Ben Armstrong Marshall

Freelance Events / PR Consultant

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  • LevelMid Level
  • LocationLondon, United Kingdom
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  • ProfessionsEvent Manager - Public Relations Manager - Marketing

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About me

I am a highly organised and efficient events and account management professional, with extensive experience in planning and delivering high profile events and communications campaigns. I am passionate about delivering high quality campaigns and events and I believe I have the key attributes to achieve success in this role. I am a strong communicator, ‘people person’ and team player, come ready prepared with extensive experience in managing sizeable budgets, have exceptional project management skills and great attention to detail. Furthermore, I have a proven track record in event management, am hands-on, creative and have a proven track record of client servicing and sponsorship activation activity from my roles at Glasgow 204 Commonwealth Games, sportscotland and Stripe Communications working with the likes of AG Barr, The Famous Grouse, Strathmore and UCI Mountain Bike World Cup. I am passionate about delivering high quality campaigns and events and I believe I have the key attributes to achieve success in this role. I am a strong communicator, ‘people person’ and team player, come ready prepared with extensive experience in managing sizeable budgets, have exceptional project management skills and great attention to detail.

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Skills

  • Account and Project Management
  • Event Management
  • PR
  • Communications
  • Events PR
  • Event Production
  • Marketing

Work history

2017

Freelance Events Manager / Consultant

A Blank Canvas

Aug 2016 - Apr 2017
  • Glasgow, United Kingdom
  • Freelance
  • Freelance events, PR and marketing consultant working on a range of projects and events. Working closely with clients to deliver bespoke, tailored solutions and thinking outside the box to deliver a client's business objectives in a unique, exciting and engaging way. Project managed and delivered the FLY Open Air music Festival in September 2016 – with over 2700 people in attendance.

2016

Account Manager

Stripe Communications

Apr 2016 - Aug 2016
  • Glasgow, United Kingdom
  • Full Time
  • PR Account Manager looking after PR, media relations and brand campaigns for clients such as AG Barr, Famous Grouse, Stewart Milne Homes & Mountain Bike World Cup, delivering successful PR campaigns and sponsorship activations at a national level. Major sponsorship activation work included the IRN-BRU Cup sponsorship, Famous Grouse sponsor activity with Glasgow Warriors and Strathmore Water’s brand ambassador campaign with Scottish Olympic athletes.

2016

Communications & Events Project Manager

sportscotland

Oct 2014 - Apr 2016
  • Glasgow, United Kingdom
  • Full Time
  • Responsible for full management of communications projects and events (including designing publications, video production, social media management, PR and media campaigns) from creative concept development to delivery. I was the main project lead on campaigns including – •Coaching, Officiating & Volunteering Awards (2014 & 15) – Developing comms strategy and plan for awards programme including awards ceremony event, developing award-winners videos, writing social media plan, PR activity to support the overall comms and marketing strategy. •Class of 2014 Coaching conference – Responsible for overall comms strategy, event management and delivery of £80k coaching conference and gala dinner. •Young Ambassadors programme - Organising, managing and delivering six national Young Ambassadors conferences, managing £150k budget and developing comms / social media plans around the events.

2014

Events & Promotions Manager

Glasgow 2014 Ltd

Jul 2012 - Aug 2014
  • Glasgow, United Kingdom
  • Full Time
  • Responsible for the overall project management and on-day delivery of all major ‘media moment’ and sponsor launch events; working closely with internal departments and external sponsors and Games partners. I also created and implemented the experiential strategy for the Glasgow 2014 games; designing a full promotional campaign and activating at more than 40 events in the run-up to the Games, recruiting and managing a team of 12 on-day event volunteers and managing a sizeable activation budget. My main deliverables were are follows:- •Writing and developing project plans, run-sheets and budgets for each event, coordinating meetings, organising venue visits and scoping out all event requirements in order to develop and deliver successful events. •Working with key sponsors including Longines, AG Barr and Virgin Media on key major sponsor launch events. •Successfully recruiting, training and managing a team of twelve volunteer Promotions staff, ensuring they are thoroughly prepared before each event and trained up on key campaign messages.

Education

2009

BA (Hons) Marketing

University of Strathclyde

Sep 2005 - Jul 2009
  • Glasgow, United Kingdom
  • BA (Hons) Marketing Graduate - Achieving a 2:1 - 2nd Class Honors Degree

Awards

2014

STAR Awards - Marketing Team of the Year 2014

The Marketing Society

  • Marketing Society Scotland - Part of the Glasgow 2014 Marketing team winning the STAR Awards Marketing Team of the Year in 2014.