• I stand by my experience. It has given me valuable perspective.

    Hardwired for today's opportunities with sights set on tomorrow's

  • I am not afraid of questions. I have developed a substantial network of subject matter experts, through both successful and difficult times. As my mentor often wisely states: "Build bridges through hard-work and dedication. Let this be your legacy." My network fortifies my career.

  • Passion

    I have a passion for the digital space and its never-ending opportunity to learn, ameliorate, and share knowledge. As a digital marketing, product development, and business development professional, I believe my strategic thinking and ability to learn fast provide me with acute capabilities to manage, motivate and mentor large and successful cross-functional teams. My desire to be a subject matter expert in my field drives my personal work-ethic.

    Philosophy

    With 25+ years in business, I can say that emerging technologies have fascinated me from the beginning of my career. Each has played a distinct role in my ability to provide meaningful storytelling and tech contributions to virtually any organization while also cultivating a dynamic workplace where success is just as important as a stumble. I believe these efforts are impactful in today's supersonic digital marketplace.

     

    As we know, Digital has disrupted the marketplace in a way few could have ever imagined. The speed of technological evolution, how messaging combines to drive consumers/customers understanding of brands, how data is gathered, and what insights are leveraged to drive your organization are astounding. These make for exciting times professionally. Digital success is often measured by longevity when, in my opinion, it can best be measured by a brand's ability to develop a positive relationship with its targeted audience. Continuing to meet your audiences' expectations while delivering authentic products and services can change lives. Do we meet or exceed their expectations? That is our mission. That is my ambition.

    About

    I am from Cleveland born and raised. I moved to Chicago to complete my BA in Communications through an internship at a local Chicago television station. Since then I have challenged myself by working in several verticals including broadcasting, cable content distribution, entertainment, hospitality, business services, publishing, and agency strategy & delivery. The threads that connect the span of my career have been my efforts build a symbiotic network of subject matter experts, collect data to formulate strategic insights, continuing to push myself and others to tell the story of a brand's worth, all to deliver products and services meant to delight customers.

     

    Leadership

    Over the years I have served on several professional Boards of Directors and won awards for dedication and expertise. I was also fortunate to have been the inaugural President of the Cable & Telecommunication Association of Marketing's (CTAM) Midwest Chapter for several years. These experiences combined with growing business acumen have provided me with a breadth of leadership experience and valuable professional skills.

  • Megan Flynn

    Former SVP Marketing & Product Development

    REWARDS NETWORK

    (former direct supervisor)

    "Shawn understands the importance of defining the big picture and outlining a long-term vision as well as focusing on impactful business requirements. I would highly recommend him for any strategic role."

    Barbara Healy, PMP

    Former SVP Advertising

    CHICAGO TRIBUNE

    (colleague)

    "I was fortunate to work with Shawn Gannon as a colleague for several years. He has the gift of being both left and right brained ... a unique and rare quality. He is a marketing professional with diverse ideas and a flair for challenging what has “always been” coupled with being detail oriented and results driven. Working with Shawn led to accomplishments for the Company in addition to broadening my own thinking and skills. I’d absolutely recommend Shawn."

    Micheal Milano

    Former Manager of Product Development

    TRIBUNE COMPANY

    (former direct report)

    "I had the pleasure of reporting to Shawn directly during my tenure at Tribune Interactive and can say he is a true leader with a very rare ability to instill a creative edge to any design as well as develop talent. Shawn's keen ability to optimize a staff's performance level and deliver a multitude of products in an ever-changing digital environment is unsurpassed. I not only recommend Shawn but also consider him a true mentor with the ability to excel in even the most challenging environments."

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