Farakh Ali

Marketing & Events Manager

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  • LocationKirkcaldy, United Kingdom

About me

 

I am passionate and up-beat individual who thinks "I want to wake up every morning turning off the alarm clock loping forward to my day of work than being in a career that may pay more but make me unhappy" Thus i have chosen to follow the line of work that gets me excited and driven, Marketing. I get to put into use my out going, exuberant personality into my projects and interact with new people on a daily basis, work does NOT feel like work.

Skills

 

  • Events
  • Marketing PR
  • Photoshop
  • Promotion
  • Adverising

Work history

Currently

Marketing & Events Manager

Lulu Montpeliers

Jun 2009
  • I take responsibility for all booking details and enquiries for private dining/drinks, meetings and events in a friendly and helpful manner and ensure that all requirements can be met during their events. Currently a Team Leader to a group of 6 people who help with the marketing campaigns and events. This role involves promoting Lulu to business and educational contacts in the city to raise the profile of the venue. Creating new relationships and developing current ones with clients who are keen to use the facilities on a regular basis is a big part of the role. Delivering excellent client satisfaction whilst also converting new business opportunities into long term clients is key. ? Project management is a large part of my current job, making sure all of my plans fit into the allotted time scale and within the given budgets is crucial to a successful campaign. ? I am very adaptable and versatile as no day is ever the same in hospitality with last minute bookings and special requests. ? Various times throughout the year i will be running multiple projects at any given time so multi-tasking and distributing my time between them has become a skill and responsibility i have become accustomed to. ? I lead and manage a team of PR’s who use Direct Marketing to promote upcoming events at the venue ? Invoicing and creating a database of nightly takings and dealing with all monetary matters on the events i organise are a big part of the job. ? I supervise each event, taking care of bookings, guest lists and so any problems behind the scenes can be resolved quickly, calmly and professionally. ? Co-ordinating weekly meetings with PR’s to discuss achievements, targets and plans for forthcoming events. ? Ensure guests enjoy their experience, are greeted with a smile and are dealt with in a polite and helpful manner. ? Service with a smile is an absolute must, guests expect a certain standard of service when coming to a high end premium venue. ? Coordination of private events and ensuring all guest requirements can be met ? I have created and grown digital & social media presence for events and brands into the thousands with growing weekly activity. I constantly manage the content and drive digital marketing campaigns to increase brand awareness. From the escalating members on the various social media platforms, the brands heightened presence has translated into more profitable annual returns. Achievements Started from scratch the longest running Tuesday night in Edinburgh. Have grown the business to increase the revenue to £5,000 nightly average bar takings.

2008

Marketing Team Leader

Marketing Concepts Ltd

Mar 2007 - Jul 2008
  • ? This role involves managing others on projects alongside implementing marketing strategies. ? Dealing with clients to gain new business and strengthen existing relationships is a large part of the job which requires great interpersonal skills. ? Creating marketing media and promotional material to launch new brands. ? Time and Project management were key skills I used to constantly hit targets. ? Organising and running corporate events. ? Experienced in B2B and B2C Direct marketing Achievements I was awarded at the annual Rising Stars Conference in Manchester to which only the Top 50 people in the country are invited for excellence in the Company.

Education

2007

BEng Embedded Computer Systems

Edinburgh Napier University

Aug 2003 - Jun 2007
  • Software Engineering