Lisa Aissaoui

PR Manager

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  • LocationLondon, United Kingdom

About me

 

I am a passionate polymath in search for more knowledge and bridges in various fields. I am easily adaptable and ethousiastic when creating. My preferred areas of focus are the arts, cultures, science, social start ups and enterprises.

Skills

 

  • Teaching
  • Events
  • Marketing PR
  • Visual Arts
  • Picture Editing
  • Conference
  • Creative Event
  • Music Event
  • Blogs
  • Blogging
  • Event Organisation
  • Final Cut Pro
  • Photoshop

Work history

Currently

CEO & Project Leader

Afroshoot

Aug 2015
  • AfroShoot will be a platform to help photographers from Africa & African decent to promote their vision & story from Africa & the world. It will comprise two parts: online presence (with the website & social media) giving services for the photographers; physical presence (with the events such as workshops, exhibition, conferences, talks, networking events, seminars). AfroShoot is at its second stage which is the creation of the website and team building management. Funded by O2 Think Big & SOAS Student Enterprise through the IGNITE Competition. AfroShoot is an innovation platform with the mission to celebrate the work of photographers from Africa and African descent through synergy in order to push forward an Afrikan vision of the world through the lens to the mainstream - Securing funding from O2 Think Big with £300 & £2500 grants; Ignite SOAS Competition with £500 grant; Crowdfunding on Hubbub £400 - Managing the creation content of the website with Chloe Maillot who created and designed everything, including the logo. http://afroshoot.com/ http://afroshoot.com/ http://plumedeboubou.fr - Creation of Social Media & managing - made important connections with influencers, media and started collaboration from abroad & in London thanks to the Social Media - Contact & communication with the artists, making of agreements for exhibitions - Inventories & Price lists of selected artworks - Curation of first exhibition "Bridged Narratives" for the launch of AfroShoot - Communication with galleries and creative agencies both in London / worldwide - Public Relation tasks (Press Release, communication, social media, connecting with influencers) - Budgeting / Finance - how to work with a strict budget requirements - Pitching for AfroShoot - 60sec and 3min pitch in front of audience & pitching to various organisations in order to engage and collaborate in the future. - Idea Generation for more flow and creativity - Market Research & targeting of different audiences with different purposes - Task Management & Team Work through Bitrix24 - Awards won for AfroShoot: *Student project of the year by SOAS Student Enterprise *Best digital project by O2 Think Big - Established partnerships: *Centre for African Studies *LeNoir Foundation - Funded by: *SOAS Ignite Competition *O2 Think Big https://youtu.be/wQI3JRQMAdw

Currently

Public Relation Manager

Open The Gate

Apr 2013
  • Open The Gate is an organisation to promote African culture and music through live events and African Markets in London - Public Relation (press contact, press release, blogger, updating the website with new events) - Event promotion (street promotion, online listing, social media, understanding of a good promotion strategy) - Social Media (Strategy, coordination, placing and choosing appropriate visual content) @OpenTheGate_ on Twitter & Instagram /openthegate on Facebook - Event management (I could experience 2 managements of approximately 30 people for the African Market at Old Spitafields) - Sponsor Search - Event work (welcoming the people, taking e-mail addresses, promoting the next event to the people who attend, box office) - Press Release (writing, follow up, welcoming journalists/writers at the events, arranging interviews with the artists) - Help to the new volunteers training (introducing them to the team, how to promote the next event with the flyers, how to talk to people to take their e-mail address) - Team Coordination for some of the tasks and especially during the events. - Photography during events - Video & montage production on YouTube channel http://bit.ly/28MjmVP http://openthegate.org.uk/

2015

Gallery Assistant

50golborne

Jun 2015 - Dec 2015
  • - Public Relation - Social Media; Press Release; Creation of Invitation, Website Editing - Short Film Festival Curation - Experience of exhibition opening (how, what, and when to plan), welcoming people for the opening, answering questions regarding the exhibition - Contact with artists; - Research about the artists, concepts & themes of exhibitions - Setting up & removing exhibition (inventory, understanding how we can organise the space)

2015

Social Media Manager & Coordinator

Purifyne Cleanse

Jul 2014 - Sep 2015
  • Handling Social Media platforms and their tools: Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, Pinterest, Tumblr, and Google +. Understanding the differences between each platform. Creation of banners on Photoshop for newsletter and website.

2013

Project Leader

Eau de Bonne Arrivée

Jan 2013 - Aug 2013
  • Organization of a project that aimed at helping children with difficulties as well as reviving art and culture in an African village. The project was organized in Lougsi, a Mossi village from Burkina Faso (West Africa). I carried out the work as part of the local charity “Cri d’Enfant, Cri de Coeur” from fundraising for the project, organizing the construction of the headquarters for a cultural center with volunteers from the village & photography exhibitions to show the project and a positive representation of Africa.

Education

2016

BA Social Anthropology African Studies

School of Oriental and African Studies University of London

Aug 2012 - May 2016

    2012

    Foundation Course in Issues of Development Studies World Art History

    School of Oriental and African Studies University of London

    Aug 2011 - May 2012
    • Distinctions overall

    Awards

    2016

    Student Project of The Year

    • Awarded by SOAS for AfroShoot http://afroshoot.com

    2014

    Make A Difference Awards - Volunteer of the Year

    • The Volunteer of the Year was Lisa Aissaoui (depicted right). Lisa started a project in Burkina Faso for a local charity which helps children out of school to focus on cultural arts. She fundraised to build the headquarters of the charity, and put together a photography project to present a positive image of Africa which has since been exhibited in France and SOAS. She has also worked on a cultural road-trip to Kosovo,