Brian Kearney Account Manager | Project Manager | Event Manager | The Dots

Brian Kearney

Account Manager | Project Manager | Event ManagerLondon, United Kingdom
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Brian Kearney

Account Manager | Project Manager | Event ManagerLondon, United Kingdom
About me
A managerial professional specialising in driving profitable growth in competitive sectors through proactive account management and business development. Adopts a consultative approach to ensure specific client requirements are met while focusing on exceeding their expectations for service quality. Has worked on major events such as the 2019 Rugby World Cup and with major brands such Visa, Bloomberg Philanthropies, David Beckham, Harrods, and Cartier. Worked with immersive VR and AR technologies at the 2018 World Cup. An innovative strategist who has successfully managed projects that have enhanced brand impact and visibility. Commercially astute and a capable negotiator who engages confidently with clients, stakeholders, suppliers, and colleagues in forging sustainable working relationships
Projects credited in
  • VISA / FIFA - WORLD CUP 2018 RUSSIACLIENT PROGRAM Take over of the Tchaikovsky Ballroom at the Four Seasons hotel in Moscow to host  a one week hospitality. During a week, VISA will invite their most prestigious clients and partners, and gave them the opportunity to see the semi-final and final of the football World Cup, but also to experience Russia, its culture and taste.
Work history
    Creative and Guest Experience ExecutiveCSM iLUka
     - London, United KingdomFull Time
    Iluka is a specialised event agency, providing strategies, planning and operational fulfilment for sponsors and other stakeholders at global events. Accountable for a significant budget, I was the main point of contact for multiple clients. I created scope of work contracts with clients and vendors, negotiated legal documentation in line with UK and Japanese law and managed market suppliers in Tokyo, utilising Japanese translators as needed. I managed initial Olympic activations for Atos Technology Operations Centre, creating opportunity to showcase the Games for over 900 employees and guests. Additionally, I oversaw creative process to enhance clients’ brands, working with them to maximise use of available budget while increasing guest engagement My key contributions included: ✰ I supported Creative Director to create and ensure memorable guest experiences regarding the 2019 Rugby World Cup and 2020 Olympic Games for key clients and top sponsors. (List of clients available on CV) ✰ I worked alongside Creative Director to produce five-star hospitality suite for 50+ of the number 1 drinks retailer in the world's major clients during development of the company’s Rugby World Cup activation. Managed rugby masterclass featuring rugby legends - Sean Fitzpatrick, Mike Tindall, and John Smit. ✰ I developed creative concepts and led brainstorming sessions with designers and account leads to create competitive RFP documents to gain new business. (List of achievements available on CV)
    Integrated Project ManagerShiraz Creative
     - London, United KingdomFull Time
    Shiraz Creative is a full-service creative agency focusing on technology integration with brand experience productions. Offices based in New York, Miami, Los Angeles, and Mexico City. Clients include, VISA, Bloomberg Philanthropies, Vanity Fair, The Atlantic, CityLab and Harrods. I managed on-site productions, load-in to load-out, managed clients and guest facing personnel on-site. I was accountable for budgets while maintaining regular communication with clients, vendors, and internal teams regarding timelines, priorities, and workshops. My role frequently necessitated site visits in various countries. I researched accommodation, travel and leisure activities in Paris and Lyon for Visa’s Women’s World Cup 2019 hospitality program. I notably worked with immersive VR and AR technologies while assisting in development of programs running on Microsoft HoloLens at the Russia 2018 World Cup, on behalf of VISA. My key contributions and achievements included: ✰ I produced top class hospitality environment and immersive augmented reality (AR) activations in three hotels for VISA at the 2018 World Cup in Russia. The AR game, partnered with Zlatan Ibrahimović, had footfall of over 2000 guests across 32 days. Custom built body scanner enabled guests to create an avatar for insertion into game. ✰ I gained strong insight into technology integration when liaising and contracting with stakeholders such as workshop vendors and technology suppliers while working in the US. ✰ I successfully managed suppliers and staffing schedules for VISA at 2018 Russia World Cup, France 2019 Womens World Cup, CityLab in Detroit, and Bloomberg Philanthropies in London. ✰ Account lead on major event for Bloomberg Philanthropies at London head office. Event attracted 500 guests comprising world leaders, A-list celebrities, and leading climate change activists. Successfully managed event compelled client to re-engage Shiraz for a re-run the following year.
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  • Analytical Thinking
  • Experiential Activations
  • Immersive Experience
  • Virtual Reality
  • Augmented Reality
  • Sports Events
  • Sports Marketing
  • Business Administration
  • Client Engagement
  • Client Facing
  • Brand Activation
  • Brand Campaigns
  • Digital Agency
  • Digital
  • Digital Campaign
  • Digital Creative
  • Hospitality
  • Event Hospitality
  • Hospitality Design
  • Creative
  • Creative Agency
  • Creative Concept
  • Space Design
  • Space Planning
  • Extreme Sports
  • Sport
  • Sport Events
  • Sport Marketing
  • Promotion
  • Promotional Event
  • Band Promotion
  • Event Promotion
    DiplomaUniversity of the West of Scotland
     - United Kingdom
    Sports Coaching and Education