About me, Carter D.

carterdConnections don’t equal relationships.  Today’s technology has made it easier for everyone to make connections. Businesses can connect to more consumers, stakeholders and lawmakers than ever before, but quality has always been better than quantity. The means of communication have changed many times, but the end has remained the same. A relationship. Who you choose, how you cultivate, and when to leverage a relationship matter. I’m here to help.

My name is Carter D. Collins and I am currently working at VOX Global as an Account Executive in Dallas, Texas. My teams support clients in the technology, financial and non-profit sectors by helping them develop and execute strategic communications campaigns targeting both consumers and lawmakers. As a member of the sustainability/CSR, diversity and inclusion, and social media practice groups, I work on consumer engagement, media outreach, and message development on digital, social and traditional platforms. In the community, I am a member of the Public Affairs Council, Dallas Regional Chamber Young Professionals, and PRSA Dallas Chapter. I am currently serving as an inaugural member of the young alumni board for the Dallas – Fort Worth Iowa State Alumni Association.

Prior to joining VOX Global, I interned for Fleishman-Hillard in Kansas City where I conducted research, provided social media counseling and organized blogger/media relations programs for food/agriculture, healthcare and consumer clients. Prior, I interned with the Iowa 4-H Foundation for two years where we rebranded and integrated newsletters, fundraising events and social media platforms to improve donor communication. At the same time, I also worked as a social media intern for Iowa State Athletics, where I helped increase each platforms’ impression and engagement measurements to the top of the Big 12 Conference and into the top 25 of the NCAA FBS (Football Bowl Subdivision).

Born and raised in small-town rural Iowa, I graduated Cum Laude from Iowa State University in 2015 with a bachelor’s degree in journalism and mass communication, while also majoring in political science. In 2014, I studied abroad in Edinburgh, Scotland where I served as a parliament research and consistency affairs intern for the Scottish Parliament’s Minister of Public Health. During my time at Iowa State, I helped carry out the first student-run bacon expo in the world, raised $10,000 for a scholarship, blogged for the university’s website CycloneLife.net” and was an Eychaner Foundation Iowa Matthew Shepard Scholar.

As a four-time Iowa State Fair award-winning baker, I enjoy whipping up new treats in my free time. I am an avid restaurant goer, a devoted music fan and enjoy having my blood pressure raised to dangerous levels by Iowa State Cyclone basketball.

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