Jessica Ashton

Project Manager/ Account Manager

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  • LocationRuislip, United Kingdom

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About me

 

I am an event and marketing professional with a broad level of knowledge in the events industry. After returning to the UK 8 months ago after two years of work and travel overseas, I am now a Project Manager for a leading Media Event Agency in London. I am a highly driven, focused and insightful individual with excellent organisation and interpersonal skills. I have a natural ability to manage people & a passion for live events and brand representation.

Skills

 

  • Events
  • Marketing PR
  • Brand Management
  • Event Management
  • Coordinating Events
  • Events Manager
  • Experiental Marketing
  • Project Event Management
  • Advertiseing
  • Marketing Communications Strategy
  • Planning Project Execution
  • Marketing Advertising Campaigns
  • Event Admin
  • Live Event Coordination
  • Operational Management

Work history

2015

Project Coordinator

Common Ventures

Sep 2014 - Apr 2015
  • Build effective working relationships with clients through good rapport, continued communication and personable approach. Main agency lead for proposal writing, scope of work document production and quotations for new projects. Ensured deliverables for all projects were met in a timely fashion in accordance with milestones & timelines, thus liaising between client and studio. Problem solved for clients through liaising with internal and external stakeholders. Managed agency resources, freelancers, photographers and external agencies. Managed financial accounts and analysed expenditure vs. team targets. Completed all ad hoc administration on behalf of four agency directors.

2014

Event Manager

Polite Promotions

Apr 2014 - Oct 2014
  • Event Manager on a variety of experiential marketing campaigns. Working alongside brand managers to market products effectively. Clients included Unilever, Opal campaign through NSW transport, Telstra, Commonwealth Bank, Game of Thrones & San Remo. On site operations manager, responsible for staff management, health and safety inductions and equipment logistics. Provided post event campaign reports for clients, analysing event effectiveness and customer awareness.

2013

Account Manager

Chillisauce Events Ltd

Nov 2012 - Nov 2013
  • Management and development of customer accounts, ensuring ROI and customer satisfaction were constantly achieved. Served a high volume of enquiries via phone, email and social platforms. Consistently in the top 10 account managers to achieve targets, converting 21% of 75-100 enquiries per week. Client liaison on package offering, using interpersonal skills to establish account. Financial management, analysing client accounts against monthly forecasts. European supplier management. Operational event manager for client, ensuring logistics and event infrastructure were attained. Completed all event administration, event manuals, risk assessments and operational plans, distributing itineraries to all relevant parties involved.

2012

Event Executive

Create Food Party Design

Nov 2011 - Nov 2012
  • Event Assistant for three Event Planners covering a variety of events for corporate and private clients. Venue Researcher, liaising with client’s to establish event brief and event requirements. Assisted with event proposal writing, menu configuration and theming. Assisted with event marketing strategies and promotion. Manipulated event sales figures, collating weekly & monthly targets. Completed all event and ad hoc administration. Completed PA duties to the Account Director, including diary, travel and meeting management.

Education

2011

Event Management

Manchester Metropolitan University

Aug 2007 - Jun 2011
  • Sandwich degree which was 4 years, including a year overseas in New Zealand

2007

A Levels in English Literature, Physical Education Leisure Studies

Oldham Sixth Form College

Aug 2005 - Jun 2007

    Awards

    2014

    Half Marathon: Run to the beat

    • I and a group of friends ran a half marathon in aid of Brain Tumour Research

    2006

    Pre Teaching Course

    • I carried out a pre teaching course which consisted of lesson planning, delivery & evaluation. The lessons were predominantly sport related.

    2006

    YMCA Fitness Instructor Course

    2004

    Duke Of Edinburgh Silver

    Duke of Edinburgh

    2004

    CSLA

    • Community Sports Leader Award

    2003

    JSLA

    • Junior Sports Leader Award

    2002

    Duke Of Edinburgh Bronze

    Duke of Edinburgh