Gugu Possiwe

Public Relations & Social Media

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  • LevelJunior
  • LocationLondon, United Kingdom
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  • ProfessionsSocial Media Coordinator - Publicist

Projects

About me

I am a recent Public Relations graduate with a 2nd Honours degree from the University of Arts in London. I am grateful to have had wonderful opportunities to undertake internships at a variety of companies over the years - both in-house and agency. I've been lucky enough to secure a 6-month internship in the Public Relations department, immediately after graduating, at a well-known brand - Crabtree & Evelyn Ltd. I am a self-motivated, keen leaner with great ambitions of being one of the best in this industry one day. I am a confident speaker, comfortable with interacting with people at all levels. These past 6 months especially, I have had an in-depth insight of the industry and the daily life of a PR professional. I fully recognise the hard work that comes with becoming a success in the industry and I know I am ready to really begin my career as a full-time professional. Through my degree, personal research and the internships I have done, I now feel that I have the relevant tools to continue on to the next chapter of my career, as a Junior PR Executive.

Skills

  • Adobe Indesign/illustrator/photoshop
  • Social Meda
  • Communications
  • Analaysis
  • Creative
  • Efficient
  • Inquisitive
  • Admin
  • Public Relations
  • Strategic Planning

Companies I’ve worked with

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    Avon Cosmetics

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      Crabtree & Evelyn

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        PHA Media

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          Ness M Care Services

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          Work history

          Currently

          PR & Social Media Intern

          Crabtree & Evelyn

          Jul 2017
          • London, United Kingdom
          • Internship
          • A luxury lifestyle brand, renowned and respected for its original fragrances, fine foods and gorgeous gifts; all beautifully packaged to transform the ordinary rituals of daily life into extraordinary pleasurable experiences. I worked as a Brand Ambassador, at the flagship store on Regent Street, for a little over a year to support me while I completed my studies. It has been interesting experiencing the shop floor and the Head Office, as they are two very different job roles. While I have been doing my internship, I've had the pleasure of being assigned the following tasks: • Writing, assisting and sending out press releases • Putting together competitions • Copy writing and editing • Regularly liaise and update press/bloggers to build and maintain relationships • Use Hootsuite to manage social media platforms • Use Trendkite to monitor press coverage • Helping PR Manager complete tasks and responsibilities • Responding and managing editorial requests, press send outs and stock orders • Fill out Beauty Award entry forms • Day-to-day PR admin • To help create and put together social media campaigns/competitions • Helping to plan and attend in-store and press events • Keeping up to date with trends • Compiling monthly reports

          Currently

          PR & Marketing

          Ness M Care Services

          Feb 2016
          • Peterborough, United Kingdom
          • Freelance
          • During my last year of university and post-graduation, I have been assisting with small PR and Marketing projects. Tasks include: • Create and manage social media accounts • Constantly check and update the website • Help plan PR & Marketing strategies

          2016

          Public Relations Intern

          PHA Media

          Sep 2016 - Sep 2016
          • London, United Kingdom
          • Internship
          • Brilliant opportunity to work with a fully accredited member of the PRCA and a multi-award-winning PR Agency that offers a range of services including PR consultancy, crisis & reputation management. While I was there my tasks involved: • Attending meetings & inclusion on conference calls where possible • Research and preparing presentations • Monitoring the media • Compiling contact lists • Searching for press clippings • Creating or updating databases

          2014

          Feb 2012 - May 2014
          • Peterborough, United Kingdom
          • Freelance
          • Ness M Care Services provides care to people living in their own homes. I have been fortunate to have spent time with this business as part time administrator during my senior school holidays. Tasks included: • Answer phone calls • Respond to any client and staff queries • Manage Managing Directors daily dairy • Schedule and prepare meetings • Write up policies • Create Health Charts • Design logos, leaflets etc..

          2010

          Public Relations Assistant

          Net Jets Europe

          Jun 2010 - Jun 2010
          • London, United Kingdom
          • Internship
          • Net Jets is a huge international company which hires out private jets to private clients. I was fortunate to get work experience in their London office. While I was assisting there, my role including doing the following: • Creating PowerPoint presentations and put together brochures for meetings • To help generate ideas for ways the company could raise money for a charity • To help analyse the company’s website • In addition to working with PR, I got the chance to work with Events and helped plan an event the company was preparing to hold

          2010

          Sales Representative

          Avon Cosmetics

          Mar 2010 - May 2010
          • Peterborough, United Kingdom
          • Freelance
          • Self-employed working with a global beauty and household direct selling company. Learning outcomes included: • Distributing and collecting AVON brochures • Ordering and delivering items to customers • Handling cash • Keeping my account • Earning an income

          Education

          2017

          Bachelor of Arts (BA) (hons)

          University Of The Arts London

          Sep 2014 - Jul 2017
          • London, United Kingdom
          • 2nd Class Honours degree in BA (Hons) Public Relations.

          2014

          Sep 2012 - Aug 2014
          • Stamford, United Kingdom
          • Sociology Business Studies Mathematics AS Media

          2011

          Sep 2008 - Aug 2011
          • Peterborough, United Kingdom
          • 10 A-C Grades - including: Additional Science - A Mathematics - A Core Science - B English - C English Lit - C

          Awards

          2010