Kyle O'Brien

Kyle O'Brien

Reporter at The Drum - Modern Marketing and Media
Bethlehem, United States

About me

Creative Director and Copywriter for hire. Former Creative Director for Entercom, Small Plate Radio & Xhang Creative.

Specialties: Creative marketing, copywriting and editing, radio creative, brand journalism, community content, reporter. Saxophonist/woodwinds.


January 2017 - Present (1 year 11 months)
Reporter for The Drum covering a wide array of topics but always trying to tell the best stories possible.
KOB Communications
2002 - Present (16 years 11 months)
KOB Communications is a small creative firm formerly based in Portland, Oregon, now covering eastern Pennsylvania and NYC, concentrating on new media creative, radio creative and specializing in exceptional writing services. Clients include or have included The Oregonian, JamLoop, Advertising Week, Creative Week, Splash Marketing, Entercom Radio, Mt. Hood Jazz Festival, Run Spot Run Media, JazzScene Magazine.
Creative Director
Entercom Portland
May 2011 - August 2012 (1 year 3 months)
As Creative Director of a cluster of six diverse radio stations, I oversaw creative marketing and advertising campaigns, utilizing creative concepts, copy, production, social media campaigns, email marketing, and managing a creative team. I worked with sales, marketing, promotions and programming departments to create integrated campaigns that sold our clients' businesses through multiple media assets.
Creative Director, Writer, Host
Small Plate Radio / Xhang Creative
2008 - 2009 (1 year)
Start-up Internet Radio station and audio creative firm in Portland, Oregon. Hosted such shows as Oregon 150 Radio, Northwest Nosh and Job Search Radio. Created successful web and audio-based campaigns for clients nationwide.
Creative Director
Entercom Denver
August 2006 - July 2008 (1 year 11 months)
As Creative Director at Entercom I was responsible for much of the creative content on four Denver music radio stations - KQMT 99.5 The Mountain, KALC Alice 105.9, KOSI 101.1, KEZW Studio 1430. Though I mostly worked on ad campaigns and creative content, I also work with Promotions, Marketing and Program Directors on creative projects.


BA English Lit

1991 - 1994 (3 years)
Activities and Societies: Tau Kappa Epsilon fraternity, lead alto sax University of Nevada Jazz Ensemble, several creative writing groups

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