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Meliz Göktürk

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About me

I have over three years experience in music publicity, both (UK) national print and online (global). Whilst at an independent agency, I gained my own business, pitching and winning clients for myself. I have worked across a variety of genres with artists at different stages of their career from development artists to cult and household names: - I have provided assistance to national PR campaigns for the likes of Gotye, Keane and M83 and the UK Music Video Awards - My press and online campaign for Palace was instrumental to their signing to Fiction Records here in the UK - My online campaign for The Brian Jonestown Massacre (single, album and tour) in 2014 sparked revival and interest in the cult band. I have worked with: A Recordings (Anton Newcombe’s label) - Atlantic US - Believe Digital - Big Life Management - Caroline International – Columbia – Communion - Cooking Vinyl Essential Music & Marketing (now Red Essential) – Fiction - Fierce Panda – Kanine - Mexican Summer - Moshi Moshi – Naïve – Nettwerk – No Format - Republic of Music UK - Stranger - Software - Too Pure (Beggars) - Vector Management In my spare time I founded and curated a personal web project called Luvriddims, which explored ideas if the love song. It featured on Highsnobiety and the Guardian's Blog Jam series. July 2014 saw our first IRL event in London. I have also curated for web audio-visual music channel Juice VCR, which aims to support independent artists and filmmakers and brings back the old school discovery aspect of MTV. My interests are in communications, innovation, marketing, events and pop and DIY culture (fashion, music and film). After taking a career break, which included spending time in New York City, I am looking to get back into work. I'm currently a tw:in Insider for Trendwatching.com and am taking MOOC courses on Future Learn on branding, social media anthropology and digital marketing. I have also completed Google and IAB Europe's Digital Garage and various courses on YouTube's Creator Academy. E: meliz[dot]gokturk[at]gmail[dot]com

Skills

  • Events
  • Marketing PR
  • Music
  • Writing
  • PR
  • Problem Solving
  • Project Management
  • Communications
  • Media Relations
  • Crisis Management
  • Music Industry
  • Microsoft Office
  • Google Docs
  • Digital Publicity
  • Press Relations
  • Social Media
  • Mobile
  • Mac
  • Research
  • Artist Liaison
  • Client Management
  • Administration
  • Book Keeping
  • Invoicing/ Accounting
  • Youtube
  • Music Streaming

Work history

2015

Publicist - Music

Wasted Youth PR

Jul 2012 - Jun 2015
  • London, United Kingdom
  • Full Time
  • ➢ Client-facing role ➢ Pitched and managed digital and national print campaigns, from breaking new acts to cult, established artists ➢ Worked collaboratively with external teams, locally and internationally: labels, management, radio pluggers and live agents, as well as internally ➢ Learnt to be proactive and adaptable as campaigns evolved / changed direction ➢ Some experience in reputational management ➢ Previously Junior Digital Publicist and Print PR Assistant ➢ Outside of work, established LUVRIDDIMS, a personal Tumblr project that explored ideas of the love song. It featured on the Guardian (with Spotify playlist) and Highsnobiety. Organized an event in London 2014 with guest DJs from Dummy Magazine and NTS Radio

2012

Digital Publicity Assistant

Anorak London

Mar 2012 - Jul 2012
  • London, United Kingdom
  • Internship
  • ➢ Further developed event skills whilst assisting onsite at festivals, including photo pit, press tent and guestlist, as well as developing contacts with bloggers, online journalists and labels

2012

Publicity and Office Assistant

Wasted Youth PR

Jan 2012 - Mar 2012
  • London, United Kingdom
  • Internship
  • ➢ Learnt the basics of music PR: drafting press releases, collated and circulated coverage, updated contacts database, serviced music, attended shows and fielded incoming media and photo pass requests, as well as general office support with supplies and booking travel and accommodation, etc.

2011

Marketing, PR and Events Assistant

Dazed Media

Sep 2011 - Dec 2011
  • London, United Kingdom
  • Internship
  • Three month internship assisting the marketing, PR and events team at Dazed Group, which includes Dazed, AnOther, AnOther Man and Dazed Digital, as well as assisting on NOWNESS projects. Projects included Dazed’s 20th anniversary (cover art project at Collette, book and exhibition launch at Somerset House, anniversary party at W Hotel), the filming of Dazed TV’s ‘The Party,’ the annual Converse Emerging Artists’ Award and regional parties organised in association with River Island Tasks included: Guest list management, front of house, artist liaison, press outreach, collation of pre and post event publicity, general administrative duties

Education

2011

BA (Hons) English Literature

University of Reading

Sep 2008 - Jun 2011
  • Reading, United Kingdom
  • ➢ Student Ambassador for VICE ➢ Wrote for the student newspaper ➢ Involved with the student TV and radio station