Jillian Abernethy

New Business and Marketing Coordinator


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  • Account Co-ordinator
  • Presenting
  • Business Development
  • Communication
  • Marketing
  • Research
  • Time Management
  • Organisation
  • New Business
  • Sociable and Professional Manner

Work history


New Business & Marketing Coordinator


Oct 2014
  • • Responsibilities divided into three core areas – New Business, Marketing and PR • New Business o Daily management of the VCCP Partnership social website, including writing and posting news stories to update colleagues on New Business wins, current campaigns, and CSR initiatives undertaken by the Partnership o Manage and run inductions for new starters to educate them on how to navigate the Partnership’s social website o Upload copy and content onto the corporate website • Marketing o Assist with the organization of internal and external events o Assist with awards submission and scheduling, including managing the awards schedule and notifying team members when awards evenings are taking place o Manage the collation of content for the Partnership Quarterly magazine, and send Quarterly updates to all key contacts o Create presentation decks in Keynote and PowerPoint for internal and external presentations adhering to company brand guidelines • PR o Monitor and record press coverage on a daily basis from all media types, ensuring all agency press trackers are up to date o Highlight any relevant industry trends to colleagues o Help gather information and materials from account teams o Assist in drafting press releases regarding VCCP work for distribution to the press


Operations Summer Student


Apr 2013 - Jul 2013
  • Independently conducted economic, client, and competitor research for Mercer Canada’s strategic growth project o This included bi-weekly brainstorming sessions with colleagues in Mercer’s various Lines of Business to discuss new ideas and opportunities for growth o This project enabled me to expand upon my research and report-writing skills, as well as become comfortable with executive summaries • Assisted with Mercer Class of 2013 New Hire Onboarding Event o Duties included managing new hire surveys and logistics related to the event in New York • Provided ongoing support to team members • Administered offsite storage project to generate, maintain, and organize electronic versions of employee records as part of a larger initiative to eliminate paper copies


Technology Intern

National Public Relations

Apr 2012 - Jul 2012
  • Supported all aspects of client sales and services including the management of client social media pages, creation of competitor profiles, and research and analysis to support client mandates • Utilized media education and organizational skills to draft text for client media releases and events, as well as compiled and managed databases of strategic client and competitor information • Administrative duties • Provided ongoing support to team members


Marketing Summer Student

Marsh Canada Limited

Apr 2010 - Jul 2010
  • • Assisted with the delivery of all aspects of Marsh’s internal and external marketing and events planning • Provided logistical and administrative support including the sourcing/ordering of promotional materials, budgeting and disbursements for events, and coordination of logistics for trade shows and events • Elementary writing of the company’s Canadian news page for editing by senior staff • Administrative duties



Focus on Marketing and Advertising

St. Andrews University

Aug 2013 - Jul 2014
  • Business Management


Focus on Marketing and Advertising

Western University

Aug 2009 - Mar 2013
  • Media and Communications


Higher Levels: History, Geography, English

Branksome Hall

Aug 2003 - Apr 2009
  • International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme