Natalie O'Brien

International PR Manager

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  • LocationBournemouth, United Kingdom

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About me

 

Creative analytical project manager with excellent communication skills. A driven, relentless, innovative team player with the ability to envisage, sell in and produce enigmatic bespoke brand initiatives. Confident at strategically networking and building sustainable relationships with key industry influencers and decision makers with a history of winning and partnering with high profile clients. An extensive understanding of the diverse forms of communication within the media world with fine knowledge of emerging talent, music, technologies and fashion trends, current affairs and product placement.

Skills

 

  • Fashion
  • Advertising
  • Events
  • Marketing PR
  • Theatre
  • Visual Arts
  • Art Direction
  • Design
  • Excel
  • Office
  • Powerpoint
  • Word

Work history

2016

International PR Manager

Capadi Events and Promotions Ibiza

Feb 2015 - Jan 2016
  • Objective: To manage the recruitment campaign/selection of numerous PR applicants. To manage the logistics of flying out the international/English team and arrangement of accommodation. To train and support the team members throughout the whole season in the areas of sales tactics and objection handling, psychology, product, club, events and local area knowledge, tickets and packages . To promote/host our Rebels boat parties, pre parties at Tantra Bar and to work closely with Viva Music and support Viva Warriors which is a night that Capadi Co- hosts every Sunday at Sankeys Ibiza.

2015

Art Consultant & Dealer

Whitewall Galleries Bournemouth

Nov 2014 - Jan 2015
  • Objective: To manage a designated client database, build strong relationships and match up the artwork that is most suited to the client’s needs and requirements. To talk to new clients entering the gallery on a daily basis, discuss with them the fine art on offer and to create new leads and art sales. To offer art consultation and a home approval service as well as curating and hanging the gallery and the preparation and management of a number of high profile events, exhibitions and private viewings.

2014

VIP, Guestlist and Corporate Manager

Halo Bournemouth

Jun 2014 - Oct 2014
  • Objective: To manage all VIP, corporate and guest list enquiries. To work closely with management and marketing teams to attract new clients and businesses to increase both booth sales and corporate venue hire to increase revenue.

2014

Event Promoter

Capadi Events and Promotions Ibiza

Apr 2014 - Jul 2014
  • Objective: To support, host, promote and sell tickets/packages for Ibiza’s top clubs, boat parties and events to holiday makers in the area of Playa d’en Bossa.

2013

Press Assistant Internship

Vivienne Westwood London

Mar 2013 - Apr 2013
  • Objective: Assist the fashion press office with daily tasks, management of showroom, sample send outs, returns, leasing with stylists, celebrities and fashion press.

2013

Events Host, Waitress and Bar Tender

The Hollywood Arms London

Mar 2012 - Feb 2013
  • Objective: To frequently set up and host a wide variety of events including birthdays, press days, Made in Chelsea filming/shoots, pub quizzes, family celebrations, Chelsea match days, movie screenings, business lunches, celebrity and fashion events, live music, Christmas and New Year parties, formal sit down dinners, champagne receptions and buffets.

2012

Head of Strategic Marketing & Events

1883 Magazine/media London

Jan 2012 - Aug 2012
  • Objective: To strategically attach 1883 Media to targeted influential and high profile brands through affiliate schemes, advertising (online and print), creative ventures and experiential activations and to produce a series of sponsored live music events in order to further develop the business and generate revenue. Full event management/ production of two large music events at The Roundhouse (3,000 cap) and Cargo (800 cap). Planning of an online documentary, launch event and live photo shoot with Redbull and Vauxhall Fashion Scout. Full creative direction of two promotional online videos for Le Book Connection’s London trade show, after party and presentations, the arrangement of a trade stand at the event, reciprocal marketing/advertising both online and print. Partnership with Metropolis Studios assisting with sponsorship sales worth £1.8 million for a new A -list music TV show. Media partnerships with Free Range Festival, The Opera Gallery and Mama Group Festivals such as Lovebox. Ongoing media partnership with Vauxhall Fashion Scout at Graduate and London Fashion Weeks.

2011

Marketing & Events Manager

Mahiki London

Jun 2011 - Sep 2011
  • Objective: To manage the day to day running of Mahiki events, operations and reservations.

2011

Brand Partnership Account Manager

Collaborate London

Feb 2011 - Jun 2011
  • Objective: To account manage London Jewellery Week, the Brit Writers Awards and the Bournemouth Air Festival. To portfolio sell and tailor unique and inventive event marketing opportunities to potential well established high net worth brand sponsors.

2011

Media Monitor & Fashion Assistant Internship

Modus Publicity London

Nov 2010 - Feb 2011
  • Objective: To monitor, archive and present the coverage achieved in print/online press to the clients, to assist with general office account management duties and the planning and running of press events/ London Fashion Week.

2010

Fashion Assistant Internship

Blow PR London

Jul 2010 - Sep 2010
  • Objuctive: Assist with daily tasks, management of showroom, sample send outs, returns, dealing with stylists and fashion press.

2010

Temp Events Coordinator

Big Bear Events Bournemouth

Mar 2010 - Aug 2010
  • Objective: To event manage/ produce Bournemouth Fashion Weekend in Bournemouth town centre to showcase the biggest names on the high street/ popular local businesses and to arrange sponsorship and corporate hospitality.

2010

Junior Model Agent Internship

LMP Models Bournemouth

Feb 2010 - May 2010

2010

Temp Production Assistant Work Experience

Onoff/doll at LFW London

Feb 2010 - Feb 2010

2010

Style Scout Assistant Work Experience

Paul Hartnett Photography London

Feb 2010 - Feb 2010

2009

Sales Advisor

Rias Insurance Bournemouth

Jun 2007 - Oct 2009

2007

Fashion Supervisor

House of Fraser Bournemouth

Sep 2005 - Jul 2007

2006

Fashion Intern

Halpern PR London

Apr 2006 - Jun 2006

Education

2010

Fashion Promotion

Arts University Bournemouth

Sep 2009 - May 2010
  • I returned to complete my degree after working full time for two years. This time I specialized in promotion as that is what I was best at. Fashion marketing, show and event planning and direction, industry work experience, business, career planning.........

2007

Fashion Design and Construction

Arts University Bournemouth

Sep 2005 - Jan 2007
  • Fashion design, pattern cutting, illustration, construction, fashion marketing, fashion shows, business, PPRD, fashion events, industry work experience.....

2005

Access in Design and Photography

Portsmouth University

Aug 2004 - May 2005
  • Fine Art, Illustration, 3D, Textiles and Photography.