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Eva Bongiovanni

Eva Bongiovanni is an instructor in the Public Relations and Advertising program at DePaul University's College of Communication in Chicago, and a marketing professional with 20 years of experience working on a variety of household brand names.

Through BonMot Consulting, Bongiovanni has helped numerous entrepreneurs turn ideas into reality. Specializing in brand creation and advertising, clients of BonMot range from individual entrepreneurs, to burgeoning new corporations.

Previously, Bongiovanni served as executive director of European strategy for AOL-Time Warner's in London. Clients included internet powerhouses such as Travelocity.com, Monster.com and Match.com. Other clients ranged from Procter & Gamble to Unilever, as well as auto companies, banks and airlines.

Prior to AOL-Time Warner, Bongiovanni consulted for iXL/Scient (now part of Microsoft) in both Boston and London, and was the lead strategist on the largest e-business contract ever awarded for iXL client, Virgin.com.

Other professional experience includes serving as director of brand communications for The Coca-Cola Company in Budapest, Hungary, where her marketing programs secured a 62% sales gain in the first four months. Bongiovanni created marketing efforts spanning nine brands, and her award-winning programs were exported throughout the Coca-Cola system. She also worked in advertising at Mezzina/Brown Inc. (now Agent 16) in New York City on clients such as R.J. Reynolds and Disney.

Bongiovanni is particularly familiar with international business, having lived abroad three times beginning in 1985 as a Congress-Bundestag scholarship recipient spending one year living in northern Germany. Additionally, Bongiovanni speaks fluent German and semi-fluent Hungarian.

Bongiovanni's education includes an MBA from Harvard Business School and a BBA from the University of Michigan.