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Latoya Kessie

Experiential Event Manager & Part-time Blogger

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  • LevelMid Level
  • LocationUnited Kingdom
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  • ProfessionsEvent Manager - Account Manager - Production & Project Manager

About me

A modern day renaissance woman. Connecting to cultures through the use of experiential events and integrated brand activations whilst linking it to consumer's passion for entertainment, fashion, music, and sport. I have worked in an international event environment for over 8 years and worked with a multitude of brands, sponsors and media owners to deliver immersive events as part of a wider marketing strategy. As the digital space grows, I have been integrating social media marketing strategy within ideas. Founder of my own blog Milleииialclutter & blog collective Bloggers That Slay. Youth and diversity advocate... always learning and interested in aligning with like-minded curious beings.

Skills

  • Events
  • Marketing PR
  • Presenting
  • Account Management
  • Networking
  • Pitching
  • Project Management
  • Venue Finding
  • Sport Events
  • Social Digital Trends
  • Music Events
  • Fashion Events
  • Microsoft Word Powerpoint Excel Outlook
  • Experiential Activations
  • Budget Management and Reconciliation

Work history

Currently

Senior Account Manager (Events)

Campus Group

Sep 2017
  • London, United Kingdom
  • Full Time
  • Senior management member of a global youth marketing agency specialising in the creation of live events and integrated marketing campaigns. Leading and developing a team of 4 to implement a strategy Responsible for New Business and creating growth within the agency and accounts themselves. Current Clients: innocent, Sailor Jerry, giffgaff

2017

Senior Account Manager

NDL Group

Jun 2016 - Sep 2017
  • London, United Kingdom
  • Full Time

2016

Account Manager (Events)

FUSE Sport & Entertainment

Feb 2016 - Jun 2016
  • Freelance
  • Worked on the UEFA Champions League Final 2016 in Milan with PepsiCo

2015

Account Manager (Events / Experiential)

Amplify

Aug 2015 - Nov 2015
  • London, United Kingdom
  • Freelance
  • Worked with multiple EMEA Sony PlayStation territories to deliver a series of over 30 experiential demonstrations at Game conferences and title launch parties in line with a toolkit.

2015

Apr 2015 - Jul 2015
  • Ascot, United Kingdom
  • Freelance
  • Worked on experiential sampling activation at Parklife Festival and Isle of Wight Festival. Worked on New Strongbow Cloudy Apple sampling UK Roadshow sampling at outdoor location and popular target market events.

2015

Group Marketing and Events Officer

Arcadia

Aug 2013 - Apr 2015
  • Full Time
  • etail Brands worked with included TOPSHOP, Miss Selfridge, Wallis, Dorothy Perkins and BHS. Also worked on Arcadia wide group events (internal and external facing) and senior management events with Sir Philip Green and Ian Grabiner(Arcadia CEO). Support Group Marketing and Events Manager in the organisation and running of large events, including Results Day and International Franchise Forum Organisation, creative direction for and co-ordination of small and medium scale events such as Mini Press Days and Press launches Day to day management of Group Charity budget Organise all venues, entertainment and catering for events Organisation, arrangement and management of Brand events Budget management for events Supporting on the internal magazine Supporting the group wide Fashion Footprint Initiative

2013

Senior Account Executive

Prism Sport + Entertainment

Jul 2011 - Aug 2013
  • Full Time
  • Worked on the Ford UEFA Champions League Football Sponsorship • Acting as the brand custodian of all Ford and UCL marketing promotions (print, digital, POS, experiential) across European markets Infiniti Red Bull Racing F1 Partnership Hospitality Event (Texas) • Devising a brand aligned event within client requirements • Working with designers, suppliers and production agencies towards the delivery of event assets • Executing an international event whilst ensuring a first class customer service which lead to a 100% guest satisfaction rate Nike the Chance and Ford Middle East Football Promotions • Undertook event research ahead of activation delivery • Supporting a team to deliver a series of football tournaments in the Middle East by remotely liaising with event suppliers Team Allianz London 2012 Olympic Sponsorship Programme • Liaising with agents to organise the diary of prominent and emerging athletes • Successfully ensured smooth athlete logistics by organising event briefs, travel and accommodation Sony UEFA Champions League (UCL) Football Ticketing • Delivered 100% tickets across all European markets within 24 hours of receipt continually meeting strict UEFA deadlines • Responsible for ticket communication across European markets Ford Customer Service Division: Blue Oval Club Incentive Events Programme • Developing innovative event proposals through creative brainstorming • Successfully planning events logistics within budget • Onsite event hosting and execution in various locations • Day to day activities include financial reconciliation and ISO 9001 account reporting

2010

Event Co-Ordinator Intern

Auditoire

Aug 2010 - Sep 2010
  • Beijing, China
  • Internship
  • he role involved brand activation through the execution of bespoke events and experiential (marketing) communication. Key client accounts stretched across sports, entertainment and fashion industries. Examples of clients include: Vogue China, VW Beetle, Lamborghini and Levi Jeans. Key activities: • Passionately administering event management and brand activation projects for luxury brands • Logically, handling on-site event issues, thinking on my feet • Participating in team brainstorming sessions for creative event ideas with account managers based on client briefs • Creating professional PowerPoint presentations to communicate event proposals to clients • Database input of suppliers (caterers, venues and performers) • Researching previous events, brand history and suppliers Key Achievement: Sourcing prices and potential terms and conditions of international acts such as the Blue Man Group, The Jabbawockeez and Rihanna in less than 24 hours for a client proposal presentation.

2010

Marketing and PR Assistant

Zone Creations

Sep 2009 - Aug 2010
  • London, United Kingdom
  • Internship
  • Key Activities: • Leading and implementing a multi-channel marketing strategy • Regularly engaging in PR (producing press releases, building relationships with journalists and sending product samples). • Collaborative team development of new and current products • Assisting with business areas such as production and logistics Key Acheivement: Achieved front page PR in Interior Design Today for Zone Creations Corian Table. Also a piece in Grand Designs Magazine