Frankie Manalo

Aspiring Music Publicist

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  • LocationUnited Kingdom

About me

 

Whilst studying BA (Hons) Media & Cultural Studies at London College of Communication (2010-2013), I have achieved various experience within Media, from my degree and through a variety of internships. I found a firm interest in Social Media and Events, which led me to aspire to work in Public Relations focusing on the Music Industry. The various intern roles that I've obtained have allowed me to become more confident in the workplace, learn the concept of social media and communication within different brands, write press releases, selling in campaigns for a range of brands and festivals across Trade, Regional and Online Press. Whilst working and learning in the office environment, I have also been given the opportunity to work on site at various events, from music festivals to museum spaces. Working onsite at events has given me the understanding in seeing how an initial idea on paper can be adapted to a live music festival or a corporate event, through the practice of PR. My aim is to create a substantial career in Music PR and use what I've learnt over the years of my study of Media and my internships to achieve this.

Skills

 

  • Digital Media
  • Events
  • Marketing PR
  • Writing
  • Marketing Strategy
  • Social Media Marketing
  • Communications
  • Media Relations
  • Office
  • Powerpoint

Work history

2014

Digital Marketing & PR Intern

Purple PR

May 2014 - Dec 2014
  • Initially a 3-month internship within Digital Marketing, this was extended to 6 months where I also assisted in Print & Online PR. - Single-handedly managing Purple PR Music’s social media platforms (Twitter, Facebook, Instagram, Google +, Tumblr and the company website.) Publishing up to date coverage and news, aswell as collecting coverage from Fashion, Beauty and Lifestyle departments. - Also provided general office assistance for the Music Department, collecting press coverage, mail outs, maintaining the database, creating press packs and updating daily & weekly reports for several clients. - Worked for various clients including: Sam Smith, Jessie J, Beyonce, Calvin Harris, Hurts, Bjork and more.

2014

Music PR Intern

The Outside Organisation

Mar 2014 - Apr 2014
  • Collated coverage reports, created accreditation sheets, writing up press releases, pitching interviews for our clients in regional press. Also handled reception and office administration. Working for various clients including: Barclaycard presents British Summer Time Hyde Park, Eliza Doolittle, The Libertines, Blue, Damage, Suzi Perry and Naomi Campbell.

Education

2013

BA(Hons) Media Cultural Studies

London College of Communication, University of the Arts London

Sep 2010 - May 2013
  • An interdisciplinary course focusing on theoretical an practical issues in Media and Culture.

2010

GCSE and A Level

Convent of Jesus and Mary Language College

Aug 2003 - Jun 2010