Elyssa Fagan

Freelance Communications Consultant

Level
Senior
Location
Bury Saint Edmunds, United Kingdom
Availability
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Projects

About me

I am a highly motivated and experienced PR and marketing professional with a demonstrable track record of delivering results for major blue-chip clients, large brands and SMEs. My expertise crosses a broad PR and marketing mix, across a number of communications channels with experience in a variety of sectors and industries, both B2C and B2B. During my nine-year career so far, I have created effective cross-channel PR and marketing strategies for a variety of clients from SMEs right through to working with internationally-focused blue chip organisations such as LEGO, Warner Brothers, SockShop, Grosvenor Casinos and Checkatrade as well as artist Paul Cummins MBE. I have recently made the move to freelance after years of agency-based roles across the UK, and I am looking forward to experiencing new challenges and getting stuck into new projects.

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Skills

  • Public Relations
  • Marketing
  • Social Media Marketing
  • Communications
  • Copywriting
  • Writing
  • Strategy
  • Feature Articles
  • Media Buying
  • Media Relations

Companies I’ve worked with

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    Cubiqdesign

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      Champions UK Plc

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        Norton and Co Marketing Communications

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          Elyssa Fagan Communications

          Work history

          Currently

          Communications consultant

          Elyssa Fagan Communications

          Jan 2019
          • United Kingdom
          • Freelance
          • I am an experienced PR, marketing and copywriting professional with a track record of delivering effective communications solutions for clients large and small. With services covering a broad spectrum of communications including digital and traditional marketing, media buying, reputation management, media relations and social media, I deliver professional and capable consultancy and management support to help businesses grow.

          2018

          PR and Marketing Manager

          Cubiqdesign

          Apr 2016 - Dec 2018
          • Newmarket, United Kingdom
          • Full Time
          • I was in charge of the PR & marketing team at award-winning integrated agency Cubiqdesign, managing and developing a team of three as well as working across a number of B2C and B2B clients. In this role, I was responsible for creating simple, effective cross-channel PR and marketing strategies for the company's growing portfolio of clients. I was also part of the four-person management team within this business, aiding in company decisions.

          2016

          Head of PR and Digital Communications

          Champions UK Plc

          Nov 2013 - Apr 2016
          • East Leake, Loughborough LE12, UK
          • Full Time
          • Senior Manager at brand agency, Champions (UK) plc. Champions (UK) plc is an award winning, leading brand agency with five in-house departments: PR, Marketing, Creative, Events and Celebrity. Whilst at Champions UK plc, I led the consumer PR and digital communications department. Duties included: • Management & training of seven executives in consumer/corporate PR team & digital comms (social) team • Account Director duties across 27 various clients’ needs, from PR strategy through to management of their social communities, stretching across a wide number of social channels including Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, Google+, Pinterest and LinkedIn • Main point of contact for all consumer social & PR clients • Devising all strategy in PR and social and implementing alongside a team of seven • Creative content creation for blogs, web, social, news for clients & Champions mediums • PR and digital comms consultant for all relevant new business – creation of bespoke PR and social campaigns, including experiential and media buying • Lead role in client facing meetings re: social & PR • Pitch & presentation writing • Implementation of new digital strategies • SEO incorporation into all digital comms & PR activity • Media buying and researching partnership ventures • Research led feature writing – both digital & print for two luxury magazines produced by Champions • Influence in company decision making, alongside the MD and rest of the senior team • Traditional PR role, alongside implementing social planning and PR activity with executives • CMS system usage as well as content creation for digital and for printed media – producing features for Aspirational and Inspirational magazine, as well as all Champions’ own communications

          2013

          Jul 2012 - Nov 2013
          • United Kingdom
          • Full Time
          • Key account manager with blue chip clients (LEGO, Warner Bros and Gioteck) at renowned specialist youth and children’s PR/marketing agency. Whilst in this role, duties included: • Day to day management of seven key LEGO brand accounts, LEGO B2B as well as a PR campaign for a leading gaming peripheral company (Gioteck) • Lead on Warner Bros DVD release campaign • Key contact for liaison with internal LEGO brand managers and Warner Bros marketing team • Negotiating and managing media buying to align with client’s marketing communications. • Creative planning, proposal writing, pitching and presenting campaigns including experiential and consumer engagement initiatives • Media relations, press office function and management of a set budget for each individual brand • Selling in features and product launches to key media over a variety of genres • Gaining editorial coverage in nationals for LEGO brands (EMPIRE, Stuff, Daily Express, Sunday Times, The Sun, Metro) • Liaison with key blue chip companies (Disney, Warner) • Devised, implemented, pitched, oversaw and ran LEGO Blogger programme for all LEGO products • Organising press briefings, private screenings, activity around licensed film ranges • Organised all press event activity for the entire company's brands, including two new product launches for LEGO on the same day and a private VIP blogger screening at LEGOLAND Windsor • Manned LEGO stand at Toyfair 2013 - meeting with key press and relaying new product information to optimise coverage • Negotiated and project managed LEGO TECHNIC at Gadget Show Live @ Christmas 2012

          2012

          PR Manager and Features Writer

          Champions UK Plc

          Mar 2010 - Jul 2012
          • East Leake, Loughborough LE12, UK
          • Full Time
          • I started my PR career as a PR Assistant at Champions, quickly moving to manage the consumer arm of the department as PR Manager. Whilst in this role I acted as an Account Manager for a variety of consumer clients within the busy PR department. Here I undertook a number of tasks including devising creative concepts, ideas as well as press angles, acting as press officer and communications agent for my clients, selling angles and products into the press, gaining coverage, liaising with the marketing department and creating content. The clients I performed these duties for vary from the consumer sector, fashion, luxury/premium division, travel and property sector as well as the celebrity and entertainment industries. I also developed concise and creative web copy for a variety of clients based upon requirements. I regularly updated web news for my company and designed copy for web-based marketing as well as printed marketing literature for a variety of clients. Not only this but I aided in new business development for the department and helped to aid other departments in cross-selling other areas of the business. I also wrote research-led feature articles for Aspirational Magazine as well as proofed, edited and researched articles for the title.

          Education

          2008

          BA (Hons) Drama and English Literature

          Bath Spa University

          Sep 2005 - Jul 2008
          • Bath, United Kingdom
          • Graduated with a joint honours degree in English & Drama Studies. Completed creative writing courses as part of my degree, including Writing for the Screen and Writing for the Stage.