Lara Barakat

Marketing Manager

  • LocationBrighton, United Kingdom


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  • Fashion
  • Advertising
  • Events
  • Marketing PR
  • Writing
  • Creative Event
  • Wedding
  • Events PR
  • Make-up
  • Social Media Marketing
  • Web Design
  • Event Organisation
  • Event Planning
  • Wedding Planner
  • Web Deisgn

Work history


Marketing Manager

Shandiz Persian Ltd

Jan 2014
  • Marketing Manager: Development of company website, handing social media outlets (Twitter, Instagram, Facebook) Manage and coordinate all marketing, advertising and promotional material, sourcing advertising opportunities and placing adverts in the local press. Negotiating deals with suppliers. Organising and attending events on behalf of the company. Communicating with target audiences and managing customer relationships. Exploring ways of improving existing products and services, and increasing profitability. Studying competitors products and services monitoring and analysing market trends.


Freelance Web Designer


Jan 2013 - Nov 2015
  • Meeting with clients, identify their needs preparing a proposal pitch, building websites, creating designs, researching current design trends, designing sample page layouts including text size and colors, registering web domain names and organising the hosting for the websites. Editing existing websites using coding, taking images and editing them. Search engine optimisation for existing as well as new clients. Updating social media sites. Proofreading content and grammar, making changes where necessary, testing the website to ensure it is working, handing the completed website over to the client.


PR & Events Manager

Deems Group

May 2010 - Dec 2013
  • PR & Events Manager Assuring customer’s satisfaction, Organising events & parties for staff and customers. Negotiating deals with suppliers. Help with creative marketing ideas for the business, design contexts, and layout of flyers. Representing the business in exhibitions held around the region. Recruiting new staff/Training/ and Router organisation. Responsible for updating social media sites (Twitter, and Facebook) updating companies website. Organising paper work, and filing, reading, and responding to mail. Typing documents. Arrange meetings for Clients/Staff/Managers.


Office Manager

Deems Group

Sep 2009 - May 2010
  • Office Manager: Arranging travel, meetings and appointments, balancing office budgets, ordering stationary and equipment. Supervising and monitoring the work staff. Liaising with staff, suppliers and clients. Reviewing and implementing the company’s heath and safety policy, arranging training for staff. Handling some PR work, as well as updating social media sites. Arranging paperwork for directors and accountants.


PR Officer

Rams School College

Apr 2009 - Aug 2009
  • PR Officer: Responding to any complaints from students, management, and parents. Organising meetings for the staff/management. Organising events for the school, Graduation Ceremonies, Parents Teacher meetings, Talent shows, Exhibitions, School field trips, and Open days. Handling all press releases within the local media, as well as full responsibility for the layout and contexts of promotional material. Preparing correspondence on the principal’s behalf. Attending events/meetings as the principal’s representative. Preparing presentations, preparing papers for meetings. Organising travel arrangements for managers, and guests. Responding to mail. Front of house contact for new students and staff members.


PR Assistant

Rams Private School College

May 2007 - Dec 2007


Personal Assistant

LVH Magazine

May 2006 - Jul 2006
  • Accompanied sales assistant when negotiating deals for advertising with clients. Proof reading editorials, promotional material, and articles before published. Distribution of promotional materials. Organising events, such as; Fashion shows, Editorials, Exhibitions, and Charity balls, liaising with florists, musicians, and catering companies. Keeping a close eye on competitors within the market. Building strong relations with customers, and hotel public relation officers. Arranging meetings for Staff/Managers/Clients. Preparing documents, and presentations for meetings. Reading, and responding to mail. Answering calls and handling queries. Organising travel and preparing complex travel itineraries.



Media Studies

University of Sussex

Sep 2008 - May 2012
  • BA


Media Studies

University of Sussex

Jan 2008 - Jul 2008
  • Foundation Degree


High School Diploma

Rams Private School College

Aug 2005 - May 2007