Adam Kramer ’05 – From Journalism to Helping Entrepreneurs
If you’re a young professional in Las Vegas interested in starting a business, Adam Kramer is there to help. Adam’s career has been exciting. From anchor and news reporter to owner of his own production company, Adam is now sharing his marketing and communication knowledge with young professionals. Adam describes himself as “entrepreneur, award-winning journalist and marketing professional.”
As Director of the Entrepreneurship and Vegas Young Professionals program for the Las Vegas Chamber of Commerce, he manages one of the largest professional groups in the country. Not only is he working with the young entrepreneurs, but he is also developing long- and short- term marketing strategies, planning and executing events for hundreds of attendees, and meeting with business and community leaders to expand the organization’s reach.
Learning the Ropes
Prior to joining the Las Vegas Chamber of Commerce, Adam spent four years running his own creative services business that worked with every size company, from the largest insurance company in the country to an international non-profit, helping them to create, develop and produce original content for television and Internet advertisements.
Adam consulted with clients on social media management, helping them to better understand how to generate original and dynamic content as well as how to cross-promote within new media platforms, including Facebook, Twitter, and Four Square.
From the Classroom to the Job
To move from the classroom to the workplace, Adam’s first step was an internship with NBC in Salinas, California. The internship allowed him to put into practice what he had learned in the classroom. He soon was writing and filming his own news stories. In the very competitive world of TV journalism, he made the move to WJHG-TV NBC where he was an anchor and reporter and was responsible for producing, shooting, editing, assignment managing, writing and anchoring four top rated weekend newscasts.
Small School, Big Opportunities
Adam enjoyed his time at Menlo and recently reconnected with faculty, staff and students by being a panelist in our 85th Anniversary Business Showcase.
A degree in Marketing Communications can get you jobs in Marketing, Communication Studies, Electronic Media/Broadcasting, Advertising, Public Relations, Business Studies, and Management. You may be interested in a specific organization in the media industry or perhaps work in internal or external corporate communications.