Henry Bird

EVENT SERVICES PROFESSIONAL: SPECIALISING IN TICKETING SOLUTIONS AND PRODUCT MANAGEMENT.

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  • LocationLondon, United Kingdom

Skills

 

  • Events
  • Live Event
  • Music Event
  • Client Services
  • Events PR
  • Marketing
  • Problem Solving
  • Project Management
  • Social Media Marketing
  • Strategic Planning
  • Creative Thinking
  • Excel

Work history

Currently

Event Services Professional, Specialising in Ticketing Solutions and Product Management

Independent Events Services Professional

Dec 2011
  • • Artist Liaison and Logistics Management. • Marketing and Promotions consultancy. • Event Management on creative campaigns for brands including Bentley, Dr Martens, Santander, Phones 4U, Rugby Football Union. Regular contractors include: • Bugged Out • Ear To The Ground Limited • Parklife Manchester Limited • The Warehouse Project Limited.

2016

Ticketing Manager

AEI Media Limited

May 2015 - Jan 2016
  • I worked with directors at AEI Media Limited in the formulation and development of a new white-label ticketing platform. I advised on longer-term strategies and managed the day-to-day running of the ticketing business. • I designed the company's ticketing report system that tracked weekly sales movement and logged other info of importance to stakeholders. • I built and maintained effective working relationships with new clients. • I negotiated ticket allocation deals and agreed UK sales exclusivity to generate maximum revenue when working with international clients. • I devised content and issued a creative brief for the new platform's sales deck. • I significantly reduced costs for both the customer and company by rethinking existing processes for the delivery of tickets.

2015

Events & Ticketing Coordinator

AEI Media Limited

Sep 2014 - May 2015
  • Reporting to the Head of Live at AEI Media Limited; I brokered events deals across a wide variety of brands and music genres within the company's portfolio. I project managed existing events and also sourced new business. • I Produced detailed proposals for new overseas events and tours in territories including Austria, Belgium, Argentina, and Holland (e.g. timelines, brand-licensing fees, marketing support) • Researched both local and general live events markets to identify opportunities. • Presented event stakeholders with post-show financial and marketing reports. • Successfully negotiated / contracted ticket sales allocations and data share agreements on all events.

2014

Account Director

Mustard Media Marketing Media

Dec 2013 - Jun 2014
  • Planned and executed Social Media Marketing campaigns for Safehouse Management's summer event series (Carl Cox at Space Ibiza / We Love Sundays at Space Ibiza) I also assisted on campaigns built for Snowbombing Festival, Global Gathering Festival, and The Parklife Weekender. • I created timely and engaging content optimised for platform used and for Safehouse Management's intended audience. • I developed a thorough understanding of social media paid advertising campaigns including those for Facebook and Twitter.

2013

Booking & Promotions Manager

Joshua Brooks Limited

Mar 2013 - Dec 2013
  • I directed the programming and marketing of an award winning Manchester events space. I worked with promoters to guarantee the exhibition of internationally acclaimed DJ's and live acts. • Liaised with artist agents and management on a daily basis. Held performance dates and negotiated fees. • Plotted then delivered an events programme that spanned club shows, cinema, live music, and art. • Actively targeted all relevant opportunities in the city. Advanced business agreements with student and corporate clients alike. • I was solely responsible for the generation, production and marketing of all events at the venue.

Education

2012

Media, Culture and Society

Manchester Metropolitan University

Aug 2009 - May 2012
  • Media, Culture and Society