driving in sales or leads. I am a firm believer in creating advertisement (and products)that are accountable. With the rising media costs, it's vital to have a copywriter who understands the importance of ROI. You need to produce ads that yield measurable results. Unless you are a billion dollar company, you cannot survive if you focus 100% of your marketing efforts on Brand building or Image advertising. If you are a young or even mid size company, if you want rapid growth and stability, you need to dedicate all of your marketing efforts to direct response marketing. The best comparison that I can think of to prove my point (that direct response clobbers brand building) is the Lester Wunderman / Columbia Records Club challenge as described by Author Malcolm Gladwell in his book Tipping Point. Although Wunderman helped Columbia Records experience HUGE success with his direct response skills, when CR was ready to try TV advertising, they hired a Madison Avenue advertising firm who solely focused on brand building. When Wunderman found out about this, he was outraged! So he convinced CR to do a split test, giving half of the budget and markets to him and the other half to the Madison ave company. They agreed. A month later the results were in. Wunderman's ads pulled 4times the results as did McCann's ads (the Maddison ave ad company). But it gets even better. Wunderman ran his ads in the wee hours of the morning when it was more economical. As it turned out, Wunderman only spent 1/4th of what McCann spent. So 4 times the results at 1/4th cost. If you would like to hire a seasoned direct response copywriter to help you create profitable ads, shoot me a note. I have studied most of the marketing legends, like the late Gary Halbert, Jay Abraham, Ted Nicolas, John Caples, John Carlton, David Ogilvy, Claude Hopkins, and I have been personally trained by Dan Kennedy. I have a solid track record for creating positive results with my copywriting skills and innovative abilities.

    $110.00 /hr
    290 hours
    5.00
  2. Alexandr Klyuchnikov

    Alexandr Klyuchnikov

    Software Developer

    Kazakhstan - Last active: 2 months ago - Tests: 2

    Last year I worked as Testing Software engineer. During this work I got a huge experience of using TestComplete. This job improved my english skills, Javascript skills and my PHP skills a little (I participated in Knowledge Base development as architect and backend developer). Before this job I participated in developing of Automatic Control System using PHP, HTML, DHTML, CSS, JavaScript and PostgreSQL for 3 years. I am experienced in database desingning and backend developing. I like to create something new, and I like programming a lot. In my spare time I study Java and Android development.

    $30.00 /hr
    3,954 hours
    5.00
  3. Meike T.

    Meike T.

    English/German Translation, Articles, Proofreading

    Germany - Last active: 2 months ago - Tests: 4 - Portfolio: 2

    Writer and Translator, providing both German to English and English to German translations that read like originals, English and German articles and proofreading. I am a native speaker of German with near-native English who has spent the last 18 years living in the UK and has only recently moved back to Germany. I have an M.A. in English from the University of Hamburg, Germany and a teaching qualification (PGCE) from Cambridge University. I have worked in Publishing, Teaching and Libraries and now work as a freelance translator and languages teacher.

    $33.33 /hr
    134 hours
    5.00
  4. Pedro R.

    Pedro R.

    FileMaker Developer

    United Kingdom - Last active: 3 months ago - Tests: 1 - Portfolio: 12

    FileMaker 13 and previous • Architecture / Design; • Development in both MacOS and Windows systems; • Data Convertion / Mapping; • Integration with SQL through ODBC; • Integration through XML/ CSV files, or using VB / Apple scripts; • Integration with Account Packages; • Database Server Configuration; • Server WPE / IIS.

    $39.54 /hr
    433 hours
    5.00
  5. Eric Bouchard

    Eric Bouchard

    Senior Java/Web/Android Analyst/Developper

    Canada - Last active: 2 months ago - Tests: 11 - Portfolio: 4

    I have 13 years of experience in IT. 7 years as a Web Applications Analyst and Developer for a major Canadian Bank. I led multiple projects of small/medium size. Also 3 years of experience on the bank core systems on IBM MVS with COBOL. I personally developped as a personal projet www.sffmeta.com. I also developed the www.scanthing.com Android OCR application. Core competences : Java (Struts, Hibernate, Spring, etc...), JSP, Javascript/JQUERY, Android, SQL, HTML, COBOL, ASP, Windows, Unix/Linux. I have a lot of experience with communicating with systems end-users. I can speak both english and french.

    Groups: oDesk Verified Mobile Developers

    $50.00 /hr
    6,817 hours
    5.00
  6. Husam Alrubaye

    Husam Alrubaye

    UI-UX Designer | Web Developer

    United States - Last active: 2 months ago - Tests: 2 - Portfolio: 7

    www.HUSAMUI.com I'm a creative User interface designer and developer, I've spent the last three years and a half working full-time as a UI UX designer and developer for a many companies that specializes in smart phones apps, websites. During that time, I've logged thousands of hours doing everything related to the UI UX designs, including graphic design, graphic illustration, web design, web development, HTML, CSS, Javascript, jQuery,Ajax CMS, Wordpress, php and mysql I currently freelancer. I have my own style but can adjust to what the client want. I can collaborate till we get to what is in the client's mind.

    $45.00 /hr
    862 hours
    5.00
  7. Joel L.

    Joel L.

    Freelance Writer and Editor

    United States - Last active: 3 months ago - Tests: 5 - Portfolio: 4

    I am an experienced and skilled writer, capable of communicating with a variety of audiences and in an array of voices, styles, and formats. Over the past six years, I have worked with executives, entrepreneurs, industry experts, and many other professionals in writing and publishing eBooks, print books, web content, blogs, newspaper articles, and more. My objective is to craft communicative written materials to the exact specifications, expectations, and deadlines of my clients.

    $66.67 /hr
    80 hours
    4.99
  8. Michael Sweeney

    Michael Sweeney

    Motion Graphics Editor

    United States - Last active: 3 months ago - Tests: 5 - Portfolio: 4

    Michael Sweeney I am a freelance motion graphics designer and animator. I specialize in bringing your ideas too life and working to help make your videos look the best that it possibly can. I am trained in all of todays leading editing software including After Effects, Final Cut Pro, Photoshop and many other programs required to providing you with the best possible quality image.

    $30.00 /hr
    1,354 hours
    4.78
  9. Jeff Wichman

    Jeff Wichman

    Professional Video Production & Editing - Explainer Videos / Marketing

    United States - Last active: 11/11/2014 - Tests: 6 - Portfolio: 20

    I am a highly motivated, creative, and professional individual seeking to utilize my creative skills in multimedia development, web development, and graphic design. I have been a Provider and Buyer on oDesk for four years. In the Spring of 2009 I was hired by the oDesk Corporation to develop several video tutorials for the oDesk Learning Center (See: http://www.odesk.com/help/help/learning-center ). The positive feedback in my work history should attest my level of commitment to satisfying my clients' by providing not only a high-quality end product that meets or exceeds their needs, but a positive professional and enjoyable work experience. Over the last 10 years, I have supported myself through college, made a full-time career, and acquired a wealth of experience by employing my skills in the following: This is a full-time job for me and not just something I do "on the side". I have been interviewed and featured on oDesk because I was able to use my talents, skills, and experience to turn my freelance work into a full-time career. (Read story at: http://www.odesk.com/w/case_study_wichman ) :: Multimedia Production :: Video Editor & Producer, Product / Service Overview Videos, Demo Videos, eLearning Videos, Flash, ActionScript AS2 / AS3, Storyboards, Viral Videos, Intro's / Lead-In's, Camtasia, Tutorial Videos, Animation, Streaming Media, DVD Media, Audio Recording & Editing, Voiceovers :: Web Development :: Web Page / Template Design, CMS (Joomla, Wordpress, etc), Web Applications, Small Business & eCommerce, Databases :: Graphic Design :: Websites, Logo & Print Design, Illustration, Animation, Photo Editing & Optimization -Software Proficiencies- Adobe CS3 / CS4 (Photoshop, Premiere Pro, After Effects, Encore, Flash, Soundbooth, Dreamweaver, Illustrator, InDesign, Acrobat), Apple Final Cut Pro, Camtasia Studio 5, Sony Vegas Pro 8, Sony DVD Architect Pro, Adobe Audition 3.0, Adobe Media Encoder, ProTools, FL Studio, Logic Express, Garageband, Cool Edit Pro, Macromedia Fireworks, Microsoft Visual Studio.NET, Microsoft SQL Server, .NET SDK, 1.0 / 2.0 / 3.0, Microsoft (Publisher, PowerPoint, Visio) -Language Proficiencies- HTML/DHTML/CSS, JavaScript, PHP/MySQL, ASP, VB.NET, XML, ActionScript

    Groups: LongTail Video

    $37.00 /hr
    1,161 hours
    4.88
  10. David Master

    David Master

    Senior software developer with expertise in PHP, Java, C/C++, & MySQL

    United States - Last active: 3 months ago - Tests: 2 - Portfolio: 9

    Over the last 6 years, I have developed a wide range of software solutions using Java, C++, PHP, and MySQL including my own startup, Email Gorilla (http://www.emailgorilla.com) and marketing software for a Florida C.P.A. firm. I have the ability to write professional, clean Java solutions to a wide variety of needs for you or your business. Also, I have a core competency with SQL, Ajax, OOP, software design, HTML, CSS, DHTML, Javascript, and Python.

    $83.33 /hr
    121 hours
    5.00