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Melanie LeBlanc

Communications/PR/Events Professional

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  • LevelJunior
  • LocationLondon, United Kingdom
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  • ProfessionsGraduate PR - Event Coordinator - Communications Manager

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Skills

  • Communications
  • Public Relations
  • Events
  • Adobe Photoshop/indesign/illustrator
  • Social Media
  • Building Relationships
  • Leading Teams

Work history

Currently

Feb 2017
  • London, United Kingdom
  • Full Time
  • • First point of contact for all callers calling the BRC or BRC Global Standards • Provided administrative support: coordinated private car services for members of staff, sorted and franked post, answered incoming calls and delivered messages to appropriate staff • Coordinated office services such as ordering and maintaining office supplies and organised and maintained main reception area • Provided reception and office support to the HR department by creating induction meeting timetables and logging holiday requests

2016

Social Media

Indie Week

Nov 2016 - Nov 2016
  • Toronto, Canada
  • Internship
  • • Promoted Indie Week music gigs and events by posting on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter

2017

Communications and Community Management Assistant

Blue Isle Studios

May 2016 - Jan 2017
  • Toronto, Canada
  • Full Time
  • • Supported the Community Manager in developing, refining, implementing changes and optimising all social channels • Assisted in maintaining the editorial calendar • Worked with team to identify key influencers and high value players • Built relationships with top influencers on YouTube and Instagram while maintaining a positive community reputation • Increased player reach and retention by creating interactive community events and/or contests • Provided on-the-ground support for events as needed

2016

PR/Social Media

Canadian Music Week

Apr 2016 - Apr 2016
  • Toronto, Canada
  • Internship
  • • Assisted with the creation of social media content for Twitter and Instagram by attending all digital media, radio, music and music cities summit conferences • Assisted with media check-in

2016

A&R ME Talent Scout

Universal Music Canada

Dec 2015 - Apr 2016
  • Toronto, Canada
  • Internship
  • • Sought new Canadian musical talent by scouring and listening to artists on various media outlets and traveling to gigs • Recommended at least 1 new artist a month

2015

National Promotions Intern

Universal Music Canada

May 2015 - Aug 2015
  • Toronto, Canada
  • Internship
  • • Created weekly graphics using Photoshop with artist and song to be sent to Promotion Representatives to help them plug songs to radio stations • Researched and documented TV appearances of Universal artists • Maintained and updated the central region tour calendar • Updated and documented new album release schedules • Collected song reports, airplay charts and grids

2014

Team Leader/Events Coordinator

ARTHAUS

Sep 2014 - Dec 2014
  • Toronto, Canada
  • Full Time
  • • ARTHAUS was an event in support of Greenhope for Children (GFC), a not-for-profit organization that sponsors education for children in developing countries. It was a platform for local artists to engage in conversation and share their ideas and creation with the community. ARTHAUS combined live music performances, showcase of art paintings from local artists, photography and raffle draws to support and raise funds for GFC. • Planned and executed award winning charity event (“ARTHAUS”- Achieving Communications Excellence (ACE) Award for Best Use of Special Events hosted by the Canadian Public Relations Society) • Coordinated the talent for the event by reaching out to local Canadian celebrities, musicians and artists • Organized media coverage from a variety of local TV stations, newspapers and entertainment blogs • Created sponsorship packages in order to secure donations • Achievements: Raised over $1500 CAD in support of Greenhope for Children (GFC)

2015

Executive Assistant and Events

FFA Global

Sep 2014 - Apr 2015
  • Toronto, Canada
  • Full Time
  • • Organized first annual soccer tournament fundraiser while being the first point of contact for sponsors • Created sponsorship packages and reached out to prospective sponsors face-to-face, over the phone and through email • Wrote and edited promotional materials in a concise manner to ensure clarity and understanding of event goals and objectives • Provided administrative support to the Founder/Executive Director and the Director of Operations

2014

Oct 2013 - Aug 2014
  • Toronto, Canada
  • Full Time
  • • Coordinated the distribution and responses of donor questions and concerns received by phone at the National Processing Centre • Conducted donor research using Raiser’s Edge • Helped the Social Media Coordinator when requested with the editing of social media content

2016

Communications Coordinator

Diabetes Express

May 2013 - Feb 2016
  • Toronto, Canada
  • Full Time
  • • Created, implemented, and evaluated overall communication plans/strategies (incl. social media) • Coordinated the planning, writing, designing, editing, and distribution of marketing materials • Coordinated and managed social media activities • Planned, promoted and implemented low cost events that showcased Diabetes Express’ products • Kept website content up to date, including product images, banners, etc

2013

May 2012 - May 2013
  • Hamilton, Canada
  • Full Time
  • • Performed administrative and office tasks, i.e. answering phones, sending faxes, assessing program and equipment inventory audits • Used systems to ensure that equipment is loaned and received in complete and good working order

Education

2015

Post-graduate Certificate in Corporate Communications and Public Relations

Centennial College

Sep 2014 - Jun 2015
  • Toronto, Canada

2013

Bachelor of Arts, Sociology

McMaster University

Sep 2009 - Nov 2013
  • Hamilton, Canada

Awards

2015

Achieving Communications Excellence (ACE) Award for 'Best Use of Special Events'

Canadian Public Relations Society