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Lauren Austen

Diverse Executive Assistant + Music Curator

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  • LevelMid Level
  • LocationLondon, United Kingdom
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  • ProfessionsResearcher - Production Co-ordinator - Music Supervisors

About me

I am meticulously organised with a creative background in Production, Brands and Music. I have worked in production and Advertising for 6+ years collectively, which has given me insight into all aspects of filmmaking and branded content. I have expertise in both event and campaign management, working in fast-paced agency environments. I am vastly experienced in client-facing roles, coupled with an enthusiastic talent for creative research, music and content.

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Skills

  • Creative Research
  • Trends
  • Influencers
  • Client Liaison
  • Branded Content
  • Filmmaking
  • Production
  • Diary Management
  • Music Searches
  • Project Management

Work history

Currently

Music Curator / Freelance Writer & Researcher

lollywhispers.com

Oct 2010
  • Freelance
  • Music research/ Trends/ Influencer/ Playlist Curation/ Music event and release reviews/ Yearly charts

2017

Production Co-ordinator/Assistant/Props Master

Pulse Films

May 2014 - Aug 2017
  • London, United Kingdom
  • Full Time
  • Production Coordinator for three departments, across multiple campaigns, in Music, Branded Entertainment, and Television. Responsible for coordinating & assisting shoots, including the creative research for each campaign. This includes upcoming talent, sales development, ideas for branded content and music curation, often for multiple projects at once. I am the first point of contact for high profile clients, talent and press and have managed the tri-annual event (for 800+ attendees) for 3 years. Production and research credits include: Elton John: The Cut (powered by YouTube) Production development and supervision for x3 official music videos/ Long & Short listing of 600+ submissions/Press and talent liaison Client liaison on Elton John’s ‘Bennie & The Jets‘ music video EA Sports FIFA: The Pitch - Weekly broadcast on Facebook Live & YouTube (30 mins x 50 episodes) Radiohead’s ‘Lift’ - Music video (3:40 minutes) Pride in London – ‘Love Happens Here’ - Advertisement series (32 secs x 4 episodes) Valentino x MyTheresa - Fashion film (2:05 minutes) Jamiroquai ‘Nights Out In The Jungle’ - Music video (5:20 minutes) ‘It’s Behind You’ - Julian Clary - Game show developed with Julian Clary (45 minutes) (Development & testing - BBC2 Pilot)

2014

Executive Assistant to ECD of Beauty, CFO, Managing Partners & Teams

Grey London

Jun 2011 - May 2014
  • Full Time
  • Talent and media research/ Diary management/ Market research co-ordinator/ Client liaison/ Project management/ Events Team Leader: Monthly & Bi-yearly agency events & Artist Showcases Creative input on client briefs, mood/storyboard creation Music searches for: News International & P&G adverts Nominated for Grey London Woman of the Year 2013

2011

Team Coordinator

OMD UK

Mar 2011 - Jun 2011
  • Full Time
  • Client liaison / Team Coordinator / Diary management Meeting set-ups for 200+/ Switchboard/ Ad hoc support

2011

Promotions Executive/ Team Leader Part-time

Junk Club/Department

Sep 2010 - Feb 2011
  • Freelance
  • Host to; Cocoon, Circo Loco, Watergate, Superfreq, Zoo Project… Event management / Agent liaison / Artists bookings Guest list/ Ticket management/ Cash-flow/ Event copywriting/ Socials Promotional team leader/ Motivational tactic employment Increased ticket sales from previous term by average of 10% Implemented more efficient ways of working

2011

HR Team Assistant

Southampton University Trust

Sep 2007 - Feb 2011
  • Full Time
  • Assistant to 6 divisional teams/ Contract creation/ Application screening Recruitment support to 8000 Staff/ Recruitment day host/ CRB checks Elected spokesperson in divisional & team meetings Restructured office working processes, resulting in targets being met (1 year out travelling in 2008-2009)

2008

Events Assistant Part-time

UBA Productions

Jan 2006 - Oct 2008
  • Freelance
  • Guest list management/ Event organisation & Themes DJ’ing/ Artist & event hosting/ Creative brand direction/ Socials Heightened brand awareness & ticket sales

Education

2007

BA(Hons) Fashion Communication

Southampton Solent University

Sep 2004 - Jun 2007
  • Southampton, United Kingdom
  • All aspects of fashion; Styling Photography PR Illustration Trend Forecasting Editorial Photoshop & InDesign Journalism

2004

Art and Design Foundation

Winchester School of Art

Sep 2003 - Jun 2004
  • Winchester, United Kingdom

2003

A Level

Peter Symonds College

Sep 2001 - Jul 2003
  • Winchester, United Kingdom
  • English Literature Art Classical Civilisation