FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
PC BRANDS HIRES NIKKI DELUDE AS INTERACTIVE MEDIA COORDINATOR & MATT FREEL AS BRAND RECRUITER
PC BRANDS is pleased to announce its recent hire of Nikki Delude and Matt Freel, who will join the PC Brands as Interactive Media Coordination and Brand Recruiter working remotely from across the country. Within these roles, Delude will be on the development team of the Cheer and Dance Interactive Recruiting Tools (CDIRT) that is set to launch in October 2013, while Freel will assume the role of brand recruiter for different segments of PC Brands as well as work with developers on the implementation and staff training of the CDIRT project.
“I was attracted by the company’s mission to guide our young and future generation to a higher level not only in the spirit industry but in life. The commitment that Patrick and the PC Brands team displays has truly been a breath of fresh air for the spirit industry” Delude said. “I believe that teaching people how to apply sustainability principles to their lives and even their outlook on life is the best multiplier to truly create change.”
Delude comes to PC BRANDS with eight years of experience in social media and the interactive field. Most recently, Delude was named top 35 under the age of 35 in the spirit industry by CHEER BIZ NEWS. Nikki is the co founder and creator of Cheer Parents Central which is a social media platform that caters to parents in the spirit industry. There, she led a community of bloggers and parents to help field specific questions about cheerleading and dance, including competitions, training seminars, event planning, creating marketing materials for other companies as well as working in customer services for over 18 years. This background has helped Delude to make an easy transition into her current position with PC Brands.
At the age of 23, Matt has a strong passion and love for cheerleading. He is originally from Hartford City, Indiana where he cheered at Blackford High School for two years. He says that the reason he started cheerleading in high school was because his uncle cheered at Purdue and he greatly looked up to him. Upon leaving Blackford High, Matt attended Indiana University where he was a member of the Indiana University Cheerleading Cream Squad. Matt on cheering in college, “It was a great experience. I had fun every step of the way, not to mention I came into college with a family and left with one. I learned not only how to cheer a game and expanded my skill set, but also how to be a respectful and successful member of society. There is only so much that your parents can teach you. In college when you’re finally on your own you need a mentor, at Indiana that was my cheerleading family and the athletic community.” Matt now coaches cheerleading in Indianapolis and is excited for the future of the sport.
“We are thrilled that Nikki and Matt have joined the PC Brands family. They bring a very enthusiastic attitude to the mix” Says PC BRANDS CEO Patrick Cowherd. I couldn’t have found a better duo to take on such a enormous project. I am very confident in their ability to do what’s needed to make CDIRT a success” added Cowherd
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