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David Thackham

Content Marketing Coordinator at TicketReturn in Charlotte, N.C.

Location icon United States

Hi, I'm David.

I'm a trusted communications specialist with 10 years of experience as an award-winning storyteller across platforms and industries.

I'm skilled in web and print design, copywriting and editing, as well as videography and photography. My core competencies include short and long-term project management, interviewing and interpersonal skills.

My byline has appeared in dozens of outlets, including the Associated Press, Charlotte Observer, the Rock Hill (S.C.) Herald, The (Columbia, S.C.) State, and Clemson University's IPTAY.

Have a question for me? Want to learn more about my work? Keep in touch at [email protected]

Portfolio

CompuCom: Content Marketing

Compucom
04/30/2018
Device as a Service: Better Than Buying, More than Leasing

The workplace is changing. Over the course of a typical day employees use several devices to be more productive. Whether they’re writing a report on their laptop in the office, taking a meeting on their smartphone on the road, or checking the latest analytics data on their tablet at a local coffee shop, technology plays a vital role in ensuring they can communicate, collaborate, and get their work done.

The Herald (Rock Hill, S.C.)

Rock Hill Herald
11/03/2017
Two York County sites included in Charlotte's bid for Amazon HQ2

York County economic development officials included information about two Fort Mill sites in Charlotte's bid for the highly-sought-after second Amazon headquarters. The two sites - Kingsley Park and Southbridge - are among 21 possible locations listed in Charlotte's bid for Amazon to consider for its HQ2, as the project is known.

The Herald
04/12/2017
Winthrop students, 2 teens and a lab rat help fight SC health issues

Middle school students Vanessa and Brian walk into biology class one sunny morning to find they're in for a busy day. Their teacher is walking them through the basics of germs, antibodies and how to ward off infections. Vanessa leaves class with plenty of knowledge: "Make sure to wash your hands before you eat," and "Take antibiotics exactly as directed."

The Herald (Rock Hill, S.C.)
09/28/2016
Tillman Hall protest begins, ends peacefully at Winthrop

The protest began with a number: 715 victims of police violence in 2016. The movement intensified with a building: Winthrop University's Tillman Hall. Around 70 students and faculty participated in a lively, exuberant and peaceful march on campus Wednesday to raise support for renaming the school's administration building, which protesters say represents a man who espoused racist ideals.

The Herald (Rock Hill, S.C.)
09/03/2016
'Leaving friends I love': Rock Hill medical staffer on 52 years

From an early age, Joyce McGarity loved being around others. As a student at Rock Hill High School, she would walk right up to new people, tell them her name and strike up a conversation. She was once invited to become a personal secretary at an insurance office, where she'd spend her time mostly on her own, with maybe one other boss.

The Times, Gainesville, Ga.

Gainesville Times
05/11/2016
Gainesville High linebacker excels on field amid family's struggles

Up in the stands at City Park Stadium, Brown shakes her pom-poms, shouts her son's number and waves to the players. "When he looks up and sees me sitting up there, a smile gets on his face," Brown said. "Whatever he's going through, he doesn't focus on that.

Gainesvilletimes
04/02/2016
'Once in a lifetime': Deshaun Watson's most significant plays, from Gainesville to Clemson

Even after 41 years of coaching, Bruce Miller still isn't sure if he's seen it all. It's funny how players like Gainesville High graduate Deshaun Watson can change your perception of what's possible in the game of football. "I don't think you ever appreciate what type of player he was until he was gone," said Miller in his office earlier this week.

Gainesvilletimes
06/16/2015
Ramey set to compete in Olympic youth weightlifting event in Colorado

HOSCHTON - Eyes half open from exhaustion, 13-year-old Jackson Ramey pushed his way out from his desk in an early math class and tried to block out the loud klaxon bells ringing through the hallways of C.W. Davis Middle School one late August morning.

Peninsula Pilots features and coverage

Daily Press
07/09/2014
Pilots' timely defense keeping Peninsula in the Petitt Cup hunt

HAMPTON - Trapped in the visitors dugout, Taylor Ostrich was nursing a broken right wrist when he and his Peninsula Pilots teammates celebrated their Petitt Cup victory in August in Columbia, S.C. That same wrist, fully healed after a season playing right field at Old Dominion University, has been crucial to keeping Peninsula (25-9) at the top of East standings in the Coastal Plain League.

Daily Press
06/18/2014
Peninsula Pilots' Sam Tidaback regaining rhythm at plate

HAMPTON - As the hot beach sand crunched beneath his toes, an ocean stretching out in front of him for miles, Sam Tidaback couldn't help but think he made the right choice to come to Virginia for the summer.

Daily Press
06/11/2014
Pilots shortstop beating odds to play after recent shoulder surgery

HAMPTON - One of the most vivid memories Andres Nelo brought to America from his home in Maracay, Venezuela, was when his father, Hector, talked about the dream he had for his son. It involves a major-league ballpark, bat and glove, while Andres and his brother Daniel play against each other on the diamond.

Legacy 76 NPSL coverage

Daily Press
06/20/2014
Former pro Gunderson gives 'wisdom' back to Legacy 76 teammates

WILLIAMSBURG - Even when he's on the field, coaching has almost become a natural reaction for Legacy 76 midfielder Jamie Gunderson. It's hard to blame Gunderson. After two years of roaming the sidelines as an assistant coach with the Christopher Newport University women's soccer team, it's sometimes tricky to turn back into "player mode."

Daily Press (Va.)
06/05/2014
North Dakota native 'fitting in' with Legacy 76 soccer teammates

WILLIAMSBURG - As a child growing up in the harsh winters of Fargo, N.D., Jacob Weiler relished the days when the snowplows rumbled down his street near Fargo South High School. When the truck's ice-scraper finished rooting up the frozen top layer of ice and grit, Weiler raced out to the road to kick his soccer ball against the curb, endlessly honing his first touch.

NFL / College football

Daily Press
06/22/2014
Eagles' LeSean McCoy entertains kids at W&M pro camp

[Video included] WILLIAMSBURG - With just five weeks until he reports to Philadelphia Eagles training camp, two-time Pro Bowl running back LeSean McCoy stepped on the football field Sunday evening.

Daily Press
06/23/2014
Sherman, Super Bowl-winning Seahawks 'play like kids'

WILLIAMSBURG - Every time Seattle Seahawks cornerback Richard Sherman lines up on the hash, he tries to make eye contact with his opposing receiver. The ploy is that Sherman's opponents will get intimidated and forget their routes. Typically, though, Sherman isn't lining up against receivers half his height.

Sports feature stories

Daily Press
06/13/2014
Tabb girls soccer falls in OT in state semifinals

LYNCHBURG - First came the tears, then the hugs and then, after a while, the cameras broke out as Tabb's girls soccer team relished the last few minutes of being together as a team.

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