Karina Proshina

Creative Awards Manager and PA

  • LevelMid Level
  • LocationWorcester Park, United Kingdom
  • AvailabilityLocked Pro Plan feature
  • ProfessionsMarketer - Talent Manager - Operations Manager


About me

I am an extremely organised, articulate and a multi-lingual individual with strong IT skills and work ethic to match. I have an immeasurable passion for creativity, with meticulous attention to detail and the ability to manage multiple priorities in a fast-paced, and challenging environment. I am now looking for a full-time managerial role within a creatively led company which will allow me to establish a long-term career within the Advertising industry.

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  • Advertising
  • Events
  • Marketing PR
  • Websites
  • Account Co-ordinator
  • Account Management
  • Client Services
  • Networking
  • Problem Solving
  • Excel
  • Indesign
  • Office
  • Powerpoint
  • Word
  • Social Media
  • Digital/ Print
  • Outdoor Advertising
  • Community Outreach
  • Photography
  • 6 Languages
  • Facebok
  • Instagram
  • Youtube
  • Innovation
  • Snapchat
  • Twitter
  • Mac
  • Account Manager/pr/banking/finance/tax
  • Meeting Deadlines
  • Pressurised Environments
  • Press Campaigns
  • Press Releases
  • Editing Proofreading
  • Ceative Writing
  • Event Magagement

People I’ve worked with

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  • Laura Vidal

    • Message
    • Communication

Companies I’ve worked with

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  • Ogilvy


    • Advertising
  • Bartle Bogle Hegarty

    Bartle Bogle Hegarty

    • Advertising
  • Amnesty International, International Secretariat

    Amnesty International, International Secretariat

    • Not For Profit

Work history


Creative Awards Manager


Jan 2017 - Jun 2017
  • London, United Kingdom
  • Full Time
  • Managing the Awards Department and submitting agency’s work to 9 international Advertising festivals, including D&AD and Cannes Lions Managing yearly Awards and Production budgets (including spending and forecasts) Selecting ad campaigns on behalf of CCO and Global Executive Creative Director Working collaboratively with PR and creative teams on brand research Dealing with Press releases Assisting with production of 4 campaigns across multiple channels: Amnesty International’s “Takeaction”, Philips’ health watch, UCL’s “Interpretation” and Babylon’s mobile doctor app. Analysing entry criteria and selecting categories for eligible work Ensuring all Media assets meet strict submissions criteria: resizing and reformatting JPEGS, chasing for physical presentation boards, uploading ads and case studies to social media and entry websites, proof-reading written submissions, finalising team and company credits, organsing couriers to deliver support materials to festivals for judging. Creating and updating entry, shortlist and winners’ spreadsheets Archiving Media assets and prepping PR Releases Organising Creative team’s attendance to events and distributing tickets, and awards Raising PO’s and submitting invoices for processing in Maconomy Liaising with Finance teams and producing reports Resolving IT and Mac issues Dealing with suppliers and creating job codes Providing PA support to EA of CCO, Art Directors and Senior Producers Implementing new production processes Approving Production team’s timesheets


Creative Awards Manager & PA

Bartle Bogle Hegarty

May 2016 - May 2017
  • London, United Kingdom
  • Full Time
  • Submitting agency’s work to 15 international Advertising festivals, including D&AD and Cannes Lions Managing yearly Awards and Production budgets (including spending and forecasts) Creating job numbers and time codes for clients Raising PO’s and submitting invoices for processing Resolving Finance queries and liaising with suppliers Working with Black Sheep Studios for music content and entry submissions (in-house production) Assisting on music videos and ad campaign shoots Liasiing with PR teams for content and brand research Managing 7 Creative Directors’ diaries: heavy diary management, coordinating internal and external business meetings, resolving clashes, project managing office events, booking meeting rooms, booking catering services and restaurants, requesting annual leave on CD’s behalf, booking holidays and conventions abroad, booking domestic and international travel and accommodation, creating complex travel itineraries, notifying Account teams and clients of away dates, resolving IT issues. EA to Sir John Hegarty (BBH founder), Nick Gill (ECD) and 7 other CDs on cover duty Submitting timesheets, managing expenses and 7 inboxes Creating presentation decks in PowerPoint


Music Events Coordinator & Private English Teacher

Escola do Tio Lino

Apr 2015 - Apr 2016
  • Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
  • Freelance
  • Organised and managed large scale music performances Supervised rehearsals and created promotional campaigns on Facebook and Instagram Raised funds for venue hires via social media and personal contacts Taught English and Art to children aged between 7-16 years old and assisted with Capoeira lessons Taught Private English lessons to 5 professionals in their 30's: researched and prepared interactive teaching material, set and attained students' learning aims, tailored and adapted lesson plans accordingly, set and marked homework, explored British culture, focused on grammar, sentence structure and broadening vocabulary.


Entries Processor & Accommodation Administrator

Cannes Lions - International Festival of Creativity

Mar 2014 - Mar 2015
  • London, United Kingdom
  • Full Time
  • Worked with global CEOs of Advertising and Media agencies on jury panels in Cannes Processed over 3,000 Media campaigns for brands such as YouTube, Spotify, Beats, UMG Trained new recruits and supervised a team of 5 people Achieved daily and weekly targets Worked under pressure and met tight deadlines Problem solved complex cases and dealt with complaints Assisted Radio, Branded Content and Print departments with submissions Proof-read written submissions and uploaded campaigns to social media Showcased shortlisted entries and assisted with award ceremonies in Cannes Edited long case films and Press Release images Set up the Winners Exhibition in Cannes Liaised with Finance department for outstanding agency payments Private PA to Fred Gelli (creator of Brazil’s Paralympics logo) and 13 VIP speakers at Brazil Day event in Cannes Managed journalists, photographers, film crews and media contacts to run Press activities On call for emergencies, set up event's schedule, coordinate rehearsals, provided support backstage, assisted speakers with physical materials, supported Senior Event Management teams in Cannes. PA to 4 Events Managers: heavy diary management, arranged international travel and accommodation, organised team meetings, circulated meeting agendas and took accurate minutes. Managed Platinum, VIP and Sponsor Pass purchases, and allocation of 5-2* accommodation Processed 13,000 delegates' applications Managed 6 inboxes; dealt with over 300 emails per day and high volume of telephone enquiries from sponsors, speakers and general applicants Resolved complex cases, IT and website issues Supervised a team of 10 people Liaised with accommodation representatives in Cannes Promoted to Account Executive for Brazilian, US, Israeli and Guatemala representatives



Teaching English as a Foreign Language


Apr 2013 - Jun 2013
  • TESOL Certificate - Pass


BA Hons. Media and Communications (Specialisation in Journalism)

Goldsmiths, University of London

Oct 2007 - Jun 2010
  • London, United Kingdom
  • 2.1 degree


Maths, Science, Languages, Arts, English Literature and Language, IT, History

Coombe Girls’ School and Sixth Form

Sep 2000 - Jul 2007
  • GCSEs: grades A* to B A-Levels: grades A-B