EJ Vilain

EJ Vilain

Marketing ManagerLondon, United Kingdom
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EJ Vilain

EJ Vilain

Marketing ManagerLondon, United Kingdom
About me
Hello! I'm EJ and I'm a feature writer and the marketing manager for Canvas Events. I'm the Marketing Manager/Editor-In-Chief/Social Media Person for Canvas Events, and I also contribute to The London Economic, Litro, North Four The F Word and Verbal Remedy as a critic and feature writer. I've written articles on everything from IFRS 17 and Challenger Banking, to How to Plan a Wedding on a Budget and Where to Buy Cheap Wedding Dresses, to reviews for fringe theatre and interviews with intersectional performance artists. My traditional specialism is theatre and events in London, but since getting married in August 2017 I now consider myself an official expert on weddings, too.
Projects
  • 2017 theatre review highlights
    2017 theatre review highlightsThese Trees Are Made of Blood at Arcola My World Exploded... at Ovalhouse Shit-Faced Shakespeare at Leicester Sq. Theatre The Hearing Trumpet at Theatre Delicatessen BLACK at Theatre Royal Stratford East Custody at Ovalhouse The Wipers Times at the Arts Theatre Diary of a Teenage Girl at Southwark Playhouse A Clockwork Orange at Park Theatre
  • Wedding articles & the City Bridal Committee
    Wedding articles & the City Bridal CommitteeWeddings are a big part of our business at Canvas, and our wedding-related content has steadily been bringing in more users through organic search - it's something our readers want to see as well as our customer base. In January I staged a month-long campaign of wedding content and social memes. Over a third of couples who get engaged over a year will get engaged over 4 days in December, so January is a big opportunity to for us to stand out as an authority at the beginning of the journey towards marriage. We saw our readership on the blog increase by 230%, and our City Bridal Committee newsletter click throughs increase to 8.5%. TOP READS: Bringing the countryside to your city wedding How to nail your first dance How to plan a wedding on a budget Hire a pub for your London wedding How to start planning a wedding Top 3 wedding trends for 2018 City Bridal Committee - Essential Wedding Newsletter
  • B2B articles on Content Marketing
    B2B articles on Content Marketing4 economical writing tips from Deirdre McCloskey 3 tips for creating showstopping infographics 3 goldren rules of funny B2B video content 3 great Ted Talks for content marketers 5 things to remember when writing email newsletters 5 tips for writing press releases that make a splash 5 tips on how to win your next content pitch Content creators, here's how to get commissioned
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Work history
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    Marketing ManagerCanvas Events
    London, United KingdomFull Time
    I'm the marketing manager at Canvas, handling the editorial content and our social strategy. I'm on hand to help our venues shout about their offerings, and show our users the very best of what London has to offer. For busy event planners who don’t have time to call every venue in London, Canvas is a marketplace with handpicked venues for every type of event. Canvas is totally free for event planners to use, and we never charge commission, so you’ll get the best deals a venue can offer – always.
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    Content Account ManagerProgressive Content
     - London, United KingdomFull Time
    I was one of the Account Managers on the Agile Content Team at Progressive Content, utilising our Content Cloud platform to implement complex, time critical content strategies and maximise the efficiency of our clients' schedules. Progressive Content creates effective, high-quality and original content to help B2B and luxury clients build better relationships with customers. It does this through a variety of content services, harnessing the power of its hybrid proposition that combines a full-service content marketing agency with an online content marketing platform, Content Cloud®.
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Skills
  • Advertising
  • Events
  • Marketing PR
  • Theatre
  • Writing
  • Design
  • Illustrator
  • Idea Concept Development
  • Marketing
  • Creative Strategy
Education
    The Royal Central School of Speech and Drama logo
    The Royal Central School of Speech and Drama logo
    BA Puppetry: Design and MovementThe Royal Central School of Speech and Drama
     - London, United Kingdom
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    A Level: A* in English Literature & Language / A in HistoryMidKent College (Maidstone)
     - Maidstone, United Kingdom
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