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Blessing Odukoya

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  • LevelJunior
  • LocationUnited Kingdom
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  • ProfessionsBlog Writer - Content Writer - Creative Writer

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About me

Recent university drop out, focusing on looking after herself. I have a passion for all things writing and content creation. I love to tell stories in different ways be it visually or in written form. I'm deeply passionate about mental health and the importance of raising awareness on the subject. All round happy person (at least trying to be) searching for that spark again.

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Skills

  • Events
  • Marketing PR
  • Indesign
  • Office
  • Photoshop
  • Powerpoint
  • Word
  • Blogger
  • Mental Health
  • Excel

Work history

Currently

Blog Writer

She Writes Woman

Dec 2016
  • Nigeria
  • Freelance
  • She Writes Woman is a mental organisation aiming to give mental health a voice in Nigeria. I write blog posts surrounding my journey with a mental illness while also giving advice and tips on how people can deal with the stigma and stresses surrounding mental health

2015

Marketing Intern

Diesel Clothing

Oct 2015 - Oct 2015
  • London, United Kingdom
  • Internship
  • • Created a presentation to identify ways in which they can use social media to improve their brand presence • Found out if men and women used social media used in different ways and how this might impact their business then reported to results to management • Given the role of project manager where I ran a sample sale which meant sorting out clothes which that could not be sold in store for a discounted price • Sorted sample stock and selected items for two day sale

2016

Writer

Shine Aloud

Sep 2015 - Mar 2016
  • London, United Kingdom
  • Freelance
  • Shine Aloud is a sex and relationships magazine for young people • Researched and produced weekly articles • Increased websites traffic by monitoring using Google Analytics and facilitating weekly discussions on how we can improve

2015

Marketing Assistant

Mediorite

Jun 2015 - Jul 2015
  • London, United Kingdom
  • Internship
  • In July 2015 I devised and delivered a promotional plan to drive visitors to Hackney Mash, a youth led pop up cinema event as part of The East End Film Festival film. My responsibilities included: • Managed the twitter account which meant keeping followers updated regularly on what was happening as well as creating excitement and having online discussions in the build up to the event • Designed leaflets for the festival using InDesign that were then printed in A4 and distributed locally • Wrote press releases and blogs • Facilitated discussions about cerebral palsy to 8 young people in order to create a short film on the topic • Assisted in creating a creative concept to understand cerebral palsy • Assisted young people in creating a storyboard that was used to visual the filming process • Taught basic filming skills • Taught basic interview techniques

2012

Journalist

Hackney Arlk

May 2012 - May 2012
  • Freelance
  • I was a member of the youth marketing team for Hackney’s NHS youth disability service, Hackney Ark. Experiences included: • Created a magazine to promote the Hackney Ark • Reviewed a trip to London Bridge exploring accessibility • Participated in creating an ‘Access all Areas’ exhibition around accessibility in London

2012

Media Ambassador

YH World

Feb 2012 - Feb 2012
  • London, United Kingdom
  • Internship
  • YH World was a magazine style website aimed at Young London • Promoted AlterEgo talent show at Hackney Empire • Interviewed celebrities and young talent that attended the event • Updated blog with articles to the YH World style guide • Went to auditions and interview contestants • Increased the traffic of the website through use of social media

2011

Communications and Marketing Assistant

Learning Trust

Jul 2011 - Jul 2011
  • London, United Kingdom
  • Internship
  • • Designed leaflets for events • Interviewed people for company magazine • Wrote and edited articles for education magazine • Categorised newspaper articles

Education

2016

Business Management

University of Kent

Sep 2014 - Jun 2016
  • United Kingdom
  • Recent university drop out, but in the two years I was there, I studied modules including: • Modules studied include: Marketing Principles, Project management, Global Business Environment, Business information systems and management principles I also developed skills including: Giving presentations, writing essays and reports

2014

A levels

La SWAP

Sep 2012 - Jun 2014
  • London Borough of Camden, London, UK
  • Business (B), Media (B), RS (C)

2012

GCSE

La Sainte Union

Sep 2007 - Jun 2012
  • London, United Kingdom
  • 7 grades at A* to C (including Mathematics and English