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Andrew C. McGibbon
Digital Mediast
917-922-3534 (cell)

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Driven, industrious Digital Marketing Mediast with skills in managing teams to develop a compelling multimedia presence. Brings strengths in creating a digital footprint and polishing it into a sophisticated brand showcase. Creative writer, marketer, digital project manager, video producer, layout and content creator. Known for leveraging multimedia to bring the magic of the arts to a wider audience. 




NJPAC - New Jersey Center for the Performing Arts (
Director, Digital Media 2013 - 2014

Managed Digital Media department to plan and implement a strategic web presence. Maintained websites through CMS. Managed vendors for site creation/changes, overseeing complete mobilization of website. Tracked online ticket sales from Ticketmaster. Supervised Social Media Manager, directed social media strategies and voice on Facebook, Twitter, YouTube and Instagram. Managed and optimized email campaigns using Constant Contact, tmMessenger, dotMailer and Patron Mail ESPs. Developed concepts for video promotions to drive ticket sales and social media engagement. Analyzed website analytics for accurate forecasting and site optimization using Google Analytics. Developed split-testing methodology to confirm email marketing campaign effectiveness. Managed digital media budget.

· Secured, managed and deployed Google AdWords campaigns with Google grant, giving organization $10,000 in free advertising each month

· Ensured consistent brand identify across digital media initiatives

· Improved the efficiency and productivity of email campaigns 30-40%, freeing time for more strategic initiatives

· Facilitated bookings and venue rentals and generated thousands in new revenue by producing virtual tour for Google Places Page

· Put SOPs into place and created systems to aggregate information to streamline work flow between external departments and Digital Department


Writer, Website Developer, Theatre Critic & Blogger 2008 Present

Launched as outlet for reviews of Broadway and off‐Broadway shows. Developed site using Joomla content management system and wrote 200+ reviews of Broadway and off-Broadway shows. Revenue generated through content syndication, ticketing affiliate program, AdSense display advertising, and repurposing of reviews into video for Broadway Channel.

· Skilled at tracking and analyzing Analytics to accommodate Search Engine algorithmic changes and their impact on the success of the business


Website & Internet Communications Manager 2008 2013

Developed Digital Department to drive ticket sales by developing multimedia marketing content to support programming schedule, including live streaming of full concerts using LiveStream and YouTube. Drove ticket sales by creating and managing email campaigns through multiple vendors. Developed the organization’s social networking strategy with a presence on Facebook, Twitter, FourSquare, YouTube, and Pinterest. Implemented ecommerce solutions using Miva Merchant. Managed implementation of new Tessitura ticketing system into new website.

· Project managed move from static website to dynamic CMS (Joomla) improving time and cost efficiencies and maintaining consistent branding and program descriptions across multiple platforms

· Raised visibility of the organization digitally by closely monitoring Google Analytics and strategically adjusting the organization’s web presence

· Increased global awareness of the JAZZ brand by crafting and coordinating logistics with LiveStream and YouTube for live webcasts


Website & Webcast Project Manager 2001 2009

Wrote and produced compelling website content and red carpet webcasts to accompany telecast. Project managed team of 30 technical, marketing and editorial personnel. Liaised with television and event producers to create consistent brand between on‐air design and interactive design.

· Identified, structured, negotiated and closed strategic, marketing and operational partnerships enabling organization to do more with less]


Director of Special Projects 1999 2001

Coordinated development of database and back‐end user interface for national theatrical listings directory. Successfully developed strategic and operational partnerships to drive traffic, increase revenue and build brand awareness. Designed, implemented and managed membership ticket discount program.


Managing Producer & MIS 1994 1999

Developed and managed website from initial concept to leading website devoted to live theatre. Managed redevelopment of large data rich website at a time when dynamic websites were in their infancy. Developed proposals and pitched to major magazine and online advertisers to secure added revenue. Delivered high‐profile live online events such as backstage coverage of Tony Awards, Broadway show openings, celebrity chats and a daily news programming. Managed development of first online ticketing system for Broadway shows (in coordination with Telecharge and The Shubert Organization). Created Playbill Club, a membership based affinity program to help Broadway producers market their productions.

· Founded first web portal dedicated to live theatre - site purchased by Playbill Magazine and became



2013 Critic Fellow – National Critics Institute at the Eugene O’Neil Theatre Center, Waterford, CT




Thomas Edison State College – Trenton, NJ, BA Candidate Theatre Arts ‐ expected 2015

Cittone Institute – Mahwah, NJ, Web Development – Certificate Program

American Academy of Dramatic Arts – New York, NY, Acting

2009 – Present – Member American Theatre Critics Association

2009 – Present – Member Independent Theatre Bloggers Association

1989 – Present – Member Actors’ Equity Association


Extensive use of:

Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, Pinterest, YouTube and Hootsuite

Adobe CS6 - Dreamweaver, Photoshop, Illustrator, Fireworks, Flash

Pinnacle Studio and Avid Studio for video editing

Adobe Premiere - light experience

Joomla CMS

Adobe LightRoom

Constant Contact , MailChimp, dotMailer, Patron Mail and WordFly

Amazon , BuyAt, Commission Junction, and ClickBank;

AdSense , AdWords and Newstex; and Google Analytics and Woopra

Tessitura ticketing system and website interface TN Express Web

Patron’s Edge ticketing system Miva Merchant shopping cart system

HTML and CSS fundamental understanding

MySQL , PHP, JavaScript, SQL, Action Script, ASP modest knowledge

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Andrew C. McGibbon



Andrew C. McGibbon has spent the past thirty years working in live theatre as a stage manager, general manager, producer and leader in the convergence of Broadway and online.

Mr. McGibbon worked as a stage manager and general manager for ten years. In 1994 he created a website devoted to live theatre, The site was subsequently bought by, and became He continued to manage the site for Playbill for four years. In 2000 he became the website manager for With the 2008-09 season he finished his ninth year on the show. He has also worked as a webmaster for the Broadway LeagueJazz at Lincoln Center, and as the Director of Digital Media for the New Jersey Performing Arts Center.

Since 2015, Andrew has been working as an architectural photographer and virtual tour photographer known for his photography of theatres such as the Kimmel Center, Tanglewood, Signature Theatre Company, Roundabout Theatre Company, Arena Stage and the Goodspeed Opera House. His photography work can be previewed at

Mr. McGibbon is a member of the American Theatre Critics Association, the Independent Theatre Bloggers AssociationActors' Equity Association and the American Federation of Television and Radio Artists, as well as the American Society of Media Photographers

In addition to his work in the theatrical industry, Mr. McGibbon is also a partner in Simple Solutions Distributing, a manufacturer of filtration equipment for the waste-water industry.

Photo: Elizabeth Leitzell

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