Tech Marketing ♦ Strategy ♦ Product Marketing ♦ Social Media ♦ Connecting
Telecommunications | Greater San Diego Area, US
Being good at what you do is essential for a successful career. Loving what you do makes your work all the more satisfying.
My name is Liz Philips, and I’m a Senior Marketing Manager at Qualcomm Technologies, Inc., where I manage the overall marketing strategy and execution of Vuforia, the industry-leading mobile vision software platform that enables apps to see and connect the physical world with digital and augmented reality experiences that demand attention and drive engagement.
For a geek at heart like me, this is something I have worked for my entire career. I am enthusiastic about the fast-changing world of technology and its effects on the mobile industry and on people’s lives.
I didn't come by my personnel passion for tech by accident. I am the daughter of an engineer and grew up watching first-hand as technology evolved before my eyes.
My focus is in marketing technology and have enjoyed both digital marketing and social media roles. At some point in my career, I would like to move into business development, because I like connecting with people and helping them drive their businesses.
I have a well-established track record in new media marketing as an early adopter in the social space. I feel fortunate to have gained the know-how and experience to effectively communicate to an online, always-connected audience.
I put my own time, money and passion into staying on the cutting-edge, and then created a role that previously did not exist within HP. I did the same thing during my time at TaylorMade, creating ground-breaking projects and marketing programs, some of my proudest achievements.
Now, I’m meeting new challenges with Qualcomm where I get to work with smart and passionate technologists, people who “get” technology and want to change the way people communicate.
I enjoy connecting with people in the tech, mobile, and digital media space. Feel free to send me a message on LinkedIn if you would like to connect!
2013 - Present
Sr Marketing Manager ► Strategy ♦ Cross Functional Collaboration ♦ Go-to-Market ♦ Product Marketing / Qualcomm
Qualcomm is a world-leading provider of wireless technology and services with units that deliver such products as fabless semiconductors, wireless chipset and software technology powering the majority of the 3G devices commercially available.
As a senior marketing manager for Qualcomm, I lead strategy and execution of marketing for Vuforia, a software platform for computer vision that enables apps to see and allows developers to build augmented reality (AR) apps that rise to the best in their class.
I lead and collaborate with marketing and product teams to develop and implement high impact programs for events, digital marketing, social media and public relations.
My team delivers data-driven market, customer and insights to define marketing strategy, optimize marketing plans, and measure success of programs.
Social Media Manager, Global Marketing ► Digital Platforms ♦ Audience Development / TaylorMade-adidas Golf
TaylorMade-Adidas Golf is the #1 golf company in the world comprised of three brands: TaylorMade Golf, adidas Golf and Ashworth Golf. The company builds products that help golfers of all skill levels reach their potential.
During my tenure at TaylorMade, I established the company’s social marketing program and created initiatives to accomplish overall brand objectives. I also defined and measured key performance indicators.
That led to a 210 percent increase in social media channel communities year over year with higher engagement numbers per follower and increased referral traffic to the site.
♦ Launched R1 Virtual, an iOS and Android augmented reality app that enabled consumers to experience the company’s newest golf driver before it was available in retail. That generated 300K+ combined video views and downloads within the first four weeks of launch.
♦ Established U.S. Open Social Hub, eight user-generated brand campaigns, and a first ever live Q&A homepage takeover for a product launch.
In 2013, I was named one of the 25 Women Who Rocked Social Media.
CRM and Social Media Manager ► Trend Acuity/Analysis ♦ eNewsletters ♦ Twitter Account Management / Hewlett-Packard
Hewlett-Packard Company (HP) is an American multinational information technology corporation headquartered in Palo Alto, CA. It markets hardware, software and services to consumers, businesses and large entities, including the government, health and education.
I created CRM campaigns and a monthly newsletter for HP web-connected printing customers. Managed official company Twitter account, monitored social media channels.
Community Strategist & Manager / Hewlett-Packard
I was the chief blogger and community strategist for HP ePrintCenter, an online portal for customers of web-connected printers. Built internal community strategy and external social media strategy. Also acted as program manager for SDK (software developer kit) for HP Print Apps.
I led advertising and trade show strategy and execution for three launches and a re-launch of HP iPrintPhoto, a free mobile app for iOS, Android, WinMo, and Symbian platforms.
In addition, I established and led a multi-channel strategy for crisis communications, coordinating with public relations, legal, customer support, customer relations management and worldwide social media teams.
Worldwide Market Development Manager / Hewlett-Packard
As the Worldwide Market Development Manager for HP’s Small-and Medium-Business Inkjet Division, I created global initiatives and integrated marketing campaigns supporting commercial sales partners.
Worldwide Competitive Response Manager / Hewlett Packard
I managed the overall competitive product, market, and technology analysis and response for snapshot and wide-format specialty photo printing categories attaining the No. 1 market-share position.
During that time, I predicted with near 100 percent accuracy three-year future product roadmaps for key competitors, which were utilized in business planning cycles.
North American Sales Development Manager / Hewlett-Packard
I developed integrated marketing programs on a semi-annual basis for 10 original equipment manufacturer accounts focused on industrial printing markets.
• Planned and executed more than $1 million in co-marketing programs in FY06.
• Part of a team that helped grow the category by 171 percent in FY05.
• Created $188,000 in customer-specific funding programs for industrial package coding market which helped double FY04 printer placements over the previous year.
• Generated 5X return on investment from $145,000 in a competitive-win program that created $735,000 in annualized supplies revenue.
Segment Development Manager / Hewlett-Packard
I assessed opportunities for HP inkjet technology in the industrial package coding market.
I planned and managed a $125,000 budget for integrated marketing activities including advertising, collateral, events, and market research.
Market Development Intern / Hewlett Packard
Analyzed potential of two new inkjet markets to determine profitability of projects for company’s OEM business.
I created an online and paper-based survey to capture ink usage data from 10,000-plus end users to determine profitability of two new markets.
MBA Student Consultant / BMC Software Inc.
Worked with a team of four other students to develop recommendations for software company’s indirect channel marketing group.
I conducted a 12-week study of VAR/SI channel and provided recommendations to boost sales.
Administration Manager / Cayenta, a division of The Titan Corporation (now known as L-3 Communications)
I managed daily operations of the company’s R&D division. I oversaw hiring plans at a time when the headcount tripled, selected and deployed enterprise-wise timekeeping solution, edited business proposals and tracked budgets.
Communication Specialist / Qualcomm, Inc.
I created and executed internal communication strategies of 10,000-employee Fortune 500 wireless telecommunications company.
Among my duties, I led the nominating team that earned the company a No. 14 ranking in Fortune magazine’s “100 Best Companies to Work For” list, up from No. 47 the previous year.
I launched a company-wide internal news site for employees that received 10,000-plus hits per day within three months of launch, and overhauled the existing employee bulletin to create a company-wide business-focused monthly newsletter. I edited the new publication while managing six contributing writers.
Communication Assistant / Scripps Foundation for Medicine and Science
Directed design, creation, and production of marketing information and direct response collateral materials for 50,000+ donors of one of the nation’s top ten private, not-for-profit medical institutions.
Production Assistant / CNN
I produced 300+ national medical and health news stories for both CNN Domestic and Headline News.
I made editorial decisions, interviewed top U.S. health officials and met daily on-air deadlines. Prior to that, I was a college intern in CNN’s newsroom earning college credit for a 12-week internship program and was hired as the Washington Bureau receptionist after which I earned a newsroom job within three months.