Leon Koku

Marketing/P.R Asisstant

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  • LocationLondon, United Kingdom

Skills

 

  • Fashion
  • Advertising
  • Events
  • Marketing PR
  • Branding
  • People
  • Promotions
  • Client Services
  • Clothing Alteration
  • Data Entry
  • Marketing
  • Social Media Marketing
  • Communications
  • Customer Service
  • Ideas Development

Work history

Currently

Talent Scout

Rockizm Entertainment

Jan 2013
  • Sourcing talented singers and forward them to producer. ? Interfaced with client leadership skills to identify raw talent. ? Maintaining good contacts and relationships. ? Keeping up to date with current affairs as well as industry related and local news. ? Liaising with external clients, third parties. ? Publicising events via social media sites Twitter, Facebook and Instagram. Leon Koku 8 Hasting House Mulgrave Road London SE18 5RL Contact: 07562091540 Email: iammrleonkoku@gmail.com Instagram: @iammrleonkoku Regarding: Leon Koku Position: Talent Scout Time Period: - January 2013 - Present Dear Sir/Madam I have worked alongside Leon for some time now and during this time Leon as done some exceptional work as a talent scout. discovering our current artist Mimsi Kitchener who as a very promising career ahead as well as finding and working with talented artist Allegra and Jessie Bull. He has shown great leadership skills in the way he as help to develop these artists. Leon’s general work levels with our Music Producers have been a great help to everyone involve with Rockizm Music. He always has his finger on the pulse. This has enabled us to know which direction to go in. He has a great awareness and knowledge of social Media as well as current affairs. Leon is most definitely a team player and a credit to any team that he works in one of Leon’s talents is fashion and styling. With this expertise Leon was able to give well need advice with regards to styling one of our artist for her first Music video. Due to his advice Leon saved us hundreds of pounds. Leon is a positive and valued member of my team and i have no doubt that he will be valued member of your organisation. Sincerely yours, C.E.O of Rockizm Entertainment Chris Patrick Chrispatrick1@mac.com

2016

Intern Assistant

Harris Elliot

Mar 2016 - Jun 2016
  • Pick-ups & drops offs for different brands & personal clients ? On set assistance. Mr Hare-working on his first clothing collection on set Assisting RETURN. Of the RUDEBOY book launch (Open Gallery) The Hospital Club.

2016

Marketing & P.R Assistant

Wolsey

Jan 2015 - May 2016
  • Customer and people focused with the ability to develop and implement excellence in customer service ? Liaising with store manager and supporting stores in carrying out promotional events and evenings ? Assisting in the brand’s identity with (Head of Wholesale) ? Working alongside our market manager and marketing assistant to critically analyse marketing/promotions ? Proactively identifying affiliate marketing opportunities and partnership that support sale growth ? Visual merchant the window displays and in-store with key pieces/fashion forward/editorial campaigns & my fashion forward knowledge of in trend ? Pushing key collection pieces via my Instagram as well my window displays and in-house and Editorial Campaigns from GQ, GQ Style and Esquire magazines (To get more Customer and build a buzz) ? Introducing personal shopper services in the store (client book) allowing customers to stay after closing hours and have that one-on-one with them, to boarding their wardrobe and help them understand the brand and collection ? Getting in customer’s request rapidly ? Introduced money mapping to the store ? Designed a Survey for customer’s views on the journey of last collection and to help head office improve on their side for the new collection ? Leading the team/turnovers ? Process delivery ? Taking phone calls on customer queries and going the extra mile Peter Miller Wolsey 83a Brewer St. London W1F 9ZN Dear Sir/Madam Leon Koku and I have been working in close proximity during his time at our Wolsey flagship store. He has been a trusted employee and an asset to the company. During that time Leon has had the responsibility of running the store when I am not in and being a big part in the majority of the procedures day to day here, including all till operations, incoming and outgoing stock, being responsible for four members of staff. All of which whilst maintain a high level of customer service and standards in store. In addition to his contracted responsibilities Leon has displayed a great passion and knowledge for fashion that is reflected in his talent for visual merchandising and also some operation procedures including, money mapping, developing a customer survey to help define our target audience in store and introducing a personal shopping service to improve sales and general store performance. He has used his personal social media accounts to promote the brand, pushing key pieces, editorial campaigns, promotions and his own styled window displays, all of which as his own way of improving the brand he works for to progress his experience here and for the progression of the brand. Also the opportunity to be involved in the AW15 collection has been met with great enthusiasm and as a result his comments on the fit and certain styling’s of the garments have been well received and taken into consideration with new season collections by the head of wholesale and design team. All the above has been achievable due to Leon’s passion, drive and all round positive personality which has not only captivated customers and staff members but also our head office team including the Head of Wholesale, Ecommerce and the COO. Leon has been a great asset to me and the store in the time he has been with us. His passion and drive has made him a hard and determined worker who has achieved at a high level. This, with his friendly, positive and outgoing attitude is why I would recommend Leon for your organisation. Sincerely Peter Miller Store Manager Wolsey ltd pmiller@wolsey.com

2015

Brand Coordinator

Violet Life Style Showroom

Jun 2014 - Dec 2015
  • Sourced exclusive street wear brands to get in the store as well as build relationships with suppliers. ? Provided feedback to the manager of his views on the store and decisions I made. ? Looked through social media, Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram for brands that have Instagram followers, which were on high demand. ? Public Relations- going to gigs, open mic nights, record labels ? Advertising, ensuring all aspects of the brand are publicised in the correct environment on a constant basis in line with the key strategic themes. ? Research, carried out on target market. ? Assisting on brand growth and development. ? Visual merchandised the store

2015

Marketing Coordinator

Baychanik Entertainment

Apr 2014 - Dec 2015
  • We converted the store into a pop up studio which displayed exclusive trainers, clothing and accessories. We had interviews from high profile music artist, producer, writers, upcoming fashion designers, models, photographs, make-up artist, actors & actress, film maker, news, and TV. Cross functional team leadership, brought the team together. ? Helped with confidence within the team. ? Visual merchandised the store. ? Networked and attended media events. ? Planned, creative approaches to engage with new and existing audiences. ? Research on the person we were going to interview so the team was up to date. ? Sourced talent to add to the team as well as for our platform. ? Official wardrobe stylist.

2013

Internship

Wonderland Magazine

Feb 2013 - Jul 2013
  • Researched, for the editor collected and analysed media coverage and drawed collusions from it. ? Pick-ups & drops offs for different brands. ? On set assistance. ? Creative input

2013

Consultant, Branding Coordinator and Marketing

Grace Obika ??singer/songwriter

Jan 2012 - Jan 2013
  • Grace Obika is a singer/songwriter from North London, born in the UK and is of Nigerian heritage as both of her parents were born there. She is from a strong musical background in her family, with one of her relatives that has already broken into the music industry and has left his mark on the UK R&B market, Lemar Obika (Multi-Award winning British Soul/R&B Artist). She has also captured the interest of major record labels such as Warner Brothers and EMI South Africa, as well as strong independent record labels in the UK and abroad. I put a team together over night from Designer Ara Jo who designs for Lady Gaga, as well graduate designers, Photography, make-up artist, Hairdressers, Nail technician, producer, money Investor and wardrobe stylist. ? Investing my own money ? Going to meetings on behalf of the Artist ? Bring my contacts to the project ? Organisation with artist diary ? Attending events ? Keeping her Manger Update ? Image consultant amazing ideals to the project ? Art directing ? Building up relationships and managing communications and brainstorming ideas on how we can promote their products ? Working closely with the team to manage information requests and communications with partners, both internal and external ? The ability to self-supervise in order to meet deadlines. ? High standard of accuracy and attention to detail ? Excellent relationship builder and collaborator

2012

Wardrobe Stylist

Redrock Pictures/redrock Uncut

May 2009 - May 2012
  • Official wardrobe stylist. ? Assembled an array of outfits for low budget music video shoots for aspiring artist (Terra-Ying yang & Bully-playing with my shirt music videos). ? Provided tips and advice to clients on fashion choices to best enhance their appearance. ? Maintain studio set with producer and organise workload for the day to meet daily expectations. ? Execute processes efficiently and ensure all deadlines are met. Adhere to budget to maximise efficiency. ? Able to give direction to hair and makeup stylist on the look to convey.

Education

2007

Fashion History Culture

London College of Fashion

Aug 2004 - Feb 2007
  • Result: 2:1