Benjamin Douglas

Benjamin Douglas

Events ManagerSurbiton, United Kingdom
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Benjamin Douglas

Benjamin Douglas

Events ManagerSurbiton, United Kingdom
About me
I am a freelance event manager. I am passionate about live music events, so passionate I decided to start my own brand. Initially creating the brand to help create an intimate live music experience and a platform to help expose artists, has grown into a monthly live music event based in Brixton; I now curate 2 playlists to help put a spotlight on extremely talented unsigned artists, as well as offering PR services and event management services to artists.
Projects
  • Music Over Everything Presents
    Music Over Everything Presentshttps://instagram.com/_moepresents?igshid=tyaonxf210ya
  • #MOEPresents
    #MOEPresents“Music Over Everything Presents” https://instagram.com/_moepresents?igshid=1px4628gibxk
  • Radio Producer
    Radio ProducerRadio producer for the #PlayEntShow
Work history
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    Events ManagerRitzy , Picturehouse cinem
    London, United KingdomFreelance
    Events Manager October 2011 - Present - Facilitating a variety of events since 2011: o 2014- Present  Launched my own monthly live music event;  I started to take on a few projects and provide events services which included: liaising with venue management, PR companies, artist management to help coordinate a number of events, managing budgets, organising promotional material (videos, flyers, banners, online content for social media);  I gained basic knowledge of a sound engineer and lighting engineer role;  I also have worked alongside various PR, blog sites, media outlets to promote gigs, concerts, album/ EP launches.  Organised 2 annual business conferences for Sainsbury’s, to present their financial gains and losses, showcase any new lines and products, and celebrate over achieving colleagues and stores. - I have attained knowledge on how to run events in small and large-scale venues, ensuring health and safety aspects are complied with; - Worked with Grammy nominated soul duo Floetry, on their Reunion Tour, at Electric Brixton. Stage & backstage management on the night; organised a media list & guestlist; recruited 6 runners for the night; liaised with venue and artist management to ensure all needs were met, and everyone was aware of all and any changes to both nights. - My live music event has been based and represented in various venues around London including, Mau Mau Bar, Portobello Rd; The Bedford, Balham; Electric Brixton, Brixton; Notting Hill Arts Club, Notting Hill; The Grand, Clapham Junction; Upstairs at The Ritzy, Brixton. - Maintaining a consistent brand image for my live music event and any other project I am working on; - Creating and developing campaigns to be used on various social media accounts to connect with prospective customers/ artists and engage with followers; - Researching hashtags on Instagram to help engage new and current followers; - Researching trends on Instagram, Twitter and Facebook and implementing any campaigns after looking into the analytics; - Booking UK based artists and International artists for various events; - Liaising with PR companies, artist management or booking agents. o 2011-14  Promoting and organising weekly Monday & Friday club nights;  4 sold out nights at a 1500 capacity night club;  Promoted a number of concerts with a variety of US artists;  Flyer distribution;  Managing a team of 5-10 individuals and working alongside bar staff, venue management and security to manage events.
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    Radio ProducerThe Beat London 103.6
     - London, United KingdomFreelance
    The Beat London 103.6FM Radio Producer January 2013- April 2016 This role involved a lot of creative thinking, paying attention to detail, managing and learning on the spot. My roles and responsibilities: • To oversee the running of 2 radio shows; • Artists & Artist management liaison; • Arrange and book special guests from the U.K. & USA; • Create various competitions / games for the show which involved the listeners; • Structuring and planning a radio shows so it runs efficiently; • Organising overall content for the show; • Editing shows and music with various software; • A technical operator/ engineer for various radio shows, operating volumes, social media screens, recording software; • Guiding presenters on and off air giving negative and positive feedback when needed; • And meeting various deadlines in and around the radio station. ST-UK Online Radio Station Radio Producer/ Radio Presenter April 2012 – November 2012 This was my first radio based role in a radio station. I learnt the basics of radio presenting and broadcasting; being confident on air; improvising on air;; basic structure of planning and presenting a radio show; music selection for various shows, and basic “radio etiquette”. I also got a feel for the behind the scenes role as a Radio Producer. My responsibilities as a Radio Producer were organising content; structuring various shows; sourcing new music; operating sound volumes on air; technical problems on and off air; attending to social media accounts & the general overseeing of various shows at the station.
Skills
  • Live Event
  • Event Management
  • Event Marketing
  • Live Music
  • Live Performance
  • Live Radio
  • Live Broadcast
  • Radio Production
  • Event Coordination
  • Event Hosting
  • Marketing PR