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Anthony Iban

Creative Director/Managing DirectorLondon, United Kingdom
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Anthony Iban

Creative Director/Managing DirectorLondon, United Kingdom
About me
Running an internationally renowned event across three continents to an audience up to 20,000 people worldwide. Attracting chart-topping artists, influencers and industry leaders such as Stormzy, Mo Gilligan, Reggie Yates, Chris Eubank Jr, Ms Banks, NSG, Alec Boateng, Tunji Balogun and Anthony Saleh. I have demonstrated my passion to strategically plan and deliver complex projects for clients, meeting the briefs, budgets and timescales. I am committed to the whole event package, taking time to identify the events’ needs and objectives in relation to the economic climate and emerging trends. At the core of my success to date is my ability to build excellent communication networks around events which ensure that all parties and fully aware of progress and expectations are managed effectively. I have produced a wide range of events for the likes of Virgin EMI, Puma, Ends Festival, Shoreditch House and We Are FSTVL, dealing with talent, agents, licensing and risk management to ensure the smooth and professional delivery of the event and the integrity of each brand.
Projects
  • DLT @ Bloom Bar (Ghana)Continued our West Africa tour hosting the event in the most popular venue in Accra. Selling over 1300 tickets.
  • DLT LagosVentured off to Nigeria to host the first event in Lagos at Atmosphere Rooftop. Had an array of afrobeat artist in attendance and sold 400 tickets.
  • DLT @ Shoreditch HouseShoreditch House approached me to create the DLT experience exclusively for their members. We had a record number of member signups for the event.
  • DLT LiveHosted a small festival hosting 2400 people. Incorporating the performances of Miss Banks and Wstrn and 15 DJ's with 4 different rooms. 2400 tickets sold out in less than 5 minutes.
  • DLT with The CompozersOrganised an Event incorporating the famous live band The Compozers that eventually led into a Day Party. 1100 Tickets sold out in less than 3 minutes.
  • DLTx Ends FestivalCurated an event to celebrate the start of the Ends Festival in Croydon. I found the venue, booked the DJ,s and lead on production for an event of 1300 people.
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Projects credited in
  • Days Like This Brunch - #DLTLDN MerchOne of the biggest and best black-owned events in London, Days Like This (DLT) Brunch, needed their own merch for their summer run of events. They wanted to represent their city, London, and show they're taking over. This is what we made. For more information, please contact us on hello@archtype.co.uk. Website coming soon: archtype.co.uk.
Work history
    Creative DirectorDLT Brunch
    London, United KingdomFull Time
    Created an event organisation which produces and delivers live events globally, attracting some of the world’s leading headliners. • Booking artists and negotiating fees with agents in line with the event budget and the profile of the event brief • Preparing sponsorship proposals for maximum exposure and ROI • Participating in safety advisory meetings with local authority groups to ascertain event parameters including rigging, de-rigging and emergency procedures • Ensuring all establishment policies are in place and adhered to by all parties and that the relevant documentation of risk assessments, licensing agreements and scheduling is in place • Collaborating with creative designers to establish themes and design effective marketing collateral for event promotion across all media channels • Sensitively managing the brand across social media platforms, using effectively to gain the most appropriate exposure through targeted channels • Creating bespoke events from a blank canvas for We Are Festival, Virgin EMI, Puma, Ends Festival, Shoreditch House and Disturbing London, taking the concept to successful delivery and making a significant impact on image and brand integrity • Effective talent management, from recruitment and development to selecting resources based on team dynamics and project delivery requirements • Consistently delivering high standards of customer service exceeding expectations and continuously improving performance
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    Portfolio ManagerNomura
     - London, United KingdomFull Time
    Injected value add support to projects, providing planning input, scoping and financial management to ensure projects ran to time, brief and budget. • Oversaw 30 different projects and applications managing change across multiple functions • Ensured that data protection regulations were adhered to through the SharePoint site to store and track project data, enabling easy access to information for strategic planning and promotional campaigns • Collaborated with the Portfolio Manager to create reports on standards for programme and project management, generating data for regular progress reports and opportunities for continuous improvement/development • Reviewed PMO processes (RAID, Planning and Change Control) to keep progress within the objectives of each project and promote best practice • Collaborated with application managers to identify potential risks, mitigate issues and set realistic dates for completion • Produced and presented monthly reports to senior stakeholders on progress and training status
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Skills
  • Event Management
  • Music Events
  • Promotion
  • Promotional Campaigns
  • Marketing
  • Marketing Research
  • Artist Management
  • Brand Activation
  • Brand Partnerships
  • Music Programming
Education
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    PGCSt. Mary's University College
     - New York, United States
    International Business Practice
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    MastersUniveristy of East Anglia
     - London, United Kingdom
    MA International Security & Diplomacy, Univ. of East Anglia, UK, 2015. Dissertation: Resolving India’s Energy Challenge
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Awards
    BlacklistGUAP Magazine
    30 Under 30 Black Professional and Creatives