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Enthusiastic, energetic and hard-working self-motivator with three years’ author and brand management experience and over a year’s experience focussing on brand marketing and franchise development. Intelligent and innovative creative with a passion for storytelling across all mediums, including film, books, TV and digital platforms, as well as exploring and engaging varying audiences. Efficient organiser and quick learner with a proven ability to develop extensive knowledge of multiple projects and cross-platform properties, including one of the world’s most successful literary brands. Effective and intuitive communicator confident in working and establishing rapport with high-profile external partners and internal teams.
I managed approvals for global marketing, PR and sales communications, consumer products and creative content relating to varied facets of the Harry Potter brand, including Harry Potter and the Cursed Child; Global Themed Entertainment projects such as The Wizarding World of Harry Potter theme parks; Warner Bros. Consumer Products; Pottermore, the digital home of Harry Potter from J.K. Rowling; and global publishing.
I was the agency’s first port of call and was proud to build close relationships with clients across the agency’s list and discover and sign four new authors. I liaised with publishers, film and TV producers, newspapers and magazines, and PR teams on marketing strategies, publicity schedules, contracts, manuscripts and more, in an effort to achieve the best opportunities for our clients. I also managed the agency’s social media, website and ePublishing programme.
Sales, Rights & Marketing Assistant • 2010 (4 months) Temp. Contract PA to Managing Director • 2009 - 2010 (3 months) Temp. Contract * Helping arrange and prepare fun, innovative pitches, as well as marketing and publicity events for brands such as The Hunger Games, His Dark Materials and Horrible Histories. * Putting together the Rights List and meeting agendas for the Frankfurt Book Fair. * Assisting the Sales team by producing packs for sales representatives, including creating PowerPoint presentations, editing and writing sales copy for upcoming book titles. * Administrative duties included updating company databases, diary management, writing letters to authors and literary agencies, managing travel and expenses, and taking phone calls.