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I would like to take this opportunity to introduce myself to the readers of this blog. My name is Danelle Porter and I am an intern for Department Zero (as you might have guessed!). I was born in Orange, CA but I grew up in Springfield, MO. I went to college at Missouri State University where I completed a degree in Psychology and a second degree in Communications (and a minor in film photography). 

I moved to Kansas City a little over a month ago to take this internship and to take my life in a new direction. It was scary but necessary. I am very interested in the marketing and advertising world. I knew I needed to move to a larger market somewhere close to immerse myself in it. 

I am in love with the idea of experiential marketing. In a world so inundated with social media, digital advertising and the idea of a global community, I feel it is paramount that a brand connects with its customers face to face. The additions of these media outlets are important but nothing sticks in a person’s mind better than something tangible and interactive.  

My strengths are listening, organization, leadership, and giving presentations. I have knowledge and experience creating social media strategy plans. I am currently learning the ins and outs of creating scopes and estimates for campaigns. I am soaking in as much of anything else that I can get my hands on.

Fun Facts:                                                            

- I have a cat named Toulouse
- My favorite food is a Bacon Cheeseburger
- I love 50’s and 60’s rock/blues/soul music
- I am weird!
- I have an elephant brain; I never forget anything (blessing and a curse)
- I have a little brother that is 7 named Bryce (in picture with me)

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