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Azra Brdakic

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  • LevelMid Level
  • LocationOslo, Norway
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  • ProfessionsBrand Strategist - Graduate Strategist - Marketer

About me

A 26-year-old research junkie with a master's degree in branding and integrated communications from City College of New York. Currently based in Oslo, Norway. Interned as a brand strategist and media planner at Young and Rubicam (Red Fuse Communications) in NY, working on Colgate-Palmolive brands.

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  • Indesign
  • Language Norwegian
  • Language English
  • Serbian
  • MS Office
  • Marketing
  • Branding
  • Adverising
  • Digital Media
  • Agency Strategy

Work history


Brand Strategist

Young and Rubicam

Jan 2017 - Jun 2017
  • New York, United States
  • Internship
  • • Learned how to identify target consumers and cultural or category trends, along with understanding strengths and weaknesses of the brand and their competitors. • Used research to uncover culturally relevant insights specific to North American regions for Colgate- Palmolive brands. • Involved with the strategic planning and creative brief writing process. • Assisted with workshops for product development.


Media Planner

Young and Rubicam

Jun 2016 - Dec 2016
  • New York, United States
  • Internship
  • • Participated in Y&R Group’s annual Summer Intern Mock Pitch Project. • Assisted with gathering necessary data for plan development and implementation. • Ran marketing and media reports and analyze data, gather costs. • Monitored and compiled competitive advertising and spending data. • Coordinated weekly meetings with media reps. • Kept the digital team updated with media and technology trends.


Marketing Assistant

City University of New York, The Of ce of Communications and Marketing

Jan 2016 - May 2016
  • New York, United States
  • Internship
  • • Assisted in the overall development and implementation of a summer web campaign for CUNY. • Analyzed and acquired knowledge about competing schools as well as analyzing results. • Communicated with the suppliers of the digital promotion.


Software Tester

PasientSky (PatientCloud)

Jan 2015 - Aug 2015
  • Oslo, Norway
  • Full Time
  • • Tested a clinic-patient web solution on different devices, browsers, and operating systems. • Implemented and maintained test documents for the development department. • Wrote and updated user manuals for patients, clinics, and departments within the company. • Assisted with the internal training of the web solution to departments within the company.


Market Consultant

Norwegian Labor and Welfare Administration (NAV)

Oct 2013 - Aug 2014
  • Oslo, Norway
  • Full Time
  • • Established partnerships with businesses, providing them with information about the organization’s services. • Provided clients with information about educational courses, housing, and nancial services. • Wrote reports on clients who applied for nancial services, such as retirement and welfare. • Worked as a project manager for NAV’s summer course where I guided clients with jobs and education.



Masters in Branding and Integrated Communications

City College of New York

Aug 2015 - Jun 2017
  • New York, United States
  • Specialization in Management and Planning


Bachelors of Science in International Marketing

Norwegian Business School

Aug 2010 - May 2013
  • Oslo, Norway
  • Studied abroad from 2012-2013 at Pace University in New York.